Foster a Pet While Social Distancing

The COVID-19 crisis has some animal shelters and rescues struggling to care for pets. So, in this period of working and self-isolating at home, what better time to foster a dog or cat? You’ll be helping the community and bringing joy to your home. If you’ve...

European Destinations Right Here in the Pacific Northwest

If you’re yearning for a unique getaway, you can plan a visit to a charming town that offers a little taste of Europe right here in the Northwest. Just wait until after the COVID-19 crisis is over to visit, of course. Poulsbo Velkommen til Poulsbo! This town...

Coping With Loneliness During The COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 is causing massive disruptions to our daily lives, and while “we’re all in this together” is helpful in theory, if you live alone the required social distancing can be particularly trying. “We are, by our nature, social creatures who are literally wired to connect with...

New Hobbies to Consider After Retirement

After years of planning and imagining, you’ve finally retired. You may have spent time relaxing, traveling and enjoying family time, but if you find that you’re feeling bored and a bit out of touch, it may be time to explore a new hobby. Brittany Blue with...

Tips for Downsizing Your Home

We live in a “bigger is better” society – big food, big cars, big houses. But more homeowners are starting to believe less is more, and they’re choosing to downsize to smaller homes or even to condos and apartments. Linda Deppa, a Certified Professional Organizer with...

Staying Social After Retirement

The celebrations are over, you’ve cleared out your office and now you’re officially retired. You’re ready for the next chapter in your life, but you’re concerned that the end of your job may mean the end of many of your social connections. Staying connected is...