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How Baby Boomers Can Reduce Their Disillusionment

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Set Your Goals Straight

How often do you wake up confused about what lies ahead? Do you ever wonder that if you had taken another path, things would be different? Does this feeling bring on disillusionment and disappointment?

What you need to do at this time is get yourself revved up about something that will revitalize and rejuvenate you. That can be accomplished by simply setting yourself up with new, achievable goals. Here are some areas on which to focus.

photo2Health, Financial, Relationships, Business/Career, Personal Growth, Family and Personal Time

It’s so simple to just want something, but what you need to do is truly commit to what you want.… CONTINUE READING

Do You Remember When…?

You’ve lived long enough to have gone through many changes, both good and bad. You have seen the world through the eyes of a child and now as a mature adult. Things are undoubtedly very different from when you were young. But thankfully, you have the memories. Your memories are closely enmeshed with emotions of love, grief or joy. Memories affect your reasoning and decision-making, and because of your past, your present actions and experiences are affected. Your concept of yourself, your choices, attitudes and behaviors are driven in part by what you remember and how you interpret those memories.

So when I remember the metal skates that fit over my sneakers and the skate key used to tighten them, I am conjuring up a positive, pleasant memory that brings a smile to my face.… CONTINUE READING

How to Avoid Becoming the Go-To (Free) Babysitter for Your Children

Guest Blogger, Chloe Trogden

Most grandparents love spending time with their grandchildren and jump at the chance to spend time with them, even if it means babysitting while mom and dad run errands or enjoy a special night out together. After all, that time is so fleeting, and they won’t be small forever. You have to relish this time while you have it.

However, some adult children can take advantage of this and becoming overly reliant on grandparents to babysit their children – and to do it for free. Soon you may be getting called every other day to watch your grandkids.… CONTINUE READING

Negotiation and Fair Fighting

The older I get, the more I realize that I want to feel good and live my life in peace and harmony. Therefore, most everything I do is directed towards increasing my happiness and fulfillment. However, I know that it’s not always possible to stay calm and collected all the time, because things happen to get me upset or angry. I also know that if I can, I try not to let a conflict develop into a confrontation or escalate into a full-blown argument. In fact, there are things to do to de-escalate a situation and even create a win-win scenario.… CONTINUE READING