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Born without limbs, Nick Vujicic inspires people to pursue life go-getters Oct 05, 2022

He's only 39, but just one look at Nick Vujicic will obliterate any excuses you have about not passionately pursuing purpose for your life.

Nick was born in Australia with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. By using a few toes on one foot, which...

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At 75, actress Suzanne Somers advocates for a new way to age Oct 04, 2022

I grew up watching Suzanne Somers play the role of a ditzy blonde on the television series Three's Company in the late 1970s. But, she is no ditz by any stretch of the imagination.

Today, she is 75 years old and has spent decades exploring breakthroughs in anti-aging that avoid chemical toxins...

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America remains the Land of Opportunity opinion Oct 03, 2022

"There are a number of reasons for America’s success over nearly two and a half centuries, but much of the credit goes to the inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators," wrote Steve Case, one of the co-founders of AOL, at Thrive Global.

"Their tenacity, grit, perseverance, and creativity...

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As a modern elder, don't snuff out your passion insight Oct 02, 2022

We've heard about baby boomers and Generation X, but Chip Conley, the cofounder and CEO of Modern Elder Academy, coined a new term for seasoned citizens who still want to pursue their passion. He calls them "modern elders."

All older adults have wisdom to share, Conley noted, but often their...

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Dealing with empty nest syndrome insight Oct 01, 2022

One of the first things many people must face around their 50th birthdays is dealing with empty nest syndrome.

While some people will dismiss the impact an empty nest can have on a seasoned citizen, unfortunately, many are unprepared for that stage in life. I know I was blindsided by the...

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92-year-old finds purpose in carving bowls for charities go-getters news Sep 30, 2022

When 92-year-old Robert Gaines escapes to his garage almost daily, he does so to turn discarded wood into new bowls.

In other words, he finds purpose by repurposing wood others would consider to be junk. Doing so re-energizes him, The Burg reported.

A salesman by trade, he retired 30 years ago...

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Why do seasoned citizens watch so much television? blog opinion Sep 29, 2022

I stumbled upon an interesting statistic the other day. According to Statista, seasoned citizens over 65 lead the way in television consumption with 62% reporting they use traditional TV more than streaming services. That's followed by people between 55 and 64, who came in at 56%.

Pastor Tim...

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What does it mean to 'live on purpose?' insight Sep 28, 2022

We hear people frequently talk about the need to live on purpose. Even here at Forward From 50 we preach about the need to pursue a purpose strong enough to get us up in the morning and keep us engaged throughout the day.

I often add being of service to others to that definition of purpose. A few...

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Simple conversation starters blog Sep 27, 2022

Conversation is a lost art. I'd even venture to say that some people forgot how to carry on a decent two-way discussion with others.

I've been doing podcast interviews since 2014. Many times, the interview is a free-flowing back-and-forth conversation. Occasionally, there is someone who...

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Grieving mom finds purpose fighting fentanyl deaths go-getters news Sep 26, 2022

After losing her 35-year-old son to fentanyl, Melanie Madden was driven to a new sense of purpose to help prevent more needless deaths from the deadly substance.

“I feel like I have a mission to get the message to our lawmakers to do something about the flooding of fentanyl into our...

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