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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”...
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Spring Cleaning
Throughout human history, the notion of springtime has been linked to renewal, possibility and fresh starts. In modern...
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Women in History
March is National Women’s History Month. Ever wonder how that happened? Here’s a little history on the subject: it...
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Keep Your Heart Full and Fit
February is American Heart Month, a socially engaging initiative designed to encourage people to stay heart healthy...
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Light Up Your Winter
Hunkering down for winter is only one way to go. If you’re looking for some light during the shorter days of the...
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8 Ideas to Make Your Holidays Meaningful
We are in smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. For many, it’s a time to connect with friends, neighbors and...

Interviews

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

Interview
David Bornstein
David Bornstein: Solutions Journalist and CEO. ...
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Steven Herz
Steven Herz: From Talent Agent To Writer ...
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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 ...
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Dr. Mary Austin-Seymour
Dr. Mary Austin-Seymour: From Radiation Oncologist to Community Medicine Provider ...
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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
Millie & Boo: Sheltering in Place a Virtual...
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. ...
Millie & Boo
Volunteering/Skills Translation
Today, our friends give us their takes on doing good. ...

Articles

Original content about things that matter.

Article
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...
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The Lowdown on Downsizing 
In the past, selling the place you lived during your full-time working or parenting years was part and parcel of...
Article
Make Money Consigning Online
People are looking to save money. If you’re hoping to thin out your possessions and make some cash--anything from...
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Physical Distancing, Not Social Distancing:...
One thing that widespread social distancing has clarified anew is that people need each other. So much so that people are...
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These Uncertain Times: What Else Can You Do?
We started Amava to help people remain socially engaged through work, volunteering, continuing education and more. We...
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Six Feet of Separation: Making a Difference...
As the reality of social distancing sets in, people wonder what they can do to help their friends, neighbors and...
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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
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...
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Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming...
This is a critique of our current medical system and how it handles the special needs of aging patients. Aronson...
Book Spotlight
Nomadland: Surviving America in the...
It turns out that employers have figured out that itinerant adults who live in RVs and modified vans are a reliable,...
Book Spotlight
Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for...
If you’re looking for ways to earn some money in a fulfilling way as you Discover Your Next, this is the book to get...

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
Downsizing 101: It’s All About Baby Steps...
A clever Facebook post recently caught my attention. The caption went something like, “25 Things You Can Do to...
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4 Tips for Home Workouts During Social...
Wow, things have surely changed in the last 3 weeks. What was a vague threat has become a real, though ever-changing...
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For Caregivers During Covid-19
The definition of American hero is being recast in real-time. Amava salutes doctors, nurses, caregivers, teachers, EMTs...
Guest Contributor
Lessons from an American in China During...
Hello friends, I am reading the SF Chronicle, the NY Times, listening to local radio from back home and I can surmise...
Guest Contributor
Downsizing 101: What You Do Before You Start
My family moved around a lot when I was a kid. And I mean, A LOT. I went to thirteen elementary schools and four junior...
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