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2 weeks ago

6 Useful Tips to Prepare Your Garden for the Winter Season (# 6 is My Favorite!)

Summer has unfortunately come to an end, and now it’s time to jump into your rain boots, grab your trusty trowel and put those garden beds to rest. While fall certainly isn’t the most exciting time to be gardening, your plants will appreciate…

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2 weeks ago

Did You Know You Can Sell Your Own House?

My nephew recently called me and asked me to list his home for sale. I have been the “family” real estate go-to person for over 40years, so it was not an unusual request. My answer to his request would be different this time. I have just retired both my…

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2 weeks ago

Navigating the Transition to Retirement in the 3 Most Emotional Categories

One of the most difficult and emotional times in our lives is making the transition to retirement. Sure, all of the ads make us think of freedom, buying a vineyard, going sailing or hitting the road in a Winnebago! The reality is that although some may be able…

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2 weeks ago

Building on Experience and Sharing – Happy Birthday and Happy 100, Betty Reid Soskin

Photo credit: Luther Bailey/National Park Service The articles I have recently read about Betty Reid Soskin put me in mind of Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day with the closing lines: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Soskin, throughout her life, seems to have understood […]

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3 weeks ago

How I Started Creative Writing for Fun and Healing

I have loved words and written in one form or another most of my life. What felt like a small, isolated world became rich and full of grand adventures on the page. My early experiences were in making up stories for the lives of my dolls and the make-believe…

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3 weeks ago

Reach Higher: A Four-Step Process to Facilitate Positive Change

Initiating positive pivots can be challenging and requires commitment and planning. Has the pandemic caused you to make shifts in your daily habits? How’s it going? Changes that have staying power are the ones we have personally invested in…

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3 weeks ago

Get Started with Oil Painting for Beginners and Reconnect with Your Creative Side

So you want to start painting? I am delighted with your decision, because painting is one of the most rewarding pastimes available to us. No doubt you have some time available and want a relaxing hobby? Painting will do that for you…

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3 weeks ago

The Awesome Power of Messaging Apps for Older Adults

There’s no doubt about it – the way we communicate has drastically changed over the past year with more and more people using smartphones. Texting, message apps or instant messages (IM) with emoji’s, LOL’s, FWIW’s and OMG’s are now mainstream methods…

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4 weeks ago

5 Ways to Channel Your Inner Moira Rose (You Will Definitely Want to Do It)

If you haven’t had the pleasure of Moira Rose’s company yet, let me introduce you. Moira perches on the edge of a little town called Schitt’s Creek. She has an alien accent, dresses like socialite Lulu Guinness and brings the drama wherever she goes…

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4 weeks ago

10 Best Websites to Find Freelance Jobs

Have you recently found yourself out of work? Are you looking for some extra cash to help with monthly expenses? Do you want to stay active and do something that you enjoy while being paid? Whatever reason brings you to the point of looking…

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