Guest Post: Regeneration

Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation I received this post as a guest post from the Modern Elder Academy and asked if I could share it with the Hey, Boomer audience. I felt like it was a good post to follow our discussion with Dr. Wes Dripps, from the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities.Continue reading “Guest Post: Regeneration”

Four Ways to Channel Anger into something Positive

When I posted my blog last week about frustration with anti-vaxers, I was asked the question, “How do we channel anger into something positive?” The news is filled with statistics about the Delta variant. ICU’s full, health care workers completely burned out, more children getting sicker. We see terrible pictures showing the effects of climateContinue reading “Four Ways to Channel Anger into something Positive”

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”

Seven Steps to Reach your Dreams

Six years ago, I wrote that “I would create a community of like-minded people, open-minded, educated, people who want to improve their own quality of life and who want to leave the world a better place.” Six years ago, I was not thinking about how that would happen, I just knew that I had aContinue reading “Seven Steps to Reach your Dreams”

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”

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 the car line, weContinue reading “Apathy is the Enemy”

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 basket would get theContinue reading “Ubuntu – I am because you are”

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, she looks at youContinue reading “Becoming Aware – Help Me, Help You”

The Power of “I Think I Can”

“The Little Engine That Could” was my son’s favorite book when he was little.  It is a story about a little engine who was carrying toys and treats to boys and girls on the other side of the mountain. And suddenly the engine broke down. It could not go any further.  Several other engines cameContinue reading “The Power of “I Think I Can””

Take a Walk with Me

Written by Albert Green, my father You are in the country. It’s morning. The sun is just beginning to stretch her golden tentacles across the endless, motionless sky. The air is filled with the songs of birds. A slight breeze slides across the meadow … carrying the perfume of the flowers and the newly mownContinue reading “Take a Walk with Me”

How to Ask 10 Great Relationship Questions

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Christine Baumgartner, the dating coach from ThePerfectCatch.com.  She had a lot of good advice, not just for singles but for anyone in a relationship.  One of the ideas she stressed was doing the work to know yourself and love yourself. And even if you areContinue reading “How to Ask 10 Great Relationship Questions”

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”

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”