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Author Archives: Lisa Bobulinski Bixler

Work-Life Balance
Finding Balance

Put Yourself on the List: Learning Work-Life Balance

At 9 pm on Saturday night, I left the courthouse. I had been selected as a juror for a trial a little more than two weeks earlier. It was only two weeks, but the whole experience felt like an eternity in some kind of parallel universe. The first weekend that fell… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • July 7, 2018
ways to improve memory
Wellness

To Improve Your Memory, Act Like a Kid

As kids, we were given all kinds of mnemonic tricks to memorize new material. Some that still come to mind are “Roy G Biv” for the colors of the spectrum, “Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally” for the order of operations in math and “My very educated mother just served… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • June 6, 2018
older entrepreneurs
Career Transition

Are You Ready to be an Olderpreneur?

A few months ago, Prime readers were introduced to the topic of Olderpreneurs, older entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who choose to work for themselves or start new businesses later in their careers, rather than stay in their current jobs or retire completely. This article discusses some next steps for… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • March 6, 2018
caring for someone with dementia
Family & Friends

Designing for Dementia: 5 Tips for Moving Your Loved One In

As we settle into this “wiser” chapter of life, there’s much to celebrate–like stronger sense of self, more freedom and flexibility with our time to do the things we enjoy, and greater financial security to name a few. On the other hand, this is also the time that we may… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • February 4, 2018
choosing gratitude
Wellness

Be Happier and Healthier: The Power of Choosing Gratitude

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.” - Zig Ziglar Most of us learned about gratitude at a young age, in various forms. Saying a prayer before meals, being reminded to “count your blessings,” and sending thank you notes to relatives for birthday and Christmas gifts are a few… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • November 28, 2017
olderpreneurs
Career Transition

Olderpreneurs: Blending Wisdom, Inspiration and Quality of Life

The days of working your whole career for one company, retiring with a gold watch and dreams of settling into a recliner are definitely a page in the history books. That plan has been replaced, redefined and reinvented by the latest generation of olderpreneurs, which are entrepreneurs over the age… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • November 3, 2017
Family & Friends

Taking the Car Keys from Aging Parents: Starting the Conversation

Recently I planned a trip to visit some out of state family members. “I’ll see you at the airport!” one of them told me on the phone. That had always been our routine, and I didn’t think anything of it, even though a few other relatives had mentioned that lately… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • August 21, 2017
aging in place
Personal Growth

Design for Life: An Architect’s 12 Rules for Vibrant Living

Every day brings opportunities to enhance our lives, at least up to a point, or so the story goes for many people that I, and probably you, know. My architecture practice, however, has shown me a different kind of story, one that often emerges when people start thinking about life… Read More
  • Lisa Bobulinski Bixler |
  • June 24, 2017

About Lisa Bobulinski Bixler

Lisa Bobulinski Bixler

Lisa Bixler is a Houston-based Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She is also a licensed architect. Her interest in this area developed while researching options for a family member facing mobility challenges and wanting to remain at home. Lisa has worked in commercial, institutional and residential architecture, and her first goal has always been design that helps people feel good.