Growing Bolder

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

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.

Process of Creating Art Inspires New Ideas

By Christopher J. Miller.  As the owner of Rainmaker Advertising Agency, I decided to try my hand at painting and picked up my very first brush in 2001. I had been designing creative work on a computer for years, but I wanted to create something more tactile. I felt disconnected and isolated from my digital

Tips for Women on How to Overcome the Daily Grind

By Gloria Martinez. Above photo of Zumba Class, Photo by: Adrzej Rembowski.  We all have to shove through the daily grind. Waking up at 5 a.m., getting your kids off to school, working late for less money than you made ten years ago, then doing it all over again – welcome to adult life. But

How Women Over 50 Can Meet—and Beat—the Challenge of a Career Change

By Gloria Martinez. Changing directions can be hard at any age, but transitioning later in your career can be especially daunting. How do you set yourself up for success without losing stability? Here’s how to make your move without taking on overwhelming risks.   Develop your brand One barrier for women is being seen as

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.

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