Kari Henley

Kari Henley
Kari Henley is a contributor to Silvernest

Recent Posts

Spring Cleaning in Winter: For Cash and Company

Posted by Kari Henley on Nov 7, 2017 8:41:40 AM

Now is the perfect time to tackle that spare room or guest room that has become the receptacle of old wrapping paper, craft projects or “re-gifting” items—and turn it into a source of income. Cleaning your spare room is the first step toward turning your home into a source of income. Renting out that room can help you earn an extra $750 or so each month, and you might even develop a friendship with your new housemate. 


But taking the first step can be overwhelming, especially if that spare room is more than a little cluttered. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.


Ashton Applewhite Kicks Ageism to the Curb

Posted by Kari Henley on Aug 25, 2017 10:48:56 AM

Even though it doesn't always feel like it, our society has made dramatic improvements in our understanding and tolerance of one another. Our ability to accept others of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation or spiritual preference is far from perfect, but at a macro level—we are evolving.


Three Tried-and-True Tips for Finding the Perfect Roommate

Posted by Kari Henley on Nov 15, 2016 6:52:50 PM

When Nancy realized she had to move out of her house in Lafayette, Colorado, she was worried. Having cultivated a successful home-based business as a piano teacher, most of her students lived in the neighborhood. A lovely, bucolic suburb with literal white picket fences intersecting the front yards, it resembled a Norman Rockwell painting. With housing costs at an all-time-high and inventory in the area at an all-time-low, she knew finding a home nearby would be tough.


The Silent Generation, Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials are “Wiser Together”

Posted by Kari Henley on Sep 16, 2016 2:34:51 PM

In our most recent post, Millennials and Baby Boomers were joked as being equally “lazy.” While both stages of life can offer the discomfort of decades ahead, with a lack of clarity on what to do, the power and energy of intergenerational collaboration has been generating increased attention. For example, many of our baby boomers and millennials share a similar interest in issues around climate change, poverty, racial equality and world peace, and are eager to take action.


How to Prepare Your Home for Homesharing—and Your Golden Years

Posted by Kari Henley on Jun 22, 2016 8:18:24 PM

Our surroundings play a vital role in how we feel. They reflect and impact our inner and outer worlds. While our lives are constantly changing, our homes tend to remain static, and eventually change is required for them to keep serving our everyday needs. Taking a look at your home with a lens of longevity can help you determine if it is ready to support you in the next phases of life.


Want to Improve Your Health? Don’t Live Alone.

Posted by Kari Henley on Jun 2, 2016 9:59:45 AM

Many baby boomers and older adults remember growing up in a house that was always full of people. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the random stranger coming through town were common experiences. People would just stop by—and no one cared!