I have never wanted to join a book club. Oh, I know there are many excellent groups out there, whose members cherish their time together, but there are just as many dysfunctional book clubs that could turn any warm book-lover’s heart stone cold.
We can all agree that good manners are always appreciated. Being polite really never goes out of style – no matter what your age!
But recently, 25-year-old Ben John discovered that his grandmother, May Ashworth, was taking this notion to a whole new level!
Are you in your 60s and single? Whether you find yourself solo by choice or by chance, embrace your independence! You’re certainly not alone.
I hope you noticed that I didn’t title this article, “How to Survive the Holidays, Alone.”
No! This is about making sure to celebrate the holidays if you are alone.
Clutter clearing is all about sorting through your belongings to decide what stays and what goes. In my Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course, I teach highly effective methods for doing this.
At the end of the process you are left with all the items you want to keep, and this is where the motto “A place for everything and everything in its place” comes in.
Few moments in a woman’s life are more precious than meeting one of her grandchildren for the very first time. And, with 68 grandkids, this is a sentiment that 86-year-old Marie Frey is very familiar with!
Recently, Frey received a very special birthday gift when she welcomed her 86th great-grandchild into the world just three days before her own 86th birthday!
“That’s not true, mom! You make an amazing baked beans on toast!” This was what my son replied when I told him that I felt like I had failed the family by never learning how to cook.
Of course, he said this with a smile and I knew that he was just joking. As he went on to explain, there are plenty of things that are more important than knowing how to bake or cook. But, his comment still stuck with me. I wondered if I would ever find the time to enjoy cooking like my mom did.
Living solo is more common than most of us want to admit.
Over 25 percent of people over the age of 65 live alone in the United States and the statistic grows throughout the world. And in some U.S cities, the numbers swell to over 40 percent.
Contrary to popular opinion, not every woman over 60 is a needle-wielding, double-knitting, sweater-making machine. Some women, like myself, never learned how to knit when we were younger. Then, as family life took over, we simply didn’t get the chance to pick up a pair of knitting needles. There was simply too much to do!