Lady Rose’s Resources

Here are some great resources for additional information and study related to the subject matter you read on this site.  They include website links, books and videos.

Many of the books are available at your local library.  If not, you can usually get the book inexpensively at amazon.com and have it in a day or two; or download to your tablet or phone.

The list is updated once or twice a week.  Should you have resources that you think would be a good addition for our readers, please contact me.

These references are listed by category only once, although the information they contain could apply to more than one category.  So feel free to browse the list:

Background Checks:

FreeScoreOnline:  Website that offers all three credit bureau reports at one location free of charge.

Truthfinders.com: Background checking service, for a quick, easy and thorough check on just about anyone.

Career:

16 Personalities:  Take a free personality test in less than 12 minutes to help direct your career to the next level

Erica Sosna: Check out this website if you are considering a career change or need to figure out what job is best for you.

Career Trend: Lots of data on salaries by city, industry, and a good source to evaluate what the going income might be for your next career move.

GlassDoor:  Find the job that fits your life! Post your resume, and get useful information and tools – plus inside info about employers from those who are or were employees.

PayScale:  Want to check out what you are worth on the job market or what salary it will take to compete for the best new hires?  This is the place to go.

Legacy:

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Your Life…Well Spent, The Eternal Rewards of Investing Yourself and Your Money in Your Family by Russ Crosson

The Noticer by Andy Andrews Sometimes all a person needs is a little perspective.

Life Direction:

The Holy Bible

Having it All, Achieving Your Life’s Goals and Dreams by John Assaraf

How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why The Truth Matters More Than You Think by Andy Andrews

The Motivation Manifesto, 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard

Longevity:

Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness by Jon Barron

The Brain That Changes Itself, Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Brain Fitness Program as featured on PBS https://youtu.be/yo1FyWNBGsI

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, Secrets to Look, Feel, and Think Younger Every Day by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

How GOD Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newborn, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman

Change Your Brain Change Your Life, The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger and Impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

Neurogym  – UTube video by John Assaraf https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIomhMJjpMOTRepsEP_XqlA

Living Our Dreams – Closed Facebook page for subscribers to LadyRoseLives https://www.facebook.com/groups/724041057775166/

MindTools.com – website focused on essential skills for an excellent career & life

Online Dating:

Savvy Senior Singles, Navigating the Singles World from 50 and Beyond by Samantha Landy

Sex and the Seasoned Woman, Pursuing the Passionate Life by Gail Sheehy

Online Dating Sites:

There are more online dating sites than I could name.  The short list below includes only those with which I have had personal experience and would recommend. 

Zoosk.com – This is my current favorite for online dating.  It is friendly for all age groups, but most important to me is that it has photo and Facebook verification.  So, I look for people who have been verified only.

Match.com – The site that will probably give you the most potential matches in your geographic area. Not specifically a site for baby boomers and seniors, but you can pick your own age parameters.

eHarmony.com – Some people like this because it asks a good number of questions so that you get to know someone.  Personally, I have not been that impressed.  But, many people swear by it.

OKCupid.com – A free online dating site with a different dynamic.  You can search for people that match your desired profile, but it also contains questions in various categories such as lifestyle, religion, etc. The prime difference is that it is set up more like a chat room.  Has been a successful place for finding long term relationships based on experience of those who I personally know.

OurTime.com – Designed for people 50 years and over.  Although you can sign up for free, if you really want to communicate with anybody you have to pay. Good source for finding a marriage match for  people who I personally know.

Retirement:

How To Live to Be 100 or More, The Ultimate Diet, Sex and Exercise Book by George Burns

AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart choices about money, health, work, lifestyle…and pursuing your dreams by Bart Astor