“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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“Retirement What?” by Carolyn E. Rendu

“Retirement What?” by Carolyn E. Rendu

I am happy to introduce you to Carolyn Rendu.  I met her and her husband on my 70’s Road Trip to Oregon.  We were all staying at the Sylvia Beach Hotel (www.sylviabeachhotel.com) on the Oregon Coast and began talking around the dinner table after playing an exciting game of “Truth and Lie”  Her interests and […]

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“Ripening at 70” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Ripening at 70” by Patricia Cavanaugh

How is it possible that I have turned 70!  It’s been two months now and I still haven’t settled in to my new decade.  If anything, I feel younger than I did when I was fifty!  The adjective that popped into my head on my birthday was “ripe”.  I feel just bursting with life and what […]

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“Why I Retired in Mexico and Why It Was a Good Decision for Me” by Patricia Scott

“Why I Retired in Mexico and Why It Was a Good Decision for Me” by Patricia Scott

  I often say to my Mexican friends that in my other life I was a Mexicana. Everything here for me feels familiar-like I’ve had lifetimes here. I wanted a slow-paced life with creative people around me in a place where there are blue skies almost every day… Where I could feel the sun on my […]

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“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

“Federal Reserve Board Employees Create Their 3rd Act” by Ellie Klevins

When one of the participants in our 3rd Act workshop had to leave to take a call from the White House, we knew we were with a very special group of people! Recently, we held a workshop for over 50 employees of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, to help them plan their 3rd […]

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“What Is Your Legacy?” by Bev Scott

“What Is Your Legacy?” by Bev Scott

I found myself in conversation with a friend discussing the second edition of a professional book released last year.  I commented that updating the book had not been a part of my plan for my third act, but it was a professional legacy. That conversation started me thinking more about my legacy and how I […]

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“Taking Time To Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Taking Time To Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

These lines where urging me to take a new approach to putting my work out in the world Recently I spent 10 days at Bishop’s Ranch an Episcopal retreat center near Healdsburg California. During my inspiring stay there  I found  direction from one of Rilke’s poems urging a new approach to putting my work out in […]

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“The New Math” by David Gill

“The New Math” by David Gill

When I was young, I believed there was a simple formula for life that went something like this: Higher Education + Many Years of Hard Work in One Job  (+Wife, Family and Friends) = Retirement at 65! What looked good on paper, though, just hasn’t computed for me in real life.  I did get an […]

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“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream. Aye, There’s the Rub!” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream. Aye, There’s the Rub!” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I was up most of the night again last night.  Sleeping has been a real challenge for me over the last year or so, and I find as I ask for help and ideas from doctors, friends and vitamin counter experts that many other woman have sleeping issues, too. Recently I listened to a sleep […]

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