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Giving Back and Volunteering

After 4 or more decades in the workforce, many women over 60 are deciding to spend more time volunteering in retirement. This is a win-win situation. Giving back provides us with a sense of purpose, while we enrich the lives of those around us.

3 Ways to Support Charities You Love While Keeping More Money for Yourself in Retirement
1 month ago

3 Ways to Support Charities You Love While Keeping More Money for Yourself in Retirement

Women are natural givers – sometimes to our detriment – and as such we need to understand the safe boundaries (how to help, not hurt) around sharing what we have. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s
3 months ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s

I worked in non-profit organizations (NGO’s) for over three decades and, for the most part, enjoyed the time spent with the volunteers that came in to help. Read More

10 Steps to Starting a Food Rescue Organization in Your Community
3 months ago

10 Steps to Starting a Food Rescue Organization in Your Community

I first learned about the topic of food waste reduction two years ago. After doing some research, I was compelled to blog about it. Read More

Are You Sharing Your Experience Through Creative Mentoring?
4 months ago

Are You Sharing Your Experience Through Creative Mentoring?

I recently spoke to a group of retirees who asked what they could do to stay passionate and youthful. I simply answered that there is just one way – mentoring! Read More

7 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60
6 months ago

7 Great Reasons to Volunteer Overseas Over 60

So here we are at the next phase in our lives. We’re retired. Most of us are reasonably healthy, full of life and engaged in the world. We want to make a positive difference, do something special and meaningful. Read More

Discovering a New Way of Volunteering in Retirement: Do What You Love and Share It with Others
11 months ago

Discovering a New Way of Volunteering in Retirement: Do What You Love and Share It with Others

With the holidays upon us, it is a wonderful idea to find time to honor the holiday spirit by volunteering. Read More

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others
2 years ago

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others

When you are suffering from low self-esteem, it’s easy to get caught up in your own thoughts.

No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you are worthy of praise, there is always a little voice in the back of your head, pouring cold water on your arguments. In some cases, thinking about our lack of self-confidence can actually make you feel worse. Read More

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60
2 years ago

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60

Being a generous person feels good. We know from personal experience that it feels great to acknowledge another person and connect with them in a kind and helpful way. Many of us have also experienced the self-confidence and sense of purpose that comes from helping others. Read More

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older
2 years ago

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older

By  •  Lifestyle

I had breakfast recently with two friends in their 70s. Both have enjoyed very successful professional lives, but are now struggling with how to “give back” in later life. Read More

Does Happiness Come from Helping Others?
2 years ago

Does Happiness Come from Helping Others?

Can helping others really make you happier?

Let’s explore this concept together. Like so many things in life, happiness is a matter of perspective. When you are feeling anxious, or even a little depressed, it’s easy to get caught up in your own emotions. The more you think about your situation, the darker your thoughts tend to get, until moving forward seems impossible. Read More