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“Welcome a New Class of 3rd Act Grads!” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Welcome a New Class of 3rd Act Grads!” by Patricia Cavanaugh

So much has changed since November 8, but one thing remains the same: the heartfelt connections with the women at the fifth annual 3rd Act Women’s Retreat and the widening circle of powerful and purposeful 3rd Act graduates. The retreat was held at our spiritual home Bishop’s Ranch over the Halloween weekend. Here in Northern […]

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“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

In “Aging Well” George Vaillant reviewed the Harvard Longevity study, the longest study done to date on adult human development which has given us very clear age 50 predictors that lead to a joy- filled 3rd act.  If you are not yet 50, you still have time to work on these values.  If you are older than […]

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“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

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“Five Tips on Organizing and Managing Your Estate” by David Gill

“Five Tips on Organizing and Managing Your Estate” by David Gill

Like many others in my generation, I came to the end of a long, successful career (for me, it was in healthcare administration) and thought “Okay, now what?”  My financial advisor told me that I had prepared myself well enough so that I could retire, but that’s not what I wanted at least not in […]

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“Everything Old is New Again” by Ellie Klevins

“Everything Old is New Again” by Ellie Klevins

Do you ever hear your mom’s voice in your head with words that are so familiar they are now part of you?  I do.  “Everything old is new again” was one of her frequent comments, especially when I was showing her something “new”. When I was younger, I didn’t give these words much thought.   Now […]

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“Creativity and Legacy in The 3rd Act” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Creativity and Legacy in The 3rd Act” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Were you wondering why I didn’t publish a newsletter at the first of the year as I normally do? Well, my time was focused on a new baby granddaughter’s arrival and the publishing of my new book with two of my close friends. Both of these events involved a form of creativity and legacy and […]

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“I Have a Dream, Trayvon Martin and the Voting Rights Act” by Bev Scott

“I Have a Dream, Trayvon Martin and the Voting Rights Act” by Bev Scott

Bev Scott wrote this piece in 2013.  I think it is still appropriate as we continue to deal with racism  in this country with the recent events with Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner in Staten Island and now Walter Scott in South Carolina.  We as elders have an  have an opportunity to change […]

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“Everything Old is New Again” by Ellie Klevins

“Everything Old is New Again” by Ellie Klevins

Do you ever hear your mom’s voice in your head with words that are so familiar they are now part of you?  I do.  “Everything old is new again” was one of her frequent comments, especially when I was showing her something “new”. When I was younger, I didn’t give these words much thought.   Now […]

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“Horses, George Leonard, ‘The Girl Within’ and Me” by Pam Buda

“Horses, George Leonard, ‘The Girl Within’ and Me” by Pam Buda

We welcome our guest blogger, Pam Buda. Pam Buda is a new friend here in Sonoma County. When I  was introduced to Pam by a mutual friend I felt an immediate connection.  I  know as we age it is important to build new relationships with those younger than ourselves.  You can see why I was drawn […]

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“Harvest Time” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Harvest Time” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have been reflecting on the season. Fall is a time for bringing in the harvest and also for making plans for the months to come. I live in the wine country of Sonoma County where vineyards are in high season for gathering up the grapes. Friends who know the wine industry tell me that […]

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