Category: Going Solo

Over Fifty? Time to reboot?

reboot-featuredEver wanted to reboot your life? If you're over fifty, there's a good chance you need a reboot. What if it was just as easy as rebooting your computer? Luther Cale's book, 33 Ways To Reboot Your Life shows you just how to do it. He says, "The good news? Anyone can do it!"

The other good news? No one else can do it for you. You have to do it for yourself. That also means that no one can take it away from you. The inner journey that you travel through on a Reboot means that you will discover and polish your unique gifts and continually find new and exciting ways to share those gifts with others and to add value.

  • Here are several reason why you might need a reboot:
  • You don't wake up jazzed every day to give the world your best.
  • Your closest relationships are a drain on you, not a source of joy.
  • You stopped exploring, stopped dreaming. You feel dead inside.
  • You don't know what to do with your life.
  • You are in a constant state of stress or confusion.
  • You are wondering where your life has gone.
  • You walk around pissed most of the time.
  • You may have been recently divorced
  • A loved one died
  • You lost your job

Although this website is for anyone over fifty, it's more for those who are 50+ and alone. It can take time to get used to being alone. And if you're struggling with it, you really need a reboot. You have to find away to get back to that place where you enjoy life, want to make a difference, and enjoy the next 50 years doing new things.

reboot-ebookIn other posts on this site we looked at Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty, and Things to do without much money, but sometimes we get in a place where we don't want to do anything. So that's why Luther Cale's book, 33 Ways To Reboot Your Life might come in handy for you. And it's being offered for free today, as an Amazon promotion.

He says, "This book features 33 experiments that you can try for yourself. 30 days at a time. Some experiments feature little-known nutrition and health secrets. Some are tune-up exercises for your mind and spirit. Other tips will help you establish a more effective morning routine. There's even information about earth-shattering orgasms in here."

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Relationships & Dating Revisited

woman-likeSince it's getting closer to Valentine's day, it's only appropriate to publish some articles based on matters of the heart. I was having a look at a new 115 page novel by Kim Harris today titled A Woman Like Me...A Man Like You: Relationships & Dating Revisited in the 21st Century.  Yes, she means revisited. The woman appears to be in her forties, and is raising her teenage son.  The advice she offers certainly is straight from the heart. She doesn't mince words.

She says she's "tired of reading books written by men telling women how to get their attention.   Somewhere along the line somebody got it twisted.   Why isn’t anyone educating our men on how to step up to the plate and be Real Men?"

Watch the interview with her below where she answers the question, "Can you really enjoy being alone."

She says in the video that being single is not a disease. And just because you're a little older doesn't mean you still don't have "it". She certainly takes the time to dispel some popular myths associated with being an older woman and single.

woman-ebookHer book, A Woman Like Me...A Man Like You, was just published on January 9th, 2013, and doesn't have any review yet. But I think if you're a woman and wondering where you fit into this 21st century dating game, this book will give you some great insights and a positive outlook. This book is being offered for free for the next 24-h8 hours, as an Amazon promotion.

For the men who are reading this... Should you get the book? No doubt the ladies will appreciate it, but what about the men? Well... if you're interested in knowing how older women who are single again are thinking these days, it wouldn't hurt. Although an entertaining and informative read, this woman has attitude too.  A good example of this is when she says, "That's the difference a woman like me makes in a man's life.   We challenge him to look at his behavior and find ways to improve it so that he can step up to us ready.   If he feels he is not quite there yet, he will step back, reassess and then try again."

Frankly, this site was built for people over 50 and living alone without a partner. As for men who choose to do this, some of us may be a little tired of hearing how a woman plans to change us, so we can "step up to the plate!" We got tired of walking on broken glass from those plates.

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Relationship advice for those over fifty

heart-leave-featuredPeople fifty and over should have enough experience when to tell if the relationship needs to be over. Sadly, this isn't always the case. The idea may perambulate the conscious brain waves, but it can be hard to make a decision, and sometimes you need to have someone confirm that your thoughts on this matter aren't as far-fetched as you may wish they were.

Kathryn Alice's book Releasing a Person was first a workshop and then a bestselling CD that she created to help those suffering with the deepest attachment we face: that to another person. It has produced MIRACLES for those have used it.

Kathryn, author of the bestseller LOVE WILL FIND YOU, is the U.S.'s foremost expert on soulmates and spiritual dating. She appears in the 2012 Feature Film Secrets of Love. Her work has been featured in Psychology Today, USA Today, The New York Times, Associated Press, Body+Soul and on Montel, NBC and The Aware Show. Kathryn directed Agape's Crisis Support Team for 6 years & teaches in the U.S., Australia and South Africa. She has been married for over a decade to her own soulmate, and they have 4 boys.

She certainly seems to be a credible source. Mind you, here at 50alone, it's felt we could have dished out some pretty good advice, by telling you not to get involved in the first place. Still, it's understood that going it alone is a big lifestyle choice and an even bigger decision.

Watch the video below as Kathryn explains some of her thoughts on this.

This book will help you:

  • Relieve the pain of a break-up or divorce
  • Heal from heartbreak
  • Dissolve a pesky attachment that is putting your life on hold
  • Possibly work it out with the person you're releasing (Kathryn calls this "The Phenomenon" in the book)
  • Free yourself for the REAL love that awaits you beyond tie
  • Get beyond a "crazy love" situation that is making you miserable

alice-re-ebookThe book, Releasing a Person is free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. It is very long in length, but Kathryn Alice's work has helped tens of thousands go beyond heartbreak to find the love of their lives. Kathryn has worked with people from their teens up into their 80's, who have overcome love disappointment, dissolved their attachment and then found true love.

If you happen to miss this promotion; not to worry. We can setup a forum on this site to discuss relationships. I certainly don't consider myself a love guru, but after being married twice and divorced twice, I am probably capable of giving you the worst advice you ever heard; guaranteed to be fresh and entertaining.

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Over Fifty Years to Think About Death

there-is-time-featuredIf you're over fifty, everyone has given some thought to their final days. Hopefully, we have over fifty years to think about it, but one never knows. What's worse, do you want your final act or be an assault on Mother Earth?

Most of us spend time in our lives thinking about how we recycle, so we can do our part to help keep the environment healthy. What about recycling our bodies after we gone? I doesn't matter whether you get cremated or buried. Either way, you will be releasing toxins into the air or ground. Cremation releases carbon dioxide and mercury from your filling into the air. Burial typically adds mercury and formaldehyde into the soil, and in some cases, it has been known to leak into water ways.

Mercury has been linked to neurological problems and death and Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic compound and has been linked to brain cancer and leukemia.

Of course one can expect the Readers Digest to come to the rescue with their article on A Guide to Green Burials, but there might even be a better way. In the video below, Jae Rhim Lee describes how she trained mushrooms to eat her body.

You can learn more about The Infinity Burial Project on Jae's website. Her project is funded by the Creative Capital Foundation, the Institüt für Raumexperimente/Universität der Künste Berlin, and the MAK Center for Art + Architecture. But... you know, they are always looking for volunteers.

I'd like to volunteer, but I'd like to put it off for a while yet...

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Self Employed Over 50 and Entrepreneur Over 50 Are Not The Same Thing

By George H Schofield

age-featuredAs more and more baby boomers retire, they are immediately starting their own business or coming out of a short leave retirement to launch their own ventures. According to the Labor Department baby boomers account for 54% of self-employed workers and entrepreneurs, up from 48.5% in 2000.

My wife and I were recently attending a panel discussion of six entrepreneurs (women and men) at a university near our home. Each had started at least one successful business. Three interviewers sat to the side, asking questions of the panelists.

The audience was people between 45 and 65. Many of them have been successfully employed their entire work lives but are now unemployed or underemployed and will never find comparable jobs or careers as employees again.

Yet they will need income streams and meaningful work for more years than they had expected.

This is from the potent combination of the economic earthquake, extended life spans, and remaining productive years. Self-employment will have to be part of the answer for many. Creative entrepreneurship will be the solution for some.

Audience members, heedless of the interviewers' attempts to control the program, started lining up behind the floor microphone. The very first speaker from the floor stopped the show:

"How do I become one of you?", the lady asked, "I'm a retired educator. I'm still pretty smart. I'm afraid of losing the little bit of capital I have. You all seem like highly educated, qualified people who know what you are doing. I'm surrounded by "Nay Sayers" but am ready to take a plunge anyway."

The auditorium fell silent.

Finally one of the women on the panel leaned forward and said softly, "My dear, you may have mistaken us for people who are in control at all moments and who immediately know what to do when reality veers away from our plan."

The truth is we're all inventing it as we go. We all have expertise, passion, and great ideas. We're seizing the moment as well as the opportunity. This isn't like when you were a teacher and each day was bounded by a pre-determined lesson plan.

Being an entrepreneur is messy, wild, hard work. It's full of passion and the unknown. We translate into an altered state of oscillation. You don't have to be young to do this. It's about as far from having a regular job as you can get.

We've left the era of knowing in advance and entered the era of inventing it 1 day and 1 year at a time. There is common sense and tenacity and commitment and belief in ourselves. It isn't for everyone but it is for us for the foreseeable future. There are no guarantees and no map. If you want it you'll have to invent it and then invent it some more. You'll have to find the right people and build it together.

George Schofield, PhD has over 40 years of expertise and experience in successful aging, lifelong development, and extended employment -- and how these intersect and affect individuals, employees and businesses. He is a innovator and thought leader on employment over 50, personal development for people over 50, business creation for entrepreneurs over 50, and organizational transformation.

Dr. Schofield is a speaker, aging expert, consultant, futurist, entrepreneur, and the author of After 50 It's Up to Us, Developing The Skills and Agility We'll Need.
Find out more at http://newbrightlife.com

george-ebookDr. Schofield is also the author of After 50 It's Up To Us: Developing The Skills And Agility We'll Need. This enjoyable, personal and pragmatic book is written from original investigative research. After 50 It's Up To Us: developing the skills and agility we'll need is the book for you if you have questions about your skill and agility after 50. Together, the reader and Dr. Schofield explore pioneering lives after 50 and develop understanding through the engaging lives and stories of others after 50. This highly accessible book also provides the reader with the opportunity for practical learning exercises and personal awareness. Click here if you would like to learn more about it.

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