Marathon? Why Not?

Recently, I was part of the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. I couldn’t help thinking about the word ‘thrive’ as I witnessed thousands of people crossing the finish line having completed the marathon, the half marathon or the 8km road race. I was particularly struck by those who at my age or older were in better…

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Who is Barbara Risto?

I can start with my professional credentials. For over 25 years I have worked in the publishing industry. For 13 years I helped college students produce a newspaper before starting my own magazine geared toward the 55+ demographic. I have spent most of my life as an advocate for people with disabilities. For several years…

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Why This Blog?

As I pondered the direction and substance of this blog, I envisioned myself on a journey of learning and expansion. Could life beyond 55 hold some surprises? Could I discover more about myself as I engaged in this dialogue with others? Was it possible that the next chapters of my life could be more satisfying…

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