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

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

Congratsamundo to Happy Days’ Anson Williams for Saving Lives

By Nick Thomas ~ As one of the most popular television shows in the late 70s to early 80s, “Happy Days” helped propel many cast regulars into the production side of show business. Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, and Anson Williams all achieved recognition behind the camera as producers, directors, and/or writers. Williams played

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

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