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Don't Retire... Amava
Have you heard the word “unretirement” before? More people are deciding for one reason or another that the “r”...
The Longest Day of the Year: A New View
Usually, when we mark our editorial calendar to write about the longest day of the year, we plan to publish it as close...
The Best Things in Life Are (Almost) Free
How does something become an often-repeated phrase? Well, it helps when somebody writes a catchy song. But usually, it...
Spring Cleaning
Throughout human history, the notion of springtime has been linked to renewal, possibility and fresh starts. In modern...
Women in History
March is National Women’s History Month. Ever wonder how that happened? Here’s a little history on the subject: it...
Keep Your Heart Full and Fit
February is American Heart Month, a socially engaging initiative designed to encourage people to stay heart healthy...


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

David Bornstein
David Bornstein: Solutions Journalist and CEO. ...
Steve Herz
Steve Herz: From Talent Agent To Writer ...
Mike Dorsey
Mike Dorsey: From Investment Banker and Impact Investor to Entrepreneurship Instructor ...
Jeanne Rosner, MD
Jeanne Rosner: From Pediatric Anesthesiologist to Nutrition Educator ...
Dr. Mary Austin-Seymour
Dr. Mary Austin-Seymour: From Radiation Oncologist to Community Medicine Provider ...
Roberta Boschi
Roberta Boschi: From Nonprofit Executive to English School Owner ...
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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
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.  ...
Millie & Boo
On the Gig Economy
Today our friends compare notes on their gigs. ...


Original content about things that matter.

6 Ideas for Your Bucket List
Number one on our bucket list is helping you fill yours. Living long is part of the goal, of course, but we believe it is...
Best Bucket List Ideas: For Someday...
The most popular bucket list ideas tend to involve travel, because when you get away from your day-to-day environment you...
Freedom, Freestyled
During times of rapid change, it is natural to contemplate your own ideas about freedom.  ...
Environmental Volunteering: At Home and Abroad
Are you interested in environmental volunteering? Earth Day is every day, and if there’s anything we all share, it’s...
Ways to Be a Leader With 2020 Vision
The waters seem uncharted. Yet, there are lessons available and often, they are within us. If you find yourself sitting...
Redefining Accomplishment and What Matters
As we all grasp for meaning in disorienting times, the idea that perhaps some of our cultural assumptions about how we...
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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
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...
Book Spotlight
The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and...
Years ago in a research lab, some rabbits were fed an ultra high-fat diet for months. As the researchers expected, all...
Book Spotlight
7 Questions to Answer Before You Retire
This short, easy-to-read book is a helpful overview of the main topics to think about if you are planning to retire in...
Book Spotlight
The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After...
This is a comprehensive guide to the financial side of retirement. Schwab-Pomerantz makes complex material accessible...
Book Spotlight
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming...
This is a critique of our current medical system and how it handles the special needs of aging patients. Aronson...

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
Ask Amava: Learn Photography
I’ve decided I’d like to take a photography class. I know something about digital photography and how a camera works...
Guest Contributor
Ask Amava: What is the Gig Economy?
I see the term “gig economy” everywhere. I want to make some money when I leave my full-time job and it occurs to me...
Guest Contributor
Teacher Tips for Online Learning
For the past 18 years or so I have been an English faculty member at South Seattle College, and the last ten of those...
Guest Contributor
Ask Amava: Pottery Classes Near Me
I’ve been checking out your website, thinking about what to try and I’m curious about pottery. Can you help me find...
Guest Contributor
Ask Amava: Virtual Travel
Do you have some ideas for virtual travel during this Covid-19 period? With travel restrictions in place, I’d rather...
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