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Life as An Art Form Asheville, NC - 03/30/12 09:25 PM
Life, as an art form, is present in our lives around Asheville almost every day...Yes and you may come to know what the poet Albert Camus , one of my all-time favorite poets meant when he said, “A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”Great and simple images.
Baby Boomers Clients Say- Use Interconnecting Niches - - 03/24/12 10:50 AM
Interconnecting Niches -Baby Boomers Advise on Income Streams How can you stand out from the crowd and earn extra dollars? Our Baby Boomers clients are well-know for utilizing a veritable tapestry of interconnecting niches.Then, they tell us, the whole thing can flow together, beautifully. When you weave a “tapestry” of interconnecting niches, it is like connecting the threads to make sense of the overall picture. But this cannot be just any old “creation.” Like any work of art, it must take thought and planning. First, you have to know, acknowledge, and *energize* this "fabric" via your talents and your passions. When (3 comments)
Baby Boomers, the New Vision of Aging and (UN) Retirement - 03/22/12 01:31 PM
“New Vision” of Aging, Baby Boomers and (UN) Retirement (series) A new [UN] Retirement survey (a survey by Merrill Lynch) I recently discovered indicates that Baby Boomers are not inclined to go the traditional retirement-leisure route. "Baby Boomers fundamentally will reinvent retirement,” James P. Gorman, president of the Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group told the press. I am wondering how this will impact home and land buyers and sellers. From that perspective, I found two items of particular interest and noted them for your review: 1. The survey found five (5) Boomer groups —Empowered Trailblazers, Wealth-Builders, Leisure Lifers, Anxious Idealists, and (3 comments)
Eco-Friendly NEWS... March and April, 2012...AshevilleNC - 03/22/12 08:11 AM
Eco-Friendly NEWS... March and April, 2012...AshevilleNC Ripped from the Headlines.... City of Asheville Board Vacancies Be a Citizen Architect! Opening for the Sustainable Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and application form. Application ___________ deadline is 5:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2012.________________________ ## What you can do to protect your family from this poorly regulated industrial wasteMeeting at Lake Julian- AshevilleI have always liked boating at Lake Julian and Asheville area park where we can rent canoes and a pontoon boat is offered at (0 comments)
On Baby Boomers, White Hair and Books for a Creative Retirement- - 03/21/12 02:08 PM
Baby Boomers, White Hair and Books for a Creative Retirement- (Active Lifestyle) When it comes to an active lifestyle and creative retirement, no doubt about it, our white-haired Baby Boomers clients are strongly interested in investigating the possibilities .. Recently this “Dapper Couple” visited Asheville as they considered relocation potential for “early” creative retirement.It was a great visit made especially memorable by the "thanks so much for your local expertise and advice" gift they left us, Mark Nepo’s, The Book of Awakening. . . a best seller. chosen by Oprah for her “Ultimate Favorite Things Show". . I, had missed it. And (7 comments)
On Baby Boomers, White Hair and Multigenerational Creative Retirement- (Active Lifestyle) - 03/19/12 01:24 PM
On Baby Boomers, White Hair and Multigenerational Creative Retirement- (Active Lifestyle):When it comes to an active lifestyle and creative retirement, no doubt about it, my white-haired Baby Boomers clients are strongly interested in investigating the possibilities (as the photo depicts) offered when living in eco-friendly, multigenerational communities.I imagine that is where you might find someone like the senior model known for her timeless beauty and classic style, Cindy Joseph, or one of my favorite clients, Bev. . . She is over 60. She is outspoken . And , I bet she well understands the appropriation and care of a “feathered nest.” On (6 comments)
I’ve been pretty quiet here on my blog for the last week or so. I have been evaluating a number of extra $$$ income stream possibilities that could support our marketing budget and provide lead generation and authentic contact with "fans". I love the idea of really connecting with people in a positive way . SO. . .I started looking into alternatives that can meet my goals: On-going (extra$$$) income stream that could support my marketing budget (5 comments)
Baby Boomers (Un)Retirement Communities Part 2- Have YOU Been Thinking GREEN Lately ? - 03/17/12 10:37 AM
Baby Boomers (Un)Retirement - Have you been “Thinking Green” lately? A number of us, especially as we notice silvery to white hair becoming more prominent, certainly have been “Thinking Green.” (After all it IS St. Patrick's Day!) And when it comes to an active lifestyle and creative retirement, no doubt about it, Baby Boomers are strongly interested in investigating the possibilities offered when living in eco-friendly, multigenerational communities. As Baby Boomers begin to (un)retire, eco-friendly lifestyles and the health and environmental benefits of a "go green" attitude fit well. An increasingly popular option hopefully becoming more common across the USA and elsewhere (1 comments)
Baby Boomers (Un)Retirement Communities Part 1 - 03/16/12 07:15 AM
Have you been “Thinking Green” lately? A number of us, especially as we notice silvery to white hair becoming more prominent, certainly have been “Thinking Green.” And when it comes to an active lifestyle and creative retirement, no doubt about it, Baby Boomers are strongly interested in investigating the possibilities (as the photo depicts) offered when living in eco-friendly, multigenerational communities. How Common Are Eco-Friendly Multigenerational Creative Retirement- (Active Lifestyle) Communities?As Baby Boomers begin to (un)retire, eco-friendly lifestyles and the health and environmental benefits of a "go green" attitude fit well. An increasingly popular option hopefully becoming more common across the (3 comments)
Natural Neighborhoods: Eco- and Generation-Conscious Asheville - 03/15/12 08:01 AM
Natural Neighborhoods: Eco- and Generation-Conscious Whether you refer to developments as ecovillages, co-housing, or old-time neighborhoods, those in the know say this is the next trend in multi-generational housing. And the concept that originated in Denmark is now making a mark here in the USA.
Envisioning multi-generational housingWe are just now seeing that it is a wonderful opportunity in multi-generational housing.for the White-Haired among us (in all its phases of becoming) - Baby Boomers like you and me. We won't be alone at the age of eighty(80) because Natural Neighborhoods: Eco-and Generation-Conscious sustainable communities, assure us that our neighbors (3 comments)
Asheville Creative “Retirement” Alternatives - 03/14/12 02:15 PM
As a REALTOR working with Asheville second homes and creative “retirement” alternatives, I think about The “New” Vision of Aging…and what “ successful aging” involves in terms of coming to a feathered nest...whether navigating on snow skis or wheelchair.How Long Will I Live?Here is a fascinating calculator (IF you dare =) from the Wharton Statistics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Give it a try if you will…and let me know what you think! “With elongating lifespans, the number of seniors is rapidly growing. Pundits and politicians warn of the consequent drain on our resources. But what if we viewed this (3 comments)
Asheville Business- Sow True Seed- Grows to Reach YOU - 03/13/12 07:59 AM
One of my very favorite Asheville-based businesses is Sow True Seed. What makes me say this? I love the idea that they are an "open-pollinated/non-hybrid vegetable, herb and flower seed company specializing in heirloom, certified organic. . ." seed company. In addition, the mission of this company is to " to promote and foster community sustainability by helping to preserve our shared botanical heritage and seed a new era of sustainable culture and ecological wisdom." Asheville resident Carol Koury, founded Sow True in 2009 to serve home gardeners, market growers and the seed saving community at large.Carol is committed to providing healthy (4 comments)
Reach for Zero Waste Asheville - 03/05/12 06:45 AM
Reach for Zero Waste Asheville: I got a notice in the mail the other day. It is the kind of notice I can get excited about! Good News from the Sustainability Outreach Program at the City of Asheville Office of Sustainability. We are going to be seeing new collection buckets on trash/recycling day!! YES!!! As part of: the public education for Reach for Zero, Asheville: Zero Waste AVL the brand new recycling program and waste reduction efforts, zero waste concepts and tools, and what citizens can do to “Reach for Zero,” Laura Piraino, Sustainability Specialist will be joining the get-together at (3 comments)
Asheville homes for sale near 5 Dog-Friendly Trails and Parks - 03/04/12 09:36 AM
Asheville homes for sale nearDOG PARKS and trails. . .a treat for all. . . It is sunny and mild today in Asheville. And my furry companions are just "itching" for a little special exercise. That got me thinking about the places all around the Asheville area where we can go to have some dog-friendly fun!DOG PARKS ASHEVILLEAzalea Park Dog Park French Broad River Dog ParkBiltmore Estate … walking …keep them securely leashed at all times. Blue Ridge Parkway. Dogs and other pets must be on a leash . Hiking Trails in the National ForestsHiking trails in the Pisgah National Forest (11 comments)
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