Perspectives

An Intentional New Year’s Non-Resolution

By Marlene Caraballo ~ It’s a New Year! Therefore, we may feel forced to make new resolutions we all too often don’t keep. Let’s face it: Life gets busy, and, though we start out motivated with good intentions, many of us fall off the resolution wagon as quickly as February. So, this year I’d like

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

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.

Discovering the Magic of Radical Open-Mindedness

By Marlene Caraballo ~   As we get older, we tend to get set in our ways and our way of thinking. We like routine and cozy habits, and why not? After all, if it ain’t broke, why fix it. We think we’ve got it all figured out: We’ve lived a bunch of decades, and

Lasting Friendships Make Life Rich

By Marlene Caraballo ~   Our vision may grow blurrier as we grow older, but we gain more clarity. We start to focus on the things in life that matter and have meaning. Real friendships come out at the top of the list for what makes a life for us over-50s rich and meaningful. When

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

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

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