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Downsizing Your Life

Are you thinking about downsizing in retirement? Or, have you perhaps already experienced the benefits of downsizing your life. Not so long ago, I reduced my possessions to 200 items and I have never felt better! You can too.

Why Life Over 60 Works Better Without Clutter
2 weeks 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

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”
1 month ago

Downsizing in Your 60s? 5 Powerful Reasons to Go on a “Home Diet”

It’s normal to accumulate stuff on our journey through life. Not only do we buy stuff, but our family, friends, career, interests and hobbies encourage us to get more stuff. Read More

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?
2 months ago

Should We Still Be Controlled by Material Possessions After 60?

I recently had a wake-up call while preparing for Hurricane Irma. I live on an island, and the storm was on a path to our area. As my husband and I prepared our home, we realized that we may have to evacuate. Read More

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep
2 months ago

How to Stop Your Guest Room from Becoming a Source of Clutter Creep

It’s lovely to have a guest room in your home, but it can easily turn into yet another place to store things you rarely or never use. Read More

Exploring Baba Yaga: A New Home Sharing Trend for Older Adults
3 months ago

Exploring Baba Yaga: A New Home Sharing Trend for Older Adults

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you found, as I have, that at dinner with friends if the discussion moves to future living plans, somebody will suggest – to great laughter and applause – that we all move into a big house together. Read More

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
3 months ago

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates. Read More

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person
3 months ago

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

“Much of what we acquire in life isn’t worth dragging to the next leg of our journey,” writes Gina Greenlee in Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road. “Travel light,” she adds. “You will be better equipped to travel far.”  Read More

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough
4 months ago

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough

Finally, you have reached the age when you are beginning to think about downsizing. Perhaps you have familiarized yourself with all the practical and even emotional difficulties involved and have decided you are not quite ready to take the plunge.

Is there anything you can do in preparation for the eventual day? Read More

Downsizing After Retirement: House, Apartment or Retirement Community?
4 months 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

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60
6 months ago

How Nature Can Make Life More Enjoyable After 60

By  •  Mindset

This was the most rain I had seen for many years. Winter was a major challenge. I live in remote mountains, in the bowl of Mill Creek, in magical Big Sur. The environment continues to challenge all of us. Read More