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

1 month ago

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60

“I don’t need it. I don’t want it. I’m not gonna buy it.” Say it three times and walk away. Say it and feel fabulous. You’re a part of a new anti-consumerism movement that will help you feel like a millionaire. The anti-consumerism movement…

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1 month ago

How Life After Retirement is Like Being a Student Again

As ready as I was to leave my 8-7 (it was never 9-5) world after a successful and satisfying career, I had the usual feelings that many people experience upon the phenomenon our society calls retirement. No one tells you that retirement takes processing…

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3 months ago

What I Actually Learned from Going into Therapy at 69

If you were to meet me, you’d think I am cheerful, outgoing, optimistic, energetic. And I am all these things. But there’s “the me you can’t see,” as Oprah says. That me, until I started therapy, was ruminating about the past, grieving…

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3 months ago

Why I Went into Therapy at Age 69

For weeks now, I had a feeling of foreboding. I felt stuck. I was burdening my friends with the same old rants. I was ruminating too much. I couldn’t forgive things from my past. I was filled with fears around the future. Could it be I needed to “talk to someone?”

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3 months ago

How Baking Makes Me Feel Like a Million(Aire)

One of the ways I live like a millionaire in my retirement, or jubilation as I call it, is by baking. Yes, I’m back. And yes, it’s this simple. Baking can improve the quality of your life in countless ways. This is another article in my series of How to live like a millionaire…

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4 months ago

How to Feel Like a Millionaire in Retirement, No Matter Your Income

One of the biggest transitions to life in our sixties is to accept the fact, that for most of us, we are now spending down. It’s scary at first to watch our savings diminish instead of grow. It requires that we forge a new relationship with our money…

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5 months ago

How Pilates Saved My Life: Exploring the Benefits of Pilates for Older Adults

I have always been an active person – tennis, yoga, walking, biking. But then the age-related injuries and aches and pains made themselves manifest in my body. This required me to figure out a new strategy for fitness given my new difficulty in walking…

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5 months ago

How to Enjoy a Millionaire’s Cultural Life on a Budget

It’s true that Broadway tickets can cost in the hundreds of dollars and the price of major opera tickets isn’t for the faint-hearted. In keeping with my “living like a millionaire on a retirement budget” series of articles I’ve written for 60+Me, I thought I’d share the explosion…

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6 months ago

Why Knitting Makes Me Feel Cool, Chic, Fun, and Active (It’s Not for Old Ladies Anymore!)

Knitting used to be associated with lonely old ladies. Back in the day, knitting was an affordable way to have a sweater. In high school, I remember going to my town’s local fabric shop and seeing a meagre selection of uninteresting yarn for me…

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6 months ago

You Can Go Home Again – 7 Joys and Challenges of Repatriating

Many have fantasies about leaving home and moving to a destination that calls your heart. There are lots of articles about expat living, the joys and challenges of adjusting to a new country and new culture. But few people talk about…

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