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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Cook It Up!

While our children were home, we concerned ourselves with cooking nutritious meals for them on a regular basis.  We knew their growth, stamina, and concentration depended on it.  Fresh fruits, raw vegetables, and meats were all a part of teaching them to eat healthy when they became adults. So what happened to all of that […]

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The Keys To Successful Dating Over 50

Even though I agree with the old adage that says “Age does not matter”, I have still seen many individuals’ egos shrink as they grow older. There is an internal belief especially among this age group that dating seems to be only for the young. Now is the time to assert ourselves and say that […]

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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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Remember When-Memories To Share

As you think back to your younger years and any family get-togethers that you attended, you were probably more interested in playing with any cousins that were similar in age than you were in spending time with aunts, uncles, or grandparents. We weren’t generally interested in our parents’ memories, nor our older relatives or their […]

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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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Simplify And De-Clutter Your Life

If you’re like many of the rest of us over fifty, we’ve gathered a lot of “stuff” over the years. Let’s be honest for most of us the only times we have a really good clear out of things we no longer use or need is when we move. Even then many of us just […]

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Preparing Your Garden For Fall

Fall season is considered as the best season for harvest. This is also an ideal time to arrange your flower beds and to clean up in preparation for winter. Of course depending on where you are living in the world and your climate this will dictate how much protection your plants and shrubs will need, […]

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Cooking For Two

If you’ve been used to cooking for a family, it can take a while to make the adjustment of cooking for just one or two people again. On the plus side you can cook meals that you really like as well as preparing meals in advance. So many grocery stores cater to families with those […]

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