Bloomin’ Boomer blogs help us prepare

September 9, 2018

…for just about anything. Including bad weather.  Which is coming for some of us.

Here’s something timely: On the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, tells readers September is National Preparedness Month. Among tips for being prepared for severe weather or a natural disaster are organize your finances, prepare your home, plan for your pets and sign up for alerts and warnings in your area.

Rebecca Olkowski with delves into ways to create a relaxation room in your home or office. With all the craziness going on it’s important to have a place to get away and chill out even if it’s only for a few minutes. Why not prepare one?

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting is, and has been for as long as she can remember, a political observer. She is fascinated by politics and politicians–the good, the bad and the ugly. She tries to find humor in the political landscape, and at times that is not difficult to do. This week she writes You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, an article in an occasional series – Countdown to the Presidential Election – and she hopes readers find it amusing.

Last week was Women’s Health Week, time to make your health your #1priority. Many of us take care of our physical health but forget about our me mental health. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond looks at the importance of Putting ‘Me’ back into Mental Health.

Tom Sightings has done some research this week and identified several New Trends in Retirement that come from the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center. Also, remember that Sightings Over Sixty offers a list of various retirement resources at the bottom of the blog, including academic, commercial and media sources. His list of “More Resources” is a good place to start to answer any of your retirement questions and help you prepare..

Over at A Healing Spirit, I talk about the breath of kindness and how to use it to maintain peace and tranquility in a world that badly needs it.

While New England dipped into the cool fall temperatures, Jennifer, of Unfold And Begin, decided to dip into an old post. Here is a short throwback from September of 2017, The Air Is Full Of Smells where Jennifer shares her ambivalence towards September.

17 comments on “Bloomin’ Boomer blogs help us prepare
  1. KIM CROISANT says:

    I’m of age here…finally. I know I’ll love all these blogs. I’ll take a moment tonight to read them. Thanks for posting for us over 50.

  2. Rachel says:

    Great post, sounds really interesting!

  3. Bill Sweeney says:

    These are great posts that you included. Preparedness is an important thing to be mindful of. I noticed the temperatures dropped, and wondered if summer got ran out of town!

  4. Theresa says:

    Thanks for highlighting some new to me bloggers. While I’m not quite 50 yet, I am sure I will find valuable information on every one of these blogs!

  5. Living in Florida, we always need to be prepared for hurricanes. Great post!

  6. Kisha says:

    These are tips I’m going to pass on to my mother. She is of retirement age and doesn’t have a life outside of church. I keep trying to encourage her to get out there and make connections, I think now I’ll just refer her to read this. Maybe it will inspire her.

  7. I would love to check out that guide! Thanks for sharing!

  8. These are all important posts, especially the preparedness one! My region is currently suffering from horrible flooding and it’s a reminder that it’s always good to be prepared for the worst.

  9. i’m no where near this age. But I feel there is some really useful information within these blogs!

  10. Joanna says:

    I like the idea of having a relaxation room in your house. I do have a spare bedroom in my house but I usually just use it for guests. Maybe I should give it a second purpose.

  11. HilLesha says:

    Being prepared for severe weather is so important. I’ll have to read Rita’s tips on preparedness. Thank you for the heads up!

  12. George says:

    I think firstly mental health is something that need to be looked at earlier than 50+, it would assist in making better choices later on. Hence the preparedness, if your mind is prepared your life will be too.

  13. Jeanine says:

    Oh yes! I am always on the hunt for new and great blogs to read and follow! I will be checking them out!

  14. Aziel Morte says:

    That was an awesome guide and I need to check this out. Glad that you share this with us.

  15. NAti says:

    These post sound so interesting I already saved some for a later read!

  16. Lisa says:

    I love the idea of a relaxation room! I’m not familiar with the idea of preparedness, but now I know a little more!

  17. Becca talbot says:

    Though I’m not “of age”, I do feel a lot older mentally than many of my peers LOL, so this post was great for me. I am looking forward to reading Rebecca Olkowski’s article about how to create a relaxation room in your home – could definitely do with this in my life x

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