Tips for Women Entrepreneurs on Running a Business and a Household

Many successful female business owners are the CEO of more than just their company. Working to make a business stable and prosperous while also juggling a myriad of other responsibilities is a challenging task not entirely unique to women entrepreneurs, but highly skewed toward them. Doing so takes the drive, determination, and balance. Here are

Let Personal Growth and Gratitude Put Some Spring Into Your Step!

By Marlene Caraballo ~ One of the most challenging daily obstacles to overcome if we want to live our best life is our mood. Our perspective on how our day is going, how we met or missed our goals, and what our circumstances du jour is — can all make or break how we feel

Loung Ung…Surviving the Killing Fields of Cambodia

By Mike McGee ~ Loung Ung lived through the Communist control of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, lost family in the infamous “killing fields,” and was taught to be a child soldier. But her first major challenge in living in America was Independence Day, 1980. “…And when the first fireworks went off, I tried desperately

50 in 10!

by Cindy Boss Photo by Denys Nevozhai    I turn 50 years in 10 days! I honestly think I have been waiting for this day my whole life. What? I was born an old lady — an old soul. This just does not work well on a teenager or a 20-something, but, the older I

“Use It — Or Lose It!”

By Stephanie Reinke, Ed.D. These are words we often hear in relation to our muscles; if we don’t use them, they will atrophy. It turns out, this old adage can be applied to our brains as well. Staying intellectually engaged is a great benefit to our health; especially as we age. The research is clear…learning

We All Need Somebody to Lean On

By Marlene Caraballo. It seems the older we get, the more alone we sometimes feel. Society pushes us to manage life all alone under the guise of independence; the marker for having made it. The push begins as kids, from the day we’re born, and continues in a long and pressured rush away from any

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

Colombian Coffee in Bogota

By Shirene Hays, Travel Enthusiast. Do you ever feel like there is so much travel to be had and so little time?  I sure do!  Hence, I live in a world of random and spur of the moment!  This last summer was my epic 55th birthday.  I decided five days before my birthday I was going to cross off of my

Getting Beyond the Fears that Hold Us Back

By Marlene Caraballo It’s the start of a new year, and you have an idea of what you’d like to make happen in the next twelve months.   If you’re like me, setting intentions and dreaming up goals is the easy part. Making them happen is where it gets sticky. Are you struggling with taking actions to make progress on

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

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