Hey, Boomer Walk-about

It is too easy, as we age, to tell ourselves that we can’t move like we once did. That may be true. We may not be able to move like we once did but that does not mean that we can’t still move. Let’s do a Hey, Boomer Walk-about. More about this below. First theContinue reading “Hey, Boomer Walk-about”

Music, music everywhere

You remember the portable record players we had. The kind that were housed in a box with a latch that played 45 LPs. Remember the joy of loading the 45’s and watching them drop and the arm moved over, and the music started? How many of you danced in your rooms while you played theseContinue reading “Music, music everywhere”

Maybe I should have been a black bear

Maybe I should have been a Black Bear  so I could hibernate in the winter. You don’t usually hear me complain in my blogs, but I need to be honest with you. I don’t like the winter. I don’t like the cold and I don’t like the shorter days. I am not able to sleepContinue reading “Maybe I should have been a black bear”

Turning 70

Guest blog this week from my dear, special person, David Bell. David is a singer-songwriter and a professor of Economics and Finance at Lander University. He shares some heartfelt thoughts about turning 70 this year. Please leave some comments and let us both know what you got out of this piece. ================================================================ It’s 2022. ThisContinue reading “Turning 70”

Fred Rogers & Transitions

There is a fabulous 13-episode podcast called “Finding Fred.” It tells the story behind the story of the beloved Fred Rogers. The sometimes-radical ideas he presented to Congress, the barriers he broke when he shared a towel with Officer Clemmons, a black policeman on his show. He talked to kids about the war, about disabilities,Continue reading “Fred Rogers & Transitions”

Be Bold? Be YOU!

People tell me all the time that they think I am brave, I inspire them. I don’t feel particularly brave or inspirational. I get scared. I have imposter syndrome. I think what I am is ME. I get scared and then I start to coach myself. What are the possibilities, what are the opportunities inContinue reading “Be Bold? Be YOU!”

Pick your WORD for 2022

It is that time of year when we think about what worked for us over the past year, what did not work, and what we want to focus on for the coming year. Having a WORD for the year is a great way to keep your focus on your North Star. The North Star hasContinue reading “Pick your WORD for 2022”

Germinate Ideas and Color Music

Germinating Ideas Every summer I plant a wildflower garden to attract bees and butterflys and hummingbirds. I loosen the soil, add some compost, and scatter the seeds. I never know what is going to come up. The seeds slowly germinate, seedlings appear, some turn into delicate stems with tiny purple flowers, some grow into tallContinue reading “Germinate Ideas and Color Music”

Lessons from a leaf pile

I like to say that we get older, but we don’t have to get old. This past weekend made me more aware of getting older. And I did not like it! I have always had a “can-do” attitude. Not in the sense that I felt I could climb Mt. Everest or take on other greatContinue reading “Lessons from a leaf pile”

Consider Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

I look outside and the colors of the autumn leaves give me a sense that things are alright. Summer turns into fall, fall turns into winter. Seasons change as they always have. Thanksgiving is in two weeks, and I will be with my children, as I always have since they were born (except last yearContinue reading “Consider Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”

Travel Tips for Female Travelers

Before I moved to Greenville, SC, I was the Director of Training for a company that managed travel risk for major corporations. We “watched the world” for events that would impact travel. Things like weather events, hostile events, taxi or airport strikes, and we helped the travelers, and their companies manage these travel interruptions. WeContinue reading “Travel Tips for Female Travelers”

Creative People Create Lives

“The most creative act you will ever undertake, is the act of creating yourself.” – Deepak Chopra The concept of creativity being limited to the arts is too narrow. We look at great works of art or listen to beautiful music and somehow imagine that it came naturally to the artist. Sometimes it does. InContinue reading “Creative People Create Lives”

Investors Pile into Sustainable Investing

Guest post by Amy Buttell When I heard that my friend Wendy Green was hosting Francie Heller, a sustainable investing expert, on her Hey, Boomer! show, I was intrigued. Having lived in Greenville, SC from 2014-2018, I knew of Francie’s parents and the integral role they played in developing Greenville. As a writer in theContinue reading “Investors Pile into Sustainable Investing”

Priorities and Overwhelm

I just got off a call with my cohort in the Podcast Marketing Academy. The idea of overwhelm and priorities came up and I wonder if this is affecting some of you? I have been thinking about this for a while. In fact, I started to write a blog about it earlier, but never finishedContinue reading “Priorities and Overwhelm”