This is the start of the holiday season and I look forward to the visits from the kids and the rest of the family. I am lucky, though, because we are all very close and get along well. But I know that many boomers experience extra stress, anxiety and more aggravation than usual during this time of year, when there is so much to do and not enough time to do it. String together a few stressful days (weeks) and you’re feeling like your patience has been stretched to the limit.
How do you get through the holidays with your spirit and good will intact and actually enjoy yourself?… CONTINUE READING
It feels good to feel good. Yet, if I wake up in the morning and say, “Today’s going to be a lousy day, because the boss is back from vacation,” I already laid out the day’s events. It’s like I preprogrammed a miserable day, and it’s no shock to find out the day is exactly as I expected. I used words and their feelings to solidify how the Law of Attraction works.
The Law of Attraction answers your thoughts and the feelings behind the words by giving you exactly what you are requesting and offers you more of the same. Therefore, it is important to focus on what you want, rather than on what you don’t want.… CONTINUE READING
I sometimes feel jaded because I’ve been through so much. However, it’s important to realize that the same attention I pay to negative things can be better spent refocusing my thoughts on the positive. There is no point holding on to negative images when they only create more self-doubt, guilt and suffering in my life. Therefore, I try to let it go, allowing myself to move in the direction of love, compassion and forgiveness. Plus, I model what “naturally positive people” would do. Positive people are able to maintain their focus no matter what the circumstance or situation. They stay optimistic by creating personal stepping-stones to help get them past their occasional stumbling blocks.… CONTINUE READING
I have good news and bad news about our future that we need to be aware of. The good news is that we are a huge force to be reckened with as baby boomers number 78 million. Plus, we are the wealthiest Americans in the United States history with assets estimated to be $1 trillion dollars. The bad news is that we will be retiring or semi-retiring in 5-10 years and only 1 in 10 of us is truly affluent with incomes over $150,000.
More bad news. Baby boomers may outlive their assets. Boomers hope to retire and live their lives much as they did before.… CONTINUE READING
I wrote “Distress-Free Aging: A Boomer’s Guide to Creating a Fulfilled and Purposeful Life” because I wanted to share the strategies I used when I was
transitioning away from my 9-5 counseling position to my own private practice. However, you may not know that the strategies were first implemented 29 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and hearing such devastating news sent me spiraling down into deep depression and mounting fear. However, with support and encouragement from family and friends, I was able to reassess my situation and realize that I can take control and turn my health around.… CONTINUE READING