There are many retired people where I live, probably what the marketers would describe as the 'lucky Baby boomers.' These 'lucky' people it seems have decided to sell up and 'live the dream' in the sun.
We all know people who are self-sacrificing for their friends and relatives. Often, these individuals sacrifice their resources at the expense of themselves -- finances, housing, emotional energy -- and then complain about it later.
Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.
Frank Ferrante was a 54-year-old battling obesity, drug and alcohol addiction and Hepatitis C when he stumbled into a vegan restaurant called Café Gratitude. There he met a trio of 20-somethings who transformed his life.