As members of the sandwich generation, we will eventually find ourselves dealing with numerous driving issues at opposite ends of the age spectrum. We are, by definition, a generation of people juggling caring for our aging parents while supporting our own children. The process of managing one of these issues is complicated and can introduce stress into any household. Now, add to this already stressful situation the complexities of dealing with driving issues at the opposite end of the age… Continue
Added by Jesus Unzueta on December 31, 2009 at 3:56pm —
One of the ten commandments in the Bible tells us "Thou Shall NOT Steal", but there's at least one clergyman who says it's OK under certain circumstances and depnding on where you steal from.
In a recent sermon, Father Tim Jones told his British congregation, "My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift. I do not offer such advice because I think that stealing is a good thing, or because I think it is harmless, for it is neither. I would ask that they do not steal from small,… Continue
Added by Beverly Mahone on December 30, 2009 at 5:52pm —
Most people pay little attention to their sense of smell. Other than providing a placeholder for reading glasses, our sense of smell goes about its daily function identifying, categorizing and memorizing thousands of different odors with every breath we take.
We breathe an average of 23,040 times a day and flood our smell receptors with over 240 cubic feet of air, but rarely do we take any notice unless, of course, it’s an erotic perfume or a dead skunk.
Relegated to the… Continue
Added by Luke Vorstermans on December 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —
According to Samantha Critchell of the Associated Press, 2010 is a “new day” for forty-something women. “Women are where it’s at in the world of entertainment — and we’re talking “women” not “girls” for the most part. Forty-something women, especially Sandra Bullock, had a banner year in 2009, and their influence is expected to continue,” writes Critchell.
She quotes Bonnie Fuller, editor-in-chief of HollywoodLife.com who believes:”There’s a… Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on December 29, 2009 at 7:08pm —
Are you a baby boomer caring for parents who are having difficulty dealing with day-to day activities? Many boomers find themselves preparing for their retirement while caring for parents who, due to physical restrictions or mental impairment, are no longer able to maintain the independent life.
As our parents age it will be necessary to discuss with them the possibility that due to illness or injury they may no longer be able to live as independently as they had in the past. In the… Continue
Added by Mike Bonacorsi, CFP® on December 29, 2009 at 10:08am —
This is step 5 to love your work after 40
You need to measure you progress of your goal that you set in.
Financial experts will advise to make a budget and keep track of your spending. They claim this helps to place focus on where your spending is going. Again this is true for moving towards your vocational goals. To keep track of your daily activities and progress will help as you move towards new goals in your life.
Then you can examine what is working… Continue
Added by Craig Nathanson on December 28, 2009 at 10:00am —
This is a time of year when dis-stress levels tend to rise either through excitement or less comfortable emotions, feelings and "life". As a long time consulting hypnotist I have found one of the keys to staying balanced yet in motion is to take time to simply BREATHE. Slow (in through the nose - hold - out through the mouth) breathing automatically slows the heart and allows the muscles to relax. It really is amazing how this little "moment of pausing to breathe" can make a huge difference in… Continue
Added by Linda Dietz on December 24, 2009 at 10:34am —
Something in a recent New York Times “Modern Love“ column
struck me as ringing true, not only for enduring marriages but for flourishing friendships, “Being single is all about the future, about the person you’re going to meet at Starbucks or after answering the next scientific compatibility questionnaire. Being married, after a certain point, is about the past,… Continue
Added by Kare Anderson on December 23, 2009 at 8:43am —
Our busy lives and the daily challenges we face in the current economic climate take up a lot of time and energy. And I suspect that still you’ve each had moments when you’ve wondered, worried and perhaps even begun making some plans about what your life will look like 10 to 20 years from now.
One of the biggest decisions we’ll each make is where we will live. In his blog, RetirementRevised, journalist Mark Miller sites an AARP survey that found that “89 percent of Americans would… Continue
Added by Coach Mary Radu on December 20, 2009 at 12:20pm —
Create and celebrate with Intention.
Let your days reflect the shape of your life.
As the cycles of nature revolve,
listen and heed your natural rhythms.
Befriend your emotions and let your breath
be a teacher of letting go.
Connection begins with you. Take a risk
and reach out.
Find balance in moving your body.
Technology can help us connect
but nothing can substitute for real presence.
Living your… Continue
Added by Victoria FittsMilgrim on December 19, 2009 at 5:29pm —
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
At holiday time, the role of grandmother can be most rewarding, especially if you and you grandchild spend some of the holiday together. While buying and giving presents is important, the most significant gift you can give your grandchild is your presence, attention and love. And you know the best gift you can receive back is a great big hug.
'Grand Mothers' come in all sizes and shapes, as well as names - Grandma,… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 18, 2009 at 7:29pm —
We loved them all. Several “One Hit Wonders” had very successful songs throughout the 60’s. Hey, how could you not shed a tear every time you hear “Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp, Bomp ,Bomp, Bomp, Bomp”… maybe even two or three tears, huh?
Well, as the Baby Boomer Music King, I have my own very valuable Top Ten list of One Hit Wonders. Remember these?
10. “In the Year 2525″ (1969) by Zager and Evans - These two University of Nebraska students hit #1 in the summer of 1969… Continue
Added by Phil McMillan on December 18, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Now that I'm a dad myself, I often reflect on my childhood- and hope that my boys (now 5 and 3) remember their younger years as fondly as I do. When I think back on my childhood I'm amazed at how much time my dad and I were able to spend together. It's only now (now that I'm a dad myself), that I realize how lucky I was. Some of my most vivid memories center around… Continue
Added by Chris Clark on December 17, 2009 at 10:15pm —
Social media is exploding all around us! It's exploding both for businesses and for individuals (for purposes of this post I'll stay business focused). It's getting to the point that it's hard to keep track of all of the places your business should maintain a presence online. IF you can manage it, be EVERYWHERE!! This however, tends to be a 24/7 exercise. What I try to do is pick several places to be quite active, and then I try to maintain a (relatively inactive) presence on… Continue
Added by Chris Clark on December 17, 2009 at 10:09pm —
With Christmas less than ten days away, everyone is starting to feel the seasonal rush and the pressure is on. One of my biggest pet peeves about Christmas time is thinking that all my shopping is done but then remembering a friend, family member or coworker that I forgot to buy a gift for. We've all been there.... Last minute mad-dashing through the mall, trying to find a suitable gift, bobbing and weaving through the crowds of slowpoke shoppers... And it stinks.
Save yourself the hassle… Continue
Added by Tazeem Jamal on December 15, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I am a Baby Boomer who loves Baby Boomer music. I am a product of the 50’s and the 60’s. Honestly, I do like several genre of music recordings from all periods of time, but I love just about everything to do with the music I listened to while growing up. I’m in my 60’s and I will still pound out the drum roll on a table when “Wipe Out!” is played on the radio.
I vividly remember the major changes that occurred in new trends as they happened. The late 50’s had the “do wap” sound of… Continue
Added by Phil McMillan on December 14, 2009 at 9:52pm —
I’m pursuing a business grant to help take Retirepreneur to the next level and this week, I attended workshops to learn more about the application and decision process. Step 1 is a 10-page written proposal. Those who advance to Step 2 get a chance to pitch their business concept to a panel of a dozen business leaders who ultimately decide who gets the money. In 2009, just 3% of the 260+ applicants were awarded grants, for a total of $300K in funding.… Continue
Added by Donna Kastner on December 14, 2009 at 8:59am —
You’ve probably heard the old adage that your health is your most important asset. In effect, your physical health is the foundation which allows you to live fully and enjoyably.
During a daily walk, I stopped for a break at a bridge overlooking a beautiful creek. As the water sparkled and danced, I found myself asking a series of questions. They helped define and reinforce what matters to me, and what I can do to move my life forward down my path more meaningfully. Because they… Continue
Added by Coach Mary Radu on December 13, 2009 at 10:36am —
Okay, okay! It could be a LOT worse. Look at the hoarders. Talk about having a screw loose, being a hair off plumb or a brick shy of a load...those people need help. I would recommend a government agency to help the hoarders, but that might be like putting the coyote inside the hen house. Government agencies don’t have the kind of track record necessary for ‘cleaning house.’
I‘ve been told that I could use some intervention because I have the opposite problem from the hoarders.… Continue
Added by THE MIDLIFE GALS on December 11, 2009 at 12:36pm —
Doing business, even a home-based business, now-a-days is more complicated than ever. Not only do we need to do all the promotion and marketing as done in years gone by, but now we also have to have web presence for our business. Unlike the younger generations in my family who seem to know instinctively how to navigate the internet and work computers and handle software, I have had to learn by trial and error. And lots of yelling at my laptop screen. Mostly I give my computer 'what for' because… Continue
Added by Linda C Smith on December 9, 2009 at 8:30pm —