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How to Fight Inertia

As Sandwiched Boomers, chances are you’re bombarded daily by challenges with aging parents and growing children. You may also be trying to balance home and work responsibilities. And that’s without your commitment to stay healthy, lose weight and exercise regularly. Just thinking about your hectic lifestyle can stop you in your tracks. If this is your life and you’re feeling the time crunch, follow these guidelines. Photo by Nuttakit Make a start, any start. Buy a journal or borrow one of the notebooks your child isn’t using and do your … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson and Family Loss

Michael Jackson’s death was a loss to millions but those most affected were his family. If you are struggling with emotional or drug issues, you owe it to your family and yourself to find support. Get the help you need now. Work with an individual therapist or a life coach who will guide your healing as you decide how to move forward. It’s important to develop positive self-regard, confidence and the life skills for this. The therapy should focus on areas like anger management and stress reduction. Stay in treatment … Continue reading

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Optimism in Tough Times

Optimism is key if couples are to move ahead in tough times. Coca-Cola’s history of positive messaging is legendary. During the recession of 1980, consumers were reminded to “Have a Coke and a smile.” But we all know it takes more than a coke and a smile. Try to access your money script, which is governed by a process outside consciousness in the part of the brain called the amygdale. By understanding how your family of origin dealt with money – and your emotional reaction to it – you’ll gain … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you feel stuck in your tracks when you want to get started on fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions? Here are some suggestions to get you and other Sandwiched Boomers moving in the right direction. Decide on a realistic goal. Make it a specific one you can attain. If you want to be more physically fit, commit to taking a 30-minute walk three times a week. If weight loss is your goal, resolve to lose two pounds a month so that you are 10 pounds lighter by summer. Make a … Continue reading

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