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Giving Back and Volunteering

After 4 or more decades in the workforce, many women over 60 are deciding to spend more time volunteering in retirement. This is a win-win situation. Giving back provides us with a sense of purpose, while we enrich the lives of those around us.

Product Reviews: To Write or Not to Write?
4 weeks ago

Product Reviews: To Write or Not to Write?

Normally, I dismiss any plea for a product review. Instead of a cute tag on a string, the request typically comes in a follow-up email to confirmation that my purchase has been delivered. Who has time to review?
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Staying Connected When the Pandemic Disconnects Us: 30 Days of Paying It Forward
3 months ago

Staying Connected When the Pandemic Disconnects Us: 30 Days of Paying It Forward

By  •  Lifestyle

Socially distancing for physical health can have the opposite effect on our mental health. We are social beings, created to connect meaningfully with other human beings. When we lose that, we lose part of ourselves…
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5 Ways Volunteering Makes Me Better
4 months ago

5 Ways Volunteering Makes Me Better

I’ve tried volunteering at a number of different organizations over the past few years. It has taken some trial and error to find a mutually rewarding spot for my efforts. Right now, I am happily giving some time to two organizations…
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5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Consider Volunteer Fundraising
4 months ago

5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Consider Volunteer Fundraising

Do you want to do something special, something meaningful for a cause you love? Are you thinking that you are ‘over the hill’ and that your useful days are over? Do you want to make a positive difference somewhere?
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5 Things to Break the Doldrums of Covid-19 Restriction When Over 60
5 months ago

5 Things to Break the Doldrums of Covid-19 Restriction When Over 60

You, me, and just about everyone on the planet is feeling the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions. There are many things we can’t do anymore, and this can make us feel isolated and lonely. For some, it causes lapses into a mild depression…
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How You Can Volunteer as an Older Adult
6 months ago

How You Can Volunteer as an Older Adult

Are you finding yourself with more time on your hands? Have you retired and are looking for things to do with your days? There are many ways we can occupy ourselves as we get older. We can start new hobbies, we can travel…
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What If You Could Change Someone’s World?
7 months ago

What If You Could Change Someone’s World?

For these past several months, like many of you, I have been operating virtually through Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype. Many people have experienced this as exhausting. I understand that position…
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Is It Possible to Find Purpose in the Time of Pandemic? Yes – If You Know Where to Look!
7 months ago

Is It Possible to Find Purpose in the Time of Pandemic? Yes – If You Know Where to Look!

As the pandemic drags on month after month, loneliness can tighten its cruel grip. For many, a sense of purpose is the primary weapon against loneliness, yet thanks to Covid-19, the usual sources of meaning and purpose…
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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s
8 months ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s

I worked in non-profit organizations (NGO’s) for over three decades and, for the most part, enjoyed the time spent with the volunteers that came in to help. Read More

The Great Kindness Challenge: What’s Yours?
9 months ago

The Great Kindness Challenge: What’s Yours?

By  •  Mindset

We are an interconnected world, as we’ve discovered more powerfully than ever through the pandemic, and if that interconnectedness sometimes brings unwanted offerings, such as the virus, it also brings treasures, like that of kindness…
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