Sunday, January 26, 2020

Best of Boomers on Inspiration and Admiration, Well-being, and Leisure Activities

The boomers have been busy this week. Except this week’s writer. I spent the week cruising the Caribbean. Back home I am adjusting to the colder weather as I return to everyday life - restocking the fridge, cooking, cleaning, endless laundry. Meanwhile my fellow boomers compiled a group of posts informative, entertaining, and interesting.

Health and Well-being

Don’t you love now that we’re older that you get weird aches and pains for absolutely no reason? A knee twinge here or maybe unexplained back pain. Did you know they could be stress-related? Rebecca Olkowski with delves into stress-related back pain, why it happens and what you can do about it.
It's challenging to eat healthy when you are on the go. But simple when you have salads-in-a-jar already prepared, points out Carol Cassara at A Healing Spirit. Take a look at her fun suggestions for a delicious meal you can easily prepare in advance! 

About things we don’t understand and people we admire

This week Tom at Sightings Over Sixty ponders how we live in confusing times, and in Things I Just Don't Understand he wonders whether we should just get back to basics. 

Many roll their eyes, but it’s a fixation Laurie Stone of Musings, Rants & Scribbles can’t help. There’s something vulnerable about Prince Harry that breaks her heart. He could be any young man (and yes, to her he’s still young at thirty-five), trying to make his way in the world. She still sees that little baby so many years ago, holding onto his mum, cameras clicking. She sees that little boy walking behind her coffin on that terrible September morning. The other day she realized what she feels for Harry.

Entertainment and Imagination

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist, is on her annual movie marathon to see Academy Award nominated movies so she can write about them for her blog before the big night. So far, she likes “1917” for best picture, but she still has several more best picture nominations to see. AARP’s Movies for Grownups selected “The Irishman” for best picture. See “AARP’s Winning 2019 Movies for Its Movies for Grownups Awards” to see its other choices.

Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, is so tired of hearing people say they aren’t creative. “I’m not creative, I don’t paint.” There are even people who say they were creative as children but now they’re adults and “don’t play make-believe anymore.”  It's complete rubbish and she decided to address this issue in Creativity Myths and How to Destroy Them.

Have a good week, and take a few minutes to stop by our boomers and say hi!