My Second Act

Saving the World in My Second Act

By: Maria Clark “What now?” The question raced through my mind on loop when I learned my position had been eliminated in January 2021, ending 33 years of leadership at a major nonprofit organization.  At the time, I had no idea it was the best thing to ever happen to me. After three decades at

From Blog to Book

By K. C. Bailey ~ It began as a blog. I was making my first and only feature film, and people wanted to follow the crazy, fun, frustrating events. So, I built a website and began chronicling the adventures of making my movie, Revenge in Kind. I blogged with no holds barred. I wrote about

Spin White Gold into Yarn

By Janna Feldman~ A gallon of milk weighs about 8.6 pounds, depending on whether it is whole milk (heavier) or skim (lighter). In the United States, a “hundredweight” is a unit of mass equal to 100 pounds. The last time I checked, cow milk sells for $12.00 per hundredweight, goat milk sells for $25.00 per

Friendship Goes Gluten-Free

By Kerri Smith~ Good food makes people happy. This simple statement has transformed the lives of Trisha Johnson and Shan O’Polka. They met at work more than 30 years ago and instantly bonded over their love of food. For Trisha, it’s the delight she takes in feeding people — the pure joy that only a

Making a Feature Film in Dallas

By K. C. Bailey~ It all started with a challenge from my husband. We were watching a movie with a scene of an attack against a woman that was so disturbing I left the room. When I returned, I complained that movies never seemed to show women getting the upper hand or taking revenge. My

Living My 2nd Act

Onward and Upward to New Adventures By Rosari Birmingham~  Retirement. Oh, I do not like that word, and I never did! The first thing I did when I “retired” from 22 years as an educator in the Dallas ISD School District was tear up my DISD calling cards and replace them with new, fresh, colorful

Tennessee River View provides reflection and inspiration | Photo by Bobbie Noreen

It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Best Life

Bobbie Noreen proves how that is possible decade after decade. By Meggan Taylor, Contributing writer ~ Bobbie Noreen is an award-winning real estate broker, manager, agent, author, and real estate, educator based in Nashville, TN. Bobbie has worked in real estate since 1975. She had her own company, Legacy Properties, LLC, and worked as the

Living “La Pura Vida” in Costa Rica

By Alma O. Garcia ~ Last summer, I wrote an article for this publication describing “My Second Act” of reinventing myself, becoming a minimalist, selling/giving away everything, and moving to Costa Rica. This is the sequel to the journey. After my article was published, my mom, who had been challenged with dementia, died peacefully in

A Time to Live, A Time to Give

What Perseverance Means to Me By Yvonne Crum, Founder, Fashion Stars for a Cause ~ I often wonder where strength comes from in people’s lives. Why is it easier for some to battle life’s darkest times and most profound disappointments and harder for others? When I look back on my life, I know I could

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