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5 Keys To Forgiveness

The keys to forgiveness is a powerful process that will give you greater understanding of yourself. It will also free more of your energy and access to your power. But forgiveness of deep wounds shouldn’t be done lightly; otherwise, you’re just covering up the hurt. Wounds caused by what loved ones, friends, colleagues and employers […]

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How to Build Friendships in Retirement

It’s assumed by the time you get to retirement age, you’re surrounded by lifelong friends. While that may be true for some, it’s not for everyone. Whether you have a plethora or a few close ones, building friendships is an important activity in retirement. Knowing how to build friendships requires effort, but the reward is […]

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How to Find and Keep Friendships in Retirement

Excerpt from Retire to Great Friendships by Edward Zinkiewicz Identify activities you want to engage.  Make list of things you enjoy or would like to do. • Golfing? • Playing cards? • Being with animals? • Gardening? • Cooking? • Taking photos, perhaps through a telescope? • Listening to speakers? • Seeing art exhibits? • […]

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Social Activities for Life After Retirement

An important aspect of retirement life is staying connected to others. People often underestimate the role our co-workers play in our social life. They may be surprised at how much effort it takes to stay involved with others. Many people are naturally drawn to social endeavors. Whether or not you are an innately ‘social’ person, […]

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The Hard Truth!

The first time I heard that expression was in a coach training class I attended almost 10 years ago. It was being used to describe a coaching skill to the class with little ole me as the example! The teacher sensed that this skill was a challenge for me to use. He hit the nail […]

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Aging Boomers Helping Seniors

Ed Note: As aging boomers shift from full-time careers, they are looking for new options. Many will get involved in helping seniors. Maggy Young shares her story. I hope my story is just starting. For many years I had been involved in a property business, but the slump brought this to a close. I am […]

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The Issues Men Talk About With Each Other

The Issues Men Talk About With Each Other (But Not Their Wives) As a psychologist and expert on men’s issues, I have facilitated men’s groups and gatherings for over two decades (not to mention participating in my own men’s groups as well), and I can tell you that men really value the company of other […]

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How to Make Friends for Women Over 50

A challenge to the friendship of women for those facing retirement is often a new move closer to grandkids, to a warmer place or to a dream house, could mean leaving behind a network of local friends and starting the process all over on how to make friends for women over 50. Do make new […]

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Importance of Friendship For Women Over 50

Research has long shown the importance of friendship to preventative & restorative health, increased happiness and lower stress levels, but as findings are connected to longevity, baby boomers should definitely take note of the tips from Shasta noted below on how to establish or increase a circle of friends for women over 50. Shasta Nelson, […]

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The Lessons of Bitterness

I have worked with hundreds of people in the course of my life and most have just faded out of memory. A few have become my dearest friends. There aren’t many against whom I hold a grudge. However, there are two that betrayed the trust and confidence I held in them. Over the course of […]

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