Tag: Mantras

  • Refuse to Shrivel Up and Die

    Refuse to Shrivel Up and Die

    Refuse to shrivel up and die. That became my personal mantra after my youngest child moved away from home. ¬†Shrivel up means “to wither; make or become helpless or useless.” To die is to stop living, which is not necessarily synonymous with to stop breathing. I first observed women shriveling up and dying when I…