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Can Life Begin at 80? My Mother’s Did

You think life is one way, but then realize it’s not. In fact, it’s different than you imagined.

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Four Signs You’re Watching Too Much News

You know the feeling. If you see one more all red, all caps “Breaking News” flash, you’re gonna blow. There’s too much coming at us too often.

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Laurie with her father

How Do You Become a Really Good Daughter?

I pick up the electric shaver. “I don’t want to hurt you,” I say to my Dad. I’ve never shaved a man before.

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Laurie and husband settling into retirement

When Retirement Means Cramped Quarters

My husband Randy and I are a good team. And yet, as we’ve both adjusted over the past year to his early retirement, and him being home all the time, I see now how different we are.

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Laurie Stone with her dog Libby

How Dogs Can Teach Us To Stay Chill In This Insane World

Don’t we all feel turmoil in the air? There’s too much happening, too fast. The planet seems scarier and more chaotic than ever.

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Laurie and Lisa

Who Are The 8 Girlfriends You Need?

Where would we be without our friends? Let’s face it, as we grow older we need them more than ever. Yes, we love our spouses and family, but there’s something about a girlfriend that helps us see life differently.

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