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The Freedom of Independent Living After 60
1 week ago

The Freedom of Independent Living After 60

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The independent living lifestyle can feel unsettling if one is new to it. On the other hand, it can be an exciting new life phase. Read More

Book of the Week: “All the Light We Cannot See” – A Wartime Story with Haunting Imagery and Complex Characters
1 week ago

Book of the Week: “All the Light We Cannot See” – A Wartime Story with Haunting Imagery and Complex Characters

When I started reading All the Light We Cannot See, it was hard for me to ponder the places, the characters or even pay attention to the story. For several short chapters, I was simply lost in the magic of the words. Read More

Making Friends as an Adult – Remember that You Can’t Change People
2 weeks ago

Making Friends as an Adult – Remember that You Can’t Change People

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to change other people? This is true even in loving relationships, where both people have an incentive to listen and respond to their partner’s needs.

It is especially true for our friends and acquaintances who, while they may care for us, are mostly interested in getting the most from their own lives. Read More

Tea with the Dames: Not Your Average Tea Party
2 weeks ago

Tea with the Dames: Not Your Average Tea Party

While it may not seem so out of the ordinary to daydream about getting together with your three closest friends and enjoying a spot of tea and some lively conversation in the English countryside, the thought of watching four other women do the same thing seems much less appealing. Read More

Welcome to the Twilight Zone, a.k.a., The First Stage of Retirement
2 weeks ago

Welcome to the Twilight Zone, a.k.a., The First Stage of Retirement

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Yesterday was my last day of ‘official’ employment! I am now entering the first stage of retirement, or some might say, the “twilight zone.”

I opened up my computer and found that my company email had been blocked, my calendar had changed, and all contacts had been erased. But I also had an outpouring of well-wishes on my Facebook page that was very encouraging. Read More

When it Comes to Saving for Retirement, 60 is the New 50
2 weeks ago

When it Comes to Saving for Retirement, 60 is the New 50

I’m somewhat skeptical of the whole concept of “retirement.” I’ve seen far too many cases of people building up retirement as the “ultimate destination,” only to find themselves feeling lost, socially isolated and financially stretched when they finally get there. Read More

Securing Your Legacy: 3 Ways to Have an Impact After You’re Gone
2 weeks ago

Securing Your Legacy: 3 Ways to Have an Impact After You’re Gone

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As a former non-profit director, I used to help raise money for teaching and learning. One of our most successful fund-raising campaigns was a donor wall. Those who contributed a certain amount would forever have their names inscribed on a beautiful wall visible in the community. Read More

Don’t Put Your Dreams for Retirement in a Storage Unit
2 weeks ago

Don’t Put Your Dreams for Retirement in a Storage Unit

My husband, with the help of his eldest son, finally decided to tackle his mother’s storage unit. A task long dreaded, yet long overdue. Read More

Want to Write Your Legacy Story? Here Are 3 Easy Steps to Get Started Today
2 weeks ago

Want to Write Your Legacy Story? Here Are 3 Easy Steps to Get Started Today

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Does crafting your legacy story sound daunting? It doesn’t have to be. I’ll share a few ideas for starting small! Whatever you create will be a gift to your family, your friends and, most importantly, to you. Read More

What Are the Best Books for 5 or 6 Year Olds? Here’s What Grandmas Have to Say
2 weeks ago

What Are the Best Books for 5 or 6 Year Olds? Here’s What Grandmas Have to Say

I was thinking, recently, about the books that influenced me when I was growing up. I don’t remember what I was reading – or having read to me – when I was 5, but, I do remember being obsessed with the Nancy Drew series of books when I was around 12. Read More

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