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Retirement Rule #1: Understand and Embrace Its Stages

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 29, 2017 6:47:54 AM

After the honeymoon of retirement relaxation, the feeling of being on vacation, the relief of leaving the rat race behind—boredom sets in and many people find themselves saying, “Is this all there is to retirement?” This disillusionment is one of six stages of retirement (originally seven) identified in 1975 by Robert Atchley, a professor of gerontology.


Getting Back to the Basics: What Brené Brown Has to Say

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 20, 2017 8:36:16 AM

Brené Brown is a Texan with a message about courage and vulnerability. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 30 million times. She considers herself a researcher and a storyteller as she leads us to understand the power of connection, courage, and being vulnerable.


Finding Roommates for Boomers: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 15, 2017 11:18:02 AM

Silvernest has partnered with 500 Startups to bring you a series of interesting, and innovative and bad-ass women founders changing the face of tech as we know it. This article was originally published in Women 2.0

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 14, 2017 2:25:41 PM

There are so many books and articles these days about organizing your life or simplifying your existence. REAL Simple magazine is devoted to the idea that simplification leads to happiness – or the act of creating more physical space in your home (or office) can actually give you more emotional space for happiness and contentment. Whether you buy into the Zen of organization or not, there is something very satisfying about clearing things out and organizing what’s left. Marie Kondo’s book is a guidebook – with specific steps – for getting through the process of tidying up your life.


Grandparents' Day: 5 Things That Make Grandparents Special

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 10, 2017 3:53:31 PM

With Grandparents' Day quickly approaching, it begs the question, “Why are grandparents so important?” Well, one reason, according to Dr. Karl Pillemer is that the bond between a grandparent and a grandchild rivals only the emotional bond between a parent and a child. What this means is that typically the second closest relative to a person are his/her grandparents. The truth is, we benefit when our grandparents or surrogate grandparents are in our lives. Let’s face it; grandparents are special—really special.


CEO Profile: Wendi Burkhardt 2017 Outstanding Women in Business

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 6, 2017 7:55:44 AM

Wendi Burkhardt knows what it means to change the world by being on the apex of innovation. Her career has followed the trends of technology and been right on its heels every step of the way. Now, her company Silvernest is no exception.


Getting Real with Marie Osmond: Living Life on Her Terms

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 31, 2017 12:30:10 PM

The first thing you notice when talking with Marie Osmond is her hearty, authentic and frequent laugh, which mirrors her philosophy: “If you are going to laugh about it later, you might as well laugh about it now.” That thread of optimism clearly weaves through every aspect of this multi-talented star’s professional and personal life—an especially happy life, now that she has grandchildren.

Lark or Owl? Five Steps to Determine Your Sleep Needs

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 30, 2017 11:26:27 AM

Many of us start to experience sleep problems as we approach our middle years. For women, this may begin with the onset of menopause when hot flashes can really wreak havoc on a good night’s sleep. Men may begin to experience apnea at this stage of life. Certainly major disruptions should be addressed by your doctor.


Caring for Others While Caring for Yourself

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 26, 2017 4:02:39 PM

Caregiving for a family member is a labor of love, but it can be easy to get caught in the daily cycle of trying to get personal stuff done, and that often comes at the cost of sacrificing the two things that matters most – your relationship with your aging parent and your own health.


Here are some proactive steps you can take to be a nurturing caregiver for your mom or dad, while also taking some of the stress off of yourself.


What is Mindfulness?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 8, 2017 8:20:28 AM

For some it sounds kind of crazy. Most of us think we know what it is, but do we? Does it mean meditation? Is it like yoga? It sure seems like everyone is talking about it! Should we be working on “being mindful?” Let’s try to sort it all out!