Ah, the lazy days of summer! The Best of Boomer Bloggers are enjoying life and taking it easy. Well, except for Sue, who lives down under, and is enjoying life in the middle of winter.
My daughter and I just came back from a trip to the Canadian Rockies where we hiked our butts off. I survived a 10.1 km (6.5 miles) hike around Lake Louise. If you haven’t been yet, the entire area is extraordinarily beautiful with lakes the color of pure turquoise.
But, I wasn’t the only one who was traveling. . .
Like many retirees, Tom Sightings is on the road this week. But this time, instead of driving, he and his wife are staying in one place for a little while. Take the freeway over to Simple Pleasures to find out where they are, what they’re doing . . . and whether you’d like to go there too.
This week Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting began a trip to a destination high on her bucket list – Alaska. So far, the trip does not disappoint. She describes a ride into the Alaskan frontier, the topic of this week’s article, in On the Train to Denali.
We all have to eat, but the question is, are we eating WAY too much?
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about this year’s Xtreme Eating Awards. Each of these restaurant items manages to cram in close to a day’s calories, often accompanied by at least a day’s saturated fat, sodium, or added sugar, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the consumer advocacy group that chose the award winners. For example, the Cheesecake Factory Breakfast Burrito, which won the award for the Worst Way to Start the Day, has 2,730 calories, 73 grams saturated fat, and 4,630 milligrams of sodium.
You might want to check out the calorie counts next time you visit a restaurant. That’s downright scary!
Enjoying life may also mean tapping into your creativity
Writer Laura Lee Carter just discovered how important creativity is to maintaining a good memory! Here are her thoughts on her own creative challenges. She lives in a picturesque location and you’ll love the photos she included in her post.
To be creative or achieve anything we want to do in life means getting outside of ourselves and taking risks.
Are you too comfortable in your comfort zone? Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond asks this question this week. It is easy to fall into a rut and think ‘if I could’ rather than giving life a try. Sue offers 3 simple steps to change your ‘If I could’ with ‘I will try’.
. . . or get support when you’re feeling sad
When people need comfort and support it’s sometimes hard to find the right words. Over at a Healing Spirit, Carol Cassara gives some suggestions for words that really comfort.
And finally, some awesome inspiration to achieve our goals
Just a short post from Jennifer at Unfold And Begin. Muhammed Ali showed us how powerful affirmations can be with his famous phrase and Jennifer shares how in I Really Was The Greatest.
How are you enjoying life this summer? Please visit each of these blogger’s links and we would love it if you would comment and share.