When you only have 100 years to live

With time comes wisdom. I treasure my pearls of wisdom collection as much as some women cherish their heirloom jewelry. Some pearls have passed from generation to generation, some pearls as imperfectly perfect as self-taught lessons. The collection is as unique and special as the people I carry in my heart. “Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow. Of yesterday’s… Continue reading When you only have 100 years to live

Holiday wish list

Have you ever blown on a dandelion head and watched the seeds float away – a wish carried away by the wind? 2016 has been the year of dispersing the clutter in our lives. After 15 years in our present home, we found time and energy to sort through clothing, to lighten the load in… Continue reading Holiday wish list

5 ways to re-discover the fountain of youth

Drawn especially to older people that defy their chronological ages, some of my best friends are sharp-witted, vital, engaged and, coincidentally, in their 80s and 90s. I have soaked up advice and the life lessons on aging well from matriarchs and patriarchs across the globe. Five secrets to re-discover the fountain of youth: Add turmeric to… Continue reading 5 ways to re-discover the fountain of youth

High five

Holiday gatherings hostess gift: reasonably priced at $10-$13 this Italian wine is yummy plus it has a fun factor (glass “cork”) Scaia Bianca Garganega Chardonnay   Snacktime: Give me my Yasso bar, a 100 calorie (!) frozen treat that satisfies chocolate cravings and does not tip the scale in the wrong direction. It’s frozen Greek yogurt… Continue reading High five

Five for fighting (aging)

For all my fifty-something friends and tribe mates, one day you look through an unfiltered lens or in the harsh light of a bathroom mirror and flabby, flappy signs of aging wave back at you. Although there is no Hallmark greeting card for this undesired moment yet, it will serve you well to pay attention to this… Continue reading Five for fighting (aging)

5 ways to save money in my encore career

Frank and I have been living the encore career lifestyle for about three years. During the two years before we decided to take the plunge from our CAREERS to our encore careers we worked over our household monthly expenses, debits and credits endlessly. We worried, planned, talked, and were terrified of making a financial mistake. Managing a household budget is a well-documented… Continue reading 5 ways to save money in my encore career