It’s all about being organized

As a Virgo I naturally love stores like The Container Store (www.containerstore.com) in the U.S. and Solutions (www.solutions-stores.ca) in Canada. All those endless bins and organizers appeal to my innate sense of order. I could (and have) spent hours fingering the jewellery hangers, the belt racks and OMG the kitchen wares. But a lot of my organizational tricks are practically free and work beautifully at keeping my life ticking along. Here are a couple of examples. (more…)

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Rising above adversity

Product DetailsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is one of my favourite non-fiction reads. Although it’s been out for several years now, I’m still inspired by the book’s message. Despite having a totally disfunctional childhood with shockingly incompetent parents, she grew up to become what today’s society deems “a success”. When I asked her at a book launch for her second book, The Silver Star, what made her different from other people (more…)

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Saving Detroit

Mature trees and lots of yard for only $19,900.00
This charmer has mature trees and yard for only $15,900.00

As everyone is aware, the City of Detroit is in the toilet – broke, battered and beaten. Having given it some thought, I’ve come up with a solution that could help everyone. Turn Detroit into Florida north. That is, make it a haven for retiring Boomers and the arts community. Homes can be purchased for next to nothing (more…)

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Listen to your hormones

Watching Dr. Natasha Turner on The Marilyn Denis show (www.marilyn.ca) the other day reminded me that I have to pay more attention to what goes into my body. I’m convinced my itching, bitching and all-round BOOMERbroad falling apart issues are hormone related but it’s hard to give them the attention they deserve. I’ve read about Natasha Turner in the past but last week’s episode prompted me to download her book from the library (more…)

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Still swingin’ in her 60s

TwiggyAlthough I subscribe to seventeen magazines a month, Good Housekeeping isn’t one of them. But when I happened to spot the glossy lavender cover of the September British edition the other day in Chapters, I couldn’t resist. It featured a picture of one of the original Boomer babes, Twiggy looking pretty snazzy at 60+-something. Eager to learn her secrets to ageless aging, (more…)

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