Simplify: Live with Purpose

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Sep 18, 2017 4:31:04 PM

Purpose is about what keeps me going each day—my routines, my joys, what makes me content. I think that upbringing, circumstances, what we do, how we spend our days and with whom informs our purpose and as those things shift and change over a lifetime—so our purpose shifts, evolves and changes as well.

 

What’s Your Vitality Plan?

Posted by Kay Van Norman on Sep 2, 2017 10:07:08 AM

 

Building financial security and maintaining health are consistently listed as top aging concerns for adults over 55. Most of us know creating a financial portfolio (make a plan, balance assets, make regular deposits) is important to ensure lifelong financial security.

 

But what about your vitality?  Do you have a plan? Have you considered what “assets” you need to support lifelong vitality?

Take Control of Your Destiny!

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Aug 20, 2017 9:47:39 AM

Are you several years away from retirement and anticipating what that will mean? Do you need a career change because you want to spend your remaining working life in a job you enjoy? Are you ready to retire and considering what's next? Are you already an entrepreneur running your own business? When it's time, are you going to even want to retire? And will you be in a financial position to do so?

 

These questions can lead to lots of sleepless nights! But they don’t need to.

 

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.

 

Maintaining Wellness During and After Divorce

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Jun 21, 2017 11:06:53 AM

Navigating a divorce is stressful and unpredictable.  Regular exercise and a healthy diet go a long way in managing our stress and making us feel a whole lot better in general. A grounding activity like yoga or Pilates is relaxing and helpful. Maintaining healthy habits and taking care of ourselves is vital during this uncertain time.

 

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!

 

Give Up Perfection and Try Gratitude: 3 Rules for Living Well

Posted by Barbara Waxman on Jun 4, 2017 7:32:31 AM

I’m a huge believer in the power of gratitude. I’ve worked with cancer survivors whose gratitude for life’s little and big gifts astounds me. And I’ve worked with people blessed with so much, yet stymied because everything isn’t just right. Regularly focusing on gratitude makes everyone happier. And happier people are most often those living lives of love, meaning and purpose. Brené Brown, one of my favorite storyteller/researchers has worked on this very subject and has found that the happiest people actively think about things they are grateful for. They don’t wait for everything to be just right.

 

What Does Wellness Really Mean?

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Jun 2, 2017 10:12:10 AM

Wellness has become a buzzword for a lot of the different aspects of our lives. We thought it was time to unpack the concept and let some experts weigh in on how we create the best life possible, regardless of our age. There is so much information out there about health, food, exercise, sleep and what to do and what not to do – and it seems to change every day!

 

Four Benefits of Intergenerational Living

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 20, 2017 11:57:24 AM

Here at Silvernest, we are seeing more and more successful pairings spanning the generations. Initially many of our homeowners gravitate to someone of similar same age, gender and personality. But they are pleasantly surprised when they expand their options to different generations, either younger or older.

 

Why a Sense of Purpose Can Extend Your Life

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 12, 2017 11:33:13 PM

For many baby boomers, retirees and seniors, winding down a career, or having an empty nest can be a shock. The quiet, and lack of daily demands can take some getting used to; and it is common to feel a lack of purpose. Studies show that NOT having a purpose in life can increase illness and reduce longevity.