Saturday, February 4, 2017

HAVE A HEALTHIER SUPER BOWL!

The one and only Tom "New England" Brady

Here is one of the best articles on eating healthier for the Super Bowl!
Let's face it.....we all want to be healthier and most of us watch the Super Bowl.
Thanks to EWG (the Environmental Working Group) they have put together some wonderful suggestions to enjoy the game in the healthiest way.....


I am willing to bet that the gorgeous Mrs. Tom Brady is not eating donuts!
She's probably eating from the above list too.
Keep it here on Ageless with Aunty!
Mrs. Tom Brady

Pass the Kale please!!!

I think I'll steam some string beans during half-time...or better yet,
maybe I'll watch the game from the treadmill!!!

Thanks EWG 
http://www.ewg.org
and Thanks Tom and Gisele

For more on what Tom and Gisele are actually eating go to
http://www.self.com/story/what-is-tom-and-giseles-8020-raw-diet-about





Saturday, January 7, 2017

WINTER WEDDING MAGIC....

It's snowing in New England today…and what’s a perfect thing to do in a winter storm;  well, why not go shopping for wedding dresses?! And, in this case, I went with Aunty’s great granddaughter, Jeana Renee. Jeana is my young cousin, but, feels more like a niece/daughter. She was named in part after me, and, after Aunty’s daughter Jeanie (Jeana Renee's late grandmother).  The bride-to-be, her mom, and I, remained warm and cozy knowing we had the blessings of our beloved angels, Aunty and her daughter Jeanie, from heaven. We know there is a heaven because there is no place else they could ever be! And, we've stayed connected!

At first, all I could think about was my how time flies! I remember standing with Aunty and Uncle D at Jeana’s Christening.  And, standing outside the church for her first holy communion….  


What a magical feeling trying on wedding dresses is. Jeana just couldn’t get enough and neither could we. She tried on mermaid gowns, A-line gowns, pink gowns, champagne colored, lacy, feather, frilly and more. Our heads were spinning. Here (below) is just one shot of a dress I asked her to try on. She had no idea I snapped this, but I thought it was fun. If you look really close you can even see the tattoo of her late Nana Jeanie’s name on her right side. I call it Angel on your shoulder...

Jeana tried on as many gowns as time allowed. These days crowded wedding salons have limits. With so many wedding visions dancing in our heads we'll be back!

Afterwards we were showered with snowflakes as we went to sip Chestnut Praline Latte’s at a nearby Starbucks. There is truly a lot that goes into planning a wedding and I am over the moon they have asked me to help. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT WEDDINGS! My own yet-to-be published book is about one, and I just have a true affinity for them.  I am already starting to put the soundtrack together for Jeana.  On my way home in the storm I pulled over because I heard a perfect song and had to write it down. It’s called Snowbound by Donald Fagan. I wish I could play it for you.  (try this link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vht_XsBtzHQ 
Since Jeana plans to get married in December it's perfect!

Jeana here is an idea for you

Some of my readers have asked for more blog posts from me. I have been so busy building my own little magic company and Christmas time that I just haven’t had the time. And, I do apologize. Thank you so much for sticking with me here at Ageless with Aunty!  We are moving on up....

With my own magic brewing, and weddings in the air (my god son, Ryan, Aunty’s great grandson/Jeana Renee’s brother, is also getting married too), I will surely have more to share with you. And, since weddings are not only wonderful, romantic, and fabulous, they are indeed Ageless… 
~Cheers~

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AUNTY'S MOON SHINE...

A SUPERMOON
Did you see that moon last night?

Accordng to the telegraph:
the most spectacular super moon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual.
The event on Monday November 14 - described as "undeniably beautiful" by American space agency NASA - is the result of the moon coming closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years. Nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach on November 25 2034.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Says:
Why is the November 2016 Moon the most interesting of the year—and perhaps the decade and even the century?
·       First, it’s a “Perigee” Moon—when the Moon reaches the point in its orbit that is nearest to Earth.
·       Even better, this Moon will be nearer to Earth than it’s been in 70 years. While the Moon won’t technically be getting any bigger, it will appear up to 14% larger than when it is at its furthest point.  
·       Further, the full Moon of November 14 is not only the closest full Moon of 2016 but also the closest full Moon in the 21st century and it won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. Besides appearing large and bright in the sky, this extra-close Perigee Moon (or, Supermoon) will also have a more dramatic effect on the tides.

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Here at Ageless with Aunty, I say, this super sensational and utterly beautiful moon is simply Aunty lighting up the night sky. For those new to Ageless with Aunty, by all accounts she was the happiest and most loving person you can imagine. She has been my sole inspiration. This week, November 18th, is the five year anniversary of Aunty’s passing, and, she had a deep affinity for the moon. Aunty was mesmerized by the moon. She was connected to its force.  And, all her life she glowed as big and bright as the moon itself.

 I am always and eternally connected to her, but even more so when I look up at the moon with awe exactly like we always did while she held my hand. I certainly feel that as the moon on this magic night reaches closest to the earth, it’s really and truly Aunty reaching closer to me. She wants to be as close as she can to all of us who loved her. So put your Farmer’s Almanac away, and get out and catch a glimpse of Radiant Aunty’s love from above. I always knew her love was bigger than the universe! And, even five years after her passing she continues to find ways to speak to me. It’s just like she promised, “forever, and ever, and ever…amen.”
Ageless and Eternal Aunty (right)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

YOU WON'T FIND THIS ON THE NEWS....

The Ming man

Life is all about learning how to love! And, for many that is not so easy to do. It means we must step outside of ourselves and help to care for others in need. It means forgiving. It means patience. And it means rising to the greatest goodness of our highest selves.

As I write, someone very close to me is sick. They need a heart transplant. It doesn’t get much more serious than that. At first I was overwhelmed. And, called it a harrowing and daunting experience as I saw my precious Ming…in hospitals, ER rooms, needles and tubes poked in his neck, IV’s inserted, vast medical tests given every day, and living with the complete unknown given the diagnosis of heart failure to this extreme.

Then I realized this is a perfect opportunity to step outside myself and really and truly help this person that I love. As soon as I did slowly but surely things began to settle (if they can settle in a situation as unsettling as this). And, right then I decided to accept this with ease and grace. 
 Life can be tough. It is full of the unknown. Nothing is ever certain. Yet, I can be certain in myself and the love I was born to GIVE! Thich Nhat Hanh says we humans are beautiful flowers, we have the inner strength like a mountain, we can be still and as reflective like water, and we can allow space around us like the space around the moon which allows it to shine. And I would love to shine in my humanness, just like Aunty did who inspired this blog. Exactly like Ming does as he faces all this with courage and humility.

What helped me too was the goodness of others. I am touched by Ming’s caring friends who started a Go Fund Me Campaign.  It is as simple and as powerful as humans helping other humans in need period. You won’t find it on the news. But it’s real. It’s inspiring. And, YOU CAN READ IT HERE

Just remember, as tough as life can be LOVE is stronger, and, more lasting and even magical. It is miraculous. It is resilient. We are living proof of this. Look at all you have gone through in your own life.  And you are still here. You helped others and others helped you. It’s why we are here.

Ming is smiling today. When he read the Go Fund Me story that was posted in his honor he witnessed right before his eyes the vast goodness and compassion in his fellow human hearts, and, there were tears, but this time they were tears of joy! And, I dare say, that kindness, that love, that generosity, is helping to strengthen his stressed heart….This is a clear demonstration of us humans at our finest. And, as our Aunty would say, it’s wonderful!

Here is an opportunity to strengthen your own heart by giving. Consider passing this on and giving to the cause…. https://www.gofundme.com/waynes-open-heart-campaign


Karma is real….everything comes back to you!

Monday, September 5, 2016

ENDLESS, COLORFUL, SUMMER SPIRIT TO YOU...


FOR SOME OF US SUMMER NEVER ENDS...

I consider myself lucky. For me, summer never ends.

When you keep your heart light, and outlook sunny, you naturally keep
that wonderful summer feeling with you all year long (even if you are not at the Cotton Beach Club in Ibiza)!


It may be Labor Day, and, many people feel summer
is over. Well, I believe summer can and does linger on if you see it that way.

It's a stellar day outside here in New England today and I am headed for a BBQ.
I played my favorite summer tunes today on my walk and I smiled at everyone I passed on the path.
And, what is not summery about wearing your new sunglasses and listening to songs like Montego Bay, Mozambique, or Summertime ?

SOAKING IN AS MUCH SUMMER AS I CAN

Most of you who follow Ageless with Aunty know that 
summer is a state of mind and we've got it 365 days a year
right in our back pocket!

HAPPY EXTENDED SUMMER TO YOU AND YOURS...
 I hope you  
keep your own summer spirit alive for as long as possible.