A life of meaning and purpose is possible, but it’s not automatic

January 14, 2019

Radio Guest: Rowanne Haley

We have choices in the second half of life.  We can choose to live a life of meaning and purpose – or not. As they say, not to decide is to decide. That means that if we don’t choose to live a life that matters, we are actually choosing to live a life that doesn’t.  Rowanne Haley helps us get a handle on structure, purpose and meaning, and she shares the “Five Pillars” that will help us be passionate and productive in the second half of life. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Growing through loss and grief

December 24, 2018

Radio Quest: Joanne Petrie

By the time we get into the second half of life, we have all experienced loss of various kinds.  Loss of a loved one, loss of a marriage, a job, a friend, a prized possession, a relationship, a business,  a dream, a beloved pet.  . . . any of these can have a serious impact on our life.  How we respond to each loss will have a powerful shaping influence on how we live the rest of our lives.  Here are some helps for finding hope and happiness through times of loss. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Being in the arena in the second half of life

December 17, 2018

Radio Guest: Jim Ramos

As we get older there’s a natural tendency to want to slow down a bit and unplug from the hectic busy-ness of life.  But wait!  Many have discovered that it’s in the second half that we actually have the most fulfilling and fruitful days of our lives.  Sure, we need to evaluate our activities and commitments, but we can make different choices and invest our time and energy into the things that really matter.  Jim Ramos helps us with some great insights. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Rich dividends by spending group time away

November 25, 2018

Radio Guest: Anne & Angela, Travel That Matters

Pastors would love to be closer to their members, but find it difficult to do.  Everyone is so busy and stressed . . . but, that’s the point.  Group time away can give great opportunities to share life together and grow in their relationships.  Pastors can teach Bible studies or topical lessons on leadership, marriage, ministry principles, prayer, or whatever would be enriching for the group together.  Or they just hang out and have a good time.  Here are some ideas to consider. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Keys to making marriage work the second time around

November 18, 2018

Radio Guest: Gil & Brenda Stuart

So, you take two imperfect people and put them together; what could possibly go wrong?  As it turns out, lots!  The two people are both, by nature, self-centered.  Each wants their needs met by the other, and when they aren’t . . . there’s trouble.  But there are ways to build a happy, fulfilling marriage.  It’s not rocket science, but it is challenging.  Here are some powerful insights.  What Gil and Brenda share are critical components that are not obvious, but they’re also not optional. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Use your brain now to do things to make it last”

November 11, 2018

Radio Guest: Dr. Eric Larson

We all know people who have lost their mental capacities in their later years.  It is heart-breaking when an aging loved one gets forgetful, then begins to say things that don’t make sense, then doesn’t remember family members’ names.  But can the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia be postponed or prevented?  This Harvard Medical doctor says “Yes”.  What can we do now to make our brains function well into the aging process?  Listen for answers. https://secondhalfnow.com/


What kids really want, and how grandparents can help provide it

November 4, 2018

Radio Guest: Chuck Hagele, Project Patch

Grandparents often feel alienated and distant from their grand kids due to the younger generation’s obsession with social media and technology.  Amazingly, most youth deeply long for authentic connection and meaningful relationships.  Even though grandparents may feel reluctant to step into that space, it’s helpful to know that, when done right, it’s what kids really want.  Here’s how. https://secondhalfnow.com/


It’s not just a house, it’s your home

October 27, 2018

Radio Guest: Jeff Edmondson, 24/7 Properties

The place you live, and how you feel about it, are big contributors to your sense of wellbeing.  Do you like the way it looks?  Does it need upgrades, remodeling, or modifications to meet your current lifestyle?  What can you do to improve or maintain the safety, livability, and value of your home?  Lots of help in this show, including some “must-do’s” if you’re thinking of selling.  Plus, a very special offer to Second Half Now listeners. https://secondhalfnow.com


What you need to know about a reverse mortgage

October 21, 2018

If you’re a homeowner, you know that your house can be a blessing or a burden in the second half of life.  When the kids are grown and there’s lots of changes in our income and expenses, the equity in our home can be a great source for security, freedom, and peace of mind.  What would life be like if you never had to make another mortgage payment?  Hear how a reverse mortgage can give you lots of options. https://secondhalfnow.com


Simple tips for fitness in the second half of life

October 14, 2018

We are living longer than any previous generation.  In many ways that’s a good thing, but if we don’t have our health, those extra years may not be worth it.  As we age we experience changes in our metabolism, strength, stamina, balance, sleep, and energy.  The good news is that small things can pay big benefits, if we’ll be disciplined and pro-active.  Here are some things that will help.