Category Archives: Women’s Work

Vacationing with a Stranger

Guest post by Laverne H. Bardy whose humorous, often irreverent, slant on life in general, and aging in particular, draws a large readership. In this post she shares her adventures in senior dating with this story of a less-than-successful vacation. Continue reading

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Psychedelic Spiritual Experience?

When we visited Huautla, it did not have any hippie type of feel, and people were very secretive and almost protective of Julieta. There were stories of how Maria Sabina had betrayed the indigenous for… Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons To “Sit” through Retirement

If you would like to add travel to your retirement lifestyle, try house sitting. This professional house sitter offers 10 Top Reasons to do so. Continue reading

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Lodging and Local Happenings in Panajachel

Are you renting an apartment for this long stay. Would you mind revealing how much you pay per month and I would love to hear how the expat community, and you, are involved in local happenings. Continue reading

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Turning Trash into Beauty

It started as a simple, volunteer training for mothers in the adult literacy program in Guatemala City. Now Creamos is a thriving business. Continue reading

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Creating Happiness 100 Times Over Again

Research proved that it is the first bite of chocolate, the first glimpse of the sea, and the first minute of massage were the happiest moments and if we could somehow increase the frequency of having more “first moments” we would become happier overall. Continue reading

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Society’s Backbone

My Grandmother was a laundress. Call her a washerwoman if you like. I say she was the backbone of our family. Continue reading

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Women’s Work

Visit our website at Retire Early Lifestyle for more information on travel, early retirement and lifestyle. Women’s Work is a section on our blog where I honor the solid and often unsung contributions of women to the fabric of society. … Continue reading

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We Are Wealthy Beyond Belief

Those of us who live in the U.S. oftentimes forget how wealthy we truly are. That might sound trite, but consider how valuable having running water is to your life. You don’t have to carry it up from the stream every day which happens to be half-a-mile away. Continue reading

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