Fall Harvest Boomer Blog Festival 2014

by midlifecrisisqueen on September 15, 2014

Golden Aspens mediumDon’t you just LOVE September? The cooler temperatures feel so good as the earth prepares for a gradual transition into winter.

The leaves are starting to turn here at 7,000 feet in southern Colorado… time to draw your attention to a few of the BEST Boomer blogs around! Let’s start with our newest member:

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting has always found technical stuff a challenge, and now another one faces her and the entire baby boomer generation. Language skills are best learned when young – very young – but boomers are faced with the prospect of learning Emoji, a non-verbal language of pictures (think smiley faces) quickly becoming very popular among younger generations. Check out her post Unskilled in the Emoji Language.

Tom Sightings took it upon himself to produce a TED Talk (Technology, Entertainment, Design). Not that there’s anything official about it, but it does wrap up some clear and cogent thinking on where we are along the technology curve these days. The short version is:  Twitter: Yes. Apple watch: No. But you can click on  Tom’s TED Talk  to find out more and weigh in on the matter..

DSCF0733On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about an illegal robocall scheme that falsely told consumers they could get refunds from the Federal Trade Commission.

I have been noticing how much moving to a small town has improved my overall attitude, so I decided to check out that theory. I found the research on how city living impacts our mental health STUNNING!

So glad we’ve decided to stay in the country!  Lots of progress last week on the solar home we’re building in the foothills near here! The views are phenomenal up there!

My brother also lives in the country. He’s homeless and a great singer and songwriter! Go check out his new song reminding us to appreciate every day of our lives…

Be sure to appreciate all that YOU have and have a GREAT week out there!

 

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Trying to believe in my own potential

by midlifecrisisqueen on September 13, 2014

writing penI have found an interesting challenge at present.  Through my ‘Women in Midlife’ Facebook group I heard about a writing contest over at the magazine Real Simple.  Their challenge to any of us is to write a 1,500 word essay about our most important eureka moment.

I loved this idea!  Got all excited about writing something great… and then I pooped out.  Why?  Because I probably won’t win.  Does this sound like you?  How many times have you given up before you even got started?  What an ugly truth!

I even wrote down some ideas to think on, and then I realized I’ve had so many eureka moments since my total midlife breakdown about ten years ago.  Where to begin?  Each eureka moment led to another big change in my perspective and then my life, and it all led to finding my own voice in midlife.

This morning I listened to a talk by Jean Houston called: “The 3 Keys to Discovering and Living Your Life’s Purpose,” another opportunity I gained from the wise women in my Facebook group.  Jean advised that we smell, taste, touch, and feel our way into completing tasks that are daunting but important to us.  Imagine the victory dinner you will enjoy when your task is complete.  That sounds GREAT to me!

But I’m still not certain if I will write that essay… the real challenge is believing in my own greatness, regardless of who wins that $3,000 prize!

 

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Check out the views from our new building site!

September 10, 2014

We were up there at dusk for a magnificent light show… Pinch me, I can’t believe the changes I’ve been through since 2004!   Don’t be shellfish…

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Does City Living Drive Us Mad?

September 9, 2014

I never gave it much thought until I moved to a very small town in June of this year, but I am now beginning to witness how rural living affects my mental health.  I have joked around here about escaping ‘metrofication’ but, as it turns out, this is no joke! The research on this topic […]

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A FUN visit to Great Sand Dunes National Park

September 5, 2014

A little over one  hour west of I-25 at Walsenburg, Colorado, just over La Veta Pass, is Great Sand Dunes National Park.  We took a drive over there recently.  Both of us had been there before, but we wanted to see it again. So glad we did!  How strange is it to find so many […]

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Essentialism: From metaphor to manifestation!

August 31, 2014

I always find it interesting when I discover that I have done something in my life LONG BEFORE I learned what it’s called. That’s me!  Always ahead of the trends… These days there is a new philosophy called essentialism.  The main idea here is, doing less is the best way to do what really matters.  […]

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