Bloggers start the summer with thoughts of politics, health, and stuff
July 01, 2019
It’s summer at last with spring rains lessening and warm days turning into hot days in many parts of the country. Politics are heating up, too, with the debates for 20 Democratic presidential candidates drawing substantial interest.
For Tom Sightings from Sightings Over Sixty, the heat has finally come in full force – in both the weather and in politics. Dial in to “Summer Heat” to find out how he's slowed down and started doing summer activities for little or no money, including watching a couple of debatable programs on television.
It was difficult for Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting to avoid the hype for the great event of the past week – the two-night Democratic debate extravaganza. Baer settled onto her couch with comfort food – ice cream – and spent four hours of her precious time watching politicians talk…and talk…and talk. She commented on the spectacle in this week’s post “Democrats Debate, Discuss, and Dream.”
Other bloggers are writing about health.
For Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com the topic is emotional eating. Emotional eating is one of the main causes of weight gain in women over 50. Olkowski is trying out a weight loss program that’s an app on your smartphone. It holds you accountable to yourself and gives you support and education on how to deal with psychological issues that are packing on the pounds.
On my blog, I wrote about a request by consumer and health groups to put a warning statement on alcoholic beverages labels to increase consumer awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer. Half of Americans aren’t aware of this link.
Then, there’s the topic of what to do with all your stuff. Organizing spaces is a topic covered by two other bloggers.
What happens to our stuff when we don't have children to leave it to? And what happens to our nostalgia? Those are questions Carol Cassara of Heart•Mind•Soul asks in her post about stuff and nostalgia.
Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin wants to know if you have a soul loving space. A place that nourishes you, calms you, and helps to soothe your soul? A space in which you feel creative? Or, a space in which you feel connected with your family? For details, see the article “How to Create a Soul Soothing Space.”
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What a great compilation of posts... I love the variety every week
Posted by: carol | July 01, 2019 at 07:18 PM
Good group ... I esp. liked Carol Cassara's post which seems so relevant to those of us, with or without kids, who are trying to figure out what do do with our heirlooms (such as they are).
Posted by: Tom at Sightings | July 02, 2019 at 06:40 PM
I, too, love our boomer blogging group. We have so many interesting topics each week.
Posted by: Rita | July 20, 2019 at 05:14 PM