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The Magic of Music – Is Music Part Of Your Life?

MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE and is unlimited in its originality, style and genre.  It’s difficult to imagine the quiet that would have existed hundreds of years ago. Except for traveling bands, live orchestra and picking up your own instrument it would have been pretty difficult to enjoy the beauty of music. Most musical instruments date back centuries. […]

Self Exploration and Discovery

Self survival in our hectic world dictates that we take time to relax and reflect. Society places many demands, restrictions and cultural norms on us that are not reflective of our inner needs and desires.     Traditionally these are to seek a good career, family, nice house, car, etc. This can and should be replaced […]

Giving Back To The Community

Hello there and welcome to the Live Life After Fifty blog. We of the Baby Boomer age group have been extremely fortunate. We’ve seen the musical revolution of the 50-60s-70s, been through the invention of the computer to the proliferation of the Internet. We have also lived through the most prosperous times in modern history. […]

Physical Fitness For The Not So Young

As we grow older, having an active lifestyle is even more important. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain our independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Some studies have shown that exercise can even reverse some symptoms of aging. While great for our body, it’s also good for our mind, mood, and memory. […]

The Law of Diminishing Cognitive Returns

The aging process can create various challenges for us.  As we age, we move slower, talk slower and our memory begins to fail.  This is especially the case for the short-term form of memory ability so crucial for learning new things. Technology reveals aging can cause the brain to shrink. Nerve tracts in the brain shrivel, making […]

Getting Outta Dodge

Society is so fast paced these days that just fulfilling your daily/weekly duties with the same regularity can soon become tedious.  Even in retirement the repetitious can be tiring. Once in awhile you just gotta get Outta Dodge for a spell. No boundaries here. This could mean anything from date-nights with your spouse to extravagant vacations and […]

Charitable Motorbike Rallies

If you experience an annual winter season complete with the white, fluffy stuff then now is the season for motorcycles to emerge from garages to meet the pavement for another fun packed summer of touring. It’s also the open season for multitudes of charitable organizations to host their local motorcycle rallies as fund raisers. If […]

Midlife Crisis – Fact, Fiction Or Fate

Wikipedia defines midlife crisis as “a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in early middle aged individuals.” Why do some people exhibit this behavior and others are seemingly unaffected? Apparently personality type and a history of psychological crisis are believed to predispose some individuals to it and can affect men and women differently because their stressors differ. […]

Welcome to the LiveLifeAfterFifty blog

Hello there. My name is John Folkes and my goal is to help you make the most of your senior years. My reasons for creating the Living Life After Fifty blog are many fold. Like so many others in our fifties or later I find myself looking for ways to make the best use of […]