Monday, August 18, 2014

Best of Boomer Blogs #369

I am thrilled to host this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs. Enjoy reading the following articles as you relish the last days of summer at the beach, in the mountains, in the comfort of your home, or wherever traveling this week. 

This is my first effort at hosting and my second week as a member of this group, so please check out these great articles and let the writers know you heard about them here!

Baby boomers seemed to have taken the passing of Robin Williams pretty hard. Kathy at SMART Living discovered that's because most of us have "history" with him as we've grown up.  Here are eight more reasons we grieve the passing of famous people - Why We Mourn The Death Of Celebrities.  

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about two new studies that suggest there might not be benefits to a moderate- or low-sodium diet, Can you eat more salt without harm? The Center for Science in the Public Interest calls the studies flawed, points to another study that describes the massive toll caused by high-sodium diets, and calls for federal regulations to reduce sodium consumption.

Laura Lee Carter, the Mid Life Crisis Queen, asks how your relationship with your parents changed over the decades. Read more in this week's post, Bridging the lifelong struggle with your parents.

Travel has been identified as one of the favorite activities of retirees -- especially young, Baby Boomer retirees. So in an effort to keep up with his cohort, Tom Sightings, at Sightings Over Sixty, has taken a trip to . . . well, drive or fly over to Older But Wiser to find out where he is, what he's doing, and who he's doing it with. 
Find out where Tom spent some time.
Many people take the time to financially prepare for retirement without even considering the emotional challenges that they will face.  Recent studies are showing that more and more seniors are falling victim to alcoholism and depression.  Those polled reveal a major contributing factor to addiction and emotional problems is a lost sense of purpose.  Finding a new identity after leaving the workplace can be overwhelming.  This common problem has given rise to a new form of therapy known as retirement coaching.  Visit Amy Blitchok’s  Modern Senior and get answers to the question:  “Should You Hire a Retirement Coach?”

Music plays an integral role in the life of most Boomers. Simple, understandable songs predominated when growing up in the 1950s and early 60s. Then the music changed. Until this week I thought I was the only individual suffering from a song-induced malady - the inability to understand song lyrics.But I discovered I am not alone. Checkout my nostalgic look at yesteryear’s music, Lyrically Lost in the Music, at Six Decades and Counting. 


  1. Hey Rita! Thanks for including me in this BLOG FEST! You are also very FAST! :-) It's fun participating because now I have a special reason to get around and read all these great posts. Thank you again for hosting! ~Kathy