What You'll Find Here: Common-sense tips, great resources, personal reflections, and true stories for aspiring "bloomers" of any age. Note that Prill only posts when her thoughts don’t fit into a Tweet or FB update.

September 10th, 2018

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February 8th, 2012

I recently asked my Twitter followers what they hoped to be doing five years from now.  I love this question because if you can figure out what you want, you can work backwards to plot the steps needed to reach your goals. The problem is, projecting that far into the future isn’t always easy to [...]

February 4th, 2012

  I recently joined a LinkedIn group called “What’s Next?: Midlife Career Change” and am enjoying the online conversation. This week one of the participants shared some sage advice a therpaist had once given her. He said that when you’re striving to reach a goal, pay attention to what you focus on as a barrier [...]

February 1st, 2012

Posted in Embracing Aging

  From   “Westport artist Susan Malloy, 87, remembers climbing on the cannons at Compo Beach as a child. On Wednesday, she decided it was such a beautiful day out, she’d try it again.” When I’m 87, this is the kind of spirit–and physical strength–I want to have! Photo by Helen Klisser During

January 25th, 2012

    I lost a beloved aunt and uncle in December (they died 17 days apart after 63 yrs of marriage) and have been thinking a lot lately about death.  Although I usually write my own posts, today’s was given to me by my husband, who volunteers with hospice.  It was written by Bronnie Ware, [...]

January 18th, 2012

In the epigraph to his novel After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, Aldous Huxley writes: “Have no expectations and you’ll be rewarded.” I can’t disagree with that, but the key to enjoying life and maximizing one’s potential isn’t to eliminate expectations.  It’s to manage them. A case in point: This week, overcoming a lifelong [...]

January 4th, 2012

I’m heading out of town today, so I’ll make this short.  If you’re like most people, you’re great at making resolutions but not so great at keeping them.  Joe’s Goals, a free, online habit tracker, can change that.  Whether you want to eat less, exercise more or just be nicer to strangers, Joe’s simple tools [...]

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