The Association of Retired Single Women

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caroline j. gillum replied to Ann Harrison's discussion What is it like being retired?
"I truly enjoy being retired.  I do get bored at times, but that's on me, it is up to me to make the most of my life.  I retired a bit early, 55, due to health issues, so I don't go as much as I would like, but I don't use…"
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Ann Harrison posted a discussion

What is it like being retired?

Is retirement how you imagined it would be?  What surprised you?  What's the best thing about it?  What's the worst?Let us know!  We'd love to hear it...See More
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Nancy is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
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Ann Harrison posted a video

Animal School

A eye-opening reflection on how we view children and how we teach children in our current education system
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Ann Harrison posted a blog post

Free to be me...

Many people say the best thing about being retired is that they're finally 'free to be me'. For the first time in their life, they can go where they want and do what they want, when they want. They can wear what they want and they don't have to answer to anyone else, meet anyone else's deadlines or jump through anyone else's hoops.What does 'free to be me' mean for you personally?For example: Are you, by nature, a lark or a night owl? Many night owls have been forced into becoming 'morning…See More
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Bernice Foth is now a member of The Association of Retired Single Women
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Ann Harrison posted blog posts
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"We finally have our own twitter account: @RSWomen - please follow us!"
Apr 12

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Hello and welcome!


When I first spotted 'Doris', who features in our lovely logo (above), I couldn't help but make her our poster girl for The Association of Retired Single Women... She's energetic, she's going places, she looks like she has a whole 'bucket-list' of things that she can't wait to be, do and have in life and she has a big smile on her face!

That's what I want for you too - whether you're an 'always single' woman or, like me, you're 'single again'. I want you to have the happiest, healthiest, most vital, productive, energetic, prosperous and fulfilling retirement you could possibly have! At the same time, I want you to get the resources you need to help you balance having the kind of retirement you want and deserve to have, with planning to meet your future needs. That's what The Association of Retired Single Women is all about -

and the good news is, it's completely free to join!

In fact, you don't even need to be retired to join - if you're thinking about retirement or if you're within a few years of the traditional age for retirement, you're very welcome! All you need is the determination to get the retirement you deserve, an enquiring mind and a willingness to share your thoughts and observations with the other single women on this site.

Simply use the sign-up box on the top, right-hand side of this page and, once we've approved your application (just to make sure you're not a spammer), you'll be able to read the blog posts, watch videos, check out the resources and get involved with the discussions.

I hope you find the network to be informative and inspirational and look forward to reading your comments and thoughts on our forum. (Don't forget to come back often to find out what's new!)

Before you head off for a look around, I'm sure you'll agree that a site of this nature needs to have a couple of ground rules, so here they are:

1. Be kind and respectful. Abusive language, name-calling, insults, harassment, spamming, flaming, baiting, personal attacks and general nastiness aren't welcome here and will get you banned from the site. So will the posting of offensive material, so please keep it clean!

2. Unless you have been invited (by me) to become a subject expert, advertising your business, products and services is not permitted anywhere on this site (including any comments you leave on other members' profiles or blog posts). You can, however, mention your business on your own profile page.

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy the site and, if you experience any problems, please report them by sending me a direct message.

Ann Harrison

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Blog Posts

Free to be me...

Many people say the best thing about being retired is that they're finally 'free to be me'. For the first time in their life, they can go where they want and do what they want, when they want. They can wear what they want and they don't have to answer to anyone else, meet anyone else's deadlines or jump through anyone else's hoops.

What does 'free to be me' mean for you personally?

For example: Are you, by nature, a lark or a night owl? Many night owls have…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on April 15, 2015 at 19:06

What's lighting you up today?

About 4 years ago, I changed the way I talk to clients about retirement.  I used to ask them what they wanted their retirement to look like.  And then I came to the realization that it doesn't matter a jot what their retirement LOOKS like.  It can LOOK happy, successful, prosperous - and all those other good things that we want our retirement to be... but if it doesn't FEEL good, then none of the rest matters!

So, with that in mind, I invite you to take a look at the coming week, and…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on April 13, 2015 at 4:42

Baby-stepping your way to success

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with the first step.  Lao Tzu

When someone wants to make a change in their life - such as losing weight, getting fitter or eating healthier, they usually do something drastic. For example, they'll cut their calorie intake to 1000 a day and vow never to eat cakes, cookies or pizza ever again.  Or they'll make a decision that, instead of hitting the…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on April 12, 2015 at 6:14

Making the world a better place

I'm part of Nicole Dean's 'Awesomization Nation' project (it's closed now but I'll let you know when there are plans to open it again).  Nicole's message of the day contained the following, easy (one click) ways to make a contribution - even when you're short of time:

 

"Here is a reminder of a VERY quick and easy way to give back to the world when you just don’t have time to think of something else.

For every click, you can make the world a better place.

Go to…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on April 11, 2015 at 3:03

Great Quotes - On Indestructible Self-Belief

Fiona harrold Look around you.  You'll see two types of people.  One has a defeated look.  Life has taken its toll and they've sunk under the weight of it all.  It shows in their faces.  The other type is the undefeated.  They look fresh.  They've kept themselves light.  They've had their fair share of challenges.  But it's their handling of themselves and their challenges…

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Posted by Ann Harrison on April 10, 2015 at 3:43

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What is it like being retired? 1 Reply

Started by Ann Harrison. Last reply by caroline j. gillum 1 hour ago.

What do you want your legacy to be? 1 Reply

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Open Office

OpenOffice.org -- This free productivity suite is an excellent way to get any word-processing type activities…

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Created by Ann Harrison Jun 6, 2014 at 6:40am. Last updated by Ann Harrison Jun 6, 2014.

Hobbies and Leisure Resources

Do you want to write?

Want to become a writer?  Check out Five Ways to Build the Writing Habit by Ali Hale on the Write to Done blog.  The comments are useful…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 31, 2009 at 8:37pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Home and Environment Resources

Get snapping to clear clutter

You're either going to love or hate this idea, but... If you're short of storage space or you're having a clear-out, have you ever considered taking digital photos of items that have nostalgic or sentimental value for you? The photo will still evoke the memories but will take up…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:37pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Family Resources

Warning signs for older drivers

Have you started to worry about an aging relative's safety as a driver?  Although the majority of older drivers are safe drivers, the combination of medical conditions, use of medication and reduced physical function can increase the risk of accidents and injury among older…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:35pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

'Starting a business' Resources

Release your inner entrepreneur

It wasn't until I left my job, seven years ago, that I realised that I had a hitherto hidden entrepreneurial streak that now makes me wonder how I could have ever been comfortable working for someone else.  If retirement (or the gloom and doom surrounding the economy) is…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:33pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Travel Resources

Do you hate packing?

Here in the UK, the holiday season starts with a vengeance this weekend. From today the roads, motorways and airports will be packed with people desperately trying to escape the unseasonably wet weather that we are experiencing here at the moment.



Of course, people who are…

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Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 6:32pm. Last updated by Ann Harrison Oct 8, 2009.

Notes Home

Welcome! This section is full of useful resources to help you get the retirement you deserve.  To view them all, just click hereHope you enjoy them. Continue

Created by Ann Harrison Aug 10, 2009 at 8:45am. Last updated by Ann Harrison Sep 26, 2009.

 
 
 

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