Life is a Journey

Back in March of this year, I wrote a blog and did a show about Taking a Pause. I was rereading that article and I thought it was pretty good. I also thought that there were parts of it where I wanted to go deeper. Steven Tyler from Aerosmith sings Amazing, which contains the phraseContinue reading “Life is a Journey”

Natural Rhythm of Life: Staying Active, Engaged, and Vibrant

There is a natural rhythm of life. That is not a profound statement. We all know the rhythm. We are born, we grow, if we are lucky, we have a long healthy life and eventually it ends. There’s a narrative we’re changing here at Hey Boomer: retirement age should not represent the closing but ratherContinue reading “Natural Rhythm of Life: Staying Active, Engaged, and Vibrant”

How do you feel about Retirement

Initial Survey Results As you may remember, I sent out a survey last week asking several questions about retirement. What motivated me to send out this survey was the results of some research out of MIT AgeLab and an article written in Forbes magazine by Dr. Joseph Coughlin. They concluded that men see retirement asContinue reading “How do you feel about Retirement”

Five Steps to Purpose and Meaning

I woke up this morning in pain, feeling exhausted. Having purpose and meaning is what has kept me going these past few months, in spite of the pain. I have gone through a series of tests and nothing significant has shown up. So, this morning, I ordered a new mattress. Maybe that will be theContinue reading “Five Steps to Purpose and Meaning”

Unveiling my Word for 2023

What is Your Word for 2023. Here is my review of my words from last year and the word I have chosen for 2023. I have been thinking about how I did “living” the words I chose for 2022. I posted the words on my bulletin board so I would be regularly reminded of them.Continue reading “Unveiling my Word for 2023”

A Perfect Day

No alarm clock jarring me out of sleep. As I roll over, my cat is waiting for me to wake up. She wants her breakfast. The sun is starting to peak out, and the day is supposed to be beautiful. I am a morning person, and I slide into my slippers, make my way toContinue reading “A Perfect Day”

You are not dead yet!

I attended a funeral the other day, for the wife of a friend. Her daughter gave the most beautiful eulogy. She shared stories with humor and love. She shared gratitude for what she had learned from her mother and for the time they spent together. There was certainly a sense of loss and a senseContinue reading “You are not dead yet!”

The Elder in the Room

I was doing some training for a large company this week on time management. The people I was training were in very high stress jobs, and they felt that they had no control over their time because of the demands of the company. I could completely relate to their experience, having been in similar environmentsContinue reading “The Elder in the Room”

Learning to be a Grandparent

When I first spoke to Dr. Bob Saul in February of this year, I was very curious about his messages about raising good citizens. My interest expanded after conversations with my teenage grandchildren. In their young lives, they have experienced the pandemic, gun violence in schools, the insurrection on the Capital, and the proliferation ofContinue reading “Learning to be a Grandparent”

Evolving through retirement

I loved Serena Williams explanation of how she sees her next act. Williams indicated her intention to retire in a Vogue article in early August, saying she was “evolving away from tennis.” Retirement coaches and the media have been struggling with what to call the new retirement. Longevity of 20+ years post career has madeContinue reading “Evolving through retirement”

The Tragedy of Life

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin living it.” W.M. Lewis We go through stages in our life. As young children our job is school and learning. Once we are in college, we are starting our adult lessons as well as preparing forContinue reading “The Tragedy of Life”

What I learned in culinary camp

I didn’t go to culinary camp. My 15-year-old grandson did, and I got to enjoy the results. Being a grandmother is one of the greatest joys of my life and it can be challenging. Like parenting except you are not their parent and you don’t see them regularly, so you get to know them anewContinue reading “What I learned in culinary camp”

Who are you now? The importance of purpose

Every article about roles and transition starts with a recitation of all the roles and/or transitions the author has gone through. This story is not about me (until later). This story is about some of the people I have worked with or known, as they were going through transitions. One of the stories is notContinue reading “Who are you now? The importance of purpose”

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