Ever Wondered How to Position Yourself as an Expert?

Have you ever wondered how to position yourself as an expert? How do people become recognized in their fields as an expert?  Sometimes it seems impossible!  I reflected on this question while preparing to write a report on the topic, and addressed it in the introduction this way: Although being considered an expert is something that can seem well beyond our reach, and indeed quite presumptuous, consider these quotes: “What is an expert? Someone who… Continue reading

Abundance or Scarcity Mindset?

I recently read an article by John C. Maxwell  titled, “Escape from Scarcity.”* It was a reminder of how easily so many of us can be sucked into a mindset of scarcity.  Indeed so much of our language and cultural norms are built on the idea of winners and losers, abundance or scarcity.  We are encouraged to pace ourselves, conserve our energy, and take care of ourselves and our family above all. We often hoard… Continue reading

INFUSED WATER: EXPANDING YOUR WATER OPTIONS

Infused water is the process of adding fruits, vegetables, and herbs to your water, then letting these ingredients flavor the water. Infused water expands your water options by providing a variety of tastes, plus nutrients from the produce and herbs. These waters will make water more appealing so you want to drink more. Here are the basics: filtered water is always better, both for quality and flavor. Start with room temperature or cold water. Organic… Continue reading

Six Facts and Tips About Water For Health

It is the middle of the summer. The temperatures soaring in so many places, to the point of serious danger to health and well-being. We hear over and over: “Stay hydrated.” In addition to avoiding dehydration and heat stroke at this time of year, water is beneficial all year around for a variety of reasons. Water is important for your health. Here are Six Facts and Tips: 1) The recommendation is still 6-8 (or more)… Continue reading

6 Things You Bring to Your Life After 50

    Transforming your years after 50, including “retirement” (whatever that means for you) is a journey of awareness and action. As you look forward to, enter or are in the midst of these years, it is helpful to look at what you bring to this stage of life.  Identify, examine and decide what to do with things that either can sabotage your dreams or enhance them.  Each of the topics below is covered in… Continue reading

Transforming Your Years After 50: Keep Learning!

One of the important keys to transforming your years after 50 to a time of joy and fulfillment is to continue learning new things. Since I am building my online business, I am learning new tech things all of the time. Infographics are a great tool to summarize or provide an overview of information, and especially appeal to people who are more visually oriented. Today I put together my first infographic – the 10 Questions… Continue reading

Transforming Your Years After 50: The Cost of Inertia

Perhaps the idea of “transforming your years after 50” sounds like a lot of work. Perhaps it will cost money you are trying to conserve.  Perhaps you are thinking, I can look at this closely later; reading it is interesting but doing the exercises and thinking deeply about this can wait. My advice, my plea, is that you reconsider those thoughts.  Beware of inertia setting in.  Be alert to the tendency to slip into and… Continue reading

Transforming Your Years After 50: Introducing Mind Mapping, a Multi-Purpose Tool

Mind Mapping is a great multi-purpose tool that can help with various aspects of transforming your years after 50. I first became familiar with it when Tony Buzan, the creator of modern mind mapping, published Use Both Sides of Your Brain in 1976. I have used it sporadically ever since then. Perhaps you are not familiar with mind mapping. Tony Buzan describes it as a two-dimensional technique that uses imagery, drawings and color to gather… Continue reading