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About Paula Usrey

In 2004, after becoming a grandmother, Paula Usrey started an encore career as an associate professor of communication. She is also a speaker and workshop facilitator. Her topics include communication and personal life planning. In July 2017, she gave her first TEDx Talk: Your Best Life at Any Age. Please visit her website here http://visionmaps4change.com/
Latest Posts | By Paula Usrey
Where Are All of the Wise Elder Women Role Models for Women Over 60?
3 weeks ago

Where Are All of the Wise Elder Women Role Models for Women Over 60?

By  •  Mindset

Last year, one of my sons bought me an Amazon Echo Dot for my birthday. A couple of decades ago, I would never have imagined having a virtual assistant that knows my name and can play my favorite music on command. Read More

Why It’s important to Listen to Our Intuition and Inner Voice as We Get Older and Wiser
2 months ago

Why It’s important to Listen to Our Intuition and Inner Voice as We Get Older and Wiser

By  •  Mindset

What now seems like a lifetime ago, I was a volunteer for a homeless shelter located in a questionable area in downtown Portland, Oregon. Recognizing the possibility that I could get robbed, it was my naïve habit to put my purse in the trunk of the car before leaving home. Read More

Thinking About Retirement? Here’s How to Find Your Own North Star and Get More from Life
3 months ago

Thinking About Retirement? Here’s How to Find Your Own North Star and Get More from Life

By  •  Lifestyle

Last year, I met with two of my retired friends for a Saturday afternoon glass of wine. Both had retired within the previous two years. Read More

Aging Ain’t What it Used to Be… Let’s Change Aging Perceptions Together!
4 months ago

Aging Ain’t What it Used to Be… Let’s Change Aging Perceptions Together!

By  •  Mindset

I once had a speech student who argued that drivers over 60 were putting everyone else on the road at risk. He then proposed that any ‘old’ person over 60 should be forced to reapply for their driver’s license and have additional restrictions on where ‘old’ people could drive if they earned a new license. Read More

New Year. New Disciplines and a New You!
5 months ago

New Year. New Disciplines and a New You!

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s a new year, a new beginning. For a little over 40% of us, it means we’re in the midst of establishing goals for 2018. These include learning a new language, exercising more or losing a few pounds. Read More

Our Voices Matter – 4 Simple Steps to Gain Confidence as a Speaker
6 months ago

Our Voices Matter – 4 Simple Steps to Gain Confidence as a Speaker

As I walked behind two professionally dressed older men, I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation. I was heading to a class that promised to address public speaking anxiety. Apparently, these two men were headed in the same direction. Read More

How to Rock the Transition to Your Next Best Life in Retirement
7 months ago

How to Rock the Transition to Your Next Best Life in Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

Some things in life are easier not to think about, like death, taxes or facing a major transition such as retirement. Fortunately, my son, a financial advisor and business owner, had one of those “Mom, let’s sit down and talk about your finances” discussions with me several years ago. Read More

Can Plastic Surgery Really Improve Your Life After 60?
8 months ago

Can Plastic Surgery Really Improve Your Life After 60?

After a successful keynote speech we had co-presented, my friend Susan and I celebrated over a couple of cold beers. Maybe it was the beer, or the relief I felt after delivering our presentation, but I blurted out something I hadn’t intended to confess. Read More

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