Intuition can be a big help in making decisions, especially for empaths. Which I think I might be, because I have always been able to intuitively feel and perceive others, for good or for bad. When I was a kid I could read adults' minds and it rather scared me, because I thought they could read . . .
That was the touching response Michael J. Fox had to the death of Muhammad Ali, made all the more poignant by our knowledge that Fox also has Parkinson's Disease. What caught my ear instantly was that last part: so he could be his true self again. Fox knows, as many of us know, that we are not . . .
It wasn't until I was into my 60s that I had the gift of vision. No, not a woo-woo gift, but the ability to look back over the many decades of my life and see life patterns. These are situations or themes that seem to repeat themselves. Even though no two events are exactly alike, if the umbrella . . .
I suspect many of us are ready for an antidote to the unkindness we've seen in recent days: the terrible things being said by politicians, by Facebook posters, by commenters, by people. People blaming, calling names, insulting others. So. Let's try something. Be kind today. From time to time I've . . .
When we moved to Kirkmont Drive we couldn't help but notice the beautiful, long-haired cat that sat on a lawn three doors down. He'd greet everyone who walked past, sometimes ambling across the street to make sure he didn't miss anyone. He'd bestow his blessing--a meow and a face rub--on each of us: . . .
The Best of Boomer Blogs ... is talking all things retirement this weekend, with a nod to Fathers Day. Because it's mid-June and time to celebrate Dad. Whether you're young or older, though, retirement is coming to you, too, one day. And faster than you think. So take a look at these posts and . . .
A rooster crowed as I stepped out the door into the cool morning. Everything around me was green, including the mountain beyond the trees that framed the property. A large thermos of coffee was waiting in the lobby of the charming Sonoma B&B and I wanted a cup. Two, even. Locals who have been . . .
"I have a high tolerance for people who think different," I said to to a friend the other day, referring to someone we both know. "So does he," my friend responded. No surprise. Some of the most interesting people I know are people with ideas outside the norm. People who think different and . . .
We all tell ourselves stories. They may be true, or they may be things we want -- or even need -- to believe about ourselves. Here's one: I have an addictive personality. Or how about I'm not afraid to fly. I just don't have time to travel. I'm too old to go back to school. Or I don't have . . .
Yes, this is what it looks like when old people study. It isn't pretty. We still like taking notes the old-school way, with pen and notebook. In this case, penS and notebookS. Because I have to keep a journal as part of my homework, and also I like to take notes when I read. I'd say that it's the . . .