Keep Those Cool Compliments Coming!

Would you rather be complimented for the way you look or something you’ve accomplished? Hmm, hard question. Here are some compliments you’ve recently received.

“I was around the corner at a social gathering and overheard some person say, ‘GiGi, she’s such a nice and funny lady.’”
GiGi Hall Rivera

“That I’m a teacher like Mary Poppins.”
Laura Cartwright

“Had a strange man in a restaurant come up to my table. He said to me, ‘you must have had a beautiful mother.’ I was taken aback. I thought that was such a nice thing to say.”
Nancy Austin

“My 29- year old gorgeous daughter told me she really hopes that when she reaches my age she is as beautiful as i am. Not only was I stunned, but got really teary.”
Mokihana Jourdan

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How To Deal With Loneliness

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness,” said poet Maya Angelou. What about you?

For me, loneliness is all about perspective. When I’m alone, I’m not necessarily lonely. I always have a choice. I can get up and go to the gym, go on a hike, text girlfriends, go shopping, go to a movie or etc. Of course I can also enjoy being with myself by doing a manicure or reading a book!”
Maureen Fox

“I escape it by either going to the gym or taking long walks while listening to music. Too tired after that to feel lonely.”
Sharon Makin

I have learnt to just be. I’ve moved into an apartment with my adult daughter, so I am not as lonely as I was in my marriage. She is my best friend. I get on better with younger people than people my own age. Sadly, I have no other friends, but, for now, I am ok with this.”
Carine Munro
“I work two jobs at 68. Keeps me from thinking about being lonely, but when the dust settles, I’m by myself. Aging alone is scary!”
Jan Chapman

“It’s taken some time, but I have learned to appreciate aloneness. ‘Solitude is my companion…’”
Suzanne Morrison

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Scary Things That Have Happened To Us Recently

Some of us are darn lucky because the scariest thing that’s happened to us recently was misplacing a credit card. Others, not so lucky. Life’s all about perspective, isn’t it?

“I was nearly wiped out on a motorway by a car that spun out of control in the fast lane, missing me only because I touched the brakes gently. It continued to spin, smashing into the barrier in the main lane . The driver was killed. Only time in my life where I know I could have died.”

Debbie Tynan

“My marriage falling apart and having lost our beautiful period home with pool and quarter acre block…for a while it looked like we would be homeless..and losing my son to my husband, as my son had to live with him..horribly scary , heartbreaking, incredibly sad..33 years of marriage meant nothing to my husband.”

Carine Munro

“Menopause heart palpitations.”

Debbee Taylor Melzow

“Losing my nursing job because I became very sick!”

Pauline Green

“My husband died in November.”

Karen Marshall-Salyers

If We Were Her, We’d Pose in a Bathing Suit, Too!

This is Teresa Hensley of West Virginia, a project manager for a major telecommunications company, where she’s worked for 30 years.

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When A Friend Doesn’t Pay You Back

You loaned your best friend $200 three months ago and she hasn’t paid you back.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

“Too late now. Either suck it up and ask her for it or let it go. Before you lend, you better get it straight in your head that you’ll not be getting it back because lending to friends/family never works. Or, if you must lend and must have it back, get everything in writing up front.”
Lorie Myers Worley

Ask if she needs more.”
Betty Delaney

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What You Are Most Looking Forward To This Year

What does 2017 have in store for YOU?!

“I turn 50 this year.”

Tamara Williams

Staying cancer free, being financially stable and loving my job, just drama free.”

Connie Renee Sargent

“Marriage…Or not”

Linda Diane Ferber


Good health to me, my family and friends! If you’ve got good health, you’ve got everything!”

Karin Anderson Chaves

An opportunity to make a difference.”

Di Kostielney Goodrich

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Learn A New Language In A Fun New Way

Remember memorizing hundreds of verb conjugations when you were learning a foreign language, and racking your brain to recall whether a noun was feminine or masculine? Even if you aced every test, you wouldn’t exactly have called yourself fluent. And, if someone gave you a book to read in the language, you barely made it through the first chapter. What’s more, everything you learned seemed to evaporate from your brain once you graduated school.

You’d love to be able to speak a second language now, but aren’t motivated to start memorizing verbs again. Although you’ve been tempted to buy Rosetta Stone, it’s so expensive. Besides, you’d probably use it only a handful of times, kind of like the treadmill that collected dust for years. And wouldn’t it be nice to converse in Spanish with your 10-year-old grandson or granddaughter, who started learning the language as a new fifth grader?

Now you can do both with a revolutionary program, called My Language Town, conceived by Carmen Herrera, a 40-something Spanish instructor at the prestigious Dalton private school in New York City. Born in Cordoba, in southern Spain, Carmen has been learning and teaching foreign languages ever since she was young.“My father was a school superintendent and my mother was a kindergarten teacher, and we always had exchange students from all over Europe staying at our home, which shaped how I see people,” Carmen told me. “Learning someone else’s language gives you more empathy to them.” (more…)

Why We Love Different Seasons

Like a woman, each season has its unique allure. You told us which is your favorite, accompanied by some lovely descriptions explaining why.

“Definitely summer, I feel more comfortable in heat than cold, I love the ocean!” Elaine Karsten

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The One Thing You Wish You Did When You Were Younger

WE ASKED WHAT’S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RESPONSES. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS DID ‘BACK IN THE DAY’ AND WHAT THEY’RE THINKING AND DOING TODAY.

“Married my husband sooner…..I hope my marriage last forever. My husband is a true blessing. ‘Thank you Lord for giving him to me, when there were so many more women in the world that deserved him more!’”
Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

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What Do You Most Miss About Life Before The Internet?

WE ASKED WHAT YOU MOST MISS ABOUT LIFE BEFORE THE INTERNET.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS THINK ABOUT BIG–and little--issues.

“We have lost face-to-face interaction or talking on the phone; it’s now messaging or texting. If I had a choice of going back to how things were in the good old days, or having them stay as they are today, I would go back.”
Gail Sampson

“I miss really feeling the love with smiles and laughter of my whole family with the attention focused on each other. We had some really good times back in the day!” Rhonda Berry

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