No one ever told me about perimenopause. I''d never even heard the term -- until I went to my doctor, telling him that "something is wrong." Nothing was wrong. This was just the start of a natural process all women go through. I swore then that I'd do everything I could to help inform younger women . . .
"How much will we have left?" asked Bobby Axelrod's wife on the Showtime series, Billions. "300 mil," he said. She looked aghast. "We can't live on that!" Later in the show a hedge fund manager who has fallen on "hard times" bemoans that he can't afford to live on only $40 million. That's a . . .
Let's take a moment for self-examination. I do this, every so often, myself, and I thought I'd share. How do we affect others? Do they come away with smile? a good feeling? uplifted? Or do we drag them down? Are our interactions with others positive and warm? Or are they negative and dark? When . . .
We're all human. We've all made those horrible faux pas, like dragging toilet tissue across a crowded restaurant with your shoe. Today, I'm wondering what your most embarrassing moment is. And if you don't want to cop to one, tell us an embarrassing thing you've seen. But not political. Because we . . .
Most of us worked at summer jobs when we were teens. I know I did. And I know I had a best summer job. Maybe you did, too. Or maybe you weren't a teen. Maybe your best summer job came later. Whenever it was, I'm dying to know. My best summer job was in a supermarket as a meat wrapper. Yes, . . .
It's that time again--Boomers share useful information, wisdom and just plain interesting thoughts. Here's what's on Boomer minds these days: On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how a review of your medications with your pharmacist can save . . .
Who doesn't love yummy meals? It's that time of year--(that would be every time of year) --when we're all focused on trying to eat healthy. We don't want to spend hours preparing, we want our food to taste great and we want it to be good for us. In short, we want yummy meals that can be prepared . . .
The idea of a "love language" is popular these days. That's recognition of the fact that everyone's different and what's romantic to one person might not feel the same to another. So for today's reader participation post I'm asking: what's the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you? I'm . . .
Doesn't that avocado toast look delicious? It is. It's as yummy as it looks and you can make it really easily. You may recall I posted a sweet potato toast and avocado recipe in February, here. This one uses delicious, tasty bread for the toast. Take a look. One night we wanted a simple, . . .
My wallet opens, too. I'm a sucker for Go Fund Me campaigns or other personal fundraising for those who have fallen on hard times. My gosh, there's SO MUCH NEED out there. So much. And our social networks make that front and center on our social media feeds. No question, I've been lucky and am in a . . .
How do we make decisions? Do we always do the right thing, on matters big and small? For example, did you find a dollar on the floor at the gym? What did you do? How about $5? Did you do anything different? How about a nice watch or ring on the street? Is it ok to laugh at a sexist joke? What . . .
Texting is impersonal. Don't you think? Really, it's best for a quick check in or making arrangements to meet and not for personal messages. It is never a substitute for a personal telephone call if something significant has happened. BIRTHDAY TEXTS are only a half step above Facebook birthday . . .
Children of Neptune by Lisa G. Froman for the children of Parkland The children, see how they are growing, palms in air, atoning. They are arising. Neptune’s offsprings, they water our lawns with tears and carry our conscience in their levis. Not far from the mother’s breast, they dream of . . .
I'm not very disciplined. Well, let me take that back. I'm not very self-disciplined about SOME things. Self-discipline is very inconsistent. I don't always meditate, although I want to establish a regular practice. I don't always eat right, although I want the benefits of a great diet. I've . . .
I'm reminded of the old term for newspapers: fishwrappers. The term was used with contempt and implied that wrapping fish was the best use for a newspaper. After all, news has always had a short time span, easily replaced by the next news. Hardly anyone reads newspapers today and if they do, its an . . .
Pack light? Not hardly! I felt extremely stupid the year I brought two gigantic suitcases to Europe and had to wrestle them up long staircases by myself. I was, in a word, clueless. I wanted to prepare for any eventuality, and I did. I had outfits for every occasion and I do mean EVERY occasion. . . .
If you're like most of us, you've wondered about your life direction. Especially if you're a younger woman. As opposed to midlife or older. Because by that time, well, we've got a clue. But do we, really? My life took a surprising turn in my 60s and there's a lesson in it for us all, and that is to . . .
It's a big deal: I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary of my business, A Healing Spirit. And to celebrate, I'm offering four giveaways. If you're a U.S. resident and win, you get a cosmetic bag of brand-name goodies and maybe even a little crystal or piece of jewelry. If you are an . . .
No surprise here: Laura Lee Carter over at Adventures of the NEW Old Farts has been wondering how common cannabis use is among Boomers, and how that changes as we age. Here are some answers she came up with through Internet research. Rebecca Olkowski of BabyBoomster.com reinvented herself as a . . .
How true this is. There's nothing better than knowing why we're here. Our life purpose. Why? Because it gives meaning to our lives. Perspective for the bad times and the good, both. The day I realized mine changed my life. I didn't set out to find my life purpose, the reason for this incarnation. . . .