Lifestyle

That Was Then-This is Now

Well, here you are. Your life is changing around you and you know that you have to adjust. You’ve passed your 50th birthday. Your family have grown and moved on with their lives. You begin to think you’re just not needed any longer and you wonder what your purpose in life is now. At a […]

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Learning To Live Alone After Losing A Partner

One of the most difficult things to do is to live a solitary life when the majority of one’s lifetime was spent with someone. Losing someone to divorce, separation or in the worst case, death, is devastating. Its impact to the individual is deep and intense. Having the old vigor in one’s self can be […]

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Making New Friends Later In Life

 Whether you’re widowed, divorced, or just tired of being alone, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy life with other like-minded people.  There will always be those fleeting moments when you’ll experience loneliness.  Maybe you recall busier times when the children were still home or you remember the Sunday get-togethers with family.  Whatever the reasons, […]

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An Empty Nest-Time For Change

Ok, so the kids have grown and gone.  It might be they’re just across town or maybe they’ve moved across the country.  Regardless, they’re not home on a daily basis any longer and you miss them terribly.  What are you going to do about it?  Move in with them?!  That’s not a good idea. Haven’t […]

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Helping Others By Trading Skills

In these financially uncertain times, bartering is a wonderful way to have your needs fulfilled as well as being useful to help meet the needs of others. Decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for neighbors and people of the community to barter instead of buying their supplies and goods. Today, many people are finding the same […]

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Managing Life’s Ups & Downs As We Age

I see the world as being filled with two types of people:  Those who handle life’s interrupting situations well, and those who don’t.  It really doesn’t matter what age a person is because everyone encounters highs and lows they will need to deal with.  However, being over 50 gives us an advantage over many.  We […]

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Be Confident-You Can Do It

Everyone has talent or is gifted in one way or another.  We all have something that we enjoy doing and are good at. The problem is that we have tended to our families and all the responsibilities that go with that for so many years that we’ve lost the confidence we had in other areas […]

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Staying Young At Heart

I was talking to someone a few years ago and we were discussing our childhood.  We remembered the games we played, things our parents told us, and people we knew.  Of course we laughed as we reminisced and shed a tear as we missed loved ones who had passed away. We also talked about how […]

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What Happy People Know That Others Don’t

All of us have known a few people that just seem to always be smiling. They even have laugh wrinkles to prove it. These are the same few people that we’re happy to run into from time to time. They’re just encouraging and uplifting and we always feel better having had seen them. We’ve also […]

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A Positive Mind through Osmosis

So what in the world is “osmosis”?  If you think back to all those years you spent in Science class, you may remember that one of the definitions of osmosis is “the gradual, often unconscious, absorption of knowledge or ideas through continual exposure rather than deliberate learning”, as the Encarta Dictionary states it. Basically, what […]

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