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About Terri Edmund White

Terri White is a writer and a realtor on Florida’s Suncoast. A Sunshine State girl since 1990, Terri keeps her Midwestern connections with Illinois family and friends and stays in touch with people from all over the world she met as an innkeeper for 26 years on Anna Maria Island. She headquarters her business in historic downtown Bradenton, where she can walk to work from her 1930s farmhouse. Learn more at www.100thYearProject.com.
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Behind the Mask Is a Brand New, Smiling Me
2 months ago

Behind the Mask Is a Brand New, Smiling Me

About six months after the ex and I separated, forcing the sale of our business (my job!), I relaunched my real estate career in a new city, surrounded by a smart and attractive team of (much younger) professionals…
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To Eat or Not Eat… Meat – A Diet After 60 Decision Worth Debating
2 months ago

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

I grew up eating like a farmer’s daughter, too. I love meat. I know a lot of people don’t eat anything with eyes for personal reasons, and I’m fine with that. But the meat food group often gets a bad rap which, in my opinion, is not fair…
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Why Women Over 60 Should Enjoy Friendships with Older People
2 months ago

Why Women Over 60 Should Enjoy Friendships with Older People

I once had the pleasure to help celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday – on a cruise vacation no less. She clapped with such joy when the entire dining room chorused Happy Birthday. She blew out her candles with the enthusiasm…
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Home Ownership Levels the Gender Gap for Single Women
3 months ago

Home Ownership Levels the Gender Gap for Single Women

According to the National Association of Realtors, single women are the second leading homebuying demographic in the country, right after married couples. In fact, single women make up 17 percent of U.S. homebuyers…
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4 Ways Music Feeds Our Spirit in Tough Times
4 months ago

4 Ways Music Feeds Our Spirit in Tough Times

I’ve played piano to entertain myself since I was a kid. Until my 60s, I didn’t realize how good it is for my mind. When I found out reading and playing music staves off memory deterioration, I was all in. Alzheimer’s Disease lurks in my family tree…
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A Season to Explore the Spiritual: What I Found I Want to Do This Side of 60
5 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…
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When Domestic Violence Hits Close to Home, Signal for Help!
5 months ago

When Domestic Violence Hits Close to Home, Signal for Help!

Nothing in my life – barring news of the accidental death of my dad – has twisted me so much as the murder of my hair stylist. She was only 37 and a beautiful spirit. I met her about five years ago, when she was going through a divorce…
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Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!
7 months ago

Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!

Recovering after a surgery, the doctor said the best thing I could do was get up and walk. I started walking way back when I quit smoking, mostly to keep the weight off. I enjoyed walking with my buddies in my old…
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You Can’t Live the Life of Your Dreams If They Aren’t Your Dreams
8 months ago

You Can’t Live the Life of Your Dreams If They Aren’t Your Dreams

I signed divorce papers today, ending a 35-year commitment. It’s something I never thought I’d be: twice divorced. But at 60-something, I was looking at an unhappy last third of my life. I’ve been called selfish for choosing…
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Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money
8 months ago

Facing Our Biggest Fears After 60: Health and Money

When we reach 60, 70 or 80 we are surprised we got here so quickly. We meant to make investment plans and take better care of ourselves along the way. What happened to the last 40 years? It’s scary, this aging thing. Read More