This is being posted on Father’s Day so if you are a dad, have a happy day. My dad has been gone since 2013 and my husband, the father of my children, since 2001. For all those who have left us, we remember you and hope you are shining your glorious light on the universe. The Best of Baby Boomer Bloggers are covering a mishmash of musings for June. Here are our posts.
Dealing with anxiety
Over at A Healing Spirit, Carol Cassara noticed that her social media feed seems overrun with folks experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. She addresses this in How Anxiety Attacks are Sending You a Message.
It’s easy to see how people are feeling anxious these days. Let’s hope tensions ease off soon.
Getting out of town
Tom at Sightings Over Sixty just got home from a two-week trip to Las Vegas, Utah, and Arizona. The trip was part vacation, to see the sights of Zion and Bryce, and part family, to see some relatives and a new baby. And then after he got home, he got thinking, in a weird sort of way, that Travel Is a Lot Like Sex. Don’t worry … he keeps it PG rated.
Speaking of sex . . .
I got the chance to review a festival of short plays in Los Angeles called Brown and Out Fest. June is also Pride Month and this collection of vignettes deals with the Latino LGBTQ+ community. Let’s just say there was quite a lot of sex involved. The culture of the Latino community has its own challenges, especially when members of its gay population attempt to come out.
A reinvention story
In her most recent post on Unfold and Begin Jennifer interviewed Theresa who took a leap of faith and jumped from a steady paying corporate position to a commission-based job. You can read about her experience in Why She Is Fab In Her Fifties.
An aging reality
The beautiful, smooth bodies we are born with transform over the years. As we progress from kids running around to teenagers concerned about every inch of our body to adults with barely enough time to apply some make-up before dashing out the door to the flexibility of mature years, our body transforms. Unfortunately, some of these changes are not positive. Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting succumbed to one of these developments, as she explains in this week’s post, Electronically Connected and Not Necessarily Happy About It.
How not to get screwed on student loans
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about a report that shows sloppy practices by servicers of student loans created obstacles to repayment, raised the costs of debt, caused distress, and contributed to driving struggling borrowers to default. For example, many eligible borrowers aren’t enrolled in income-driven repayment or IDR plans. Instead, servicers steer them into forbearances and deferments, which are profitable for the servicer and costly to the borrower. You can read about it here.
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