Retire and Continue to Work–Say What?

Mr. Rodney Brooks is on target again. How many of us have said that we will continue to work after we retire? I am one of those that said it, but I did plan, and it did work out. Take a look at Mr. Brooks’ article and see what obstacles you might be up against when seeking employment after retirement.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/brooks/2013/08/26/retirement-encore-careers-age-discrimination/2693259/

You can follow Mr. Rodney Brooks on twitter at RodneyBrooks@Perfiguy

Oprah With Women of a Certain Age

Two of the best and very informative interviews for women of a certain age  were Oprah’s Next Chapter with Gloria Estefan and Oprah’s Next Chapter with Tina Turner; both of which aired in August.  Both women talk about being a woman of a certain age.  They talk about career, love, financial planning, faith and so much more.

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You can find reruns of these shows on the OWN channel.  You will not be disappointed.  These two women know “thisisyour(their)bestyear”.

Allergies and Salt

All of my life I have suffered with allergies and sinus infections, and as a woman of a certain age stress, fatigue and sleeping problems have joined the group.

Over the counter medications have helped for a while, but nothing seems to work long. So I have decided to take a different approach.  I decided to try halotherapy or as it is commonly called salt therapy.

It is a drug free and all natural non invasive treatment that is used to alleviate a multitude of respiratory illnesses and skin issues. It is based on the concept that workers in salt mines had incredibly low respiratory illness rates. I investigated and found that Dr. Oz himself says that this therapy may help with certain respiratory problems.

I found Aria Salt a salt therapy center in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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The treatment is a 45 minute relaxing process where all you need to do is take your shoes off, lay back in a zero gravity massage chair and breathe. You can read, but believe me you will just want to relax.

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There is even a room for children with allergies.

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I purchased 4 more sessions, and I will let you know how it goes. I can say that I did not have the need to take any allergy medicine this morning.

You can visit Aria Salt at http://www.ariasalt.com or at 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 141, Fort Worth, TX 76116. You can also call them at 817.732.7258.

Don’t be afraid to try something different.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Difficult Times

There are no words to express the feelings and emotions that I have had the last few weeks.  They have been all over the place.  What I can tell you though is that “faith” and belief in God can get you through anything.

Last week I was called upon to make the final arrangements for my cousin who died somewhat unexpectedly.  This is not my first time making final arrangements for a relative, but it is my first time doing it solo.

The first thing I did was to pray when I learned that I would be the one handling everything, and pray I did.  As a woman of a certain age, I know that these things are beginning to be more and more frequent.  As I told another cousin “we are our parents now”.  We are now the ones who have to step up and make the decisions.

My heart was and is still heavy with the loss of my cousin, but my faith puts a smile in my heart when I remember that she still called me by my childhood nickname (no I’m not going to tell you). My heart is warm because I know that all of the pain has stopped.

My heart is smiling because I know that God does not make mistakes. My heart smiles because I know that even though this is a sad time I must remember the wonderful times we had together. As women of a certain age, we take on different roles as we mature, but each role is very important. Remember as you are called upon in difficult times that “thisisyourbestyear”. You were able to handle the situation.

Black People Do Get/Stay Married

Today, August 4 is our wedding anniversary.  It has been 35 years of fun, tears, laughter, children and now grandchildren kept together by love and faith in God.  My husband and I both come from two parent homes in fact we both had two married sets of grandparents.  I can even remember my married great grandparents on my mother’s side of the family.  Don’t believe the hype–just because it’s in the news does not make it the truth.

 

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–35 years and counting.