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Make New Friends When You Lose the Old

Karen Venable, founder of Roommates4Boomers, writes in her guest post on Sixty and Me: In the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it’s suggested that you discard items in your home that don’t bring you joy. The same could be said about friends, I suppose. But what about when a friendship you treasure gets taken[…]

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Password Hell

Here’s what they all tell you: Never use a password that includes names, numbers, or places from your life. Never use the same password twice. Never write down your passwords. Never store your passwords on your computer or your phone. Never give your passwords to anyone else. Password Rules Are Hell According to rules Number[…]

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Join Me on “Midlife on Fire” with Eva Medilek

I’m excited to share that I was asked to join a group of 21 women-in-midlife leaders who are to be featured in Eva Medilek’s series, “Midlife on Fire: How to Create Powerful Shifts in Thoughts and Actions to Ignite a Life of Wow! ” Eva is conducting daily interviews for over three straight weeks and[…]

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I Talked To Nicole Christina The Other Day…

And you can listen in on our private conversation. At least that’s what it felt like when she was interviewing me for her show, “Zestful Aging.” She’s a seductress, I swear – not sexually, but in a friend-mother-sister way; her careful wording in asking questions, her tone of voice, her simply compassionate way of being –[…]

Nancy Shenker puppet business video

Nancy Shenker Did A Funny Thing For Business

Last week I got an email from Nancy Shenker, guru of theONSwitch, and in it she announced that she’s starting a video series on business. Did I say just a video series? I should have said a puppet show video series on business. What? I gave it a watch and I thought it was awesome. There’s[…]

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A Better, Tech-ier Way To Send Money Overseas

The extent to which people are moving around the globe; traveling overseas, taking extended stays, becoming expats – well, you’d think the whole world was their home. Wait a minute, the whole world is our home, isn’t it? More Travel. More Money Moving Around the Globe. As we grow older, many of us are traveling[…]

Linnea Duvall

Good-Bye, Linnea Duvall – One of Our Own, and One In a Million

I just learned that Linnea Duvall, one of our group at the very first Women At Woodstock gathering back in 2012, and a vibrant member of the community from that point forward, has passed away. When Linnea was present, you knew it, and not just because she wasn’t afraid to speak up or to show[…]

Ann Stoney

Beginners Guide to Publishing in Literary Magazines – Advice from Ann Stoney

One of the many women who impressed me at the Women At Woodstock 2017 Writers Retreat was Ann Stoney. Not only is she a beautiful writer, she gets herself out there. Ann has racked up an impressive list of stories published by literary magazines over many years of writing. She’s a pro. I asked Ann[…]

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Hectic Holidays? 3 Sites and Apps to Save You Time and Money Right Now and All Year

You’re running around. You’re spending money. You’re starting to feel that familiar holiday-stress, that slippery-slope feeling: not enough time, too much spending. Your natural instinct is to double down on the hours of holiday preparation, grit your teeth and shell out the money even though it’s starting to feel out of control. You’re not alone.[…]