Elizabeth Dunkel is a writer and novelist who recently moved back to the U.S. after living in Merida, Mexico for 25 years. She is the Creative Director of www.campliza.com, her personal blog about stylish, creative and meaningful living. “A thoughtful life is a luxurious life.” Elizabeth is the proud founder of the Merida English Library. As a Cambridge CELTA certified teacher of ESL, she considers herself not just a teacher but a dream maker. “Teaching English empowers people to reach their dreams.”

Latest Posts By Elizabeth Dunkel

2 weeks ago

Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother

Now that I have become “their age” I find myself thinking a lot about my grandmother (Tania) and my mother (Helen). After all, they were my first aging female role models…

Read More
4 months ago

6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich

No matter what our financial situation, we all have budgets. Living beautifully – or luxuriously can hinge on changing a perception or making an attitude adjustment. Living alone is like being rich…

Read More
4 months ago

How to Relax Like a Millionaire – Your Spa Day Does Not Have to Cost a Fortune!

Say the word, “spa” and it conjures up lifestyles of the rich and famous. There’s no denying that spas are extremely expensive. However, SPA, or “salute per aqua” is an ageless tradition dating back to Roman times. Honoring your health and well-being with body caring treatments should…

Read More
4 months ago

Single Over 60? Alone and Fabulous? Don’t Worry… You’re Perfect!

“If I’m so fabulous, then why am I single?” This question came to me and I realized I have to write about it. I often ask it of myself. I see my friends with their various backstories, neuroses and impossibilities, in relationships. High maintenance types…

Read More
6 months ago

I Took Control of My Financial Destiny in Retirement… You Can Too!

For years I thought I had my finances and investments figured out. I had a financial advisor and felt well taken care of. I was grateful to have this smart man advise me and manage my investments for my retirement. Whilst we never socialized…

Read More
9 months ago

How to Create a Luxury Hospital Survival Kit

No one likes being in the hospital. So why not make it as pleasant as possible? Once you are out of danger and/or surgery, and in the recovery phase, there are ways to make your stay more comfortable and stress free, and even include some luxurious touches…

Read More
10 months ago

Luxury Skincare on a Budget: 5 Ways to Make Your Skin Feel Like a Million Bucks

Pampering myself with skincare makes me feel like a million. We can’t turn back the clock, but we can coax out the most beautiful skin we can possibly have, regardless of age. As I mentioned in my previous article, you can now get highly effective skincare…

Read More
10 months ago

Taking Care of Your Skin Makes You Feel Like a Millionaire

Until recently, I had sort of given up on my skin. I felt, well, I’m 60-plus, I have wrinkles and sun damage and nothing can make those go away. I did my usual: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and didn’t give it much thought. My millennial daughter…

Read More
1 year ago

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays

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. It all started like this. One year in September, I was strolling down the aisles of Costco and came…

Read More
1 year ago

The Energizing Power of Doing New Things Every Day

I was conflicted about turning 70 this past summer. Understatement. We all aspire to reach our 70s, or to reach what we consider old age. For me, 70 feels old, or at least, a lot! We take care of our health all our lives, so that we can have long lives…

Read More