A respite from dark days

October 29, 2018

dark-daysDark days, dark days. It’s been a terrible and tragic week and one in which self-care becomes even more important. I know that I can’t take much more of this horrific atmosphere in our country. As I write this it’s hard to think about anything other than the families of victims of the most recent mass shooting. We Boomers are no strangers to our nation’s dark days.

But it’s that time of the week, when we provide some of our content for your reading. So consider this an opportunity for a brief respite from the darkness around us.

I don’t usually start this with my own post but today I will, because it’s a healing prayer we mightily in need of. And here it is.

I saw this helpful information earlier and am so glad Rita has addressed it in her post:

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about a study that shows eating organic food dramatically reduces cancer risk. For people consuming the highest amount of organic food, the study found a significantly lower risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, all lymphomas, and postmenopausal breast cancer. Pesticides linked to cancer include the weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, and the organophosphate pesticides malathion and diazinon.

For the last couple of years, Bullet Journals have become the new organization craze as people turn away from electronic apps to manage their to-do list.  And over the years, Bullet Journals have changed from a simple tracking and indexing tool to elaborate and colorful journals to keep track of your days, manage your time and record your past.  Jennifer of Unfold And Begin is jealous because she can’t get her Bullet Journal to look as pretty and she writes about her frustrations in Why I Don’t Like Bullet Journals.`

Tom Sightings says that we can’t deny it anymore. The weather’s getting cooler. The nights are growing longer. And this makes even the sunniest people go over to The Dark Side.

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting laments the fact that she did not win the  lottery – The Big One. That might be a good thing, since the story of many big money winners does not end well, as she noted in her post Not a Lottery Winner and Life Goes on.

Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com needed a break from reality so when she found out that a conference for fabulous midlife plus women was taking place in Los Angeles, she rushed to sign up. She spent a lovely weekend listening to women’s reinventions and did a meditation with Davidji. It’s good to know our tribe is out there supporting each other and living their purpose.


6 comments on “A respite from dark days
  1. Haralee says:

    A great round up!

  2. Ellen says:

    Really good resources for helping me to focus on the positive and refusing to let hate rule.

  3. Diane says:

    Some excellent resources to let in a little light!

  4. Elyn Ashton says:

    One must have hope and a small smile if things turn dark. If you or anyone were to lost this, then the dark and all the negative emotions will become too much to bear. If you got some friends and family as support, you’d be able to bear the sorrow better.

  5. either they are your good days or the bad ones, they will pass. Don’t limit your challenges – – – challenge your limits 😀

  6. LAURYN says:

    This is very helpful

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