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Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter
1 month ago

Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter

How would you feel if a relative or friend died, leaving a house full of clutter behind them, and it fell to you to sort it all out?

Unfortunately, this situation is very common. I often meet people who have toiled for months, or even years, disposing of someone else’s stuff. Read More

What Does it Really Mean to be in the “Sandwich Generation”
1 month ago

What Does it Really Mean to be in the “Sandwich Generation”

Are we the generation which had it all?

The bra-burning brigade of the 1960s led us to believe we could have everything we wanted – a fabulous job, a happy family, a beautiful home, leisure time by the bucket-load because of all the labour-saving gadgets, good health, cars, holidays – you name it, it was ours for the taking. Read More

The Awesome Power of Messaging Apps for Older Adults
1 month ago

The Awesome Power of Messaging Apps for Older Adults

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There’s no doubt about it – the way we communicate has drastically changed over the past decade with more and more people using smartphones. Texting, message apps or instant messages (IM) with emoji’s, LOL’s, FWIW’s and OMG’s are now mainstream methods of communication. Read More

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself
2 months ago

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself

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There is a certain truth you must realize when writing a memoir: You are the central character in the story, therefore you must write about who you are. You cannot assume that the reader knows you, even if they are a close relative. Read More

Reinvention After 60: My Experience with the Butterfly Theory of Personal Development
2 months ago

Reinvention After 60: My Experience with the Butterfly Theory of Personal Development

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Not long ago I got an email from a reader of my blog, RealDelia. She shared a poem that she’d seen posted elsewhere on the Internet which used the metaphor of the butterfly’s chrysalis to describe those periods when we need to go inside ourselves to grow. Read More

Remembering the AIDS Epidemic and the Lessons We Learned
2 months ago

Remembering the AIDS Epidemic and the Lessons We Learned

Do you remember the terrible AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s? Were you directly affected by it? We are all old enough to remember. But for some, it may have passed by as an awful situation that happened to other people, with little impact on their family or friends. Read More

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

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

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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

Trying to Save Money for Retirement? Understand the Tricks Advertisers Use
2 months ago

Trying to Save Money for Retirement? Understand the Tricks Advertisers Use

Boomers are bombarded daily with advertising messages that attempt to influence us. Recognizing some of their tactics can make us less susceptible. Read More

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)
2 months ago

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)

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After 37+ years of regular workouts, my body has decided to defend itself by developing osteoarthritis. Every workout is now a rousing game of Will It Hurt If I Do This? Oh, what fun. Read More

Facebook is a Gathering of Friends – 7 Tips for Keeping It Enjoyable
2 months ago

Facebook is a Gathering of Friends – 7 Tips for Keeping It Enjoyable

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I must confess that I do love mornings – now that I’m retired. I cherish the slow arousing of my mind as it shakes the remnants of sleep off its back. Read More