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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

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Time for Lilies
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A Thought-Provoking Look at Time

I read somewhere that an old man was asked, “If you could buy anything, cost was not an issue, what would you buy?” He answered, “Time.” I get that. My question is, what would you do with that time? We talk about “spending time.” I guess that is what we do.

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Monroe Free
Reflections

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.

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Adventure

Forest Bathing – Mindfulness Walk in the Woods

A couple of weeks ago, a group of the Hey, Boomer community went on a Forest Bathing experience. I don’t think any of us really knew what to expect. All we knew was that we liked being out in nature, we were intrigued with the idea of mindfulness, and we were

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Living with Gratitude
Possibilities

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

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Reflections

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

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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

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Community

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,

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Reflections

Guest Blog- Independence Doesn’t Just Happen

My friend and co-host on The Caregivers Bakery, CJ Golden is my guest blogger this week. CJ has climbed the mountain to independence from rules, negativity and restraint more than once. I am sure you all have also. Let us know what your take-aways from the thoughts she shares with us

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Possibilities

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. 

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