Affordability looms large in people’s thinking about where to retire. Three of ten married Americans (28%) have downsized or expect to downsize their home in retirement. Two of ten (18%) have moved or plan to move to a more affordable location. People are living longer, and the cost of living continues to rise. It’s only natural to worry about how’ll you secure an affordable retirement. [Read more…] about Don’t settle for just an affordable retirement
Have you wanted to digitize your photos but couldn’t figure out how to begin? That was me. Like many moms, I took tons of pictures of my kids. I always ordered double prints so we could send them to grandparents and other relatives.
I also ordered prints every time a sports team or school photographer took pictures. Bottom line: by the time I started taking digital photos, I’d already amassed more than 10 years of negatives and prints of my family. By the time my kids graduated from high school, I had 10,000 paper photos. It was overwhelming. [Read more…] about 10,000 old photos, one USB drive: here’s how
Do you ever wonder if you could be getting more out of life? Even if you feel satisfied and grateful most of the time, do you ever think about how to keep moving forward? The good news is that it’s never too late to design your life. And two Stanford professors have written a book to help you apply design thinking to the task. [Read more…] about Design your (mid) life: make you more like you
Id tried learning to meditate, but I couldn’t stick with it. My mind would wander, I’d fall asleep, or I’d forget to do it. It wasn’t until I started using a meditation app on my iPhone that I got any traction with meditation. For me, that app was Headspace. But there are lots of other options.
As you can read on this blog and others, meditation promises benefits for your mental and physical well-being. Using an app will make learning to meditate easier for you. Actually, it will make doing something “good for you” actually kind of fun. [Read more…] about Apps make learning to meditate easy: 5 to try
Mindfulness and meditation long ago moved from Hollywood to Silicon Valley, and on to Main Street. By now you may have relegated “mindful” to a category of overused phrases like “lean in” and “deep dive.” Don’t write off mindfulness meditation just yet, however. It has the potential to address several concerns that people our age face. Like stress management, cardiovascular health and cognitive decline. Mindfulness meditation at midlife can help you thrive now and in your life’s next chapter. [Read more…] about Mindfulness meditation at midlife: what, why and how
Busyness is a burden, a status symbol and a lifestyle choice. Ironically, being busy all the time takes a toll on your productivity. It also erodes your relationships and sense of well-being. Without realizing it, you can become trapped in your own busyness cycle and not know how to escape it.
Breaking Up with Busy is a new book by entrepreneur and author Yvonne Tally. It helps you identify causes of your own busyness and then take steps to free yourself. [Read more…] about Breaking up with busyness