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Embrace Your 70s! 3 Ways to Usher in the Next Glorious Decade!
2 weeks ago

Embrace Your 70s! 3 Ways to Usher in the Next Glorious Decade!

Don’t break out your disco boots, I am talking about your 70s, not the 70s. Whether you believe that 70 is the new 50, or it’s just 70, it can be a celebration with a positive attitude and plans. It’s not about what happens to you…
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The Exquisite Pain of Downsizing
2 weeks ago

The Exquisite Pain of Downsizing

We downsize to make life less complicated. Less expensive. Easier to maneuver. More accommodating to health care needs. Or for some of us, to lessen our footprint on mother earth. Though the care and upkeep of less square footage is enticing…
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Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge
2 weeks ago

Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge

I fancy myself a socially conscious citizen of the world. I don’t take a straw at restaurants, I recycle and compost, and I avoid overly packaged food and bottled water. Most of my clothes come from consignment or thrift stores…
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5 Simple Ways to Help an Ailing Friend
2 weeks ago

5 Simple Ways to Help an Ailing Friend

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My walking buddy and I meet every Tuesday for our weekly dose of sanity. We power walk through a neighborhood or a park, catch up with our lives, and solve the problems of the world – and those of other people too…
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Try Something New: Write a Poem and Stretch Your Brain
2 weeks ago

Try Something New: Write a Poem and Stretch Your Brain

A couple of years ago, I began penning poetry. My life was moving in new directions, and I wanted to express myself differently than with the prose style approach I mainly used before. I enjoyed reading poetry, so I decided to try…
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What Is the Upside of Downsizing?
2 weeks ago

What Is the Upside of Downsizing?

We all hear about downsizing as we enter our “Golden Years,” and it’s like swear words, but should you consider it? This is an interesting question, right? So, let’s take a moment to explore all the nuances of “downsizing”…
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The Power of Sacred Symbols in Your Home
3 weeks ago

The Power of Sacred Symbols in Your Home

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Years ago, I found a pair of beautiful, hand-carved, wooden angel wings in an antique shop. I bought them as a decorative accessory, but, strangely, could never find the right place for them in my spacious home. I tried them on several walls…
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How My Lockdown Birthday Fostered Reflection and Gratitude
3 weeks ago

How My Lockdown Birthday Fostered Reflection and Gratitude

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I had a biggish birthday recently. It wasn’t a milestone birthday, but rather – as one of the cards a friend sent me put it – “Somewhere between 29 and ‘none of your business’.” Because we are in lockdown here in the UK…
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Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself
3 weeks ago

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself

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There is a certain truth you must realize when writing a memoir: You are the central character in the story, therefore you must write about who you are. You cannot assume that the reader knows you, even if they are a close relative…
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Stuff It! How to Sensibly Deal with Our Parents’ Possessions as We Age
3 weeks ago

Stuff It! How to Sensibly Deal with Our Parents’ Possessions as We Age

As Baby Boomers grow older and start moving to smaller dwellings, their children are faced with a dilemma – parents’ possessions. Furniture, keepsakes and heirlooms that parents want to pass on are often not wanted by the younger…
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