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A life that matters . . . or not: it’s your choice!

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The goal and mission of Second Half Now is to “help today’s 50-plus American live a life that matters”.  What exactly does that mean, and how do we go about doing that?  Sam Haley helps us get a handle on that by discussing his own personal journey and his deep personal conviction that a life of purpose and meaning is the only life worth living.

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The key to a healthy life: get moving!

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By the time we get to 50 and beyond we have some pretty “set-in-our-ways” habits.  Some of those habits serve us well, others, not so much.  It may surprise you that some of the most beneficial habits are really rather simple.  Maybe not easy, but simple. Physical exercise will enhance our happiness, our heart health, and our brain function.  Here are some very practical helps to form and keep some good habits of physical movement and exercise.

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Do what you love, and make money doing it

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In the second half of life, most of us will need to have an ongoing income. But we don’t necessarily need to keep working the same job we’ve been working at. In fact, we may not have to work a job as someone else’s employee at all. The new revolution for Boomers and Seniors is finding what we love or what we’re really good at and learning how to make money doing it. Get some insights right here.

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A life of meaning and purpose is possible, but it’s not automatic

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We have choices in the second half of life.  We can choose to live a life of meaning and purpose – or not. As they say, not to decide is to decide. That means that if we don’t choose to live a life that matters, we are actually choosing to live a life that doesn’t.  Rowanne Haley helps us get a handle on structure, purpose and meaning, and she shares the “Five Pillars” that will help us be passionate and productive in the second half of life.

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Growing through loss and grief

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By the time we get into the second half of life, we have all experienced loss of various kinds.  Loss of a loved one, loss of a marriage, a job, a friend, a prized possession, a relationship, a business,  a dream, a beloved pet.  . . . any of these can have a serious impact on our life.  How we respond to each loss will have a powerful shaping influence on how we live the rest of our lives.  Here are some helps for finding hope and happiness through times of loss.