A Successful Novelist Discusses Her Drinking Problem

Red wineMany of you are probably familiar with Joyce Maynard’s novels – she tackles tough issues and looks at them through an insightful, compassionate lens.  When working on her newest novel, whose protagonist had a drinking problem, she realized she was drawing from her own experience.  This article describes her revelation and how she is dealing with it.  If you are having doubts about your own intake, or know someone who is struggling, this could be very helpful.  Source: The Moment I Realized I Had A Drinking Problem

The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They’re Happiest

Grandfather and grandson in the parkAt last, some good news about aging.   The British government recently studied over 300,000 people to find out at what age they were happiest.  Those with the lowest degree of satisfaction with their lives were ages 45-59.  But guess what?  Folks 65 and beyond reported the highest levels of happiness !  This continued right on through their seventies.  For more detail and to feel great, see: Source: The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They’re Happiest

Free Income Tax Help!

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Yes, it is that time of the year again, and we need to be thinking about our income taxes.  Did you know that FREE tax help is available at the Spokane Public Library for low to moderate income families?  Better yet, preference is given to folks 60 and over.  To find out more and make an appointment, follow this link: Source: Library Calendar | Spokane Public Library

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I’m Not Trying To ‘Age Gracefully’ — So Stop Pressuring Me To

beauty concept skin aging. anti-aging proceduresAging gracefully – what exactly does that mean, anyway?  Are you a little annoyed by all the ads, commercials, and interviews giving you ideas about how to trick Father Time? Some of us, including the author of the article linked below, are sick and tired of being told how to feel about our aging faces and bodies.  If you can relate, check it out! Source: I’m Not Trying To ‘Age Gracefully’ — So Stop Pressuring Me To

5 Things About Aging Nobody Ever Tells You

Woman prayingAre you finding some surprises as you age?  Many of us are – but according to this article, there may be more to come.  My personal favorite thing, not mentioned here, is that I need to shave my legs a whole lot less often! Source: 5 Things About Aging Nobody Ever Tells You

How To Have An Impact On Your Grandchildren From Afar

happy family in front of house outdoorsWe all love the children in our lives, be they grandchildren, nieces and nephews,  or family friends.  But how do we maintain and nurture those relationships from a distance?  Don’t give up – here are some tangible steps you can take to make your bond even stronger. Source: How To Have An Impact On Your Grandchildren From Afar