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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
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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...

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
The Social Determinants of Health
The Social Determinants of Health ...
Article
Six Months of Pandemic: Let's Do the Time...
Six months into the pandemic, things are looking different. When sheltering in place began, people began to think of time...
Article
Second Chances: Are You Rewriting Any Part of...
2020 has shaken the world. Adjusting to so many changes at once is not for the faint of heart, but those with imagination...
Article
What is a Lifeboat Job and Where Do You Look...
The pandemic has spurned rapid societal shifts. Among them are new terms for things that didn’t exist before. An...
Article
Communication 101(2.0): 3 Tips for the New...
We stare at screens and rely on technology to keep us connected more than we did before the 2020 pandemic. Now seems like...
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The Lessons of Covid-19 Lockdowns
Lockdowns come with lessons. In many parts of the country, Covid-19 lockdowns are not quite over and in some places, they...
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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
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...
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...

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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