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Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of …

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Over 50 & Thriving Series Three ways to thrive when your leisure time expands

Three Ways to Thrive When Your #Leisure Time Expands: A Guest Post

Join me today as I share my thoughts on ways to thrive when your leisure time expands. I discuss these concepts on Sue’s lovely blog as part of her Over 50 & Thriving Guest Series. Thriving at midlife is a concept our parents and grandparents probably didn’t think about. Baby Boomers today have so many …

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Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Every so often, as I sit down to write a new blog post, I get that nagging sense of discouragement and seriously ask myself “Why do I blog?” “What would happen if I stopped?” Do you ever ask yourself questions like that? I think we all question our commitment to our blogging journey from time …

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What Do Almost-Retired People Do All Day?

I am delighted to answer this question on Donna Connelly's wonderful blog, Retirement Reflections, as a guest blogger in her Sunday Series. Donna shares relevant insights on the often mystical world of retirement. Please visit her page and leave us a comment. Some Days in the Life of an Almost-Retired Person Original images in featured …

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Meeting my high school teacher 38 years later

Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

Who was your favorite high school teacher? Mine was Mrs. Myrra Lee, of Helix High School in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego. Through an odd, but emotional set of circumstances, I discovered Mrs. Lee  was celebrating her 90th birthday in San Diego in July 2016, and her family posted an open invitation on Facebook to …

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Still fishing at 80+

Are You Still Young at Heart? By Robin Trimingham

My Auntie passed away in her sleep a few days ago. She lived a long life well into her 80s. As our population ages, and people live much longer, we all need to consider the quality of life we will have into our 80s and beyond. This article describes the benefits of fitness for the …

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Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham

If you are at the stage of your life where you are planning your retirement, take a look at this article. Not only do we have to decide if our finances are ready, but we have to determine if we are ready for all the leisure time we will have. Many folks who retire from …

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Three Ways I Right-sized in Retirement

Three Ways I Rightsized in Semi-Retirement

We read a lot about downsizing these days as Baby Boomers are actively pursuing new ways of life as they consider retirement. "Rightsizing" is a process that implies a less than cutthroat approach to restructuring than downsizing. I have been following Kathy's blog SMARTLiving365.com and recently had the opportunity to write this guest post while she was enjoying some travel. Kathy and I …

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Retirement brings leisure in the form of a hammock

Guest Post: Searching for Balance in Retirement

I am pleased to feature a fellow WordPress blogger Janis H. Her post first appeared on her website Retirementally Challenged. I encourage you to visit her blog! Take it away, Janis!   Sometimes it seems like it’s been much less than two years since I was wrapping up my final weeks of employment and looking …

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My Penance is Paid

Divorce is never good. I put something into place 20 years ago this month…my separation and subsequent divorce. It has taken 20 years to pay this penance. I got married for the first time at the ripe old age of 20. My husband was 23. Not only were we kids, we were still attending college. …

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Home Office Nook

Home Office Makeover

The only office I have really had was my office space at work. When I am home, I have used the sofa and nearby end table as a mini work station with my laptop. The space is very pleasant and I have worked like this since 2007 when I was in grad school. It has …

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Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire

Exactly one month ago, I retired from public service in recreation and parks, after 31 years. I shared several blog posts about my retirement experience, including a guest post on A Momma’s View. I thought this might be a good way to wind up my retirement series with a post from the daily prompt Enough Is …

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Are You Tired of It Yet?

Are you tired of it yet? The constant ads about getting in shape, meeting your fitness goals, starting out your New Year right, yada yada? My e-mail box is full of great deals from retailers who want to get you in shape by offering new apps, new equipment, new this, new that, all for a new …

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