What Happens in a Community Banter?

“Tell us your name, where you are living and a movie that scared you when you were young.” That is the icebreaker we used for the first Hey, Boomer Banter. We had people joining us from New Hampshire, Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida. And the scary movies? These folks knew theirContinue reading “What Happens in a Community Banter?”

Battle of Heart and Head

What does boxing have to do with your head and your heart? This is an allegory about the battle I was having between my head and my heart. Unlike most of you who were busy making plans for Christmas, I was planning on all the organizing I was going to do in my office, andContinue reading “Battle of Heart and Head”

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!”

Four ways to handle news-induced anxiety

I remember once being introduced to two sisters. Their mother said, “this is the smart one and this is the pretty one.” Both girls were in their early 20’s. These girls had to live up to the images they had been assigned. I have been struggling to write this blog for the past couple ofContinue reading “Four ways to handle news-induced anxiety”

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”

How do you feel about aging?

What do you think about aging? It’s better than the alternative, right? I started listening to Dr. Becca Levy’s new book, “Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Well and How Long You Live.”  She is a leading researcher on the psychology of successful aging. Her research shows the connection betweenContinue reading “How do you feel about aging?”

Climb to Glassy Mountain – walkabout #10

Annie is the one person I have been friends with for close to 40 years. We have known each other since our children were in the 1st and 2nd grades. Even though we have not lived close most of that time, the friendship has endured. Being with her is like coming home. It is soContinue reading “Climb to Glassy Mountain – walkabout #10”

A Renewal Walkabout

Walkabout #6 I like words. I always pick one or two words at the beginning of the year that help keep me focused and motivated as the year goes forward. As a reminder, my words for 2022 are Mastery and Acceptance. This weekend, when I did my walkabout, I thought about another word … Renewal.Continue reading “A Renewal Walkabout”

What I learned about Happiness, Joy and Friendship on my First Walk-about

My inaugural Hey, Boomer walk-about was with my dear friend Doris McLallen. Doris wanted to walk around the Greer City Park. This is a 12-acre park, and I anticipated an hour or so of active walking and talking. Doris had designed a more historic agenda for our walk, and I gladly went along with herContinue reading “What I learned about Happiness, Joy and Friendship on my First Walk-about”

Music, music everywhere

You remember the portable record players we had. The kind that were housed in a box with a latch that played 45 LPs. Remember the joy of loading the 45’s and watching them drop and the arm moved over, and the music started? How many of you danced in your rooms while you played theseContinue reading “Music, music everywhere”

Be Bold? Be YOU!

People tell me all the time that they think I am brave, I inspire them. I don’t feel particularly brave or inspirational. I get scared. I have imposter syndrome. I think what I am is ME. I get scared and then I start to coach myself. What are the possibilities, what are the opportunities inContinue reading “Be Bold? Be YOU!”

Pick your WORD for 2022

It is that time of year when we think about what worked for us over the past year, what did not work, and what we want to focus on for the coming year. Having a WORD for the year is a great way to keep your focus on your North Star. The North Star hasContinue reading “Pick your WORD for 2022”

Lessons from a leaf pile

I like to say that we get older, but we don’t have to get old. This past weekend made me more aware of getting older. And I did not like it! I have always had a “can-do” attitude. Not in the sense that I felt I could climb Mt. Everest or take on other greatContinue reading “Lessons from a leaf pile”

Travel Tips for Female Travelers

Before I moved to Greenville, SC, I was the Director of Training for a company that managed travel risk for major corporations. We “watched the world” for events that would impact travel. Things like weather events, hostile events, taxi or airport strikes, and we helped the travelers, and their companies manage these travel interruptions. WeContinue reading “Travel Tips for Female Travelers”

Priorities and Overwhelm

I just got off a call with my cohort in the Podcast Marketing Academy. The idea of overwhelm and priorities came up and I wonder if this is affecting some of you? I have been thinking about this for a while. In fact, I started to write a blog about it earlier, but never finishedContinue reading “Priorities and Overwhelm”