Barbara is the “Carrie Bradshaw” of the Boomers. Email her with “seniorhood” stories.
It began with the tears watching the 11pm news. I just didn’t have the stomach for all the violence anymore. Also, I couldn’t stay awake for the 11pm news either. I tried the 10pm news but that wasn’t much better. Then I switched to CSI, the show about serial killers and Gray’s Anatomy. I never was much for the TV shows with canned laughter. I was more the Dr. Kildare, Rifleman, Bonanza, Leave It To Beaver and Ed Sullivan type. Just recently I began to have trouble with the Dr.’s shows and serial killer shows. Torture, violence and gut wrenching medical issues have become too real and I now turn them off. Recently, I went to a terribly sad but well acted foreign film that had been nominated for an Academy Award. Two hours and 25 minutes was more than I could handle. I was giving myself an exercise workout in the movies while watching this movie. I was haunted for three days after seeing it. The problem as I see this is: I can hardly stay up past 9pm and the violence on most TV shows is now more than I can handle. Even EXTRA and Entertainment tonight are unappealing because everyone is so young, I don’t know who they are and I really don’t care. That leaves Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Vanna White. Oh my, I have finally become my mother. Tonight I will try my Enya CD, Meditate with my Liquid Mind CD and see where this journey takes me.
HOW WELL DO YOU COPE?
A friend of mine made an interesting comment a few months ago. She said “I have been dealing with morons both on the phone and in person recently and seeing true incompetence in their business dealing to the point I am now so angry that I have to take a weekend vacation to calm down. I need to get away from my life and deal with absolutely nothing for a while. I just cannot cope as well as I used to.” Last week the lack of coping hit me also. I have been dealing with a large company that heads up the business that I do. I have been waiting for half a year for something from them that should take maybe 6-8 weeks at most. Then they lost my paperwork, payment and everything I gave them last year. My hands are tied. So, I yell at my computer, yell at my iPhone and yell at myself on the tennis court. Ugly situation. Where did my patience go, my calmness go, my coping skills go? Since everything is done by email now and there is no voice or face to face contact, I think the lack of human involvement adds to this coldness and lack of control situation. Younger people are used to this, not us Boomers. I need someone to talk to, someone to “bitch” to. Guess I’ll just have to go back to the Apple Store where there always are smiling faces waiting to help you.
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As a member of the BABY BOOMER GENERATION, Barbara is considered an “Active Aging Expert”. She is nationally ranked in Tennis and Pickleball. Barbara was one of the first 40 women to successfully complete a marathon on all seven continents, placing her in the 7 Continents Club. She has finished 60 marathons, two Ironman triathlons, two ultra marathons and hundreds of short course races. Today her passion is playing and teaching Pickleball and Pilates.