Boomer Life

reading
The Absolute Necessity of Reading

Reading is always a wonderful pastime in the best of times and in the worst…

Don’t Let Fear of Failure Outweigh the Possibility of Success

I worked with a woman who was excellent at her job but had one very…

Women and Morality: What Has Changed?

“Has the idea of morality changed for us? I mean, one hundred years ago, what…

Find Ways to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic presents daunting challenges for many seniors and other vulnerable populations. Social distancing…

A Sense of Community

In my grandparents’ neighborhood there was a man who was pretty much what today we…

Shelter-In and Read a Good Book

Okay people, listen up. This isn’t a drill—we’re in a crisis—a pandemic—and we need to…

Top 5 Secrets to Getting Noticed and Snagging That New Job Opportunity

We’ve all been there: You embark on the job hunt and you’re full of excitement…

Expressing Sympathy During This New Normal

Experiencing the loss of a loved one is always difficult. In today’s environment of “social…

Bored? Not!

Are you bored lately? Let’s look and see what’s out there! First, sit back, relax,…

Catch the Reading Bug

Do you read? I mean, real books, magazines; tangible objects you can hold in your…

second act
Change of Life: How Women Today Are Making Positive Changes in Their ‘Second Acts’

The criteria for what we want in our lives changes as we get ‘older and…

Mindfulness and Its Proven Impact on Loneliness

Maybe you know someone who stands by taking five minutes each morning to meditate or…

Protect Your Children and Grandchildren With These 5 Easy Tips

We all like to think of our homes as secure havens where our families can…

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Hot Bod in the Bikini

Does anyone remember that damned commercial from years ago about yogurt and the “itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie-yellow-polka-dot-bikini” that…

downsizing
8 Tips and Tricks to Downsizing as You Age

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household…

You’re Retiring? Nope, I’m Transitioning!

That word retired, it just irks me. It sounds so, well, blah, so ‘there’s nothing…

Religion and Happiness – Is There a Connection?

Does religion make you happier?  Or does it simply amplify what you already have? For…

Picking Lights for Your Desk

Look at your desk. Chances are you have at least two screens in front of…

Tips for Shopping on Amazon

With the new year in full swing, many have made a resolution to be smarter…

mother
Why I Learned to Be Mom Instead of Mommy

I have always been one of those people who want to do something; take a…

Holidays and family Gatherings – Recipe for Disaster!

Get ready! They’re (almost) here!  I’m talking about the holiday season. They’re coming around again…

holiday myths
5 of the Biggest Holiday Myths – Busted

Holiday fantasies are not just for children. It turns out grownups actually celebrate the holidays…

generations
Ways to Connect All Generations of Your Family This Holiday Season

During the holidays, friends and families gather to celebrate and spend time together. This is…

fall risks
Learn About Fall Risks and Make These Changes

Overwhelmingly, people say that they want to stay independent. One way to ensure they can…

jigsaw puzzle
7 Surprising Health Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

There’s a quiet movement going on in this country, and it doesn’t involve apps, data…

decluttering
The Surprising Health Benefits of Decluttering – Especially as We Age

Getting your house in order can be a struggle, especially as we age. Sorting through…

Options that Can Make Aging in Place Easier

While many of us may dream of retiring and moving away to a beach-side resort…

10 Moving Tips for Busy Baby Boomers

For many Americans, moving households represents a fresh start and a chance to improve quality…

grief
GRIEF – They Say There Are 7 Stages

They say there are seven stages of grief. The two that stand out to me…

adventure
Life’s an Adventure – Live It Well

Okay everyone, it’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about some made-up…

passenger economy
Buckle Up For the New Passenger Economy!

A hundred years ago, few thought that the clunky automobile that broke down so often…

sanctuary
I Am My Own Sanctuary

I woke up this morning, opened the newspaper and read the tragic news of 2…

holiday traditions
Creating New Traditions (and Keeping the Old)

If you live in the United States, you surely know the Christmas traditions from this…

self
Be Somebody – Teach Your Children to Be Part of Something Bigger than Self

Emerson once acknowledged, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you…

cybercriminals
4 Simple Tax Tips to Protect Boomers from Cybercriminals

Tax season is a busy time for everyone. From accountants and small business owners to…

millennial mom
Mama’s Mama Knows Best

The millennial mom-to-be uses an app to track her fertility and pregnancy progress, pins nursery…

medical device
Help at the push of a button: The Most Reliable Medical Alert Systems Found By Reviews.com

This was originally featured on Reviews.com: http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems/ Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they prefer…

grandparent
The Important Roles Grandparents Play

Grandparents play a unique, important role in caring for family members of all ages. Here…

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The Dangers of Keeping Up With the Social Joneses

The desire to “keep up with the Joneses”—that is, match a lifestyle—has spread to social…

building confidence
Steps to Rebuild Your Self Confidence After 50

Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and…

boomerang kids
Boomers and Boomerang Kids

Moving back home to live with parents after college no longer carries a stigma. Boomers…

Seniors Most At-Risk for Identity Theft

Seniors are one of the five groups most at-risk for identity theft, according to a report…