3 Easy Ways to Make the World a Better Place on Earth Day

Did you know today is Earth Day? To be honest, I was completely oblivious to this until yesterday. Here at The Back Forty, we have been feverishly preparing for the California Women’s Conference to the point that May 10th and 11th are the only dates floating around my head (if you’re interested in learning more … More 3 Easy Ways to Make the World a Better Place on Earth Day

Five Ways to Bring Meditation to the Workplace

“Let me tell you what I got while meditating today…” Regular practice of meditation has become a norm for many people – it is no longer the “strange” practice “strange” people talk about; many people meditate in the privacy of their own home.  The benefits of meditation are so well and vastly known, that there’s … More Five Ways to Bring Meditation to the Workplace

Four Lessons Learned From Our Thanksgiving Paint-cation

Shortly after moving into our off-white-walled condo, Darrell and I decided to have a Paint-cation.  We wanted fun colors and faux finish on our walls without spending tons of money on hiring someone to do it. As soon as we moved in, I kept talking about how we could – with no problem because I … More Four Lessons Learned From Our Thanksgiving Paint-cation

The Difference between Men and Women in Midlife

I admit that sometimes my blog topics don’t come to me right away, and this morning I was calling on help from the almighty internet. I searched and searched for different topics and then different bloggers, anything to give me a spark of inspiration. Suddenly I saw it. I saw the difference between men in midlife … More The Difference between Men and Women in Midlife

Deed Seeds

“To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.” – Sophocles  Beyond the parochial lessons we learned in childhood about doing good deeds — still valid, and yet perhaps needing more umpfh as an adult — we can consider what we are seeding in our deeding. How we go into a meeting, a negotiation, a … More Deed Seeds