It’s officially Spring – not too significant for Californians like me, where all the seasons meld into one, but our Best of Boomer Bloggers are spread all over the world. A couple of us are still in the snow and Sue, who lives in Australia is enjoying autumn. It’s also Earth Day weekend. People concerned about protecting our home in the solar system are raising awareness, so our children and grandchildren will not suffer from our carelessness. Enjoy our Spring thoughts and observations.
Earth Day is a day of celebration, or more accurately a day to examine serious issues impacting our planet. To some, it may be a relatively new celebratory day, but according to Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting, younger folks think 48 years ago a very long time ago. Baer participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. She recalls Earth Day 1970 and looks at Earth Day 2018 in this week’s post, Earth Day: Yesteryear and Today.
I also wrote an Earth Day post after attending a celebration in my community. Actor Ed Begley Jr. was our keynote speaker. He talked about what you can do to make your home eco-friendly and has written a fantastic book about it.
On thriving after 50
Sue Loncaric from Sizzling Towards 60 is continuing with the Blogging A to Z Challenge for April. What importance do you place on your own self-care and self-investment? Looking after our health and well-being is paramount if we want to Thrive in life. Read her thoughts on ‘S’ is for self-care, self-investment and self-respect and why you need to be selfish sometimes (in a good way of course!).
The artist in you
Think you’re not creative? Think again. Everyone is creative, whether you can draw a bowl of fruit or not. Creativity is found where innovation and inventiveness can be found. It’s about being resourceful to get things done. In this post, Jennifer of Unfold And Begin explores how creativity works in A Guide To The 4 Stages Of Creativity.
A hodgepodge of Spring thoughts
As Laura Lee looks over the three posts she wrote this week, she can’t find any true pattern. She started the week out feeling like quite the introvert, then she brought back a piece she wrote five years ago, “Rediscovering Your Heart.” She finished up the week by completely enjoying the new film “Breathe.” Here’s why!
Dealing with chronic illness
If you or someone you love has a chronic illness you’ll want to know about an innovative medical service provided by a physician who suffers from a chronic illness, herself. At A Healing Spirit, Carol Cassara tells us about Dr. Amy and the service she provides to patients who are too tired and worn out to advocate for themselves.
Back in the 1980s, after his daughter was born, Tom Sightings decided to make an investment that, surely, would help him pay for her college tuition. Only, as you can read in My Worst Investment Ever — Part I, things didn’t work out exactly as he planned. But don’t worry. He had a backup plan, which you’ll be able to read about in an upcoming post, “My Worst Investment Ever — Part II.”
What are you watching on TV?
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the lack of quality in television programming. Robison thinks programs on TV, like movies, are mostly too violent. She’s concerned about the effect violent images have on children. The American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and National Institute of Mental Health have all linked violent TV and movies with aggressive behavior in some young people.
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