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Explore Your Past through Memoir

When you were younger, was there a time that sang of optimism, one you reflect on today to sustain you when you’re feeling down?  No matter how difficult your road is now, at that juncture you lived with passion and regretted making time to sleep. Or was there a trying interval you survived, one that […]

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Be Who You Were Meant To Be Part Two

Read Part One of “Be Who You Were Meant to Be” 4. Fear of the ego. So many people fear that their ego will get too big if they think well of themselves. Oddly enough, the ego is already involved if we’re trying to play small. We’re too worried about how we appear to others. […]

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Be Who You Were Meant To Be Part One

When I was in the twelfth grade, my English teacher asked us to raise our hands if we liked ourselves. No one dared to because we knew we’d be harassed by our classmates for thinking too highly of ourselves. When no one responded, she then berated us by saying, “That just shows that you have […]

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Being Thankful for the Good and Bad Times

In a time of thanksgiving, it’s normal to feel gratitude for the good in our life. Rarely do we take the opportunity to be thankful for both the good and bad times. Why should I be thankful for the difficulties in my life you might ask? After the tragedy of 9/11, many people took the […]

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Rebirth of Intentional Communities or Communal Living

The idea of communal living grew during the sixties and seventies. They started to decline in the eighties according to Laird Schaub, the executive secretary of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. As baby boomers research where and how to live as they reach retirement age, many are returning to the concept of communal living. The […]

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Senior Retirement Communities Get a Makeover

In the early 1960’s, Del Webb coined the term ‘Golden Years’ as he reshaped the idea about aging to entice people into his retirement communities in Sun City, Arizona. That model has held for the last fifty years. As baby boomers reach retirement age, new models for senior retirement communities are emerging. With seniors living […]

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Concerns about Aging in America

As baby boomers reach retirement age, there are more concerns about aging. Thoughts that didn’t occur twenty years ago, now take over. AARP conducted a survey to tap into the issues that important about aging in America. Using a phone survey, AARP contacted over 29,000 adults over 50. People were asked about their dreams for […]

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New Seniors Redefine Leisure activities

It’s been an interesting week to observe the leisure activities of what I’ll refer to as the new seniors. You’ve heard repeatedly heard how baby boomers will redefine aging and retirement. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Last Sunday, a small group of us went jeeping. There were six cars. The youngest […]

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Multigenerational Families Living Together Increase

The recession has resulted in multigenerational families living together. There isn’t a typical family living together, but here are some statistics that show the new face of the modern household. As you might imagine, the financial situation has been a huge contributor to multigenerational families living together. In 2000, there were only 20.9 million households […]

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Four Reasons the Baby Boomers Retirement is Different

We love to say this isn’t our parent retirement. How is the baby boomers retirement different from previous generations? When asked, two-thirds of retirement age baby boomers proclaim their retirement will be different from their parents. What are the four primary distinctions between the new retirement and those from past generations? Work is still an […]

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