It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.
Reinvention, renewal, inspired ideas ... they all have time to breed just a little more during those lazy summer afternoons when you may be taking an extra walk, sitting on a beach, hopefully even holidaying somewhere wonderful.
Every journey begins with the first step. In this case, the first trip, stumble, wipeout, and smear across the road. Perfect is not a word I aspire to, "perfecting" is one I embrace particularly when it comes to life.
Vicki retired after 26 years in the insurance industry and knew it was time for a life dedicated to art. First, she provided a collection of large whimsical paintings to decorate the walls of the newly built Battered Women's Shelter.
I remember when I had to learn to say "I" instead of "we," and how far I have come since then. It took time to start liking myself again and eventually love myself. Along the way, I have learned quite a few lessons about how to move onto the next chapter of your life and love yourself again.
Today, I'm driven to begin a series about the excitement of living in NYC for the past 9+ years, why I loved it, why I'm leaving it, where I'm going. I hope it's helpful. Perhaps it will move you to "reinvent" yourself ... at any age.
(Image from eonline.com) It's a good thing I hadn't followed Rob Lowe's 36-year career all that closely (Michael J Fox was more my vibe back in the...
I quit my job. That's right. At age 61, almost 62, I quit ... with real hopes I can begin again. The past 16 years have been amazing, teaching and inspiring high school students to love journalism as much as I do. But, things change ... schools change directions and it is time to move forward.
Caitlyn Jenner's transformation was fascinating and inspiring to so many of us -- not only for the social change it means for our world, but also because it is rare to see any reinvention that is so total.
"It's good to be in the race, to be engaged with other people; to challenge your mind; to be curious; be inquisitive; always be willing to improve you...
Most boomers at the upper end of the demographic know healthy diet and regular exercise help maintain a youthful body. And while physical exercise doesn't do much to prevent a boomer's spirit from aging, a new adventure can.
The man in my life begins to rattle off a list of regrets. His jaw is set and resting in his hand, his gaze is fixed somewhere in the distance, and his voice is unusually monotone. I tell myself he's melancholy because of a recent birthday. 50 is tough enough. 60 can be tougher.
By midlife, most of us are experts at 'going through' things -- going through divorce, going through layoffs, going through child rearing, illness, accidents or whatever life has thrown our way. Life has had its way with us; we've survived, but not necessarily thrived.
Confidence gives you a reason to be more comfortable in your own skin, and to do the things that are best for you. And the better you get, the more you have to give.
Tiffany started her website for $3,000 and believes that just about anyone can save this kind of money to have an app built or a website built. She encourages women to start their own businesses and learn tech. Here are her top five tips to get started.
There used to be a time when women of a certain age were respected and held in high esteem. They were recognized for their wisdom and their intuition. They were the keepers of stories. They were the nurturers and caregivers and they were honored for this. Over time that changed.