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I don’t feel old

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I agree with Anne Lamott.  “I don’t feel old, because your inside self doesn’t age.” Anne Lamott published a story in the Washington Post today titled, It’s not so ‘terribly strange to be 70.’ Turning 70 was an awakening and a reset for me. Interestingly, it was not as traumatic as […]

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Eyes of Dementia

Wendy – Hey, Boomer My mom, Sena Parris Martin, was the nineth of 11 children born to Vernie and Essie Parris. Her Dad, my Papa, was a tobacco sharecropper. Growing up during the Great Depression, Mom was no stranger to hard work including picking cotton, cutting, tying and hanging tobacco and lots of other chores.  […]

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Balancing Act: Caregiving Thru Hospitalizations, Rehab, and Recovery

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I have been a caregiver for my husband for the last ten years for a variety of procedures and surgeries ranging from shoulder replacements, cataracts, and heart surgery to prostrate and cardiovascular procedures. All these medical interventions came with a variety of inconveniences that were manageable by my husband or needed […]

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Reflecting on Caregiving: Lessons Learned

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to listen to the podcast of Dr. Terri Pease last week re: her journey of moving from being a care partner with her husband suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, to the roll of caregiver.  This particular subject caught my attention as soon […]

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The Reluctant Caregiver

Wendy – Hey, Boomer This is the first in a series of guest blogs, written by caregivers with different perspectives and different experiences. I am thankful to all who chose to submit a story and to all who have lived these experiences. I didn’t want to be a caregiver – and I still don’t.  I […]

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Finding Joy Amongst Life’s Challenges

Wendy – Hey, Boomer In this blog post, I delve into the sincere question: How do we find joy amongst life’s challenges? Life is undoubtedly a journey filled with ups and downs, joys and sorrows. Father Richard Rohr’s powerful words resonate deeply: “Life will be tough; the only question is whether we will become tougher, […]

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Be Impeccable with your Word: Embracing the First Agreement

Wendy – Hey, Boomer In a recent Boomer Banter, community members engaged in a thought-provoking discussion on the First Agreement put forth by Don Miguel Ruiz in “The Four Agreements“: “Be impeccable with your word.” This profound notion inspired a lively conversation about the power of self-talk and the influence of words on our self-perception […]

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Healing Estrangement: Families Matter

Wendy – Hey, Boomer Healing Estrangement is the focus of Hey, Boomer podcasts for January 2024. Kimberly Best is a conflict mediator and a previous guest on Hey, Boomer. IF you missed her episode you can find it here. Kimberly is the author of this blog post. The holidays have come to a close, and […]

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What is Your Word for 2024?

Wendy – Hey, Boomer I have been selecting A WORD for my year for many years. I used to set New Year’s resolutions. I suspect, like you, many of the resolutions we set were soon abandoned once we failed to meet our expectations of what it took to keep that resolution. Gym memberships – started […]

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