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Dr. Barbara Collins is a midlife transition expert.
Midlife, Tranisition, Menopause
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“It Ain’t Gonna Happen Unless You Make It Happen” - Three ways be a better you in 2019 Move Your Body – Stretch, walk, dance, or vacuum with a purpose. Just move! I’m a big believer that sitting still for too long is not good period. Check...

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin “Skylark” – Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael “Respect” (1967) – Recording of a piece by Otis Redding “Amazing Grace” (1972) – John Newton “My Country” Tis of Thee.” Samuel Francis Smith – Aretha Franklin sang at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration ceremony (2009). Oh my, she...

Wisdom is our gift to the world. Using effective communication enhances our wisdom words in conversations. We own the right in our longevity to cherish our values and beliefs. When we communicate our values and beliefs, sometimes the conversation may feel uncomfortable or contentious. It's challenging...

My mother and both grandmothers were major influences to create a meaningful life while getting older. Living unique lives with faith in God helped me imagine a life worth living. Mother received her Master's Degree in Gerontology at age 60. She was Director of a Senior...

I did not write my blog for December because I wanted to take a break from any external chatter like smart phones, Facebook, texting, and TV shows that didn’t comfort me. I needed to rest my brain from all incoming information. I remember an idea that...

Not long ago in the airport, while waiting for my flight, I overheard a conversation between two women seated next to me. One woman was looking through a magazine and commenting on how all these new face lift procedures are very intimidating. She was trying...

I met a lovely lady while eating dinner in Hilton Head, S.C. Waiting for our dinner we shared a few thoughts about getting older. Before she left the restaurant she put this note in my hand, “Growing old is natural. Growing up is spiritual.“ I...

Retirement: time to relax, rest, pursue new hobbies, travel and potentially, argue! Argue? Perhaps, arguing during retirement seems far-fetched to you? However, married couples have different expectations as they face retirement which can lead to tension. Many things change; identities are shifted; work life is...

I recently went to Harlem, New York, to see the wonderful musical, “Alive! 55+ and Kickin” performed at the Dempsey Theater. The play is a musical conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro. I was thoroughly entertained and inspired! In April, 60 Minutes aired...

“Strong Like Bull” is a diverse, aging, funny, and active group of friends that meet at our local Y. We move our bodies, well, any part of our body that is willing to participate. There is no scheduled time to meet. It’s great when two...