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#75HardChallenge You Bet It Is!!

“Age is just a number,” is a concept I’ve always seemed to embrace although sometimes I have to admit, in retrospect, my escapades can be viewed as a little crazy! Usually my catalysts when participating in my “extreme” undertakings are my daughter and/or niece who are both adept in convincing me that I am up … Continue reading

The Sandwich Generation: How to thrive and not just cope under the weight of family obligations

The “Sandwich Generation” is a term frequently used to identify a growing segment of the population “sandwiched” between the needs of their aging parents, adult children and/or children. “Club Sandwich” refers to anyone “sandwiched” between parents and children in addition to grandparents and/or grandchildren. Many of the sandwich generation work full-time, spend countless hours a … Continue reading

It’s Much Too Early to Say Goodbye

I couldn’t believe that text….. it must be a mistake. It seemed like I had just left a condolence message on her voicemail hoping we would connect, but knowing all too well how her heart was breaking by the loss of her dear sister, I would just give her time. Terry and I were work … Continue reading

Living the Dream

It’s been awhile, I know, but as you can imagine, sometimes life just gets in the way. Relocating to Florida has been an extraordinary, life changing journey.  Realizing a decades old dream has been surreal. I truly, never thought (a) I would be able to retire……. retirement was for other people not necessarily me and … Continue reading

A Baby Boomer’s Note to Younger Self

It’s Saturday night, clock ticking towards midnight, and I’m watching a 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada. I bet I am one of a handful of people on earth who has never seen its first run, or its second, or its continuous reruns on cable, Netflix, or any other streaming service. The Devil Wears Prada … Continue reading

The End of An Era

When you are a mere 20 something, the thought of retirement feels as real as the plausibility of humans rocketing to the moon. You know somewhere in the recesses of your mind that space travel may be a remote possibility in your lifetime but the actual “happening” feels as implausible as……., I guess, taking a … Continue reading

Pickleball Camp, Here We Come!

For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you know by now that I, and a few of my Pickleball friends, attended Pickleball Camp, in New Durham, New Hampshire. The five hour drive, sleeping in a kids’, low frills, one room cabin, and the very idea of unfettered “bugs” did not deter us. In … Continue reading

Secrets to an Active Boomer Lifestyle

Let me start out by saying, I come from a line of non traditional grandmothers. My grandmother, who was 89 when she passed away, was a fiercely independent woman who worked most of her adult life. During the depression and beyond she raised three children, one of whom was my mother, and was responsible for … Continue reading