General Interest

Do Not Disturb!

Most nights I have a terrible time falling asleep. My mind is never fully at rest. I turn on my ceiling fan…winter and summer…punch my pillow to mold it into my neck, pull up my quilt, get into position and close my eyes. It’s then I remember I have to phone Cynthia with directions to the restaurant we’re meeting at on Wednesday, work on a Letter o...Read More

Of Miniskirts and Political Correctness

Does what you wear matter?  Should it?  Why? We’re traveling and have limited cooking opportunities.  So, this morning I went out to get us come “grub.”  Stopped at the local donut shop. And – there she was. Long, long hair, all twisted in curls.  Mini skirt, leather gladiator sandals, sheer (very) blouse loosely covering a lacy brassiere leaving v...Read More

Let’s Stay Vigorous, Vital! 5 Yoga Poses That Help

Life is busy. We tend to take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves. As a result, healthy lifestyles and exercise programs often get left behind. What if there was a way to improve balance, coordination and strength while reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving sleep quality? An estimated 11 million A...Read More

10 Hours

10 Hours – The total length of time I spent in the Emergency Room at Newton Memorial Hospital. Four of those hours I sat in the outer waiting room where my complaint of being unable to breath was accepted as trivial compared to that of the man who walked in carrying his finger in a jar. Three of those hours were spent on my back, on what the ...Read More

16 Anti-Aging Tips We Need to Know

For every woman over 55 who’s still spending money on dubious anti-aging pills and potions that promise miraculous results, there’s another who knows what it really takes to stay young-looking and healthy. This article will aim to help you become the latter.   Because the truth is, there are no anti-aging “tricks.” There are no fast miracles.   Whe...Read More

How To Give Your Retirement Relocation A Test Flight First

Maybe you are one of the many Americans who dream of moving to a perfect location where you’ll spend your retirement years. You are planning the perfect time when you will end your working days and turn them into more playful days. Have you ever considered taking a test flight to try out your dream location before you retire there? If you don...Read More

Can your marriage survive and thrive during retirement?

Maybe your dream of retirement is that small homestead in rural America. Maybe your spouse thinks that sounds like more work than working the career a few more years. Statistics show that the number of people over 65 who divorce is growing. One of the main reasons for this is that people who have glided through life and ignored ongoing relationship...Read More

How Many Words Does It Take?

  There are a lot of words in our lives. The Oxford English Dictionary lists 171,476 words in current use, not including 50,000 words labeled obsolete, technical, regional, new, and invented by people like The Orange Man in the White House.   Think covfefe and braggadocious. The rest of us own fewer words. The average English-speaking adult kn...Read More

5 Scams Aimed at Baby Boomers

If you’re visiting your mom or dad and see an excessive amount of junk mail, take note: Your parent might be a prime target for fraud. “If your parents’ mail is filled with sweepstakes notifications, free gift offers and more magazines than they could possibly read, chances are good they’re on a ‘sucker list,'” w...Read More

Falls? Falls! Ugh! Here’s What Matters in Prevention…

You may think winter – with its snow and slippery ice – is the only time when the majority of falls occur.  Think again.  And as we and our loved ones age, falls loom large on the list of preventable injuries. So it’s time – right now – to think about how to prevent falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): ...Read More

5 Key Retirement Questions You Need To Answer After 50

Retiring is not an easy decision. A written retirement plan can help you in many ways, so you can implement it when you do retire. When you write your retirement plan, you must evaluate critical factors in your life and your expectations of retirement. The written retirement plan can be lengthy or brief, but requires you to answer critical question...Read More

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

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