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Blooming Boomers' Beacon, Issue #003 -- New Beginnings
January 01, 2019

Welcome to 2019!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life – bet you’ve heard that before. But it’s true and particularly poignant at this time of year.

It’s a new beginning, a chance to start over, a time for joyous celebration of what's to come.

It's also an opportunity to look at what has worked for us in the past and what changes we would like to make in the future.

What are we truly committed to and what are we willing to do about that for the next 12 months?

If you haven't already done so, use this perfect occasion to reflect on your life.

Make 2019 the most fantastic year ever!

News Baby Boomers can use

Volunteering comes with more positive effects than just opening doors of opportunities for you. It also benefits your health. Volunteering.

Feeling down? Research says movies, museums and other cultural activities help keep the blues away. Goodbye blues.

Want to keep your brain functioning in the most healthy way? Take a look at what the experts say you need. Brain health.

Want to stay healthy and age well? Start doing these things. Life skills.

When you need to remember something, drawing it rather than writing it down may help. Memory booster.

Tips from

Rather than resolutions this year, maybe you could try inventing new conversations. It might change your world. Conversations.

Given much thought to the legacy you want to leave behind? Whether or not you intend to, you’re already leaving one. Take charge of what it is. Legacy.

Experts say stress takes a huge toll on our health. Want to make this the year to rid stress in your life? Try meditation.

Celebrity Boomers milestones

Actress Diane Keaton turns 73 on Jan. 5

Journalist Katie Couric turns 62 on Jan. 7

Singer/songwriter Naomi Judd turns 73 on Jan. 11

Talk show host Rush Limbaugh turns 68 on Jan. 12

Former First Lady Michelle Obama (barely a Boomer) turns 55 on Jan. 17

Actor Kevin Costner turns 64 on Jan. 18

Singer/songwriter Dolly Parton turns 73 on Jan. 19

Filmmaker David Lynch turns 73 on Jan. 20

Media executive Oprah Winfrey turns 65 on Jan. 29

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