Growing Bolder

Connect with Those Who Matter

By Lauren Midgley ~ Is it that we are so busy with life, that we forget to reach out to those who matter? But aren’t WE touched when someone reaches out to us to say, “I was thinking about you”? The relationships in our life do matter to us, and it’s up to us to

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Hairs

By Debra Goldie Jones ~ Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, and, depending on your perspective (and Facebook status), you may regard it as a hint from Cupid’s bow or a hit for Hallmark’s coffers. When a text is just too tacky, or you can’t find a good $6.95 greeting card, it might be

It’s the Memory of the Person That Counts

By Debra Goldie Jones ~ When I was in high school, I would occasionally drop by my grandmother’s house for a chat. As we sat in a cozy nook, the cylindrical lamp glowing beside her would invariably mesmerize me. I watched the foamy implosion of Niagara Falls on a 360-degree plastic-covered paper panorama illuminated from

You’re an Empty Nester…Now What?

By Mary Meier-Evans, The Curious Cowgirl Travel Blog ~ Hello, fellow Empty Nester! Happy Fall!!! How was your Summer? Mine? Thanks for asking! My husband and I had one graduate from college, and a second (the last of our four kids) graduate from high school. Happy tears. Sad tears. And now what? I’m not a psychologist.

Saturday Night Ain’t What It Used to Be

By Allia Zobel Nolan ~ I recently took a breather from Netflix and caught a rerun of Saturday Night Live. The sight of John Travolta strutting his stuff on the dance floor brought back memories. As an old (or, shall I say, mature) married lady, Saturday is just another night for me. But it wasn’t always that

Continuing the Search for Meaning in Our Lives

By Marlene Caraballo ~ It might seem reasonable that, after we hit 50, our quest for finding meaning in our life would wane. We’ve been so busy. We’ve had a family, a career, perhaps one (or more) marriages, an education. We’ve been around the block, as they say; felt joy, experienced loss, dodged a quiver

How to Live a Healthy and Wealthy Retirement Life!

By Valentina Wilson ~ “Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”  – Harry Emerson Fosdick ‘Retirement’ may sound mind-soothing and relaxing, but to some extent, it can be depressing and disastrous if you are not well prepared for it. Maintaining a healthy, wealthy, and prosperous life leads to a happy retirement life.

From Hollywood to Africa—A Vision Becomes Reality

By Carolyn Bower~ Many classic film enthusiasts and television fans know the names William Holden and Stefanie Powers for their acting endeavors. Some, however, may not be aware of their significant achievements in wildlife conservation and education. William Holden traveled to Kenya on a safari in the 1950s and developed a passion for the area.

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