Good news. With Skype, you can talk with anyone anywhere in 28 languages and if everyone is registered with Skype, it's free!!!! Chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to 9 others.
Better news. Skype offers free video conversations. But you need to purchase a webcam. One webcam recommended by CNET could be purchased for $52.76 after a $20. rebate.
Best news. Mom will love it.
For more, see http://50somethinginfo.blogspot.com/search/label/gifts
Added by Ms50something on April 30, 2009 at 4:00am —
Yuk! We seem to hate change. We avoid it and at least hope we go through it super fast. I think of this like swallowing cough syrup. If you do it quickly it won’t be as bad. I would hope you could think of it as a fact of life and something to build a skill for.
I’d like to adjust your thinking about change especially if you are in your middle years of life. As we know, change is the only constant we have in life. Despite this fact of life, we do little to understand it or to pass on… Continue
Added by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran on April 29, 2009 at 10:50am —
Who knows better than someone who has over 15 years experience with medical claims processing to give us help fighting delays or denials from insurance companies?
Clarisa Odell presents 10 steps to getting proper coverage so that you get covered or reimbursed in a timely manner.
You can't afford to miss this one. And no, this isn't an advertisement (I wouldn't do that to you)--it's pure information.
Find out more… Continue
Added by Ms50something on April 28, 2009 at 2:30am —
An interesting news item in this month’s Recruiter magazine. Apparently a recruitment agency which specializes in the property sector is using YouTube videos to help present job applicants to client companies. The video comprises a three minute “interview”, with the candidate answering questions in much the same way as in a live interview situation.
One of the successes of the scheme was a 19 year old girl who was extremely impressive but failed to get interviews due to her age. The… Continue
Added by Richard Ciechan on April 27, 2009 at 5:22am —
As we get to midlife some of us may be thinking of a retirement community as an option for the future. Or perhaps we are dealing with parents who are moving into, or should be moving into, a retirement community. We want to do what’s best for them but do we stop and think about how it might feel to make such a move? We can only imagine because unless we physically take that step, it isn’t real. Do we understand the emotions involved, the social fabric of the community, the physical environment,… Continue
Added by Evelin Saxinger on April 26, 2009 at 8:32pm —
Hello Authority Boomers: Happy Saturday
This is to announce that I am going to start producing the
Healthy Wealthy Boomer Really Good News Report.
In the near future, I will produce a video good news report
on a regular basis. For starters, it's text only.
Just to give you a sense of the tone of the report, I found this YouTube
that really made me feel good and want to share that experience with you.
I love this video. I hope you… Continue
Added by Michael Barrett on April 25, 2009 at 5:00am —
Author Anne Holmes presents clear, easy-to-follow instructions on how to search for jobs. She tells us that we mustn't spend time in industries where there are an over-abundance of potential workers.
She also alerts us to age discrimination issues.
Begin the search for the job you've always wanted. See http://50somethinginfo.blogspot.com/2009/04/get-help-during-these-troubled-times.html
Added by Ms50something on April 25, 2009 at 3:30am —
Mothers Day is just around the corner and it's panic time for those people who want to give mom something special.
I love Etsy and their plethora (don't you just love that word? It slides off your tongue) of homemade articles. Here you can get mom a one-of-a-kind gift made by someone just like you.
Or maybe you're into eco-friendly gifts (you're so cool!!). See how clever artists reuse products to make them into masterpieces.
Create a mom-friendly basket with… Continue
Added by Ms50something on April 24, 2009 at 10:12am —
Wake- up America!
Denial seems to be the number one past time of Americans today...especially the women of the United States! Not only do many women deny that they are in Mid-life Crisis…they deny that they could ever become addicted to the Internet, WHICH they use as a tool in the Crisis itself! Let’s not forget the complete denial about being victimized by a predator…OH! NO! Heaven Forbid!
Last week I posted an article on several women’s social networking sites on… Continue
Added by Amy L. Harden on April 24, 2009 at 10:00am —
Associated Press writer Megan K. Scott reviewed some new books that aim to help those looking for a better job or trying to stay calm in light of the recession or thinking of ways to reinvent themselves.
These authors attack issues such as rebounding after losing a child, overcoming stress and discouragement, and living on your income (no matter what it is).
B.J. Gallagher tells stories of people who have found their true love and those who have gone back to school and… Continue
Added by Ms50something on April 24, 2009 at 9:44am —
We live in a world that is speeding up at exponential proportions. Whirling and swirling, racing on the Hamster Wheel, and continually multi-tasking are not the state human beings were meant to be in. On many levels our hormones respond to this lifestyle by continually being in an over-stimulated state, creating many levels of imbalances and toxicity in our lives. Connecting with what truly matters to us is very difficult, if not impossible, when living your life this way. Here’s a solution… Continue
Added by Victoria FittsMilgrim on April 24, 2009 at 8:28am —
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Added by Michael Rees on April 22, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Everywhere I go I hear about boomers who say they will be working longer either because of economic pressures or lifestyle preferences. I would like to hear from other boomers. I invite you to participate in my poll
: At what age do you plan to retire? Please also leave a comment on my blog explaining why!
Added by Diane Owens on April 21, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Interesting news that Mexico, where by 2010 10% of the population will be over 60, has just opened a University for the Elderly. The move is in recognition of the fact that, according to the accompanying news release, “the elderly in Mexico remain largely marginalized”.
Whilst this appears a great move and definite marker for the fact that the over 60s have the capacity and interest to learn, one hopes that the underlying tenet isn’t one of creating a playground for the old – albeit… Continue
Added by Richard Ciechan on April 20, 2009 at 5:05am —
In my experience as a writer, researcher and coach for Women in Mid-life Crisis and Depression the number one escape used to be your typical offenders...alcohol, drugs, shopping and more than likely the "affair"...all are addictions or the drug of choice. BUT...the newest drug of choice which is used to feed the other drug..."The Affair"...is now the Internet. Women have given themselves permission to use the Internet as a tool to have what they believe as innocent dalliances with men. It has… Continue
Added by Amy L. Harden on April 17, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Written by Dianne Bown-Wilson.
A thought-provoking piece of literature crossed my desk a few days ago: the alumni magazine from my daughter’s old school. Contained within it were a number of reunion photos from various year groups and being of that age, the class of ‘68 particularly grabbed my attention. As sixth formers then, this group of about a dozen survivors would be coming up to about age 60 now.
The picture was revelatory. Three of the women were well-dressed,… Continue
Added by Richard Ciechan on April 17, 2009 at 2:30am —
Follow your bliss! At age 64, I never thought I’d be living these famous words by Joseph Campbell. But when I realize that I’m doing the work I love from my home, that I have wonderful children and grandchildren, and that I’m sharing my life with a very special man - well, to me that’s bliss!
As a first-time author, I guess you could say that my whole life, and certainly the last 15 years in particular, have set the stage for the point that I’ve now reached. It hasn’t been easy… Continue
Added by Nancy Merz Nordstrom on April 15, 2009 at 4:30pm —
You are the Sovereign of your Life. Only you can let that change. If you feel that you've let others, either externally or the internal voices we all have to deal with, shift your course and you are not living your True Life, know that I am here to support you in reclaiming what is your birthright. Beginning a journey back home to your Beloved self starts with the first step. And is only achieved by bringing devotion to the process. What's up for you?… Continue
Added by Victoria FittsMilgrim on April 15, 2009 at 12:23pm —
You can read posts and contribute comments about the interplay between leadership and business development at my blog
anytime! I'd love to see you there. :)
Added by Suzi Pomerantz on April 15, 2009 at 8:01am —
I recently received a post at my forum, Women in MLC from a woman who was really confused and had been struggling with all the changes that had been occurring during mid-life transition. This woman had been silently suffering, while her children left the nest, her parent's health deteriorated, her husband work schedule increased and she continued to be the caretaker of them all. She was feeling empty, alone, desperate, confused...hopeless. The… Continue
Added by Amy L. Harden on April 14, 2009 at 1:30pm —