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About Terri Edmund White

Terri Edmund White is an innkeeper on Anna Maria Island, Florida. She enjoys life with her husband Jim and their cats, adopted from the Humane Society of Manatee County. A former corporate writer and editor, Terri is currently penning her way to her 100th birthday and has started a 100 Year Project website to write about the journey http://www.100thyearproject.com
Latest Posts | By Terri Edmund White
Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Lifelong Learner
3 weeks ago

Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Lifelong Learner

All through college and in my first writing job, my work horse was an old black Corona typewriter. Things were a little fancier at the corporate headquarters, where I clacked out copy on a state-of-the-art IBM Selectric. Read More

To Eat or Not Eat… Meat – A Diet After 60 Decision Worth Debating
2 months ago

To Eat or Not Eat… Meat – A Diet After 60 Decision Worth Debating

I am proud to be a farmer’s daughter and cherish my memories growing up on the farm. The first lambs and calves of the year meant spring was finally here. Winning a blue ribbon for my show pig at the county fair is an early accomplishment I’ll never forget. Read More

Sleep After 60 Isn’t a Luxury – It’s a Must Have for a Long, Happy Life!
3 months ago

Sleep After 60 Isn’t a Luxury – It’s a Must Have for a Long, Happy Life!

I’ve never been a good sleeper. As a kid, I remember reading for hours by the hall light while my sister slept. Read More

Why Women Over 60 Should Enjoy Friendships with Older People
4 months ago

Why Women Over 60 Should Enjoy Friendships with Older People

I had the pleasure, on a recent cruise vacation, to help celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday. She clapped with such joy when the entire dining room chorused Happy Birthday. She blew out her candles with the enthusiasm of a 10-year-old. Read More

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks
5 months ago

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks

Why is it that time seems to fly now that we’re 60 or 70 or 80? I’m often amazed when a wedding, the death of friend or a move to a new city was 20 or 30 years ago. Heavens, it’s already 2018! What happened to 2017? Read More

Want to Live Longer? Learn to Need People More!
6 months ago

Want to Live Longer? Learn to Need People More!

We arrange lunch with pals. We keep a doctor’s appointment and visit the dentist for regular cleanings. We schedule a yoga class and offer to pick up our grandchildren from school. We thank an employee who has gone the extra mile. Read More

Putting Our Tendencies to Work for a Long, Happy Life After 60
7 months ago

Putting Our Tendencies to Work for a Long, Happy Life After 60

The way we spend our day-to-day life determines how well we will live as we grow older. We may not think about it as we rush to our exercise class or choose better food or practice Spanish for an upcoming trip. But every choice matters. Read More

After the Storm – Facing Unexpected Adversity as We Age
8 months ago

After the Storm – Facing Unexpected Adversity as We Age

This summer, devastating hurricanes tore up the Caribbean, drenched Texas and chewed through the entire state of Florida. Harvey, Irma and Maria aren’t the newsmakers they were just weeks ago, but the effects of these storms have changed lives. Read More

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money
8 months ago

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money

When we reach 60, 70 or 80 we are surprised we got here so quickly. We meant to make investment plans and take better care of ourselves along the way. What happened to the last 40 years? It’s scary, this aging thing. Read More

It’s Time for a Candid Conversation with Your 20-Year-Old Self
10 months ago

It’s Time for a Candid Conversation with Your 20-Year-Old Self

A year ago, when I turned 60 and decided that I want to live at least 40 more years, I started my 100th Year Project, not knowing how it would change my life. Read More

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