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How To Stay Married for 41 Years

Giorni Wedding Photo

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE CELEBRATING our 41st wedding anniversary the other day. We were having a meal in a restaurant, and unusually, it was just us and our grown son and daughter. It seemed kind of odd; none of the many other assorted relatives and in-laws were present for once. It was just the…

Goodbye Emily – Hello New Favorite Novel

Reading Novel

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE curling up with a good book to get your mind back. The problem is I have the hardest time sitting still, much less read anything. No, I don’t mean reading the odd magazine at the hair salon, I’m talking an entire book. Scary commitment, Huh? It is for me. Then a challenge arrives…

Why Vacations and Internet Don’t Mix

Salt Island

IT’S CRAZY HOW HARD IT CAN BE to unplug from the internet for a vacation and even crazier how hard it is to jump back into the stream afterwards. We’re two days into our first Caribbean sailing trip and finally I’ve let go of posting blogs and tweeting. I have no choice, the internet service we…

Why Shoe Shopping Is Good Therapy for Your Ego

Sperry Bliss Leopard™

Friday Funnies: I’LL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING for a new pair of shoes, they don’t even have to be sexy heels, pretty much anything will do. I’m addicted you see. Over the years I have become a master… make that mistress Imelda of finding excuses to purchase new shoes. This time I’ve got a really good…

Social Media Time Warp – Is Keeping Up Keeping You From Your Work?

Social Media Monopoly

SOCIAL MEDIA IS SOMETHING RELATIVELY NEW to me and I am in the process of embracing it as a necessary evil. Reminiscing wistfully on the days when all phones were black and you could make prank calls to your heart’s desire, I am painfully aware that as an entrepreneur it is quite impossible to survive without…

How I Broke Through My Biggest Fear Barrier – Public Speaking

Microphone

Friday Funnies: IT’S 7:00AM AND I’M LYING IN BED WONDERING why this hard knot in the pit of my stomach won’t leave me alone. This morning is the going away party for my boss, Theresa and I’ve got a really short and sweet speech planned for her. It’ll be witty, entertaining and I’ll project that…

All Hot and Bothered… Is the Gym Working Out for You?

Wrist Weights

ALAN, OUR BUCKY BODY SCULPT class instructor at the gym makes me do bad things. After my 5,000th lunge at the cardio sculpt class I’m dripping sweat and trying desperately to refrain from panting and grunting too loudly. Luckily I’m not the only sweat soaked Boomer Chick trying to keep her mojo in this 7:00am stupid o’clock…

My Mother: the Female Indiana Jones

Barbara Indiana

Guest Post: AS I HAVE MENTIONED A FEW TIMES in this blog (ObsidianMirrorBlog) , I wrote “The Obsidian Mirror” based on American archetypes. I am no expert on Native American folklore, but perhaps I know a little bit more than the average person because my mother was an archeologist specializing in southwestern Native American cultures….