Passion with a Purpose — At Any Age “You’re perfect to address this topic. You’ve traveled, you wrote a book, you blog.” said the organizer of Mind Your Muse, a Wisconsin women’s group that provides classes and coaching to those seeking personal growth and self-empowerment. I agreed: I have passion; I have purpose; and I have
Living arrangements come in all shapes, sizes, and distances from one another. “What? I can’t hear you,” I yelled back, hoping my partner might make out my response through shared walls. We were learning to communicate in our new living arrangement — two small condominium units, next door but not connected, with access through the
Estate sales: A disclosing part of life. By 9:01 am, neighbors had responded to the handbills advertising the sale of Dick’s estate. They streamed into the house and garage, barely a month after Dick’s death. They may have felt like interlopers, trespassing into the private lives of he and his late wife, Alice. Family had
The “retirement” population will just about double (13% today; 20% in 2050) in 35 years. If we have these nasty characteristics now, think about them then . . . . It’s mid-morning. I’m at the bank, sitting in a manager’s office, completing paperwork for my account. Through the semi-permanent divider I can hear an older man’s
By early December, she spent a lot of time on the road with her son heading to the hospital for tests and more x-rays. Her other two children visited and provided the solace that only family can.
As my hair greys, my arthritis forces me into daily stretches, and my partner and I search for positive approaches to retirement, I ponder what the last section in the book of life will look like for us — it’s giant for opportunities. There are plenty of examples of retirement in the media —