Category Archives: Inspiration

How to Prepare for The Three Stages of Life After 50

Well, it is a little late for me to prepare, but I really got some good insights out of this article.  What phase are you in? I think I’ll be buying this woman’s book. Source: How to Prepare for The Three Stages of Life After 50

How We Filled Our Empty Nest and Gained an International Family

Are you finding yourself thinking about those unused bedrooms in your house now that the kids are gone? Or are you missing the feeling of family around the dinner table?  This article describes one couple’s interesting solution, and may give you some ideas for your situation. Source: Family & Relationships: How We Filled Our Empty Nest and Gained an International Family | Get Old

The retired women who built their own community

Are you interested in co-housing or other creative ways to live in retirement? Many of us are, and this article has some encouraging, inspiring words.  Source: Sisters are doing it for themselves: the retired women who built their own community

Making a Memoir a Reality

Are you thinking it might finally be time to start a memoir? Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part, and this article tells a pretty compelling story of one woman who created a family treasure.   Are you next?  Source: Making a Memoir a Reality

How Your Household Clutter Is Costing You Money

Some of us are downsizing, others just tired of working around the decades of clutter that is so easy to accumulate.   A good incentive to tackle the mess just might be this – “stuff” can cost you money!  Take a look and maybe you’ll get motivated to tackle it! Source: How Your Household Clutter Is Costing You Money

Adding the Arts to Elder Care

The evidence is building – the arts are an important component to our well-being.  So it just figures that comprehensive creative options are gaining popularity in senior centers, retirement homes, and just about anyplace where older folks are living.  Here’s a good look at the movement, and some ideas that might apply to your family situation! Source: Adding the Arts to Elder Care

Bird by Bird: The Slow Guide to Minimalism.

Are you looking for ways to declutter, untangle, or otherwise simplify your life? It sure sounds good to many of us, but getting started is hard.  This author takes a page from Ann Lamott’s wonderful book on writing, Bird by Bird.  Take a look at her approach to becoming a minimalist!, breathe, and make some changes!  Source: Bird by Bird: The Slow Guide to Minimalism.