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Newsletters

Our reach-out to help readers chart their path. Delivered to Subscriber inboxes.

Newsletter
Don't Retire... Amava
Have you heard the word “unretirement” before? More people are deciding for one reason or another that the “r”...
Newsletter
Home for the Holidays
Many of us are planning to be home for the holidays. But we may not all be in the same place with the friends and loved...
Newsletter
Making Friends in the New Abnormal: Take Your...
How do you go about making new friends in the new abnormal? For all the staying in one place that we’ve done during the...
Newsletter
Have You Done a Checkup On Your Health Coverage?
Even if you’ve long been out of school, the end of summer triggers that “get ready” impulse. Gearing up for new...
Newsletter
Why We Are Passionate About Social Connection
Our mission is to keep our Members active, engaged and socially connected. We started long before Covid-19 put the...
Newsletter
Independence Day in the New Normal
Independence Day. July 4th. Freedom. Fireworks. Big barbecues. Flags. Fun. Friends. Family. ...

Interviews

Call us “fulfillment nerds,” but we ask these questions of nearly everyone we meet.

Interview
David Bornstein
David Bornstein: Solutions Journalist and CEO. ...
Interview
Dr. Lloyd Sederer
Dr. Lloyd Sederer: From Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health to Founder, Officer, Advisor,...
Interview
Steve Herz
Steve Herz: From Talent Agent To Writer ...
Interview
Mike Dorsey
Mike Dorsey: From Investment Banker and Impact Investor to Entrepreneurship Instructor ...
Interview
Jeanne Rosner, MD
Jeanne Rosner: From Pediatric Anesthesiologist to Nutrition Educator ...
Interview
Dr. Mary Austin-Seymour
Dr. Mary Austin-Seymour: From Radiation Oncologist to Community Medicine Provider ...
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Millie & Boo

Two friends, a Millennial and a Boomer, converse about work, social issues,
money, relationships, travel and more.

Millie & Boo
Talking 'Bout My Generation
Today we meet the new generation...same as the old generation? And we introduce Speed Round, just to show how few of the...
Millie & Boo
Online Experiences in the New Normal: It’s...
Today, our friends talk about online experiences in the new normal.   ...
Millie & Boo
Book Club
Today, our friends give us their thoughts on the books they want to read and discuss to help them think about ways to...
Millie & Boo
Sheltering in Place a Virtual Chat
Today our friends have a virtual chat about the quickly-changing times and share what each of them is doing to move...
Millie & Boo
Let’s Get Physical 
Welcome back to Millie Boo! Today it’s all about getting moving. ...
Millie & Boo
Ok, Boomer
Today, our friends give us their take on a phrase that’s been going around.  ...

Articles

Original content about things that matter.

Article
How to Minimize Risk if You Travel
The headlines blare as the Covid cases climb. When it comes to planning travel, little is clear. Some of us have to...
Article
Amava Circles: It's Time to Reimagine Gift...
If you’re online more often than usual (who isn’t?), you’re probably seeing those ubiquitous gift guides: listy,...
Article
The Secret to Building Community: Shared...
Creating community is essential to our well-being. If you’re feeling fatigued by physical distancing you are far from...
Article
Your Guide to Social Connection
Social connection is more than a "flavor of the month" mantra. It is a key determinant of your health and well-being. We...
Article
Self-Care is What You Make It
Self-care is a something that people are talking and writing about nonstop. But the trick is defining it for—you...
Article
Why Playing Trivia, Charades and Music Games...
It may surprise you to learn that doing something entirely delightful is good for your health. But it’s true. Playing...
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Book Spotlights

Our take on interesting reads.

Book Spotlight
How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of...
Despite the title, there is no mention of any medical breakthrough or fountain of youth. Rather, this inspiring book...
Book Spotlight
Ink-Stained for Life: Coming of Age in the...
Did you ever wish you could revel in the stories of a brilliant, witty and thoughtful person who has deep insights into...
Book Spotlight
Together: The Healing Power of Human...
We’ll just say it: this is the book we’ve been waiting to read. Dr. Murthy takes on the loneliness epidemic and...
Book Spotlight
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations...
Well presented research, honesty and an emphasis on civility are the hallmarks of this eminently readable book. As...
Book Spotlight
The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find...
This book is an uplifting, practical guide to how to live each day more mindfully. Cameron details the basics of...
Book Spotlight
Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using...
Steve Herz is on to something big and empowering. His astonishingly smart, funny and readable book, Don’t Take Yes for...

Guest Contributors

Experts in their fields break it down for Amava Members and visitors.

Guest Contributor
Caregiving: Thoughts on Scattering Victor's...
After my father (Victor Fellows) passed, we scattered his ashes on San Francisco Bay in the shadow of the Golden Gate...
Guest Contributor
How to Volunteer and Give During Covid-19
If you have been thinking about getting involved – or getting more involved - in your community, the old saying,...
Guest Contributor
Top 3 Must-Haves for Every Home Gym
Much like the 2020 toilet paper scramble many of us faced in the spring, home gym equipment has been another hot...
Guest Contributor
The 3 Bs of Hidden Storage: They’re...
If you’ve followed me at all, you already know that a lot of my clutter clearing and organizing advice is very...
Guest Contributor
Letter from an Anti-Isolation Innovator
Halfway through my spring semester of sophomore year at Yale College, I wasn’t ready for the pandemic. I struggled when...
Guest Contributor
How to Deal With the Stuff That Tugs At Your...
What happens when you’ve got an enormous amount of stuff that you don’t use, barely touch, forget your even have but...
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