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4 weeks ago

Have You Become the Designated Family Photo Historian?

Becoming the family photo historian can come about in different ways: you may have volunteered for the position, or, like me, you may have had it thrust upon you. Either way, dealing with the responsibility and logistics of it all can be somewhat overwhelming…

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4 weeks ago

Creating Identity Safe Spaces for Children and Adults of All Backgrounds

When I was growing up, we used to have a saying translated from Yiddish, “What am I, chopped liver?” We said it whenever any of us felt left out of the group in some way. In college, I studied social psychology and learned that humans crave a sense…

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4 weeks ago

Get Your Own House Back! Stop Being a Repository for Other People’s Stuff! (VIDEO)

If there is one thing we all noticed a little more of during the Covid lockdown, it was the amount of clutter we had accumulated and the impact it can have on how we feel in our own homes. Perhaps for the first time, you clearly felt the impact…

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4 weeks ago

How Can We Communicate Better in a World of “Easy” Communication?

Do you ever just call someone out of the blue? More likely, you text at least a day ahead to make a “date” to talk. Our generation didn’t come up with this protocol, but we seem to be following suit. I’m rebelling! One evening after dinner, in the middle…

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4 weeks ago

10 Things that Make You Look and Feel Older than You Are

Is age really just a number? Sometimes it feels like it and sometimes it seems uncompromisingly set in stone. Everyone would like to look and feel younger, but how do we do this? It is probably easier to point out the things that make us look…

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1 month ago

Being an Older Person a Young Person Wants to Be Around

I work a few days a week as a professional chef and, at 66, I am the same age as many of my young co-workers’ grandmothers. It’s challenging sometimes, but mostly it’s fun, invigorating and keeps me feeling and acting younger…

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1 month ago

What to Do in Retirement: 20 Serious (and Fun!) Things to Keep You Busy!

My best friend was recently forced into an early retirement. While she was within a year of wanting to retire anyway, it came as a bit of a shock when her job position was eliminated, and she was faced with trying to occupy the hours in the day…

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1 month ago

Growing into My Love for Gardening

I married a bona fide farm boy/nature lover. When I met Dave, he was a grad student in the biology department, and he was teaching Botany. He has always planted things. I love that he has planted trees anywhere we have lived and especially that he is…

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1 month ago

Is It Time to Face and Purge Your Closet?

You can learn a lot about a woman by looking at her closet. Some closet spaces are tidy and arranged by color while others are in disarray with heaps of clothes that didn’t quite make it onto a hangar. I think that the way we feel about our aging bodies…

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1 month ago

Cooking with Essential Oils and Doing Good

Eating is my passion and I take it seriously. I love cooking, but I’m passionate about being cooked for, so I’m supremely grateful my wife is an amazing home cook. Every time I devour one of her gastronomic gems, or even when we’re out restaurant…

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