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Retirement Activities with Mathematics/ Engineering

Mathematics and engineering uses the higher functions of both the rational and creative mind. While most occupations in mathematics and engineering require higher degrees, there are retirement activities that retirees can engage in that use the math mind. In fact, it’s important to keep the part of the mind active that uses rational and logical […]

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Today I began a series of employee development classes focused on reducing stress through the use of mindfulness meditation practices.  Jon Kabat-Zinn developed one of the first MBSR programs at the Massachusetts Medical Center to work with people in pain.  Since then the movement has blossomed. Years ago, I developed a regular meditation practice, but […]

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Grammar & Language Pet Peeves?

If you google “grammar pet peeves,” you immediately receive 303,000 entries and most are ranting screeds against the use of a preposition to end a sentence, or “over” confused with “more than.”  I understand pet peeves—we all have them.  A group of us have an ongoing discussion about language and grammar errors and one friend […]

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Senior Net offers Online Education for Seniors

When I was a little girl, my aunt gave me a book called “Around the World in 80 Days.” Well I just finished “exploring the world in 9 hours!” What an enjoyable way to spend a cold, rainy afternoon and evening. How did I do it? I logged in to the “Explore the World” section […]

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Growing Older Gracefully Video 4

Leap and the net will appear All the happiness you ever find lies in you Wherever you go there you are Life consists of little short moments I’ve been drawn for positive quotes for as long as I can remember. It’s easy for them to become cliches, but there is always truth, also.   This is […]

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Prickly Pear Cactus

Growing Older Gracefully Video 3

Speak your Truth at all times Do not take things personally Service is the game of life Allow things to happen in their own best time I first learned about Abraham Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs in my early collegiate psychology classes. I have been a student of both motivation and self-actualization throughout my […]

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Concept of Acceptance

Growing Older Gracefully Video 2

Accept what is, even if you don’t like it. Accept myself, strengths and weakness. Accept the world with all it’s imperfections. Accept growing older-find peace in the wrinkles Acceptance doesn’t mean you stop growing. Acceptance is an interesting concept that is often misinterpreted. Accepting ourselves, for example, doesn’t mean we’ve arrived and we don’t need […]

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Ironing Lesson

I am not good at ironing—my primary philosophy is “first, do no harm.” I try to iron only on rainy days. If there is no rain (and the west and southwest is in the middle of a record drought, so it’s sparse) I just give up and take everything to the laundry. I can’t wait […]

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Enroll in College Today!

If you are a boomer or better, enroll in college today. In California, voters recently approved legislation to provide stronger programming than we’ve seen in years. Nationwide, the labor market is appearing more vibrant with each new jobs report, necessitating employment of skilled workers in a variety of sectors, but especially in technology and health […]

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John C Campbell Folk School

The North Carolina Folk School allows active seniors to enjoy the breathtaking mountains while engaging in lifelong learning in craft-related areas. Tucked away in the picturesque western mountains of North Carolina lies the John C. Campbell Folk School, a 300-acre facility that provides teens, adults and active seniors with wonderful opportunities to hone skills in […]

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