The 4th of July is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to break out those summer activities! Whether you plan to celebrate on the 4th this year or the weekend before, there are tons of cheap and fun options for making the most out of our independence day. So, without further ado, … More 7 Cheap & Exciting Things to Do This 4th of July
This time of year, everyone seems to be dreaming of taking a vacation. Well, today I thought I would give you my current home as a travel suggestion. I have lived in Colorado Springs for about two years and when I have friends and family come to visit I become an unofficial tour guide. So today … More The Best of Colorado Springs: A Travel Guide
Have you smiled yet today? Today is National Smile Power Day – so it’s time to start smiling! “But why?” you might ask. Well here are 5 startling statistics about smiling: Smiling can boost your immune system by making your body more relaxed. Forcing a smile can put you in a better mood (mind over … More Why You Need to Celebrate National Smile Power Day
Today I want to inspire you to become happier. Everyone needs a little pick up every once and a while and today I am sharing with you 100 ways to make your day full of a little more happiness. So, without further ado, let’s get happy! Go for a walk Take a nap Clean something … More 75 Simple Ways to Be More Happy with Life
At The Back Forty, we have been blogging for roughly eight months and during that time have posted over 130 different articles across more than nine different topics. We do our best to come up with lots of unique content to share with you! Today, I would love to get some feedback about your favorite … More Poll: What is Your Favorite Thing to Read About?
Today we are going to have a little fun! I took the top five baby names (for men and women) between the years of 1952 and 1977 and turned them into the below fun graphs. Which names were the most popular? The least? And most importantly, is your name on the list? First, let’s start … More The Most Popular Midlife Names in America – Did You Make the List?
Today I am bringing you another quote. Have you ever heard the little voice in your head saying, “you can’t do that”? Maybe you think, “it’s too late for me to change careers” or “that’s just the way things are”. Well, my quote today is here to tell you that those mindsets are simply incorrect. … More How to Stop Yourself from Preventing Your Success
The words “middle age” have been searched on Google over 8,400 times in the past 24 hours in the US. People are asking so many questions, but the overreaching question seems to be “what is middle age?”. As simple as this question seems, it has so many additional meanings. When people ask what middle age … More What Defines Middle Age & How to Empower Your Midlife Experience
“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.” —Voltaire The mature human psyche rarely voluntarily jumps into the game of uncertainty. As we get older, we can become ever more attached to the knowing of what’s coming next, the assurance of our needs being met, the certainty of the path before us. … More Funcertainty
Aging parents. It’s a topic that no one likes to think about, let alone talk about. Our parents have always been the strong ones, the ones in charge, the knowledgeable ones. However, as we ourselves grow older, we are forced to come to the realization that our parents are growing older as well. Sometimes we realize it … More Aging Parents – What Should I Do?