Self-Improvement

Common Threads

The Joys of Scope Creep

How we helped unemployed friends and improved our home to create more positive energy throughout the house—all thanks to scope creep.

Common Threads

Driven to Distraction

Strategic distraction is key to protecting yourself from the emotional distress that is part of daily life. Don’t let it eat you up. 

Aging for Beginners

Lifelong Learning and Earning at 50+

Learning after retirement is a fulfilling activity, remarkably like golf or other sports. But for those who want to continue to learn—either for work or for pleasure—there can ...

Common Threads

Fight Excess-ivity

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the more complex something is, the better it must be. It’s “fake thinking.” Simple is so much simpler.

Aging for Beginners

Active Leisure: A Worthwhile Retirement Goal

Age gives us the right to be happy by doing less work. Or, to be more accurate, by doing more play.

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No Coincidences

Crazy coincidences may be random acts…or, as I like to believe, spiritual “hellos” that let us know we are not alone. Keep your eyes open to the magic.

Self-Improvement

Anyone Can Take Back the Power In His or Her Own Life—Sarah Hiner Talks to Steve Kelly

Everyone has the ability to take control over their own lives—no matter what their background or circumstances.

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What Are You Going to Do About It?

The message has been heard…change is needed. Now trade in your messages of protest for actions that touch those in need and help them achieve the success that everyone wants.

Aging for Beginners

Five Things that Are Surprisingly Better After 70

Don’t sweat the calendar. Take care of yourself, your pocketbook and, above all, your hat rack. Make sure you get to 70…it’s mostly in your control.

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Forget Media Filters…Trust Your Own Truths and Do Your Own Research

Trust but verify as you watch the news and draw conclusions about the presidential race. The media has abdicated its role as unbiased reporters to create its own messages.

Self-Improvement

Watch Out for That Anger…It’s Everywhere—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Mark Goulston

How to protect yourself from the anger that is rampant in society, and even from the anger that maybe within you. Dr. Mark Goulston talks to Sarah Hiner.

Aging for Beginners

How to Accomplish Anything You Want

Advice on productivity is wrongfully focused on the “what” and the “how.” The secret of productivity is to focus on the “why.”

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The Importance of Choosing to Live Your Life

Inspiration from oldsters who choose not to forfeit their life in the name of protecting it. Great lessons for all.

Self-Improvement

Success Formula of Successful People —Sarah Hiner Talks with Tom Golisano

Secrets of success from entrepreneur Tom Golisano, former owner of the Buffalo Sabres NHL team and founder of Paychex.

Common Threads

In the Blame Game, the Blamer Always Loses

It’s tempting to blame others when things don’t work out or if you’ve made a mistake. But in the blame game, the blamer always loses.