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THE 2 MAJOR OBSTACLES TO GRACEFULLY AGING AT HOME

THE 2 MAJOR OBSTACLES TO GRACEFULLY AGING AT HOME

I’ve been an advocate for Aging in Place Gracefully since 2006. For most Americans who are over 50 years old, I’ve observed two major obstacles that prevent this reality. OBSTACLE NUMBER ONE The number one obstacle to the 50+ is an age phobia. The negative attitude or stigma that so many attach to aging. Therefore, why would they need any home upgrades since they are not aging! Yes, of course,...

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How Healthy Is Your Home?

How Healthy Is Your Home?

If it has been years since you have evaluated your home's ability to meet your current life stage of being over 50 years old, this post is for you! Here are 10 basic but essential ways to ensure that your home is your friend and not your foe with unsafe traps  waiting for that gotcha moment.  My dear friends, ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our home's wellness level. To...

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Healthy Home Healthier Life

Healthy Home Healthier Life

 If you had a cast, or recent surgery, or a recent knee or hip replacement, what bathroom in your current home would work for you to easily take a shower? Do you even have a first floor bathroom where you can maneuver safely and easily for your basic needs if you are on crutches or wearing a boot from a procedure or accident? Do you have your own private, personal sanctuary space in your...

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Needing healthier holiday treats? 3 WAYS We’ve got you covered!

Needing healthier holiday treats? 3 WAYS We’ve got you covered!

One of my AGING Gracefully principles is healthy living. Therefore, why not apply this philosophy to holiday sweet treats? In today's blog, there's sure to be a dessert recipe to please anyone in your life, from chocolate lovers to fruit fans. Who says desserts can't be both healthier and absolutely scrumptious? For the over 500 of you that are in my Facebook group, Lifesizing® for the 50+, my...

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3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

Currently, living in our last best nest downsized home, regardless of the size of your home...or your wallet.. :), these 3 principles continue to remain relevant today as timeless Christmas decorating tools. Do you know these tricks of the designers? read on Realizing that many of you have completed your decorating for this Christmas season, many have not done any this year. For either group,...

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5 Tips for Downsizing Christmas Decor

5 Tips for Downsizing Christmas Decor

Especially during these times, oh, how we appreciate the beauty and serenity of a well-designed room or home. These restorative spaces are so often the perfect balm for our weary souls. But wait, here comes Christmas decorating time and with it the temptation and decisions of what to display, keep or say goodbye to forever. Please read on. Before we moved to NE Ohio, there was a major downsizing...

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3 Tips to Healthier Holidays

3 Tips to Healthier Holidays

 DO WE EVER REALLY THINK ABOUT THE COMMON PHRASE, “MAKE UP YOUR MIND?” WELL, MY DEAR FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS, THIS IS ESSENTIALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY! LET’S NOT UNDO ALL WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO ACCOMPLISH BY NOT BEING DESIGN SMART, IE DESIGNING OUR HOLIDAY EATING TO BE VICTORIOUS! 🙂 THREE EASY TIPS FOR HEALTHIER HOLIDAYS 1)  DEVELOP A Healthy Attitude: adopt healthy eating and...

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3 LIFESTAGE LESSONS LEARNED WHILE TRAVELING

3 LIFESTAGE LESSONS LEARNED WHILE TRAVELING

My major shocks on a recent traveling experience and what I learned...read on Major lesson: Even in traveling, we can choose our outcome or we can take a chance, ie not choose our outcome. Most of us realize that traveling is tiring. However, I do not recall having this amount of brain fog, fatigue, lethargy, and a bit of depression after returning home.  Ironically, on our two days of...

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WHY PETS AT ANY AGE?

WHY PETS AT ANY AGE?

BUT I TRAVEL? OR I CANNOT GO THROUGH LOSING ANOTHER PET…….. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE ARE VALID REASONS  NOT TO HAVE A PET. BELIEVE ME, BOB AND I SOUL SEARCHED THESE SAME QUESTIONS. BUT IN THE END, HERE’S WHY WE HAVE OUR BELOVED JAKE. I cannot begin to tell you how many times daily that we just laugh at our Jake even when he is not even trying to be cute, he just is. For example, he will...

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Downsizing Reality; Stuff Fills Up Storage Available

Downsizing Reality; Stuff Fills Up Storage Available

For all of us, but especially for those who are changing lifestyles or homes, this post on clothes storage  is for you! Exactly 2 years ago, Bob and I relocated to NE Ohio leaving behind my beloved design studio and full service interior design business. Why then, do I need to keep ALL of l my clothes and shoes that no longer work for my “now”  life? MY NEW LIFESTYLE CHANGE...

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