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Boo! Don’t Let Retirement Planning Scare You!

By Deborah Voll October 26, 2022

As children we were easily scared by a ghoulish costume, a haunted house, or a truly ghastly ghost story, especially during the Autumn season when the days are getting shorter and the nights longer. Then we grew up and realized that there are more scary…

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It’s Time to Head Back to School no Matter Your Age!

By Deborah Voll September 20, 2022

The mornings are cooler and that hint of fall is in the air! Yellow school buses are making the rounds, kids are back in school, and the excitement of a new bookbag, crayons, and various school supplies reminds us that a fresh start is exactly what we need…

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The Power of Music to Transport Us Places

By Deborah Voll August 10, 2022

It was a damp Seattle evening in May, as I settled into my seat at Benaroya Hall to hear the Seattle Symphony. I was attending an event with a friend, and it was our “pre Mother’s Day treat” to ourselves…

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Cultivating Your Summer Garden through Life Coaching!

By Deborah Voll July 16, 2022

If you are reading this in “real time” then it is July in the Pacific Northwest which I call home. If you are not a native to the area then you may not be familiar with our saying, “summer weather for us does not officially start until the 5th of July…

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How to Keep and Make New Friends

By Deborah Voll June 03, 2022

Have you become exasperated with some of your friends as you’ve aged? Friends you once enjoyed… now you find difficult to be with? Lately, I’ve noticed that it is a little too easy to “cancel” people as we age. You can say the slightest thing…

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Planning for Retirement? Think About Time (and Not Just Money)

By Deborah Voll April 25, 2022

You’ve set a date. And the date is getting closer. We have wedding dates, baby due dates, vacation dates, closing dates, and moving dates. We prepare for all those things – we make lists, we shop, we prepare, we do paperwork. We do our homework…

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Are You Retired and Need/Want to Go Back to Work? Advice from a Career Coach!

By Deborah Voll April 05, 2022

Some retired women want to start a business, others want to go back into the workplace but in an entirely new field. Others want a pleasant or fun job to generate some extra money for vacations or special projects. Some women…

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3 Lessons I learned from Betty White

By Deborah Voll March 06, 2022

Back in January, I had the opportunity to see the movie Betty White, A Celebration, with my family. We, like others, were eagerly awaiting a 100th birthday celebration of Betty on January 17th but instead, we came together with others in a theater…

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8 Ways You Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day If You Are Alone (Or Have a Partner Who Is Just Not “Into” It!)

By Deborah Voll February 03, 2022

The date is looming on the calendar! February 14th, Valentine’s Day! It comes every year without fail and yet for some, it really does a number on our psyche. Perhaps you will be alone this year, or you struggle each year because your partner is just not into the holiday!

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Nearing Retirement? 3 Truths You Need to Consider

By Deborah Voll January 04, 2022

Most people haven’t given retirement much thought, only thinking how nice it will be to not have to get up at dawn. But then the days go on and you sense a little confusion or disappointment. Is this it? Is this what retirement is?

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