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About Terri Edmund White

Terri White is a realtor and an innkeeper on Florida’s west central coast. She shares her restored 1930s Bradenton home with her cat Missy, adopted from the Humane Society of Manatee County. A former corporate writer and editor, Terri is penning her way to her 100th birthday and shares her thoughts at www.100thYearProject.com.
Latest Posts | By Terri Edmund White
Life After Derailment: Getting the Big Picture Back in Focus After 60
1 month ago

Life After Derailment: Getting the Big Picture Back in Focus After 60

An older friend of mine preaches, “Always see your next six steps.” It’s good advice, and I follow it when I’m rushing to catch a trolley or heading upstairs. But what about our next six steps in life?
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It’s Time for a Candid Conversation with Your 80-Year-Old Self
3 months ago

It’s Time for a Candid Conversation with Your 80-Year-Old Self

A year ago, when I turned 60 and decided that I want to live at least 40 more years, I started my 100th Year Project, not knowing how it would change my life. Read More

Transitions Offer Opportunities for Late Bloomers – Do You Care to Explore Them?
7 months ago

Transitions Offer Opportunities for Late Bloomers – Do You Care to Explore Them?

I’m separating from the man I’ve been partners with since my 20s. The last few months have been very difficult. My living arrangements are unsettled, so my habits and routines are jumbled. Read More

Want a Healthy Aging Cure with no Side Effects? Try Meditation!
8 months ago

Want a Healthy Aging Cure with no Side Effects? Try Meditation!

My 60th year has been the busiest of my life. Before it’s over, I will have moved twice, put the heat to a back-burner passion, refreshed important friendships, picked up a new musical instrument and increased my income by improving my habits. Read More

To Eat or Not Eat… Meat – A Diet After 60 Decision Worth Debating
9 months ago

To Eat or Not Eat… Meat – A Diet After 60 Decision Worth Debating

I am proud to be a farmer’s daughter and cherish my memories growing up on the farm. The first lambs and calves of the year meant spring was finally here. Winning a blue ribbon for my show pig at the county fair is an early accomplishment I’ll never forget. Read More

5 Ways to Join the Longevity Revolution
9 months ago

5 Ways to Join the Longevity Revolution

When I turned 60, I knew for sure I wanted to live to at least 100.

I’ve been so busy the past 40 years with day to day details – earning a living, having a fun life, caring for my family. I hadn’t planned much for my future. I did quit smoking 20 years ago and started walking to counteract the weight gain. But other than that, aging isn’t something I’d thought much about. Read More

The Long Game of Changing Direction After 60, for Better or Worse
10 months ago

The Long Game of Changing Direction After 60, for Better or Worse

Just when I thought this side of 60 my life could be more predictable, an unexpected storm blew in and changed everything. I shouldn’t have been caught so off guard. Read More

A Season to Explore the Spiritual: What I Found I Want to Do This Side of 60
11 months ago

A Season to Explore the Spiritual: What I Found I Want to Do This Side of 60

I’ve had a blind faith in The Man Upstairs for a long time. I grew up small-town Catholic but knew little about the Bible. Catholics have Catechism, not Bible study. We did not have nuns. We were lucky to share a priest with a triangle of other farm towns. Read More

Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together
1 year ago

Group Therapy in Mature Adulthood: Good Reasons for a Get-Together

I’ve come to the conclusion, in my seventh decade, that there really is no such thing as too much fun. It seems to follow that people with more friends tend to have more fun. So, I’m branching out and meeting new people. Read More

Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny: Dowsing Dissatisfaction with the Practiced Positivity of a Mature Woman
1 year ago

Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny: Dowsing Dissatisfaction with the Practiced Positivity of a Mature Woman

A couple weeks ago, I had a real down-in-the-dumps day. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it because my life is normally good, and I’m grateful for so, so much. Read More