The Best New Year’s Resolution

If New Year’s Resolutions are all about self-improvement like weight loss, read more, eat less, take classes—then, self-care is the only New Year’s resolution you need. It covers everything you may want to resolve, improve, and even purge. Think about it: weight loss, exercise, eating healthy, getting out more, loving yourself, setting boundaries and anything …

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Glimmers Are Gifts of Aging

There are moments that happen in your life you may not take time to notice. They are glimmers of awareness that bring you happiness and joy—and they need to be acknowledged, regarded and remembered. These are gifts. See them. Receive them. Glimmers have been described as experiences that make you feel safe and connected. They’re …

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Ways to Give Your Giving Dollar

It’s that time of year when your giving dollar goes into action. The term represents your donations to a nonprofit or not-for-profit effort or organization. Some of us use our giving dollar throughout the year and others only during the holiday season. I get a lot of questions this time of year about giving. Many …

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Living in the Widowhood

I’m approaching 10 years as a widow. At times, it’s been tough and challenging, sad and lonely, and scary and intimidating—but it’s also been filled with lessons learned, mindset resets, and lots of reminders calling for self-love, self-care, and lots of self-acceptance. The Widowhood was my home. It wasn’t a bad place to live, until …

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Bumps in Your Road

Who Put Those Bumps in Your Road?

Who put those bumps in your road? Take a look in the mirror. It’s you! Of course, you never imagined your family commitments, community activism, work dedication, and overall desire to serve others could be keeping you from serving yourself. I hear you saying: “But I love my life, and I love what I do. …

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How Dare You Live Longer!

We may have to rephrase the famous greeting, “Live long and prosper” to “Prosper if you want to live long,” because eventually your longevity may come with an actual price. Now that you’ve figured out how to live longer, you may not be able to afford it. All that saving! All that investing! And for …

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Splitting Hairs on Ageism

Nowadays, everyone’s on the bandwagon of ageism, as if the term and its meaning were just discovered yesterday. No one really spoke of ageism out loud—and now that the topic is trendy, it seems we’re splitting hairs about it. Every little thing involving older-aged adults has become suspect for ageism. This is why I try …

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Even Kindness Needs Boundaries!

One of the most popular topics I teach is Setting Boundaries—but setting boundaries can be hard to do if you’ve made kindness the primary focus of your engagements. Don’t get me wrong, we should all be kind. And there’s no doubt that if there was more kindness, the world would be a much better place. …

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