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About Terri Edmund White

Terri White is a writer and a realtor on Florida’s Suncoast. She’s been 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. Now, as she eases into retirement, Terri enjoys her 1930s farmhouse where she is finishing a book. Learn more at www.100thYearProject.com.
Latest Posts | By Terri Edmund White
Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!
3 weeks 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
2 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
2 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

Indecisiveness Holding You Back? 4 Things to Consider When Trying to Make a Decision
4 months ago

Indecisiveness Holding You Back? 4 Things to Consider When Trying to Make a Decision

Most of the hundreds of decisions we make every day are almost automatic: what to wear, when to go to the grocery store or which route to take. Read More

Want a Healthy Aging Cure with no Side Effects? Try Meditation!
5 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

Never Say Never: Why 60 Is the Best Time Ever to Eat Our Words
9 months ago

Never Say Never: Why 60 Is the Best Time Ever to Eat Our Words

The older I get, the easier it is for me to change my mind and adopt new ideas. Some people get more set in their ways, saying things like, “I’ll never try online dating,” or, “I’d never take a dance class alone…”
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Jumping Off a Major Cliff After 60? You Can Do It Without Going Splat
10 months ago

Jumping Off a Major Cliff After 60? You Can Do It Without Going Splat

Almost always, when we reach the other side of a difficult time, there’s a place we rest and say, “Whew, glad that’s over.” It might be a divorce, a battle with the IRS, a year of financial torture or intense grief…
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Life After Derailment: Getting the Big Picture Back in Focus After 60
1 year 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
1 year 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?
2 years 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