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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.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s
1 month 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?
2 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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What Can We Do to Help: Virtual Volunteering in Quarantine
4 months ago

What Can We Do to Help: Virtual Volunteering in Quarantine

From my “virtual headquarters” at home in California, I’ve been in touch with friends around the world from: England, India, Nicaragua, Israel, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, and across the US…
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Giving Has Changed and You Need to Get Involved Now
4 months ago

Giving Has Changed and You Need to Get Involved Now

True wealth is found no place else but in the joy of giving. Look past your fears and start positioning for the opportunities that lie around the corner…
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The Importance of Virtual Volunteering in Times When We Can’t Be Physically Present
5 months ago

The Importance of Virtual Volunteering in Times When We Can’t Be Physically Present

By  •  Lifestyle

In the wake of the all-consuming Coronavirus, there is plenty of advice floating around for how to keep yourself calm and occupied at home…
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Are You an Empty Nester Looking for Purpose in Life? Volunteer!
5 months ago

Are You an Empty Nester Looking for Purpose in Life? Volunteer!

What is your purpose in life? The answer is elusive for most of us, especially as it is prone to change depending on many factors, age being just one of them…
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It’s Not Too Late If We All Contribute: 6 Areas We Can Help Save Our Planet
5 months ago

It’s Not Too Late If We All Contribute: 6 Areas We Can Help Save Our Planet

Last week, my reading group discussed Overstory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about connections between people and trees. Author Richard Powers, a gifted writer…
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Is Volunteering for You After 60? These 10 Benefits May Be the Boost You Need
7 months ago

Is Volunteering for You After 60? These 10 Benefits May Be the Boost You Need

After a lifetime of working for money, why on earth would we want to go and work for nothing? I was a volunteer with the National Trust in the UK for nearly four years. I was a costumed guide…
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Can Litter Pick Up Help Minimize Global Pollution? 72-Year-Old Action Nan Certainly Thinks So!
10 months ago

Can Litter Pick Up Help Minimize Global Pollution? 72-Year-Old Action Nan Certainly Thinks So!

As a podcaster, I interview influential guests from all over the world. Many are super accomplished and work for the most prestigious media outlets and organizations. Some have massive followings…
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Having Free Time After 60 Can Be So Rewarding – As a Volunteer!
10 months ago

Having Free Time After 60 Can Be So Rewarding – As a Volunteer!

A friend asked me recently whether she should take on the role of volunteer in a cause she believed in and for an organisation she trusted. My immediate reaction, based on my own experience, was “Yes, go for it…”
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