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Cherish Our Girlfriends

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on February 17, 2020 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


 

When people talk about getting older gracefully, it's not uncommon to ask."What does that mean? How do we accomplish this? Who’ s measuring this and how do they do it? There are so many mixed messages about aging gracefully, that grappling with this ‘elephant in the room” can be both scary and difficult to measure or execute.


Perhaps aging gracefully doesn't necessarily have to refer to age or...

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Are You a Lone Wolf?

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on February 16, 2020 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I'd like to reach out to a few folks who may be having a difficult time ... 

When a person is lonely, enough to become isolated from others, it can weigh heavily on a person and eventually become exhausting and sad! It might be because in adding oneself to this group of virtual strangers, you become leery of others and feel it difficult to share, especially if you don't know others well enough or at all. 

 

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Lonely or Alone?

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on January 28, 2020 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It appears that the older I get, the easier it becomes to slow down once in awhile, take a breath as I relish knowing some wonderful friends. I cherish them as they have become quite important to me. Yet, today it was seemingly better for me not to go out to lunch with them, but to stay inside, by self. I hope they understood that. I guess you might say it’s a matter of slowing down to speed up and a little self indulgence and rest was called for.


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Peace of Mind

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on January 19, 2020 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

There’s nothing like feeling useless, trapped and unfulfilled, but holding onto a sense of gratification and contentment in life can make one more joyful. Some may think that becoming more positive might not really change a life, especially when facing the doldrums. Its a matter of learning how to train your brain to look on the bright side—and possibly change your life in the process.

It's a known phenomenon that happiness and success ...

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What Does Growing Older Gracefully Actually Mean?

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on January 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When people talk about getting older gracefully, it's not uncommon to ask."What does that mean? How do we accomplish this? Who’ s measuring this and how do they do it? There are so many mixed messages about aging in itself, that grappling with this ‘elephant in the room” can be both scary and difficult to measure or execute. Many people  have heard what's expected from  both the past generation and are working on a  new definition of aging. W...

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Moving Onward as a Senior

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on January 9, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Many people think there is nothing they can do about aging, although this isn’t true; unless you want it to be that way!

One of the most important life lessons that we need to focus on is that the past is gone forever and that the future will never be here. Instead, the present is the only time warp where we can actually apply our knowledge and skills in making our world a little bit healthier and happier each day. . Sounds easy, right?.

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New Programs for Women in Retirement

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on January 2, 2020 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I’m proud to introduce a new series of lunch and learn sessions, “Get the Most Out of Retirement”, to be offered in the next few months .How you approach your retirement, how you respond to your retirement, how you behave in retirement, how you handle retirement, and ultimately, how you live in retirement is really up to you.

 

I have prepared eight specific topics to walk ladies through the lunch and learns, with several check lists designed to ...

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Friends...Where Would I Be Without Them?

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on December 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM

It seems to me that the older we get, the less often we get to see our friends. That's what they say, anyway. I certainly hope it isn’t  really true of  gals in our Women Growing Gracefully group! Instead, their vision s to welcome and encourage new friendships among retired and semi-retired acquaintances.


We’re the group of pals who  remind about what we're all about, who we are and who seem to know us better t...

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Letting Go of 2019

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on December 28, 2019 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Every year that we experience is a new chapter in the book that is the story of our lives. This year has taught me a lot as I look at both old and new friends and to making new experiences and fond memories. They will surely last a lifetime.


In 2020 I want to take more time and effort to enjoy those who mean the most to me. Then I can be reminded of how great life is and it will push me to move forward for more joy and happiness.


I thank 2019 for keeping me...

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Keeping Christmas Simple

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on December 22, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)



We have cut way back on the gift giving and it is much better for us in ALL ways,as it's less about the presents and more about time with loved ones. 

Today's vignette is about my six year old grand daughter who was tickled silly when I was able to regale a tale about her great grandfather who celebrated Christmas during the depression as an orphan. She was amazed and taken aback when I described his experiences living on a farm in upstate NY. The most inter...

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