August 9th, 2016 No comments



“This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.”Dorothy Fulheim

On A Summer Day

August 2nd, 2016 No comments

Heart cloud

On A Summer Day

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”John Lubbock

Live Fully

July 26th, 2016 No comments


Live Fully

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”Diane Ackerman

Forget Yourself

July 19th, 2016 No comments

paintForget Yourself

“Develop interest in life as you see it: in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich simply throbbing with treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”Henry Miller

Make Your Heart Sing

July 12th, 2016 No comments

Senior Woman Relaxing from playing the violin outdoors

Make Your Heart Sing

“We should do something that will make your heart dance once a day. If you can’t do that because you’re too depressed, then do something that will make somebody else’s heart dance.”Yoko Ono

Achieve Your Ambitions

July 5th, 2016 No comments


Achieve Your Ambitions

“Write, paint, sculpt, learn the piano, take up dancing, whether it’s the tango or line-dancing, start a college course, fall in love all over again – the possibilities are limitless for you to achieve your private ambitions.”Joan Collins

Think Noisy And Colorfully

June 28th, 2016 No comments

jumpingThink Noisy And Colorfully

“Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.”Mel Brooks

A Time Of Discovery

June 21st, 2016 No comments

discoveryA Time Of Discovery

“I want to tell people approaching and perhaps fearing age that it is a time of discovery. If they say, “Of what?” I can only answer, “We must find out for ourselves, otherwise it won’t be a discovery.”Florida Scott-Maxwell

1st International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19th, 2016 No comments


Today marks the First International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 19, 2016.

Sexual violence in conflict touches all ages and damages lives for ever. Yet rape and sexual violence have only recently been recognised as a war crime and a crime against humanity. Join me in recognising the importance of this day.

Bonnie Fatio


The Older Woman’s Love

June 14th, 2016 No comments


The Older Woman’s Love

“The older woman’s love is not love of herself, nor of herself mirrored in a lover’s eyes, nor is it corrupted by need. It is a feeling of tenderness so still and deep and warm that it gilds every grass blade and blesses every fly. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”Germaine Greer