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”

Play is not just for kids!

I had Physical Therapy today. There is the ever-present lower back/leg pain, and then my neck and shoulder started tightening up as well. So Physical Therapy has been good, teaching me strengthening exercises to stabilize some of my weaker muscles. My therapist was proud of my progress today on neck strength and movement. Now weContinue reading “Play is not just for kids!”

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”

Stories we tell ourselves

This has been a difficult blog for me to write because it is causing me to look at some of the stories I am telling myself. And in order for this to be authentic and meaningful to you, I am going to have to share some of those stories.  Ok, here goes. I will startContinue reading “Stories we tell ourselves”

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”

Living with Gratitude

I was looking back over some things I had written a few years ago, and I came across something I wrote that started out with anxiety about turning 61. This year I will turn 68! That puts 70 right around the corner. I was talking to a friend yesterday who is turning 77 and sheContinue reading “Living with Gratitude”

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 – They Break Free, UnretirementContinue reading “Failing to plan, is planning to fail”

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”

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”

Virtual Possibilities

Things have changed so much since we were born, and they are changing faster all the time. Remember how our parents used to tell us they walked to school, uphill, both ways? We tell our grandchildren that we only had 3 TV channels and they were not on the air 24hours a day. And youContinue reading “Virtual Possibilities”