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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
Never Say Never: Why 60 Is the Best Time Ever to Eat Our Words
2 weeks 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
2 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
4 months 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
7 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?
10 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!
11 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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