We often refer you to articles from Next Avenue, and there’s a good reason – this website, developed by PBS, is specifically targeted to boomers and seniors. Now they are offering a free e-book packed with good ideas and suggestions for making your life full and satisfying. And did we mention, FREE? Take a look! Free E-Book: The Aging Well Revolution | Next Avenue.
Kendall Yards continues to expand its offerings of stores and restaurants. If you haven’t found it yet, this development is on the north side of the river between the Maple Street and Monroe Street Bridges. Restaurants, retail, and residences mingle in a very urban way – with the Centennial Trail running in front, right along the river bank.
Monkey Boy Bicycles, Nectar Wine and Beer, and Harmony Yoga are all scheduled to open soon in or very near the heart of Kendall Yards. For more information, see : Small Business Watch > Spokane Journal of Business.
Do you remember Margaret Trudeau, the free-spirited wife of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau? As a guest speaker for the Senior Women’s Conference held recently, she offered her insights on aging and changing the status quo for older women. “As we age, women become invisible,” she said. “We become isolated, we see our health and mental health declining and we fear the loss of independence. A lot of seniors give up.” How to break that pattern? Check out this article for her recommendations :via Former flower child now redefining the golden years: Margaret Trudeau on aging, mental health – Living – The Spectator.
Parenting is never easy, perhaps especially when “the kids” are grown and living their own lives. How can we encourage without pushing, caution without meddling, and help without enabling? Award winning memoirist Marlayna Glynn Brown sought guidance for her parenting issues, and shares some suggestions here : How I Learned to Stop Pushing My Children | Next Avenue.
Does the cooler weather make you want to settle in with a good book? Here is a list of PBS’ Next Avenue’s best new reads. It’s an intriguing collection, with some familiar authors and a few that were new to us. Take a look!
Have you been keeping one eye on the Ridpath, hoping against hope that developer Ron Wells would be able to make his dreams for this faded landmark come true? It’s been a long time coming, but there seems to be some encouraging news and it’s all about the financing. The Inlander provides an update : Ridpath project cost comes down, poses less risk thanks to funding switch | Bloglander | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest.
Ed Merck offers his five secrets to aging gracefully in an article for Next Avenue. We found one of them particularly interesting: “Practice equanimity. Many spiritual paths embrace the state of equanimity as their end point; that blissful place of being engaged without reactivity. Muting our temptation to be judgmental (“I am right, she is wrong.”) is key. Try dropping fully into the moment with as much empathy as is available to you — over and over again.” For more, and to find links to more from this author, see: 5 Secrets to Transform Your Experience of Aging | Next Avenue.