Monday, November 24, 2014

New Blog Link: Eating Well

Just added a page taking you to Eating Well - a great resource for planning helpful meals and habits. Check the site out here:

http://www.eatingwell.com/free_downloads/1500_calorie_meal_plan_shopping_list

Download your free PDFThere is a lot of great information, but I am using the meal planner to go gluten free (more or less)...

Your Free PDF should already be downloading in a new browser window, but you can also download it now .
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving

Woman lying on couch surrounded by shopping bagsWhat are your favorite resources for holiday tips and tricks?  I am a HUGE Real Simple fan - here is their guide: http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/thanksgiving?xid=rs-cm-1114

What are you thankful for?

Let me know - comment below our send me a message!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Many 55 Plussers are looking for new opportunities post "retirement"

Many of our DelMarVa neighbors come here as a part of a retirement plan, but may not have much of a plan at all.  Dreams of enjoying life near the beach or in more rural areas may have been dampened by the unexpected expense of actually living here full time.  Or, worse, by boredom!

Many of my 55+ clients are bored and miss the social aspects of working. However, there are not a lot of jobs out there and the ones that are available are quickly snapped up.  Often we talk about updating computer skills, many of which are free online, like www.gcflearnfree.org.

Sometimes self-employment makes sense.  If you have already had a full career you most likely have knowledge or skill you may be able to turn into profit by starting a local or internet business.  Or, you may have a hobby that could be transformed into a second career.

One of my clients, 80+ took so many pottery classes that she became a teacher at a local college of life long learning - she was previously a real estate agent, if memory serves!  She tells me she took one class and was hooked!

Keeping the mind sharp is always a recommendation, no matter your age.  For this, I often recommend http://www.lumosity.com or learning a foreign language at a local library or community college.

Your local library can be a great place to be social and feed your brain.  Often they have people available to teach basic computer skills or even offer more advanced classes. If you don't have a library card, I strongly urge to to visit your nearest library and get one.

Most people are here because they want to be - I know I am.  I think it is a great place to be if your are retiring, starting a second career or going into business.  I came across this article not long ago that may be of interest to you: http://longtermcare.gov/where-you-live-matters/staying-in-your-home/ .

What do you think?  I would love to know!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JUST SAY NO!: Address on your resume, that is...

I just finished a familiar conversation with a new resume client that went something like: CLIENT: My address is missing from my resume! I have never seen a resume without a street address. CAREER COACH: Resumes are so public these days... Read more.

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