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Want to Enjoy a New Year This Fall? Let Nothing Stop You from Writing Your Resolutions Now!
3 weeks ago

Want to Enjoy a New Year This Fall? Let Nothing Stop You from Writing Your Resolutions Now!

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How wacky am I, right? Implying that September is the beginning of the new year. Follow me here: I think it is an even better time to make plans for productivity than the real start of the new year. Let me explain…
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10 Things Every Mature Woman Should Know to Protect Herself from On-Line Scrabble Scammers
3 weeks ago

10 Things Every Mature Woman Should Know to Protect Herself from On-Line Scrabble Scammers

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I admit it – I’m an online scrabble junkie. I’ve been playing Words with Friends (WWF) developed by Zynga, for over eight years. I have many games going with people from around the world…
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“Don’t Talk to Strangers” Great Advice for Kids, Horrible Advice for Adults
4 weeks ago

“Don’t Talk to Strangers” Great Advice for Kids, Horrible Advice for Adults

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You’re sitting in your living room, waiting for your child to come home. They’re 5 minutes late. Then 15. Then the panic sets in.

As parents, we wanted to do everything we could to protect our kids from our own imagined fears. If we could have surrounded them in bubble-wrap and assigned them bodyguards, we would have.

But, since our kids would never let us get away with that, we did the next best thing. We nagged, bribed, threatened and cajoled them. We told them, in a hundred different ways, “Don’t talk to strangers.” Then, we hoped for the best. Read More

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60
4 weeks 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. Read More

How to Become a Guru in Downsizing Your 6+ Decades’ Worth of Photos
1 month ago

How to Become a Guru in Downsizing Your 6+ Decades’ Worth of Photos

Summer’s over. It’s back to school time (well for other people) – perfectly suitable to get down to some fall photo cleaning. A friend of mine used to say, “Why do today what can easily be put off until tomorrow?”
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3 Ways to Embrace Creative Knitting and Bring Self-Expression Into Your Life
1 month ago

3 Ways to Embrace Creative Knitting and Bring Self-Expression Into Your Life

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Many women I talk to say that creativity and self-expression is something they cannot live without, and that perhaps it has become even more important in their life as they age. How do you express yourself? And how do you incorporate creativity in your daily life? Read More

10 Autumn Aspirations to Help You Get More from Life After 60
1 month ago

10 Autumn Aspirations to Help You Get More from Life After 60

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So it’s Autumn, season of mists and something somethings, as the poet says. (No, he doesn’t but that’s the best I can do).

It is therefore time for this creaky post 60 writer to think about drawing up my list of new year resolutions. Read More

Living on a Cruise Ship: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
1 month ago

Living on a Cruise Ship: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

On the surface, living on a cruise ship sounds like heaven. Just imagine. It’s 7am and you are awoken by the sunrise and the sounds of sea birds. You stretch, throw on a robe and make your way to your balcony. Moments later, your husband returns with two cappuccinos and a carafe of fresh orange juice. Read More

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion
1 month ago

6 Reasons to Attend Your 40th Class Reunion

Do you attend class reunions or avoid them? I have friends who regularly organize class reunions and other friends who wouldn’t go even if they were paid to attend. I’ve been on both sides – eagerly attending some reunions and dismissing others. Read More

Is Every Day Saturday When You Are Retired? 3 Ways to Keep Your Schedule Interesting
2 months ago

Is Every Day Saturday When You Are Retired? 3 Ways to Keep Your Schedule Interesting

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At the first stage of retirement, the transition stage, it is sometimes difficult to remember what day of the week it is when you wake up. For me, my pill box is my first reminder! A friend once told me that retirement meant that every day was Saturday. Read More