Preparing for a Hey, Boomer Broadcast

It is Monday morning. I wake up with a sense of anticipation about the broadcast that will be live today. I go through my typical morning routine; coffee, some reading and/or journaling, 30-45 minutes of yoga and breakfast. As I am dressing and putting on my makeup, I think about watching Amy Woods (our localContinue reading “Preparing for a Hey, Boomer Broadcast”

Birthday Pancakes

Growing up we had family traditions.  Every Sunday my Dad and my brother, sister and I would ride our bikes to the Pancake House while we let my Mom sleep.  We used to go to Dressel’s Dairy for ice cream cones to celebrate special occasions. We lit Chanukah candles and played dreidel. We had familyContinue reading “Birthday Pancakes”

Purpose Moments

Part of what we know about purpose is that it is having an intention to achieve a goal that is both personally meaningful and makes a positive mark on the world. These can be goals like launching an organization, researching a disease, or teaching kids to read, or volunteering with an organization whose mission resonatesContinue reading “Purpose Moments”

FEAR is a 4-Letter Word

I was a guest on a show last week, and someone asked, “Why do Baby Boomers seem to be so fearful?” That question surprised me because I had not looked at myself that way. I am a Boomer. I have taken a lot of risks in my life, starting with leaving a marriage when IContinue reading “FEAR is a 4-Letter Word”

10 Ways to Enjoy Socially Distanced Holidays

I was going to start this article by listing 5 ways to enjoy your socially distanced holiday. Then I thought, I can do better than that, how about 8 ways? Better still, I am going to for 10 ways! Make it a stretch because we all need to find silver linings these days.  Please shareContinue reading “10 Ways to Enjoy Socially Distanced Holidays”

We see the world as ‘we’ are

Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, novelist, writer of short stories and erotica. I only just learned this about her, but I have been familiar with her quote for several years.  The full quote actually says, “We see the world as ‘we’ are, not as ‘it’ is; because it is the “I” behind theContinue reading “We see the world as ‘we’ are”

IMPOSSIBLE or I’M POSSIBLE

On Jan. 29, 1886, Carl Benz applied for a patent for his vehicle powered by a gas engine. On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers proved that a flying machine was possible. On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell spoke the words “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you” into the newly patentedContinue reading “IMPOSSIBLE or I’M POSSIBLE”

I am not what you think I am

I just started reading a book called Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty. The very first chapter is about Identity. He opens that chapter with a quote from sociologist Charles Horton Cooley that says, “I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am whatContinue reading “I am not what you think I am”

The Responsibility of Caring

Many years ago, I read a book by Robert Fulghum called “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” You may have read it also. It is a precious book, and there is a 25th edition out with new essays. As I thought about what we learned from our discussion with Dr. Blackstone,Continue reading “The Responsibility of Caring”

Confidence Will Follow

Do you remember the first time you had to stand up in front of the class and present a report or a project you did? Do you remember the butterflies in your stomach, the fear that you would not be able to speak or that someone would laugh at you? At some point, you hadContinue reading “Confidence Will Follow”

How do you want to be Known in the world?

Erik Erickson (a well-respected psychologist and psychoanalyst) described the stages of Adult Development as: Intimacy vs. Isolation Generativity vs. Stagnation Ego Integrity vs. Despair Generativity is the stage of Middle Adulthood, the stage that many of us are in. I love the term, GENERATIVITY. This is a time to Re-generate and Re-define ourselves to beContinue reading “How do you want to be Known in the world?”

Altruism: The Miracle Pain Killer

Dan Halyburton, a Volunteer Coordinator with the American Red Cross was talking to Hey, Boomer about unselfishly giving of yourself and your time to help others.He said, “I left a 9-5 job, but I didn’t walk away from being active and engaged.” He tells his friends, “If you are not getting involved in volunteerism, ifContinue reading “Altruism: The Miracle Pain Killer”

Let’s Talk Voting

I just sent off an email to my children and their spouses to encourage them to consider working the polls for the November election. Traditionally, people in my age group and older have been the ones working the polls. This year, because of the Covid-19 virus, most of those people do not feel safe servingContinue reading “Let’s Talk Voting”

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