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Stress After 50

Honey Good | Posted 02.16.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

Unfortunately, dear readers, stress is something we know all too intimately. However, just because it is part of our daily lives does not mean that...

I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends

Honey Good | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

Women, especially women over 50, have time to enjoy and learn from other women, because we are unencumbered. The kids are grown and there is a feeling...

How to Move On After the Rejection of an Adult Child

Honey Good | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women
Honey Good

How does a mother recover from the abandonment of an adult child when a piece of her life is missing? While there is not a single mother-child relati...

I Am the Queen of Colonoscopies!

Honey Good | Posted 01.23.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

What is the relationship between Garden Valley, Idaho, the word queen and last but not least, the term, colonoscopy? The word 'queen' in the title is...

What Would I Do Without My Apple and Google?

Honey Good | Posted 01.16.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

A positive lifestyle for women over fifty includes the continuation of being relevant. Relevancy begins within each of us. We take pride in our accom...

How We Can Live Passionately as We Age

Honey Good | Posted 01.10.2017 | Women
Honey Good

Let me begin by saying: Be positively passionate about your life. Weather your valleys and inhale your mountains. Seek out people who are happy camper...

How To Say 'No' And Still Keep Family + Friends

Honey Good | Posted 11.19.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

It becomes uncomfortable for me to turn down a request with a 'no' or voice my opinion when I am faced with an uncomfortable ticklish situation with close friends and loving family members.

Help Surviving The Election Results

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

Right now, many of the people in America who were Hillary supporters are feeling the effects of PTS. They are justifiably in shock. I can go through t...

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2017 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

Walking Dead: Rorschach Test for Faith

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 11.24.2016 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

Our core cast of characters in The Walking Dead, have more going on than solely surviving. And that is why we love them and root for them and suffer when they suffer.

This Alien Shore: 1 Month on sMars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

There are a number of oddities inherent to space missions. Some are obvious and predictable: communication delays and dependence upon spacesuits, for example. Others are a little more... unexpected.

50 Ways to Organize Your Life After 50: Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

Living (and Almost Dying) on the Edge

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Markus had everything going for him. He could write his own ticket for the future, anything that he wanted. At 25, a world of possibilities awaited him. But all that was before the accident...

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Just in case you find yourself cornered in a high-brow conversation at a cocktail party with several other boomers discussing the history of social welfare and government reforms, here's a quick overview of the birth of our wonderful federal program.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Did you know that some major changes affecting your benefits were put in place in 2014? There is a free handbook you can request from the Social Security administration which will guide you through the system.

Are You a Music Snob Like Me?

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have always considered myself a bit of a music snob. And this being a "Fervid Friday," is there anything you are more passionate about than music...

Do You Trust Yourself? The Jelly Beans of Life

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby boomers... do you trust yourself? Do you trust your instincts? If you made a life altering decision today do you honestly believe you would be successful? That's a very tough question isn't it?

Happy 'Independence Month'

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

We have been led like sheep by our government and big retail business together to use this day, July 4th, to extol the wonders of our national history, the successes of our illustrious government, and historical traditions that define these here United States. Not any more!

Boomer Resolutions

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you realize that we only have one half of this year left to accomplish all of the great things we wanted to get done before 2015 shows up?

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.