Let’s immerse ourselves in some inspiration and helpful information from our featured Baby Boomer bloggers today.
So let’s start with
We take time to look after our physical health but sometimes we forget that our mental and spiritual health are just as important. May was Mental Health Month and after participating in the Mindful in May Challenge, Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond shares 5 ways to improve your mental health today.
Tom Sightings continues to fulfill one of the items on his Bucket List, by tracing the steps of emigrants who traveled overland on the famous Oregon Trail in the 1840s and ’50s. Now, after three weeks on the road, he’s beginning to get a little Trail Weary. But like the pioneers, he’s also beginning to sense that the end is in sight.
Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com writes about the complex symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and what to watch out for both for yourself or a loved one.
New Jersey held primary elections this past week, and Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting
discharged her civic duty and went to the polls. Unfortunately the results will make Baer a reluctant and unenthusiastic voter in November. She details why in Primary Day Election Follow-up and Do I Care?
Writer Laura Lee Carter
spent this past week celebrating the fact that she has had the courage to follow all of her dreams since she hit the midlife wall. She has now spent four years in her new solar home in southern Colorado and inspires us all to consider taking the risk.
Jennifer, at Unfold And Begin, loves to learn new things and writes about this subject on her blog. This week, she shares numerous ways that you can learn new things by going back to school or taking classes. Read How You Can Learn New Things to find out how seniors can get free college tuition plus other options for learning a new subject.
And let’s end on suicide prevention and some important Boomer health information. Just after Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist blogging at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, finished writing an article about the sharp rise in suicide rates (Baby Boomers have the biggest rate increase and highest rate), she learned that Anthony Bourdain, 61-year-old Boomer, had committed suicide. His death followed that of Kate Spade, handbag designer and also a Boomer, earlier in the week. She provides information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on factors that contribute to suicide and suicide prevention.
Robison also has written about how baby boomer health is worse than the previous generation at the same age, how baby boomers have higher rates of alcoholism and substance abuse than other generations, and how they’re more likely to take part in high risk activities, such as hang gliding, that can result in loss of life.
There’s so much here, I won’t offer my own post but instead suggest you browse through A Healing Spirit blog posts for inspiration and helpful information there.