By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D.
Don't we all wear masks at one time or another, pretending that everything is OK? There are many reasons people may act out this charade. It's not uncommon to hide personal pain, because putting it on display for all to see can be embarrassing and even destabilize relationships. Yet studies show that using denial as an emotional defense and 'acting as if' everything is fine can actually shift your feelings in a more positive… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on October 30, 2009 at 6:01pm —
If you thought you had issues with your parents and driving, just imagine getting this call…
A 61 year old man in Minnesota pleaded guilty Monday to DWI. Dennis LeRoy Anderson was sentenced to two years probation. He was busted last summer when he drove his motorized recliner into a parked car at the local watering hole. Yes, really.
According to the… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on October 28, 2009 at 3:43pm —
It’s been a year since my father died last fall at the age of 86. That summer was a time of waiting, hoping, reflection and ultimately, letting go. As I composed his obituary, I thought a lot about the value and contribution he made in the workforce from 1940 to 1987.
We used to talk about his early jobs from being a newspaper boy to working for the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) in high school. He enlisted in the Army during World War II like so many other Americans. These… Continue
Added by Barbara Wulf on October 27, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Top Ten Jobs Today DID NOT exist in 1994. WOW!
So if you had the same job for more then 15 years you did not consciously look for a top ten job. What will the top ten list be in ten years?
Added by Bobby Edelman on October 27, 2009 at 2:36pm —
, the Michelin Guides' global director, to the Bay Area's expanding gastronomic allure, spends his summers in Sausalito
He was asked, last… Continue
Added by Kare Anderson on October 22, 2009 at 9:53am —
According to a recent study by Communispace, the recession has added considerable stress to this already overburdened population known as "the sandwich generation," baby boomers who support kids, parents, relatives and themselves at the same time. However, the study finds that these people are not stressed because they're caring for kids and parents, it's because they're caring for parents and in-laws, period.
A significant finding is that this caretaker segment is more of a… Continue
Added by Lori Bitter on October 21, 2009 at 10:56am —
How does sound affect your quality of life? Does sound have any impact on business? I think you'll find this JulianTreasure presentation from the TED conference… Continue
Added by Brindle Media on October 21, 2009 at 7:36am —
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard people talk about “updating their resume” when thinking about making a career change. If you are one of those people out there putting the polish on your resume’ as you are about to launch a job search for a new career- STOP. Your resume’ is not the place where you start your work on a career change. If you are simply looking for the same or similar position in another company, go ahead. There is a big difference between looking for a job and making… Continue
Added by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran on October 17, 2009 at 5:57pm —
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
For the past 25 years, October has been designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You'll find races to run that raise funds for research. Stores will be selling everything from mixmasters to ipods in pink. In fact, pink ribbons will be virtually everywhere. What does this focus on early detection and recovery mean to you?
If you are over 40, have regular screening mammograms and perform monthly breast… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on October 15, 2009 at 11:58pm —
Added by Rosie Horner on October 14, 2009 at 6:46pm —
Two weeks ago I invited Chuck Worcester, owner of Hometown Insurance, to be a guest on my radio show to talk about the importance of property, casualty and liability insurance. Having Chuck on was a good reminder to incorporate a risk management strategy as part of your total financial plan and, like the other strategies, needs monitoring and updating.
Often home and auto insurance coverage once established are put on autopilot and ignored until filing a claim becomes necessary. It… Continue
Added by Mike Bonacorsi, CFP® on October 14, 2009 at 8:18am —
While it’s safe to say that no members of the Astor family will be taking away the Nobel Peace Prize
(and congrats to President Obama) that’s not to say that we all haven’t been following the drama as it unfolds. Most of us are not in that financial stratosphere (and if you are, how about investing in this… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on October 13, 2009 at 3:54pm —
Grandmas keeping touch with little ones is so much easier with a video app. like Skype-or any of the webcam programs. I worried that our grandchildren wouldn't recognize us since we visit 4 times a year and live 8 hours by car away. Seeing them, talking to them, singing with them, reading stories to them as they see us and we see them-video helps to close that worrisome gap between grandma and small grandchildren M. Bevevino http://smartnsassywomenover60speakout.blogspot.com
Added by Mary M. Bevevino, PhD on October 13, 2009 at 10:55am —
I was recently watching “Craft in America“, PBS’s excellent series covering the major influences that play a part in each artist’s craft. The particularly episode I watched was episode V – Process, that looked at how an artist achieves the skill to become proficient. It profiled several artists about how they have learned their techniques. Artist Tom Joyce, was talking about how he has learned technique from a very old blacksmith. They showed them together, this very old man sitting in a chair… Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on October 13, 2009 at 10:40am —
I recently realized that while my two sons are grown, 25 and 22, my will lists my brother as the executor of my estate. My oldest son lives here in Houston and it has occurred to me that I need to start grooming him to be my executor, showing him where all the important papers are and basically letting him know what needs to be done in the event that something happen to me. Where are keys, deeds, instructions, etc. Then I could release my brother as executor from the estate, which I’m sure… Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on October 11, 2009 at 1:21pm —
For women, the second half of life brings with it many career choices and questions. For some women, continuing in a current career doesn’t fulfill personal, spiritual or financial needs as it once did. For others, re-entering the workforce has become a necessity due to the changes in the economy. In either case, a ReCareer may be the answer. What is a ReCareer? According to Dr. Richard P. Johnson, nationally renowned expert on maturing adult… Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on October 9, 2009 at 11:37am —
General Mills has partnered with Yahoo for a new campaign called "Vitality" - with the stated goal of "building visibility and facilitating dialogue among Baby Boomers." Kudos to Marketing Director John Starkey for realizing that the population of the country is aging and they should be targeted. And Yahoo does index high with Boomers. But I think we're putting lipstick on the pig. It isn't an "experience" for Boomers. It's a graphic around the usual Yahoo news and games content. How does the… Continue
Added by Lori Bitter on October 8, 2009 at 10:39am —
For many...or most... of us, the last time we dated was in college... and now that we're single once again after decades of marriage, we are finding ourselves trepidatious about being back on the "dating scene" (to put it kindly - for some Boomers I coach, feelings range from distraught at the thought of having to date again, to a "why bother - nothing's going to come of it anyway" sense of futility before they even try...).
So here's some tips for making the experience more… Continue
Added by Terri Benincasa on October 7, 2009 at 11:43am —
Exploritas is the new name chosen for the very successful Elderhostel program. The program offers nearly 8,000 educational tours in every state and over 90 countries. The Elderhostel program has been the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, and has effectively targeted seniors who value in-depth, engaging travel experiences. Read more from President James Moses: http://www.exploritas.org/about/pres_blog.asp?cm_sp=Right%20Column-_-PlugsNewHome1108-_-brand_age.
Added by Lori Bitter on October 6, 2009 at 5:59pm —
Last week, a conversation with Sabina Ptacin, genius PR maven at Collective-e
, and her own company Red Branch Public Relations
, turned to the subject, as it so often does, of finding men in New York. She was telling me about someone she knew who was convinced that it was impossible to find love in New York once you’re “over the hill”. “I met my husband when I was in my 40’s” I… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on October 6, 2009 at 5:04pm —