Author: AFL Staff

The Freedom that Comes with an Uncluttered Life

I like to believe I am on the cutting edge, always one step ahead of the latest trend. I commonly find that I have initiated lifestyle changes long before they are publicized on major print media or featured on television. This is why when the tiny house trend started to catch on a few years ago, my spouse and I felt like we were ahead of the game....Read More

Redefining Being “Old”

These days we’re quick to categorize people. Just ask any Millennial aged person, the stigma they face just because of the year they were born is one they just can’t shake. The same goes for those of us in our later years – old people. But are we really old? Most of us who are, technically, old, don’t think of ourselves that way. We’re healthy, act...Read More

How to Become Financially Free from Adult Children

We love our children. We want to support them and watch them grow into stable, happy adults. But sometimes adulthood gets stalled, financially. It’s a normal part of the foray into adulthood; high rent, low pay, high debt, low expendable cash. For your adult children, the trouble with starting out isn’t just learning to manage that paycheck, but to...Read More

How To Survive Going Gray: Tips, Tricks & Hacks

This is everything I could think to say about my year of transitioning to gray. How to cover the white stripe. What colors to wear. How to not feel dowdy and drab. Significant others. The grow out process. Everything but wigs! Hollywood actress Monique Parent discusses beauty tips she has learned in the film biz as well as aging gracefully, health ...Read More

7 Most Common Misconceptions About Aging

As we age, most people become what they think we will become and stereotypes play a big role in this process. Think you know the facts about growing older? Think again. Here are 7 common misconceptions about aging: Old women are depressed and lonely: While we may get sad and lonely from time to time, research shows that the least lonely and depress...Read More

How To Have The Best Sex Of Your Life After 50

I want you to think: what was the best sex you ever had?  You don’t have to tell anyone your answer but think back to that encounter. What made it the best? Was it who you were with? Where were you? Was it because you were feeling great about yourself? What if I were to tell you that the best sex of your life could be in your future? Many believe t...Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Aging and Fitness

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe for me to start now? It’s never too late start and...Read More

How to Save Money as a 55+ Traveler

Are you an empty nester? Are you retired or planning for retirement? Then I’m sure you’ve thought about the new possibilities and opportunities that await, one of which is the luxury of being able to travel. However, if you’re like many 55-plus folks, you may be on a limited or restricted budget. This means you want to save money as you plan ...Read More

Scientifically Proven Tip To Live Longer & Better

Look away from this screen for a moment and close your eyes. Think about the thing in your life that makes you the most fulfilled. It could be a person – such as your child – or a hobby, like travel. It can be anything. Hopefully, you’ve reopened your eyes and have a clear picture in your mind. Now, ask yourself one crucial question: does this thin...Read More

5 Tips for Finding Friendship after 50

Research – and experience – shows that our network of friends tends to shrink as we get older. As we age, it becomes harder and harder to find time to catch up with friends, whether they’re down the street or across the country. Similarly, it becomes much harder to make friends after 50. We no longer can rely on our children’s play groups and sport...Read More

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