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Did You "Discover" Today? 

June 2015
In This Issue
Kathleen Vestal Logan
Introducing TTN Featured Author: Kathleen Vestal Logan 

We sat down with TTN Featured Author, Kathleen Vestal Logan, as she discussed her influences and inspiration for her latest book Women's Wisdom: Pass It On!
 
TTN: What inspired you to write Women's Wisdom: Pass It On!?

KATHLEEN VESTAL LOGAN: The Transition Network deserves major credit. My first book, Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters after Fifty, was written with co-author Betsy Smith, PhD, and published in 2010. That's when I learned about TTN, joined, and accepted the offer for authors to submit a column each month. After three years, I thought, I've worked hard on writing all these columns; perhaps there is another way to put them to use. I cobbled together a dozen of them in an effort to create a simple eBook, but it just didn't hang together in a coherent way. I gave up, even writing a TTN column "Help! I'm Stuck!" for the August 2013 newsletter, telling myself, "It's time to STOP and do something else."

 

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Positive Aging

Your Great Big Juicy Life - No Grit, No Pearl: Turn Your Burdens into Blessings 
Linda Mickle

This month we debut a new column "Your Great Big Juicy Life" by Linda Mickle, NP, of YourGreatBigJuicyLife.com. Linda will be writing about resilience, the art of being flexible, creative and adaptive in life, and how to bounce back stronger and excel in life in the midst of transition and change.  

 

Your. Great. Big. Juicy. Life.

Say these words out loud to yourself. It's okay, no one's watching.  

Your... Great... Big... Juicy... Life...

Let them land. Feel them in your bones. Settle into them. Take your time. Breathe.

 

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Audrey Berger
Health & Wellness

Positive Reminiscence (Happiness and Well-Being, Part 8)

  

Studies have found that savoring positive memories is a powerful way to promote and strengthen positive feelings in the present, especially for older adults. Positive memories can bring us joy, and they can even help us to cope with, and recover from,       some of the difficulties that we all encounter in life. Fortunately, no matter what challenges we currently face in our lives, we all have within us the ability to transport ourselves to another time and place.
 
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Kathleen Vestal Logan
Positive Aging

Second Blooming: Do you really want to 'reinvent' yourself?  

Reinvent yourself! This seems to be the hot advice lately, but I think it has led many a woman to cast off parts of herself and her life unnecessarily. Personally, this push rubs me the wrong way, making it sound like I'm not good enough as I am, that I need a total re-do to have any value.

  

I have spent my life studying, learning, listening, working, and gaining experience. As a navy wife, I moved often, and at each new place, I'd have to find new activities or a new job. At one point, I wondered, Will all of these odd things I've done ever fit together? At my husband's last duty station, I was hired by a hospital to be the Coordinator of their Employee Assistance Program.

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Annabelle Reitman Ed.D.
Career Transitions

Career Pathways: Summer Prep for September Career/Work Action Plans

September is a good time to initiate a career plan of action.  So, whether you are headed out of town for a vacation or just chilling out locally, catch up with some professional reading to develop the necessary steps to move forward towards your goals. Within the last couple of years, a number of books were published reflecting the latest thinking in career and retirement strategies.  I selected a variety of resources that can be helpful whether you are considering a career move/shift, in the midst of a career transition, or thinking of retirement. Review the following listing and decide which books are most relevant for your situation.  

 

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Positive Aging

Watch What Happens When This Young Couple Sees What They Will Look Like In 70 Years



If you haven't yet seen the viral video showing a couple in their 20s get transformed by makeup artists to look age 50, 70 and 90, take five minutes to watch it (below). The video will make you think about stereotypes of aging and also about what it means to grow old with a partner.

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