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Downsizing After Retirement: House, Apartment or Retirement Community?
1 year ago

Downsizing After Retirement: House, Apartment or Retirement Community?

So now you’re retired: Kids are out of the house. Alarm clocks are quiet. Schedule is free. You might be walking around your home thinking, “Gosh, we have a lot of space.”

Retirement is a new chapter in life, and many see it as a chance to try something different and exciting. Read More

What is “The Cloud” and How Can it Make Your Digital Life Better After 60?
1 year ago

What is “The Cloud” and How Can it Make Your Digital Life Better After 60?

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We all use the cloud almost every day in one form or another. However, many of us have no idea what it actually means.

When we talk about “the cloud,” what this means is that the things you create (a.k.a. data), such as photos, videos, documents and email, are not physically stored on a computer, phone or tablet. Read More

Retirement Living Redefined: Life in the Time of Luxurious Gifts
1 year ago

Retirement Living Redefined: Life in the Time of Luxurious Gifts

When I first retired, many questions surfaced. Who am I now – without a job title, an identity in the community, without responsibility and status, without a paycheck each week? What do I mean? Am I important anymore? To whom? How can I feel vital and needed? Read More

After 60, You Can’t Do Everything That You Used to Do… and That’s Ok
2 years ago

After 60, You Can’t Do Everything That You Used to Do… and That’s Ok

I’ve been a runner for more than forty years – ever since taking a jogging class as part of a gym requirement in college. It’s a real passion of mine. For a long time, I ran races and participated in marathons. More recently, I built up to long runs in the spring and summer. Read More

Craft Room Ideas: How to Remodel Your Basement as a Personal Craft Room
2 years ago

Craft Room Ideas: How to Remodel Your Basement as a Personal Craft Room

Some of us are blessed with a space where we can relax and work on our crafts. Others don’t have a space but have the funds to work on our craft room ideas. I am blessed to fall into the latter category. This is the story of how my personal creative space came into being. Read More

10 Things I Learned from Rick and Leo About Creating an Inspiring Retirement
2 years ago

10 Things I Learned from Rick and Leo About Creating an Inspiring Retirement

I am now officially retired. Yes, I know, the word retirement is antiquated and ridiculous. I didn’t retire from life. Rather, I stopped working 9-5, five days a week and getting a paycheck. Now I work 10 hours a day writing, researching, reading and blogging – and get no paycheck. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project
2 years ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project

Do It Yourself, or DIY, is the latest craze for making or repairing anything and everything. DIY Projects are a set of instructions, guidelines, steps, tasks and so on, for making something. Read More

4 Ways That Reading Can Improve the Quality of Your Life After 60
2 years ago

4 Ways That Reading Can Improve the Quality of Your Life After 60

Although I’ve been an avid reader all my life, I’d honestly never heard the term “bibliotherapy” until recently. Apparently, I’ve been out of the loop. Read More

How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement
2 years ago

How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement

Similar to the positive, indelible first impression one wants to make on the first day of work, a signature transition to retirement can be just as meaningful. Read More

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion
2 years ago

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion

Do you attend class reunions or avoid them? I have friends who regularly organize class reunions and other friends who wouldn’t go even if they were paid to attend. I’ve been on both sides – eagerly attending some reunions and dismissing others. Read More