This month marks seven years since the passing of my husband M. He left me two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. I often think about the words my bereavement coach S said during our class: 'The heart never mends after losing a spouse, the hole just gets smaller.'
You can learn quite a bit about someone while you're dating. Foods they like, favorite activities, sexuality, intellect, family ties, openness, integrity, and a myriad of other qualities. But there's a particularly telling aspect of a relationship that's not obvious and it's a reliable predictor of its future.
Anyone who has ever visited an assisted living facility or nursing home has probably come away with the impression that the #1 athletic pastime of residents consists of lining up at the dining hall doors, well before meal time is scheduled to begin. If so, you'd be wrong. Seriously wrong.
As we get older, our bodies continually change. We need to be aware of these changes, and adopt our exercise program to avoid injury. Avoiding these select exercises may help keep you healthier longer.
Ashton Applewhite is an activist at the forefront of what may be one of the last civil rights struggles: the fight against ageism. Her mission, as she puts it, 'is to put ageism on the same page as racism and sexism and homophobia, as grounds on which people are discriminated against all the time.'
Remember how you called us your little "monkeys" when we were little? I always thought that this was a precious term of endearment! Well, I called my "beloved" Rob whom I have been writing to you about, a "sea lion," with his big eyes and huggable frame, and he took offense -- he thought that I was calling him fat!
I have made an exhaustive, as well as exhausting, survey of some of the 10 billion apps that are now available on smartphones. This research was done between the end of one cup of coffee and the trip to the kitchen to refill my cup. For that reason, I am limiting the list.
She doesn't quite fit.
Only time will tell if millennials will change the ways governments look at climate change. If the present is any reflection of the future, then yes, they will bring change. But if the American people know one thing it is that those we elect to represent us so often fall into other ways of thinking.
This is the time of year for making New Year's resolutions. And if you are a savvy job-seeker, it's also time to take full advantage of the surge in hiring that takes place in January and February.
Life in the Boomer Lane has reached an age that allows her to look back at all the great advice she has gotten over the decades and respond with flagrant disregard, or at least with a bit of tweaking.