I recently wrote about my experience training for and completing my first triathlon after 50. You can read about it here. One of the trickiest parts of preparing for a triathlon is figuring out all the gear you need. You can get many items at local swim, bike, and running stores. I bought most of
We’ve often heard how people over 50 go into business for themselves after losing their jobs. While some always wanted to own their own businesses, many are frustrated by the lack of job opportunities and difficulty getting a job at a certain age. What we don’t hear about so much is an example of someone
Friends have always been important to me, as I’m sure they’ve been important to you, too. However, as I approached 50 and put together my Margie Project, I realized that friendship was becoming even more important than I had previously thought. I wondered why that was true. So, as usual, I decided to do some
As part of a New Year’s reading challenge I saw on Facebook, I had committed to giving books to some Facebook friends. One of the people on my list was a local woman business owner. I decided to gift her a business book written by a woman. Sadly, there are way fewer of them than
I like wine, as I’m sure many of you do, too! While I’m not in any way a wine expert, I do like to keep some tasty red wines on hand, especially for entertaining. I especially enjoy stocking great-tasting wines that don’t cost a lot. One of my favorite places to buy wine is Trader
Q: I will be attending a fancy outdoor wedding in a warm climate. I hate my arms, and don’t want to show them. Any outfit suggestions?
A: Absolutely, says mermaid Linda Waldon, image stylist to women over 50! Take care of the three “C’s,” says Linda: you want to be cool, comfortable and covered at your next outdoor summer wedding. She shared ideas for what to wear to a summer wedding that will keep you light, fresh, and oh so stylish. Drapey,
After completing my first triathlon, I wanted to treat myself. And my favorite reward? Travel! I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I like staying in nice places. David had airline miles, and we were looking for a change of scenery for a few days, so we decided on Asheville, NC. We
I read so many books that I rarely buy them. I generally get e-books and printed books from the library. This was published at the end of January 2019, and I got tired of waiting, so I bought it. And I’m so glad I did! Out of the Dark, by Gregg Hurwitz, is the fourth
Spring is prime time for hiring summer interns. If you’re in business, you’ve most likely considered hiring an intern. Maybe you’ve dreamed of having one or more interns take care of all the crummy stuff you hate to do. Or there are projects you could take on if you just had a little more help.
Q: A new family moved into the neighborhood. The husband drives a work truck, which is very loud when he starts it up. Most days of the week, including Saturdays, he wakes us up before 6:30 am. Is there anything we can do to stop this and get some sleep?
A: “The beauty of living in an open neighborhood is the absence of rules and dissension,” says Dr. Kristen Bomas, 50+ mermaid, life coach, speaker, and author. Of course, it also presents challenges like this. Kristen continues, “The truck is a constant that cannot be changed at this time. As people, we want to grow
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I started thinking about luck. I decided to learn more by researching it. As luck would have it (pun intended), I found all kinds of great information. But I was most intrigued by something shared by Dr. Tina Seelig, a 50+ mermaid who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University. She
Like many of you, I’ve used headphones over the years, for business and pleasure. Often I had trouble with “in ear” headphones, for a variety of reasons: they didn’t stay in, they hurt, or I sweat so much (during workouts) that I built up water in my ears, which created a whole host of problems.