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Be a unique grandparent

January 23, 2023 5 Minute Read
“We don’t have to compete with the child’s other grandparents or even parents, and we don’t even need to specialize in one area,” Barbara wrote. “We can grandparent in our own unique style and way.”

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Finding purpose is not hard work

January 02, 2023 5 Minute Read
If we truly are born with no particular destiny, then it would be impossible to discover a purpose. Outside of politicians, name something that exists without a defined purpose.

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Just three minutes can ruin your whole day

October 14, 2022 4 Minute Read
“Individuals who watched just three minutes of negative news in the morning had a whopping 27% greater likelihood of reporting their day as unhappy six to eight hours later compared to the positive condition,” the journal reported.

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Maximize your mentoring

October 11, 2022 6 Minute Read
Because each of us was mentored by someone for something during our lives. We almost have a duty to pay their generosity forward by lending our expertise to someone else.

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Do you count your days or make them count?

October 08, 2022 3 Minute Read
The point of numbering our days is to gain a heart of wisdom — not necessarily a mind of wisdom. According to the Pulpit Commentary, a “heart of wisdom” means to reflect on the brevity of life so that our heart

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Dealing with empty nest syndrome

October 01, 2022 3 Minute Read
One of the first things many people must face around their 50th birthdays is dealing with empty nest syndrome. While some people will dismiss the impact an empty nest can have on a seasoned citizen, unfortunately, many are unprepared for

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Do you have mission vision?

September 24, 2022 4 Minute Read
It is very easy for people to spot those individuals who walk the walk by embracing their purpose than who simply talk the talk and give lip service to something for which they have no passion.

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Getting old is a state of mind

September 17, 2022 5 Minute Read
A study of nearly 14,000 people over the age of 50 found those with the highest satisfaction with aging had a 43% lower risk of dying from any cause during four years of follow-up compared to those with the lowest

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How to get crystal clear about work purpose

September 16, 2022 4 Minute Read
If you can’t identify a higher purpose for the work you provide for a company, then it’s time to leave and start over somewhere else. Perhaps that’s in a business of your own where you can get crystal-clear about your

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Abysmal diets cause life expectancy to plummet

September 14, 2022 3 Minute Read
“Alas, improving the American diet is all but absent from the national public policy agenda,” Matthew wrote. “Until dietary patterns change, American waistlines will continue expanding and American life expectancy will continue declining.”

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Finding purpose in the moment

September 11, 2022 2 Minute Read
Do we want our purpose to lead us to something great where we achieve fame, fortune and a large following of faithful fans? Or do we want to make a quiet difference in the lives of others by working behind-the-scenes

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Soldier finds purpose in powerlifting

September 05, 2022 1 Minute Read
Considerably older than many of the 700 troops he oversees, Timothy wants to set a good example for younger enlisted people at his hospital. Besides, he truly enjoys lifting as a way to provide therapeutic self-care.

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Is gray hair a symbol of glory or scorn?

August 27, 2022 3 Minute Read
“The Old Testament views older people not as ‘elderly’ or ‘senior citizens,’ but as ‘gray-heads.’ Since gray hair is associated with long life, which is, in turn, associated with wisdom, this is an honor, not an insult,” Pastor Challies wrote.

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Mixed feelings on my 62nd birthday

August 20, 2022 4 Minute Read
Some years, birthdays are a sad affair in that they remind me how little I accomplished in the previous year. Yet, there is still a lot left for me to accomplish and experience in the days I’ve been allotted.

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Is ‘me-bias’ holding you back?

August 17, 2022 2 Minute Read
I tapped into a thought-provoking discussion today after someone asked whether “me-bias” was impacting their life. I had not heard of me-bias before. However, the discussion made it sound plausible. People have a me-bias when they only think of how

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Are loneliness and burnout connected?

August 15, 2022 3 Minute Read
“When we experience loneliness, we want to escape it as it is an unpleasant emotion. On the other hand, solitude is peaceful aloneness created by a state of voluntary isolation,” the authors wrote.

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Find purpose in the moment

August 15, 2022 2 Minute Read
Anne Ard said purpose is as simple as figuring out how to be useful and make a difference in our communities. How that looks in real life is determined by our circumstances and commitments.

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Faye Bryant: Helping others by sharing stories

July 28, 2022 10 Minute Read
“Discovering your purpose involves exploring what you dreamed about as a child and then contemplating what that dream would look like for you right now,” said Faye. “After that, it involves going to work to accomplish the dream.”

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Six stages to finding purpose

July 26, 2022 5 Minute Read
“You progress from the base of a triangle, where you are fairly unstructured and undirected, until, very gradually, you move upward to the very tip of the triangle, where you are completely fused,” he added.

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Forward From 50 featured on USA Global TV

July 16, 2022 0 Minute Read
I had a wonderful interview yesterday with Dr. Jacalyn Kerbeck, the founder of the USA Global TV Network and co-host of the Loving Longevity show along with Annie Bush. The three of us spent nearly 50 minutes talking about why

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The downsides of early retirement

June 26, 2022 3 Minute Read
“Here’s the truth: If you’re unhappy before you retire early, it’s likely that you’ll still be unhappy after you retire. It’s better to figure out what’s at the very core of your issues and fix them first,” Sam explained.

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Advice for being a good grandparent

June 06, 2022 4 Minute Read
Whether you are serving as your grandchild’s parent or simply trying to be a loving role model as an older mentor in their lives, one thing is absolutely certain — children need grandparents more today than ever before.

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Embrace your purpose

May 23, 2022 7 Minute Read
Some people live as though they were created only for leisure. The workweek provides financing for weekend activities. But, when you’re pursuing a genuine purpose, even work becomes play.

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Overcoming ‘Grumpy Old Man Syndrome’

March 21, 2022 5 Minute Read
When their days are filled with nothing more than walking the dog, endless hours of mindless television or scrolling through destructive news and social media posts, then, without something positive to fill the void, their minds descend even further into

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Finding purpose may not be clear to many people

February 07, 2022 1 Minute Read
“Finding purpose in life can and should be considered a wonderful revelation. Unfortunately, many feel their lives are seemingly meaningless,” wrote Jim Langley at Noozhawk. “I truly believe we all have a definitive purpose, but finding that purpose may not be

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Tips for overcoming regret to finish strong

November 02, 2021 4 Minute Read
beyond mistakes or missed opportunities you experienced in the past. “Regret can anchor us in the past, robbing us of the present. It can interject itself into the happiest of moments, clouding over our sense of peace,” she wrote.

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The six Cs to reignite your purpose

October 26, 2021 1 Minute Read
“I’ve discovered that those who use pivot points to progress toward richer, more meaningful lives — full of sustained personal success, excellence, and happiness — did so by paying attention to and aligning six critical dimensions.”

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