Boomer Life

Why I Learned to Be Mom Instead of...

February 1, 2019

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

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The Emotional Pain and Depression of a Celibate...

December 30, 2018

“We are living in a time when it seems as if sex is used to sell everything....

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Holidays and family Gatherings – Recipe for Disaster!

December 2, 2018

Get ready! They’re (almost) here!  I’m talking about the holiday...

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5 of the Biggest Holiday Myths – Busted

October 31, 2018

Holiday fantasies are not just for children. It turns out grownups actually...

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Ways to Connect All Generations of Your Family...

October 31, 2018

During the holidays, friends and families gather to celebrate and spend time...

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Learn About Fall Risks and Make These Changes

September 30, 2018

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

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In Search of Intimacy After Prostate Cancer

September 30, 2018

A prostate cancer diagnosis can lead to profound changes in a man’s...

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

August 31, 2018

There’s a quiet movement going on in this country, and it doesn’t...

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Why Things and People Got Under My Skin

June 30, 2018

Like the rest of mankind, I’ve let things get under my skin for years. I’d...

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Decluttering – Especially...

June 30, 2018

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

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Options that Can Make Aging in Place Easier

May 31, 2018

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

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10 Moving Tips for Busy Baby Boomers

May 31, 2018

For many Americans, moving households represents a fresh start and a chance to...

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GRIEF – They Say There Are 7 Stages

May 1, 2018

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

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Life’s an Adventure – Live It Well

May 1, 2018

Okay everyone, it’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking...

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Technology and Aging – Sorry, Right Number

May 1, 2018

“Good morning, Ms. Cone or is it Cohan?” asked the young man from AT&T....

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Want to Lead a Happier, Healthier, Longer Life?...

April 1, 2018

Looking to live a good, happy, healthy long life? Need to lose weight or...

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Buckle Up For the New Passenger Economy!

January 2, 2018

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

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I Am My Own Sanctuary

January 1, 2018

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

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Distracted Driving Isn’t Just an Issue for Young...

October 4, 2017

Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping...

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Be Somebody – Teach Your Children to Be...

August 1, 2017

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

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Take Care of Your Skin: Drive Sunny Skin...

August 1, 2017

By Brandy A. Schaffels for AskPatty The sunny days of summer are here, which...

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Giving Up the Keys

August 1, 2017

How do we know when it’s time to give up the keys? It can be hard to...

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4 Simple Tax Tips to Protect Boomers from...

March 14, 2017

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

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Mama’s Mama Knows Best

February 22, 2017

The millennial mom-to-be uses an app to track her fertility and pregnancy...

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Is Hearing Loss Affecting Your Memory?

February 7, 2017

Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp...

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Seniors Face Many Challenges When It Comes to...

November 29, 2016

For one reason or another, you’ve determined the house you’re living in has...

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Help at the push of a button: The...

October 20, 2016

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The Important Roles Grandparents Play

October 4, 2016

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

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The Dangers of Keeping Up With the Social...

September 20, 2016

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

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Steps to Rebuild Your Self Confidence After 50

September 9, 2016

Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in...

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Four-Point Joint Health Maintenance Plan

September 1, 2016

Keep on cruising with a regular maintenance schedule for your joint health!...

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Renovations for Empty Nesters

August 18, 2016

Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how...

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Boomers and Boomerang Kids

July 18, 2016

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

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Seniors Most At-Risk for Identity Theft

March 21, 2016

Seniors are one of the five groups most at-risk for identity theft, according...

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Your Last Act may be decades away, so...

October 19, 2015

Americans are living longer these days from an average 47 years in 1900 to more...

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Over 50 and Looking for a Job?

October 15, 2015

Yes, discriminating on the basis of age is illegal. But as any over-50...

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Medication Accidents and Grandchildren

September 15, 2015

Grandparents know children are curious and do everything possible to keep them...

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Back in the Dating Game?

October 14, 2014

If you’re back in the dating game after a decade or more, you know the world...

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Replacing Old Beliefs with New Empowering Ones

April 16, 2013

Most of us were raised by parents who had depression era scarcity beliefs about...

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Women Flying Solo to See the World!

April 5, 2013

So you’re a woman and you want to see the world – on your terms. Join the...

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Bringing the Next Generation into the Family Business

March 21, 2013

We often tell our client families that there is no “one size fits...

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6 Tips for Self-Publishing

March 4, 2013

Self-published books have transformed both the reading and writing landscape,...

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Boomers Need to Think Retirement With More Urgency

February 11, 2013

The economy may be recovering, but some of the changes wrought by the Great...

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Find Your Passion and Indulge in It!

January 28, 2013

Many of us want to pursue happiness, but we aren’t always sure where to find...

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From Zumba to Walking – Fitness Can Be...

January 8, 2013

Regular physical activity at any age can help you live longer, feel better and...

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A Guide for Parents with Boomerang Kids

January 2, 2013

With a slowly growing economy and a still sluggish job market, there has been a...

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8 Must-Dos to Tackle Before the End of...

December 17, 2012

All year long you’ve been in frantic motion. You’ve put out fires, solved...

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Triaging Your To-Do List

December 13, 2012

“We Can Do It!” was a World War II-era battle cry that empowered...

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Holiday Grief Coping Tips

December 10, 2012

The glitz and glitter in the stores, special traditions and get-togethers with...

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5 Hidden Benefits of Exercise

December 5, 2012

With more than a third of Americans classified as obese, everyone from first...

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Boomers Shifting Household Needs

December 3, 2012

Boomers expect to stay in their homes and live independently into their later...

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‘Tis the Season…to Plan Wisely

November 29, 2012

It’s the season for giving, and with consumer sentiment making a comeback,...

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Tips to Avoid Scammers this Holiday Season

November 26, 2012

Shopping online can be easy and convenient, especially during the holiday...

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Advice to ‘Boomerpreneurs’

November 14, 2012

Are you a baby boomer looking to start your own business? You’re far from...

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White Lies = Red Flags

February 20, 2012

Men assume that I am older than the age I have posted on my online dating...

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Sexual Fearing

November 14, 2011

Do men sabotage successful women? I think some do. I think some men just...

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10 unwritten rules for working women

June 10, 2011

Men generally get hired on their promise and women on their demonstrated...

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Ageism on Facebook

May 9, 2011

Bulletin to anyone under 50 - you are NOT alone. You do NOT have exclusive...

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Finding your stillpoint

April 29, 2011

What’s a stillpoint you ask? A stillpoint is the place where movement ceases...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Relationship (and Your...

April 19, 2011

How many times have you found yourself frustrated in conversation with your...

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Staying Up in Down Times

April 18, 2011

Times are tough. We are at war. The economy is down and unemployment is up....

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Sustainable eating: An easy way to celebrate Earth...

April 12, 2011

You’ve heard the term tossed around enough by now…sustainability. What...

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Who am I? What do I want? How...

April 11, 2011

Personal growth is most often a slow and gradual process, and it can be...

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Follow Your Passion

February 25, 2011

You know. I think a lot of us get caught up in the rat race and don’t stop...

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They Say Time Heals All Wounds….

January 10, 2011

My life took a drastic turn in 2010. All my worries and fears came true – my...

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Handling relationships with an ill loved one

December 4, 2010

As I watch my siblings and I strive to handle the various situations that come...

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“Senior” is an Ageist Label

November 19, 2010

I belong to an online discussion group that’s currently debating the use of...

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What are the 5 Types of Men that...

November 19, 2010

Women don't think twice about brushing these kinds of guys off. Men don't give...

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Don’t Forget to Include Sensuality and Pleasure in...

November 19, 2010

We all know the health benefits of going to a Fitness Center. We’ll even make...

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Tom Brokaw – You Missed Something

November 19, 2010

We all love to look back at ourselves, don’t we? To remember Rock and Roll,...

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One of Life’s Saddest Truths

August 19, 2010

If we live long enough we will all lose a parent – and though it is...

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