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Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional

Pain can be exhausting! I just got back from Yosemite National Park, a trip I have been looking forward to for over a year. It was very hot, over 105° every day. And very dry, and the last day there we smelled smoke from nearby fires. All of that made the

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Father’s Day Tribute – My Dad

With Father’s Day coming up, I wanted to share something about my dad as a way of showing gratitude for all the great Dads. I wrote this for his 80th birthday. He died a year later, in 2009. He would have loved the work I am doing with Hey, Boomer. I

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Time for Lilies
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A Thought-Provoking Look at Time

I read somewhere that an old man was asked, “If you could buy anything, cost was not an issue, what would you buy?” He answered, “Time.” I get that. My question is, what would you do with that time? We talk about “spending time.” I guess that is what we do.

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Monroe Free
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The Comfort is in the Questions

Monroe Free is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greenville County. He wrote this letter in response to an email from the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy newsletter. I found it so compelling that I asked Monroe if I could share with the Hey, Boomer! audience as a guest post.

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Mothers’ Day Movement Gratitude

The light from the sun is just beginning to remove the shadows of darkness. I can see the fence and trees through my back window and the birds are slowly waking up. Pepper, my cat, is nearby resting on the blanket on the ottoman. And I am in my favorite spot

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Aging

Failing to plan, is planning to fail

As I sit here in my office, I glance at my bookcase and there are so many books that I have used in my coaching practice and in this stage of my life. Titles like: Transitions and Managing Transitions; Retirement by Design, The Joy of Retirement, Smart Women Don’t Retire –

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Apathy is the Enemy
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Apathy is the Enemy

Apathy – noun, lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern. Today I had the opportunity to help the League of Women Voters, register graduating seniors to vote. Kids from three area high schools were coming to one location to pick up their cap and gown for graduation. While they were waiting in

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Adventure
Adventure

Guest Blog – Three reasons to add ADVENTURE to your life

Heidi Siefkas shared so much with us on Hey, Boomer that I asked her to write a blog to give us more insight on the importance of adventure in our lives. Please continue to share your adventures with me, as you learn new things and gently push your comfort zones. ==========================================================================================

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Ubuntu – I am because you are

I came across a post on Facebook a few days ago that told a story of an anthropologist who explained a game to the children of an African tribe.  He placed a basket of delicious fruit at the base of a tree and explained that the first child to reach the

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Becoming Aware – Help Me, Help You

It is 7:30 in the morning. You are rushing to get the kids in the car, so you can get them to daycare, and you can get to work on time. Your three-year old still needs her shoes and jacket on. As you are trying to help her with her shoes,

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My Octopus Teacher

Have you seen the Netflix documentary, “My Octopus Teacher?”  The underwater photography is outstanding. I would recommend watching just for that. The story takes place

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