Author: Christine

Bookie Boomers Top 10 Reads of 2017

It’s the last day of the year and I am reflecting on my Top Ten Reads of 2017.  I have read so many great books this year that it wasn’t easy to choose my favourites … but here goes.  I hope you will find the time to read a few of them and also suggest a few that I might enjoy in the New Year.  Happy reading everyone! “Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” -anonymous   Eleonor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the debut novel by Gail...

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The Holiday Survival Guide for Boomers

Staying fit and not going completely off the rails is always a challenge during the holidays.  My friends at Evertrain have prepared The Holiday Survival Guide for people over 50 who are tired of letting the holidays dig you into a hole. If you’ve found yourself going through the cycle year-after-year of letting loose over the holidays and feeling like you HAVE to “get back on track” come January 1st, this guide is what you need. This guide will help you to control the “damage” done over the holidays and have you going into the New Year feeling great about yourself and...

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This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Your Time

The holiday season is once again upon us!  The one thing I really love about Christmas, is that warm and fuzzy feeling you get every time a complete stranger wishes you a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.  It’s like we are all in this together! The long line ups at Chapters and Best Buy, the horrendous traffic, the mad rush to bake and decorate … and the anxiety over choosing the right gift.  We always get through it because we cherish those few precious times of the year when everyone is truly committed to being kind to one another. ...

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Battle of the Boomer Bulge – the fight is on!

Call it the Boomer Bulge, Middle Age Spread or for those in denial … love handles!  The Battle of the Bulge may be one of the hardest fights of your life … get the gloves out (better yet your runners) because the fight is on! It is all so confusing!  Fat/NO Fat – Carbs/NO Carbs – Protein???  How much – meat?  plant based?  And the BIG question – is red wine good for you or not … and I don’t want to hear a maximum of 5 ounces a day for women!  We always get the short end of...

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As The World Turns … or spins out of control!

The 45th has invaded our collective head space.  As the world turns it feels more like it’s spinning out of control.  Have you contracted #trumpitis? The time has come to focus on simple pleasures and positive actions. In the last 6 months I have felt the following;  paralyzed by constant negative news stories; shocked at the ignorance displayed by grown adults; saddened by the capacity for racism and violence; disgusted by the abuse of power;  and guilty for writing about joyful, positive, and some would say, frivolous or superficial topics. I have not written a blog post in many...

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