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The Benefits of Owning a Dog Later in Life

By Karen van Zyverden When my beloved English Bulldog Ellie-Mae died after 10 years, I thought I would never get over it. I pined for another Ellie-Mae to replace my lost companionship with another dog. After a short mourning period, I hastily got an 8 week old active lab...

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New Year Resolutions – Ways to Increase Your Odds for Success

The beginning of a new year always seems like we have the opportunity to press the reset button and start the year with a clean slate. And new year’s resolutions are often the thing that we kick the year off with. It’s that time of year when we commit...

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New Year’s Resolutions – Should We Even Bother?

By Susan Williams There is something sort of intoxicating about the thought of starting a New Year. Whether it’s the opening of a new calendar that isn’t cluttered already with commitments or the idea that you can close the book on the past year and have a brand new...

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Aging: Preparing For Both Quantity and Quality of Life

There was an article a while back about the death of a man who had claimed to be 146 years old. This made me start to wonder. Had he been healthy? Had he been able to spend time with people he cared about? Was he able to do the things he...

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Happiness – Maybe It’s Not a Pursuit and We Already Caught It!

By Susan Williams The pursuit of happiness. It’s such a simple phrase but can be loaded with some significant expectations. It is so easy to overlook and not appreciate what is already in our lives as we pursue our own views of what we believe will make us happy. ...

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Why a Longer Happy Hour in Retirement is Not A Good Thing

Alcohol. When something good happens we may drink to celebrate. When something bad happens we may drink to drown our sorrows. But it seems that baby boomers are hitting the bottle much harder than ever before and this is creating some significant risks.

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