Posts tagged "over 50"

How to De-Stress and Enjoy Life More (or Enjoy More Life!)

I started to read an article about a start-up tech company this morning, because I like to be informed. But it didn’t take more than a couple of sentences and I was totally lost and had no idea what the company was supposed to do or how it was supposed to do it. And then... Read more »

6 New Things I Learned in 2014

I like to think that I am NOT an old dog, and that I am still capable of learning new tricks. Learning new things about the world is one of the ways that  people stay young or young at heart. So I thought about some new things I learned this year. Nothing real earth-shattering, but... Read more »

A Lesson From Paramount Theatre's Mary Poppins

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I attended a matinee of Mary Poppins at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, with my daughter, her two step-daughters, her mother-in-law and her sister-in-law. It was a fun “Girls Afternoon Out”. While everyone thoroughly enjoyed the excellent performance, I was surprised to discover that I was seeing Mary Poppins in a... Read more »
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Best Friends Forever

Life is very complicated these days. Everybody knows that. Between jobs, kids activities, family obligations, and so much more, most of us barely get the simple things accomplished each day. We remember to eat when our stomach growls and the laundry needs to be done because we run out of underwear, but a lot of... Read more »

People Watching at the Rummage Sale

It’s that time of year again! No, not the gorgeous fall colors, the leaves floating gently in the fresh breeze, the crisp air. No, it’s time again for the Fall Rummage Sale at my church! Ugh. I really don’t like getting ready for this giant sale, but this time I have a new way to... Read more »

The Emmys Just Don't Matter

I must really be showing my age. The Emmys were on TV Sunday night. I never watch awards shows. They are boring. So the next morning in the Chicago Tribune, I perused the list of winners. The Trib listed the winners in 25 categories. There was only one winning show that I willingly have watched more than... Read more »
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Encore Entrepreneurs Just Don't Quit

Most “encore entrepreneurs”, those folks who have retired once and can’t seem to stay retired, start new ventures for one of three reasons.  They a) need the money, b) have an idea they have wanted to try for a long time, or c) want to share a new or life-long passion with like-minded individuals.  They start... Read more »

The Exhaustion of the Encore Entrepreneur

I’ve been trying to write about my Encore Entrepreneur sister for a couple of months now.  She started a business recruiting part time accounting professionals for businesses who don’t need full-timers but want true professionals to work a few days a week or a month.  Her niche is that many of her clients are moms... Read more »

Finding Your Passion After 50: Look to your Childhood

When you reach the age that you have the time or resources to do just what you want to, how do you find your passion, that thing that really involves your heart and soul?  How do you find the activity that just makes your heart sing?  The one that makes you wake up in the morning with... Read more »
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Learning After 50 - New Tricks, New Challenges

This old dog is learning some new tricks!  After listening in on an SEO/Social Media presentation the other night, I am all excited about trying some new things.  I actually know what SEO (search engine optimization) means!  And sort of, how to use it and make it work for me.  This is a great new challenge!... Read more »