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Volunteering with monkeys in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017   3:49 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

It was a dream come true as we found the opportunity to volunteer with wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Far off from any civilization we would be caring for Woolly Monkeys and other indigenous animals. And yes – it became a once in a lifetime adventure!   It started on a bad note   …more

My Retirement Plan – Fully Executed with New and Authentic Life Experiences

Thursday, March 16th, 2017   9:25 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

About two years ago, at age 63, I realized it was time to create a meaningful retirement plan. My 30+ year, very rewarding career in sales and management was winding down. My pension was set so I was lucky that I had flexibility.   Retire? But to what? I don’t play golf, crochet, play bridge …more

11 vital questions you need to ask yourself about volunteering in retirement

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   8:46 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Are you already a volunteer?   Perhaps you help out with a church group or at a school canteen? If you are not being paid, you are indeed a volunteer, even if you haven’t been given that specific title.   Maybe you’re already officially one of the 23% of people aged over 65 who volunteer …more

Boy Scout Success Story

Sunday, September 13th, 2015   2:50 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Hopefully, this article will inspire you or another adult to help some boy to get on track for potential success by becoming a Boy Scout.   Let me tell you about a boy who was given the opportunity and the support to become a Boy Scout and what happened to him. He was a proud …more

My Costa Rica Commute

Saturday, September 12th, 2015   11:28 am |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Travel   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

Do you experience bliss doing the most simple of things? You know, where your chest inflates with joy and tears well in your eyes from the sheer power of it. The kind that continues, years later, to give you a rush?   I often have them while travelling. A few happened on the southeast coast …more

The New Retirement

Thursday, August 6th, 2015   10:55 am |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Are you ready to retire? Today’s financial advertisements promise that, if you make the right choices, you will be able to live a life of leisure. Leaving the drudgery of an eight to five job should be the promise of a better life—shouldn’t it? The truth is, this message is playing on our desires to …more

Hope Made Real

Sunday, July 12th, 2015   9:33 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  3 Comments  | Author:     bio

In sharing my story let me tell you from the start: Retirement from the business world is possible but retirement from life does not exist unless you want it to. No, it is not possible for every retiree to do as I have done but every retiree can be involved in a worthwhile project that …more

Golden Years

Monday, June 15th, 2015   2:59 pm |  Category:   Health, Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

“This isn’t what I thought my golden years would be.” My father’s words echoed in a time-lapse soundtrack that played back regularly in the recesses of my memory. He was a self-made, hardworking man, not given to complaining or griping, even when he had good cause. So his oft-repeated remorse about his disappointing golden years …more

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