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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
Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together
1 week ago

Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together

I’ve come to the conclusion, in my seventh decade, that there really is no such thing as too much fun. It seems to follow that people with more friends tend to have more fun. So, I’m branching out and meeting new people. Read More

Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny: Dowsing Dissatisfaction with the Practiced Positivity of a Mature Woman
1 month ago

Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny: Dowsing Dissatisfaction with the Practiced Positivity of a Mature Woman

A couple weeks ago, I had a real down-in-the-dumps day. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it because my life is normally good, and I’m grateful for so, so much. Read More

Finding Main Street in Our High-Speed World
2 months ago

Finding Main Street in Our High-Speed World

I grew up near a rural town that had everything we needed: a grocery, the pharmacy and a hardware store. The main drag was lined with a bank and post office, a florist and the barber, our doctor and insurance agent. We even had a bowling alley that served a mean catfish dinner on Friday nights. Read More

“Back to School” Season is Not Just for Kids… Why Older Adults Are Also Embracing Education Again
3 months ago

“Back to School” Season is Not Just for Kids… Why Older Adults Are Also Embracing Education Again

Summer’s not nearly over and we’re bombarded with back-to-school ads. It’s an exciting time for school kids – time for new clothes and supplies, for moving up to the next grade and reconnecting with friends. One thing I miss about formal education is that fresh start every semester. Read More

How to Enjoy Summer While Balancing Work and Play with Goals and Expectations
4 months ago

How to Enjoy Summer While Balancing Work and Play with Goals and Expectations

Chatting long distance with a dear friend, I caught myself whining about having too many obligations and not enough time to do the things I’ve set as goals for myself. Read More

Indecisiveness Holding You Back? 4 Things to Consider When Trying to Make a Decision
5 months ago

Indecisiveness Holding You Back? 4 Things to Consider When Trying to Make a Decision

Most of the hundreds of decisions we make every day are almost automatic: what to wear, when to go to the grocery store or which route to take. Read More

Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Lifelong Learner
6 months 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
7 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!
9 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
9 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