Valentine's Day is a romantic time for couples - a special day to express love. But it can also put pressure on people who, every other day of the year, are perfectly fine with their single status. Are you one of the millions of singles who is lonely on this day? Feeling alienated or insecure may leave you depressed - and worried that you don't have the energy or motivation to do what is in your best interests.
But you don't have to react like that. Although you can't control… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 31, 2010 at 8:54pm —
By Robert Fowler, Retirement Media Inc.
I have always been a fast eater and could finish a lunch at work in time to do errands and be back at my desk on time. But it was no pleasure and was fast, crowded and many times expensive.
Now that I am retired, at home and flexible, I have discovered a simple pleasure that I frequently look forward to: going out for lunch. No I am not talking about the retirement lunch when you are leaving a company. I am talking about going out… Continue
Added by Robert Fowler on January 31, 2010 at 9:16am —
Mexico requiring passports from Canadians
Canadian citizens have been able to visit the country with just a birth certificate plus photo ID, but that is changing as Mexico "aligns its entry requirements to the rest of North America," said Alfonso Sumano, the Mexico Tourism Board's regional director for Canada. Out… Continue
Added by Luis Miranda on January 30, 2010 at 8:21pm —
I developed a mini-project for myself this past week and that was to listen carefully to what people were saying.
It was interesting to me that a theme developed – and it was one of regret. Now, the other interesting 'coincidence' (and I don't believe there is such a thing) is that, at church on Sunday, that was the topic for the sermon. It was part of a series titled, "God has an App for that!" Gave me goose-bumps! Then, later that day at home, while I was making soup and listening… Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on January 29, 2010 at 4:35pm —
Quest Makers are women in their 40s and beyond who've declared "now it's my time," and then set off on their own journeys to realize their dreams. Every month a Quest Maker is featured in the free e-newsletter, Your Next Quest Chronicles. Click here to enjoy archived issues.
Kathleen Bohn of Dripping Springs in Texas Hill Country is January's Quest Maker.
I first learned of… Continue
Added by Michèle M. Meagher on January 27, 2010 at 9:04am —
For those of us who love creating- whether it’s a beautiful home, project, party or business idea- the concept of re-arranging furniture is appealing on many levels. A fresh perspective, a different way to experience our well-worn, familiar mental or physical space is a powerful tool. When I’m faced with a big challenge, I will often give my conscious mind a break while I literally move a couch or two. It’s exhilarating. It gets the creative juices flowing – and if framed properly can be almost… Continue
Added by Susan Ross on January 26, 2010 at 6:30pm —
You don’t need me to tell you that times are economically challenging right now. This true story of a recent estate I handled may give us all new perspectives on our accumulated stuff. I had to clean out the home of a lady who passed away. The family had already been given all the items they wanted from her home
Added by Bernice D. Gomez on January 26, 2010 at 4:46pm —
Added by Lori Bitter on January 20, 2010 at 5:49pm —
A great deal has been written about the effect Boomers will have on rural communities and small towns. Whether economic, social, educational or service delivery, Boomers will continue to have a significant impact on the communities in which they choose to retire.
The following is a summary of several recent studies on the economic benefits retirees bring to a community and some of the values they seek when choosing a place to retire.
Added by Joe verdoorn on January 20, 2010 at 12:46pm —
Elder InterConnected - Geriatric Web 2.0 at its Best
Elderly relatives want to stay in touch with family. Family caregivers are frequently caring from a distance. In the social media age, training the elderly how to use Twitter, Skype, & instant messengers would be a great asset. I want to create a training course for senior centers & communities.
Elder InterConnected would be a unique program that would take the social media of today - Twitter, Skype, instant… Continue
Added by Melanie Saulnier on January 17, 2010 at 3:48pm —
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Feeling down in the dumps now that the holidays are over? If you're hoping for something uplifting on these dreary days and cold nights, you're not alone. T.S. Eliot, in The Waste Land
, said, "April is the cruelest month." But studies have found that for the majority of Americans, January is the most depressing month of the year.
Have you experienced any of this yourself? Your eager anticipation for the… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 17, 2010 at 12:54am —
2 pounds rump
15 years Thyme
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dry wrinkle rub
2 Male bone-in loins
Cracked pepper (to more than taste)
4 yuks well beaten
5 pounds salt
6 bottles Burgundy wine
5 pounds butter
2 Midlife Gals in their own skins
Prepare The Midlife Gals according to package directions, making sure to undercook them. Pour over 2 male bone-in loins and marinate for at least 6 hours (or however long the Cialis… Continue
Added by The Midlife Gals on January 16, 2010 at 1:29pm —
You don’t need me to tell you that times are economically challenging right now. This true story of a recent estate I handled may give us all new perspectives on our accumulated stuff.
I had to clean out the home of a lady who passed away. The family had already been given all the items they wanted from her home. What to do with the rest of the belongings?
Often a family wants to donate the remainder of the belongings to charity and doesn’t have a preference where to… Continue
Added by Julie Hall on January 13, 2010 at 6:00pm —
All of us know friends who have lost their jobs in this recession. Some of us have been looking for new employment as well. To lighten this transition period (which, of course, will lead to something better-and maybe totally unexpected),
a new blog
has appeared, and it describes the new and hilarious experiences of the Boomer male, suddenly taking over the many chores of the household as he searches daily for a new… Continue
Added by Mary M. Bevevino, PhD on January 13, 2010 at 9:46am —
Added by Raul O'Farrill on January 9, 2010 at 10:04pm —
Every once in a while something comes by my desk that I believe will be of value to you. I thought you would find the information below very valuable to help you be a “Positive Change Maker” of your own life and keep you on course for what’s truly important during your life’s next stages.
Millions of Americans have had to change their retirement plans in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. The new PBS series, Retirement Revolution, looks at the stories of everyday people who… Continue
Added by Coach Mary Radu on January 9, 2010 at 2:26pm —
How one’s voice betrays
one’s age in three ways: rate becomes slower, pitch is higher and there’s more tremor in the voice – at least in men. Next they
Before I was hired to work at NBC they… Continue
Added by Kare Anderson on January 9, 2010 at 12:25pm —
The more positive involvement you have and recognition you give to the health care staff, the better care your loved one will receive. Mark Twain said it best, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Small gestures of appreciation for the efforts of the staff to care for your family member in the form of a personal note, candy, flowers, attending meetings, expressing your thanks, or volunteering your time at special functions are very important.
These common courtesies will… Continue
Added by Kenneth E Strong Jr on January 7, 2010 at 7:57am —
One of my recent, favorite, end of year traditions is the giant shredder they have in Times Square in the last days of the year. According to the NY Post: “New Yorkers brought their most loathsome memories of 2009 to Times Square yesterday and tossed them into a giant shredder.” There’s something about the idea of shredding all the bad stuff and starting fresh, that appeals to me, much more than making resolutions. So, with that in mind, here’s what I purged mentally and physically,… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on January 6, 2010 at 12:03pm —
Social media has many benefits, but if you want help with your next vacation. Twitter is a tool that can help you plan, prepare and get almost instant insight into the place you will be visiting. Not only can you find travel deals, but you can use these tools and tips to get you almost all of the information you need.
– Some airlines like JetBlue and United airlines have started to use twitter to offer very cheap discounted fares. JetBlue refers to them as Cheeps and… Continue
Added by Georgia L. McCabe on January 6, 2010 at 6:21am —