Goodbye Work, Hello Life!

Gone are the days of the gold watch for faithful workers who are retiring after 40 years of service to the same company. You may have switched careers and locations numerous times in those 40 years before you said goodbye to work. But now you are free! Hello life! Hello? For some of us, the transition to becoming a social security recipient is joyous indeed. All of our lives we have looked...
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The Seeds in Your Heart: Let’s Get Blooming!

By the time you’re my age–that is, you are a Social Security recipient–you would think that most of your blooming has already taken place. This was not the case with me, however. The seeds in my heart that had been lying dormant have now started to grow. In fact, a few of them have turned into plants and are now blooming. If you’ve ever thought you might be a late bloomer, you probably are, just...
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Let Go of the Past

This phrase has been bandied about quite a lot over the last decade, at least in my circles. What exactly does it mean to let go of the past? Here’s my answer. Suppose someone is ignoring your efforts to communicate. How do you let go of the pain? You don’t necessarily let go of the person, because that person is often part of your family or close circle of friends. The pain is actually...
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Meant to Be

Who were you meant to be? I’m not asking who your parents wanted you to be, or what your husband thinks you should be. I’m asking you who you were meant to be. It took me until well into my third age to discover who I am meant to be, so I’m very qualified to answer this question. I tried a variety of occupations and lifestyles. In my younger days I often half-joked that someday I would find the...
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Makeover: A New You?

Seeing is believing; isn’t that the common wisdom? You’ll believe it when you see it. So a new you has to be seen before the makeover? Well, sort of. What if I told you it’s the other way around? You’ll see it when you believe it. When you believe a new you is possible, a makeover can happen. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” What did he mean?...
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Spring Is Here; Why Am I Blue?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why am I blue? The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to bloom, but you are feeling blue. Why is that? Spring is the most common time of year for people to feel depressed or “crazy”. I personally believe and have witnessed that after the long, cold, depressing winter, people expect to feel better when weather warms up. The...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom