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Take the Fear Out of Retirement

Maybe it’s not really FEAR…maybe it’s more like dread or uneasiness of the unknown.  The dictionary definition of the word retirement is “the action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work.”  Since a large part of our life and identity for many years has been our work, the thought of not having […]

Life Lift

Do you feel like you need a life-lift?  Do you think that if a few things in your life would change you’d face each day with more hope and joy?   Try one of these 7 small steps to move towards a happier, healthier life. It does seem that, after 60, some changes happen fast […]

Am I Becoming My Mother?

Am I becoming my mother?  Have you ever asked the question, “am I becoming my mother?” I was recently in an appointment at a physical therapist for some weird hip pain. As we chatted, I think we came to the conclusion that my problems have been self-induced.  You see, I spent hours sitting in the […]

Mantra and a Youtube Channel

Wikipedia says that a mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of “creating transformation.”   We all have a mantra or mantras, things we say over and over, that have the power to change us…or to keep us stuck. Not all of the things we tell ourselves are […]

We All Have a Story

We all have a story. In preparation for a book my husband and I are working on, “How to Stay Married,” I have been perusing old journals.  I have a lot of them! I started keeping a journal many years ago when a woman I respected encouraged me to keep a chronicle of life lessons. […]

Love to Read

I love to read. And I love to encourage others to read.   Here is a short excerpt from my book, Which Old Woman Will You Be? from the chapter on Be A Reader.   Today, my top five novels are:  Jane Eyre, Christy, The Chronicles of Narnia, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Kite Runners. […]

Change the Way You Think

Saying daily affirmations, out loud, is a very effective way to live on purpose.  Having true, positive statements you say about and to yourself is rewarding, energizing, focusing, and, actually, can change the way you think. If you google “affirmations” you can find lists of suggested affirmations to tell yourself to make yourself feel better, […]

Seven Ways to Make Food Prep Exciting

Eating at home can be better and more fun than dining out every day.  Here are seven ways to make home food preparation interesting. For many years, it was my responsibility to feed our family of seven three healthy meals a day.  I decided to approach meal preparation as a hobby to keep myself engaged. […]

Less Stress and More Joy

I’m in my ThirdThird now (ages 60-90) and I find there are things I used to care a lot more about than I do now.  Priorities, experience, wisdom, adapting… whatever the reason, I am much more flexible in my thinking. The result? Less stress and more joy. A greater appreciation for each day, each opportunity, […]