Mixing Photography and Painting to Create Unique Art

By Mary Staby   30 years ago I started hand-coloring black and white photographs. At first it was just a hobby… but I bought six pieces from Deb Dupont, an artist from Texas, and finally realized I need to learn how to do this.’ I am self-taught; there is nothing computerized or digital about my

Traveling SOLO:
Try It, You Might Like It

By Shirene Hayes Photo credit: www.connorvision.com Do you love to travel? Do you love to travel by yourself? Perhaps by the time you finish reading this article, and subsequent articles about traveling by yourself at 50+, you may wish to consider solo travel for your next trip. Do not in any way misunderstand, I love

Plant Based Essential Oils
Boost the Mind, Body & Spirit

By Melinda Myers   The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. Boost your energy and increase your focus as you balance work and family life. Peppermint has long been prized for this and more. You’ll find it also helps relieve headaches and

This Year Can Be Your Best Year Ever!

By Marlene Caraballo   When I was a kid people said anyone over thirty was over the hill. Now, at fifty-four I call B.S. The “hill” is not any particular age and when we reach the peak is different for everyone. Being over the hill is a choice. Our choice. Midlife can be a time

An Optimal Life:
Reaching Your Goals

My quest to unlock the mystery to permanent weight loss has been a lifetime journey. My team and I have narrowed the secrets of weight loss to 5 groups: Food, Exercise, Hormones, Medications and the Desire to make real change in your life! Food is the most complex of the 4 so while it’s number

Toss Out the Old, Let In the New Possibilities

New Year’s resolutions bring reflection on the past year and plans for the coming year. On the list somewhere is a goal of staying healthy, often phrased as maintaining “wellness”. For me, “wellness” goes beyond exercise, diet and adding spiritual components like meditation or Bible study to my schedule: it’s clearing the clutter! Make way

Realistic Resolutions

By Harriet P. Gross   January is a lesson in history, named for the ancient Roman god Janus, whose two faces looked backward and forward at the same time. We do that kind of looking ourselves, every New Year. But it’s not the same. We tend to push that old year away and focus full

Why Home May be the Asst living of the Future

Most older Americans want to stay in their homes for as long as they possibly can. Put in negative terms, almost all of us want to avoid moving into senior housing, at least until we have no other choice. But most also agree that assistance may become necessary as our capacities decline and our needs

Here’s How Much More the Typical Baby Boomer Makes than the Typical Millennial in Every US State

Older workers in the US tend to make more money than younger workers, but the extent of the income gap between generations varies among states. Using Census Bureau data, Business Insider found out how much more baby boomers earned than millennials in each state. The gap between baby coomer and milennial income is biggest in

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