“Living in a Small Town” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Living in a Small Town” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Those of you who have been following my 3rd Act relocation saga know that I have moved to a small town (population 7500!) in Northern California a little over an hour from Oakland and San Francisco. What a change I am experiencing!  My new home has an astounding walk score with one of the highlights […]

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“My 3rd Act: Changing Directions” by Ellie Klevins

“My 3rd Act: Changing Directions” by Ellie Klevins

The 3rd Act welcomes Ellie Klevins, writing our guest blog: We looked for a house for 20 years.  Although we owned a fine home in a good neighborhood, it wasn’t the home of my dreams. So many, many Sundays we drove up and down the Peninsula traipsing through open houses.  Many, many, open houses.    Expensive!  […]

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“Passing on the Lessons of Giving” by Bev Scott

“Passing on the Lessons of Giving” by Bev Scott

“I want to give to animals so they can find homes and be happy.  And I want to give some money to kids so they can grow up strong and healthy.”  My ten-year-old grandson was answering my question.  I had asked where he wanted to give the money that I had given him at Christmas […]

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“Are You Resilient?” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Are You Resilient?” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have been thinking a lot about resiliency lately.  And you know how it goes … when you start focusing on something like a new car you want to buy or a particular paint color for your office it tends to show up in your life over and over as if the universe is right […]

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“Are You Winning The Longevity Revolution?” by Kerry Elkind

“Are You Winning The Longevity Revolution?” by Kerry Elkind

According to a respected health economist writing in the online edition of the British Medical Journal, 40% of girls born today are expected to live to 100.  In 1951, that figure was 13%. Although there have been many revolutions over the past century, there have been none like the one we are experiencing today — […]

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“Change is a Good Thing” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Change is a Good Thing” by Patricia Cavanaugh

The holidays are over and it’s time to focus on the year to come. But before we look forward with anticipation for what’s in store for the 3rd Act’s future, I want to begin with an appreciation for Bev Scott and for our more than four years of work together. She has been a wonderful […]

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“6 Survival Strategies for a Great Holiday Season” by Dr. Carol Shwery, DC, CCN

“6 Survival Strategies for a Great Holiday Season” by Dr. Carol Shwery, DC, CCN

Hello Everyone, I know this is an extra email during the busy holidays but we thought you might enjoy this little gift to help you through.  These strategies where originally part of  Dr Carol Shwery’s Midlife Body Makeover E zine. 6 Survival Strategies for a Great Holiday Season! Is it possible to really keep focused […]

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“Taking Time to Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Taking Time to Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. -Rainer Maria Rilke These three lines from a Rilke poem took my breath away when I happened to read them in his Book of Hours during a recent retreat (Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book […]

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“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

I just returned from Ohio where I worked on the Presidential campaign. Readers of this blog may remember that last summer I wrote about my consideration of volunteering for a Presidential campaign. I explained my concerns about the divisiveness in our country, the influence of big money, the vicious, racist, sexist, homophobic accusations and the […]

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“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

“Transition to Her Third Act Writing Career: An Interview with Jewelle Gomez” by Bev Scott

As Jewelle was preparing to retire as Director of Grants & Community Initiatives at Horizons Foundation to devote full time to her writing career,  we interviewed her to learn about her experience in preparation for this transition both practically and emotionally.  We share her perspectives below. The 3rd Act:  What motivated your decision to retire […]

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