We all need someone to walk with us on our different journeys. Growing older can be lonely and scary, but so can life at any point. When we have kindred spirits to travel with, the road is not so steep or long and mostly the scary things stay away.
Dignity is something that starts to take center stage as we age, probably because most of us know that at least to some extent we are going to have to let go of a portion of it before we’re done. When considering names for a website, dignity was on my mind. As I mulled it over, though, I realized that behaving with dignity–respectful of differences, concerned for the welfare of others and the natural world–is something that is of great importance to me. Dignity does not exist in a vacuum; it needs to be planted and tended and cultivated. Thus the name, chosen with the hope that in some small way I will add to the store of dignity in the world and will meet others who are committed to the same path.
Initially I thought I would probably be writing mostly about aging and some of the funny and not-so-funny aspects. However, I discovered that there are many other subjects I am interested in exploring, writing about, and sharing with others. There didn’t seem to be any point in restricting myself as an “old woman.”
A while ago, I added a new site, WhyWeightBlog to deal specifically with weight loss and body image issues, something that I have struggled with most of my life. Recently, it has been morphing into a blog about developing mindfulness in all aspects of life.