Public Pressure Will Force Politicians to Fund Long-Term Care

nurse or helper in residential home giving food to senior manLike it or not, most of us will eventually need long term care.   And with insurance costs for this kind of care skyrocketing, something must be done.  What do you know about your options? And should we all be lobbying for changes before we’re in crisis? Take a look at this article, and we bet that many of you will get involved.  Source: Public Pressure Will Force Politicians to Fund Long-Term Care

Starting a Business After 60

molly516As a mostly retired marketing consultant, I have counseled many would-be entrepreneurs who are eager to try self-employment.  Much of the time,  potential clients had unrealistic expectations and foggy business ideas, and I discouraged them.  But what about those of you who are contemplating a launch now, as you approach retirement age? There are some key factors that might make your dream more feasible than it would have been even ten years ago, and here’s an article to help crystallize your thinking.  Source: Starting a Business After 60 — Next Avenue

8 Great Things That Happen When You Practice Self-Compassion

mind, body, spirit, soul and youMost of us are working hard on being better people, paying back, and giving our time to the community that sustains us.  But what if we start treating ourselves with the same respect and compassion that we try to show to others?  Could you benefit by being kinder to yourself?  Before you scoff, take a look at this article.  Could be you’ll find some nuggets there that help! Source: 8 Great Things That Happen When You Practice Self-Compassion

Reopening Ridpath a thorny endeavor

5th march 2010, spokane wa - spring in spokane washingtonI know that many of you are following the Ridpath Hotel saga with interest – and high hopes – so thought you’d find Shawn Vestal’s latest update interesting.   The news is that there isn’t much news, but stalwart Ron Wells continues to try to push forward with his innovative plans.  Read more – Source: Reopening Ridpath a thorny endeavor | The Spokesman-Review

New Study Reveals Four Distinct Stages Of Retirement Leisure

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Are you newly retired, or planning to retire soon? Or are you in a rut, after having stopped working a few years ago? This study might be interesting no matter where you fall on that timeline.  I know several people who have observed distinct stages in their own journey, and their experience has informed my own.  Take a look! Source: New Study Reveals Four Distinct Stages Of Retirement Leisure

Isabella Rossellini on Aging and Living Well

beauty concept skin aging. anti-aging proceduresThere is much written these days about women’s attitudes toward toward their aging faces and bodies,  and it all helps us to keep things in perspective.  This interview with the incomparable Isabella Rossellini is one of the best I’ve seen, and her ageless spirit is inspiring.  “I’m being given a chance in the era of emancipation.” Source: Isabella Rossellini on Aging and Living Well — The Cut