It's that time again: blogs by Boomers. And for Boomers. But you know what? Other age groups will enjoy the diversity of topics covered and maybe even the (ahem) elder wisdom they contain. Like me, Meryl Baer loves travel --it's one of her passions. The Six Decades and Counting blogger is currently . . .
Being sick is a bitch. Why do bad things happen to good people? Or at all? Why would a loving God make people suffer? The big "why?" I know quite a few people who are suffering from big, ugly diseases and conditions. A variety of big ugly maladies. You can't get to my age without seeing the kind . . .
My octagenerian BFF got one of the first decks of healing affirmations, hot off the press. A few weeks later she was visiting at my house and,unsolicited, dug into her purse. She pulled out the pretty pink organza bag full of healing affirmations. Because, of course, they are business card size and . . .
A friend messaged me the other day about my new business, A Healing Spirit. He told me how much he loved the products and then said "Congratulations on being you!" I loved it. Of course. How many of us actually take the time to acknowledge another for being themselves? How many of us take the time . . .
I know anxiety. I met it in my early 20s. When I didn't know a thing about managing anxiety. The trouble with anxiety is that it can come up out of nowhere. No specific reason, just one day, there it is. The trouble with anxiety is that it can turn into full-blown panic attacks. Sometimes so bad . . .
Save Save Kindnesses. Don't get me wrong: I pray every day. But I do kindnesses, too. Being kind. Such a simple thing, really. I think some of us underestimate how powerful one simple act of kindness can be. Spend time with someone who can't get out any more. What's an hour out of our day . . .
So I'm missing her. I'm not going to say I took her for granted, because I never did. I'm not going to say that I didn't think there'd be a void when she left us, because I knew there would be. I'll just say that I didn't think it would be so big. So huge. And that I'd miss her in all those . . .
We don't like pain. Whether it's physical or psychological, it's unwelcome. Our loved ones die and we wonder how we can carry on without them. We hurt. We get sick and wonder if our time on earth is over. It scares us. This is just what happens--shit happens. It's the human condition. Since it . . .
I'm on my way back from France today.... "Why are you doing this, again?" asked a friend, when we were discussing all the work that had gone into A Healing Spirit. It's a valid question. I am, after all, 65 years old. I was retired, mostly. I don't have to work. So why would I invest substantial . . .
My friend, Valerie, knows a little something about aching backs and so do I. Can't tell you the number of young trainers I've tried to talk into catering to Boomers, who seem to have rampant back issues. But in their youth and innocence, they don't see it. Boomers have the aches and pains and the . . .