Category Archives: Inspiration

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.

Drawing for Seniors at The MAC

Local artist Betsy Ward offers a really unusual creative opportunity at the MAC. These weekly classes are designed as an informal drawing club offered to seniors who may or may not have experience drawing and want to meet like-minded individuals. After some warm up exercises students will study artwork in the galleries and draw using the inspiration around them.  For dates and details, visit: Source: Drawing for Seniors

Resist the internet – Is it time to cut way back?

Between the election and its aftermath, Facebook, and games of solitaire, many of us are spending hours online every single day.  Is this really how we want to use our time and energy?  All compulsions are tough to change, and you may find it difficult to back off.  This author explores the subject thoughtfully and offers some suggestions.  Source: Resist the Internet – The New York Times

1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Are you thinking it might be time to take a class, or learn a new language? Follow this link to  download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures.  Source: 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture