Are Boomers OK? Yes, very much so!

Are Boomers OK? Yes, very much so!

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I’m still a Beatles fan, all these years, later, and when I hear one of their songs I am instantly transported back to the 1960s. This image of a van does the same thing. I just go there. As I do when I read some of the posts by my favorite Boomer bloggers.

Today, I thought you might like something a little different and so I offer you their latest pieces below.

Some Christmases stay in our minds forever, no matter how old we get. Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants, & Scribble’s most memorable came in 1972 when she was fifteen. It was the first time she feared Christmas wouldn’t come…at least not in the way she’d always known.

 I’ve been combatting cold weather with home-made soup, like my friend, Rebecca Olkowski

She updated one of her most popular blog posts which is a recipe for  . . .  wait for it . . . Polish Sauerkraut Soup. It was inspired by a trip she took to Krakow, Poland a few years ago. If you’re a sauerkraut fan, you will love this yummy soup.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, hosts a guest blogger Kris Balekian Hayes, attorney, who writes about “gray” divorce, divorce when couples are age 50 and older. See what Hayes has to say in the “Top Three Challenges to Expect During a ‘Gray Divorce.’”

Tom at Sightings Over Sixty recounts a close call he had on I95 outside of Baltimore when a box truck veered off the highway toward the center median, then careered back onto the road until . . .  . Well, read all about it in Glad to Be Alive. And let the incident remind us all to have a safe and accident-free holiday.

With 2019 winding down, Jennifer of Unfold and Begin thinks it’s time to set our sights on 2020.  Whether you think 2020 is the start of a new decade or the last year in a decade, you still need to make plans. But no matter what, in a few weeks, it will be 2020 and she feels we should have a plan. And that why we’re going to look at how to plan goals for next year and beyond.

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting spent the past week with her grandkids in the sunny state of Florida. They visited a recently opened food establishment to test their offerings, All of the items were unfamiliar to our boomer blogger. But she indulged, as she recounts in this week’s post about her introduction to unique dessert treats.

Enjoy!

Enjoy visiting Boomer blogs this week!

Enjoy visiting Boomer blogs this week!

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Boomer blogs usually appear on my personal website, but today, they’re visiting us here at A Healing Spirit providing a little levity, a little rant and lots of good info. So come on along for the ride!

There’s nothing like a fresh, juicy strawberry to remind us of summer–and we are all powering through the summer, –how did we get to the second half of July already?!

My Boomer blogging pals are still writing, despite the heat wave, and today I’ve got curated bunch of posts to make you think, smile and, well…you decide.

Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles admits she has a problem with her terrier, Libby. Like watching a misbehaving child in school, Laurie sees where her “slight spoiling” might have created a sense of entitlement in this little Yorkie/Papillion. How bad a wild child is Libby? Let us count the ways in this post entitled, Okay, So I’m The Worst Dog Trainer… Ever.

If you write, you’ve been there.  Days or even weeks when we feel like there’s nothing new to say. How can I write anything original? It’s already been written before. Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, shares her technique for How to Use Pinterest to Brainstorm Content.

Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com spent an afternoon at the Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles. Urban lakes make a great escape when you live in a big city. Plus, they have swan boats, and on this day, dragon boats. She shares a fun day of immersive Asian culture.

At times the business of everyday life can be frustrating. This week Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting encountered a straightforward and uncomplicated project that went awry. She vents her frustration in this week’s post Mad About Bait and Switch.

Tom from Sightings Over Sixty was at a dinner party last week with three normal, middle-class retired couples. There was no overt talk of politics, he reports, but everyone in the group seemed to take a dark and pessimistic view not only of our own country but the rest of the world as well. So Tom began to wonder Are Things Really That Bad?. If you think they are, then you might  be surprised to find out . . . well, check out his post to see if the world is really coming to an end.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, writes about one of the latest scams: Callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal information in exchange for DNA test kits. Don’t take the bait. Scammers can use your information, steal your identity, get credit in your name, and take your money.

I hope you enjoyed our Boomer blogs this weekend. See you next week with our regularly scheduled content!

What’s a Boomer style summer look like?

What’s a Boomer style summer look like?

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Today I’m bringing you my edition of our weekly Baby Boomer roundup from my blog at A Healing Spirit. To my own readers here, this is a weekly compilation of blog posts by active Baby Boomers busy living life. I think you’ll find a nugget or two of useful info!

So…

Summer Boomer style looks like any other season–with thoughts and activities both practical and deep.. So let’s start:

Here’s something: I have been here and just can’t pull the trigger:  Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com is struggling with whether she should bite the bullet and go for silver hair. It’s becoming a trend with young women but not all of us older women are ready for it. Her dyed hair is sprouting gray and she’s wondering if it’s worth the effort to maintain it. Here’s her story.

Tom Sightings had to go two thousand miles from home to get some advice about money. But his post Do You Argue About Money? offers an approach that extends well beyond money issues and could be helpful for any kind of communication with a friend or loved one.
Speaking of money, On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the hidden fees that most Americans pay regularly. They include bank overdraft fees, resort fees, add-on fees for online purchases, baggage fees, reservation fees, and many more. See Robison’s article “Do You Pay Hidden Fees?” for details.
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting spent the past week in the great outdoors, on blue waters sailing along the coast of Maine and enjoying gourmet cuisine. Poor internet connection prevented an on-going tale of her adventure, but when once again on land she summarized her six-day adventure on the windjammer Angelique here.

What do you see when you look at a hole in the ground? Jennifer, at Unfold and Begin, feels that how you see a problem reflects your creativity. But there’s hope. In her current post, Jennifer shares how you can rebuild your creative muscles through different practices.

And today I remind myself and readers that friendships, like gardens, must be tended to, and I suggest some ways to do that in How to Cultivate Your Friendship Garden.

Have a beautiful week, everyone!