A Renewal Walkabout

Walkabout #6 I like words. I always pick one or two words at the beginning of the year that help keep me focused and motivated as the year goes forward. As a reminder, my words for 2022 are Mastery and Acceptance. This weekend, when I did my walkabout, I thought about another word … Renewal.Continue reading “A Renewal Walkabout”

What I learned about Happiness, Joy and Friendship on my First Walk-about

My inaugural Hey, Boomer walk-about was with my dear friend Doris McLallen. Doris wanted to walk around the Greer City Park. This is a 12-acre park, and I anticipated an hour or so of active walking and talking. Doris had designed a more historic agenda for our walk, and I gladly went along with herContinue reading “What I learned about Happiness, Joy and Friendship on my First Walk-about”

Can it happen here?

I have been ruminating on this blog for days. The war in Ukraine looms over everything I am thinking about. It is also Women’s History month, and there is a lot to say about that. And there is the quote that Dr. Bob Saul left with us when he appeared on Hey, Boomer, that hasContinue reading “Can it happen here?”

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”

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”

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 trip challenging but dealingContinue reading “Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional”

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. He said yes. InContinue reading “The Comfort is in the Questions”

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 – the “cozy corner”Continue reading “Mothers’ Day Movement Gratitude”