Senior Dating Online – Wasting Time Is Not An Option

Baby boomers were born into a world where the tempo of life increases everyday. Not only does the pace of life speed up as you get a bit older, but the entire world started speeding up during the time they were born.

It was called progress and was made into a household value by the media and by our parents. Everyone was supposedly to go to college and multitasking became the norm for many people.

And then the internet came along and what once took hours to accomplish became possible to do in mere seconds. That is one of the largest reasons that senior citizen dating websites are so popular. The idea that you can simply fill in an online form with details about your personal life, press the submit button and get a list of people in your email inbox who like the same things you do.

What better way to cut down on the amount of time it takes to find like minded people to go on dates with. Nothing wrong with taking some time to get know people, but if you can start out with a list of potential partners who you already know judgment.

This way, if you begin with a group of people who you know something about already and then write back and forth with them or chat live online with them; you can more easily see if you would like to continue communicating with them. There are only so many hours in a day, and if you want to find a dating partner so that you can spend time with them, why not use a computer dating service to get yourself a good list of potentials dating candidates.

This idea sure beats asking your friends, and the friends of your friends and the people you work with and the people at church and at the library and the bookstore and even the parking lot of the drug store if they know anyone they think you might want to go out with.

Now, you get to write all the things you enjoy in life and let a computer do your searching for you in micro time. Now that is a sweet idea.

There is no time to waste when it comes to finding a dating partner on a senior citizen dating website, so click your way on over and register yourself so you can more easily start finding the date of your dreams.

New Advances in Alzheimer's Research Positive for Baby Boomers

Over the last few months there has been an exposure in new Alzheimer's research has been astounding. As the populate gets older, there is going to be a natural increase in diseases that affect seniors. Researchers have identified genes and proteins that can be early signals that a person has the potential for developing Alzheimer's and brain scans that can predict dementia.

The other important advancement has been the change in the diagnosis guidelines for Alzheimer's disease. In April, the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association changed their diagnosis guidelines for the first time in nearly 30 years. They now break Alzheimer's into three distinct stages. This shift will help with early identification and treatment treatment before the disease can get out of hand.

Historically, Alzheimer's has started when an individual starts showing signs of memory loss but can still function without incident. During this stage someone may have laps in short or long term memory or become distracted before snapping back. These events are often few and far between and go identified as any other than old age. However, chemical changes have already started taking place in the brain. At this point there is fewer treatment options has already begun. Medical researchers have only found ways to delay full blow dementia not stop it.

During the newly outlined first stage, the individual does not show any signs of memory loss yet there are already changes beginning to take place in the brain. Early tests, such as brain scans and blood tests, can detect biomarkers that signal potential risk down the road. These tests are similar to early detection tests for heart disease.

With the addition on this new first stage, there are more more potential treatment options. Just as important, is that they create Medicare cost codes that health insurers can use. This will be an indication for doctors to test patients with a high risk of Alzheimer's.

These new guidelines are not yet in full effect. There is still a lot of National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association believe there is a lot of testing to do in order to fully understand the connection between biomarkers and the disease itself. For the moment, researchers around the world will be using these new guidelines for clinical trials.

The goal now is to take these new guidelines is the outline a path for research going forward. If all goes well, in the next few years new early detection tests will come online.

Online Senior Dating Has Some Big Advantages For Baby Boomers

You know that we live in a wired world, and there is no reason not to take advantage of all that the internet has to offer. And if you are baby boomer who is online and may be looking for the opportunity to meet new people to go out with, then online senior dating ahs some great advantages.

Too often you hear people whining about how hard it is to meet new people, especially if they have used the available pool of people to go out on a date with in their community. Well the internet is here and lots and lots of seniors are now. And many of them are looking for dates.

Some of them are looking just for online companionship but many are also looking for dates in the real world. If you think this idea might be for you then consider some of the following ideas.

When you join an online dating site for seniors, you have the opportunity to date as many people as you want. Now this kind of dating, at least in the early stages, takes place online and consist of having an online chat with the person you are interested in knowing more about. But what better way to be able to chat with someone new than online, when nobody has to worry about picking up the tab for the lunch, drinks or coffee at Starbucks.

Another thing that lots of seniors like with online dating is that if you do have the misfortune to land in a series of chats with someone that you do not really want to continue with, you can easily get out of that relationship.

You do not really have a lot invested, except your time into creating the relationship. It may have started out well, as on online friendship, but then it turned kind of odd, and all you really have to do to end the relationship is stop chatting or replying to emails.

Contrast that with the heartache of trying to break up with someone in the offline world, there is a whole world of difference in amount of aggravation in doing that.

And even better, no one will ever know, unless you tell them, how many people you are flirting with at the same time. Not that you would, but you certainly could do that.

Online seniors dating is a very popular activity, and if you keep these ideas in mind, you will have an outstanding time and a lot of fun.

Baby Boomers in Financial Crunch Turning to Internet Marketing

Baby boomers are individuals who were born just after World War II until 1964. Some of the baby boomer generation is fast approaching retirement, yet many of them are not as financially secure as they thought they would be at this stage in life. The great American dream was always work hard all your life and save for the future. However, with the cost of living so high, many baby boomers will never have that financial nest egg that they planned for. However, it does not mean that after they retire they will have to live in dire straits either. In this day and age, just about everyone can run a computer, and if you can run a computer you can run an e-business. Baby boomers are no exception, though they may have started their careers long before the computer became a standard office tool, very few companies today do not have computer operations. If per chance baby boomers worked in fields such that construction or mechanics and did not have a chance to learn computer skills they still can learn computers at schools or communities centers. These organizations specialize in teaching basic computer skills.

Once baby boomers have the skills needed to operate a computer and navigate the Internet they now have in their possession a skill that can be transferred into thousands of dollars in extra revenue to supplement their existing income, or future income once they retire. One thing that prevails baby boomers from using the Internet for profit is that they really do not know that they can. If a baby boomer uses the Internet at work, chances are they do research work and have not made the connection with doing research work and being paid by their boss at work and turning this research work into a side business at home. Ghostwriters are in high demand. A ghostwriter is a writer that does research for another individual and writes up an article about it. The ghostwriter will be paid for the work but will not get credit for it meaning their name is not added to the article. Ghostwriters work on commission and it makes for a great home business opportunity for secretaries and other baby boomers who know how to write and research.

Chances are baby boomers have collected a lot of things over the years. Many baby boomers have been heads of households for the better part of thirty years or more. Within that time they have accumulated collectedibles that may even have become collectors items. These items can yield a good sum on eBay for other collectors worldwide.

Baby boomers may find that either themselves or their spouse have lost their job during these hard times; however, it does not mean that feeling the financial crunch of loss wages must become an undesired and necessary hardship. Online home business can supplement their income nicely. Baby boomers just need to find what type of business they believe will interest them, learn the tips of the trade, and get started.

The biggest obstacle to starting an online business is lack of confidence and this can be easily remedied by learning about the business you plan to get into, go on social forms that specialize in this kind of business and network, network, network. Your old school friends from high school that you found on Facebook can become potential customers, your new friends you make along the way can become potential customers, anyone, any place and anywhere can become a potential customer. Do not be afraid to advertise what it is that you do best. Maybe your write, paint, bake cakes, or you are a consultant of some sort. Starting a business for full time or part time wages is not only for the young. Baby boomers can get into the action. What makes it even more appealing is that you do not have to quit your current job to do it you can run your online business from the comfort of your home.

Retirement Worries? An Alternative for Retiring Baby Boomers

The economic news is full of grim facts about the retirement picture for Baby Boomers: More Baby Boomers retiring and fewer people working is putting a strain on the Social Security program.

Government is considering raising the retirement age to 70 in the next twenty years.

But many Baby Boomers are working in jobs that put debilitating stress on their aging bodies; some of these hard-workers are wondering how they are going to make it to 66, let alone to 70.

2.2 million Baby Boomers are out of work and have been for six months. They are worried that they may not be able to find jobs before it is time for them to retire.

There was a time when Baby Boomers were not so dependent upon Social Security. Many of them just kept working until they could work no longer. They built up pensions, owned homes, saved for their "golden years" – much of which was spent in the bosom of their extended family. Think the Waldens. But that was yesterday and, as the Beatles sang, "Yesterday's gone."

So, what's a Boomer to do? An alternative that increasing numbers of Boomers are looking at is a computer-based home business.

The benefits of this should be apparent in that word "home". It means that the aging Boomer does not have to settle for a low-paying, high-stress, and physically demanding job but can work from home, on their computer.

It also means that they do not have to have a physical site like a store front, a large inventory, or a warehouse to store it in.

This is much less physically demanding – though it does use a different set of muscles and the newbie home marketer may find that his or her feet, knees, and back do not hurt as much but his or her neck, shoulders and derriere are stiff and sore.

Changing positions, taking breaks and walking around, and some simple stretches can help these new aches and pains.

It is also less financially demanding – it does not require the thousands of dollars that a brick and mortar business claims in start up. One has to be careful to avoid the come-ons, and all the opportunities to spend more money than necessary, but it is possible to get started with minimal capital output.

A warning is necessary though: Do not expect to get rich quick online. There are lots of internet marketing schemes out there that promise amazing incomes in exchange for two or three hours of work a day. Do not fall for them.

If you are not yet retired, you can start now to build your business in your spare time, but please realize that it is going to take time and work to get to the point where you are earning a useful income.

Buy Buy Baby

Being witness to an adult punch-up is never a very edifying experience. At least at school when there was a fight you knew that a stocky little geography teacher would appear on the scene before anyone got too badly hurt. He'd bang the culprits' heads together and march them off to be caned to within an inch of their lives and then, even more alarmingly, he'd make them shake hands. These, days I suppose he has to show them how to fill in the correct forms in order for them to be able to sue the school with the minimum of fuss.

Anyway, seeing two grown-ups in a scuffle is always horrible because there's no one to stop the participants fighting to the death, except for a girl with bleached blonde hair yelling 'Leave him, Dave, he's not worth it!'. It always seems to be the same girl; she must have a good agent.

That's why fisticuffs is seen as a last resort by 99% of sentient animals. This makes it all the more remarkable that, laTely, people are getting biffed on the chin at the summer sales. My word, I can only imagine how much you would have to really, really love a beige sofa or some flowery curtains to come to blows over them. Whenever I've read of these scrapes in the paper, I've tried to put myself in the shoes of the people involved. Let's see, then …. so, your wife has told you that you need a new fridge even though the one you've got is only ten years old and still doing a grand job. She says she's seen one in Acme Electronics and the assistant says that it'll be half price from Saturday but there are only two in stock so you'd better get there early. So, you wake up at 5 am on your day off, make a flask of coffee and whizz down to the shop. On arrival, you find 40 people with sleeping bags and vacant expressions lined up outside. The doors open and everyone legs it into the shop, trampling the old and the infirm underfoot. You manage to make it to the fridge section only to find one has already been sold to an Olympic sprinter in a pac-a-mac, which leaves the one you and some other hapless husband are hugging simultaniously. He says 'I saw it first', you say 'Did not' and he says 'Did too'. This rapid-like verbal sparring lasts for a few minutes until he says 'Well, my dad can fight your dad' which causes the red mist to descend. You let go of the fridge and cuff him around the chops. Then you go to prison and get cuffed around the chops while he gets the fridge, and your wife leaves you for man who can offer a better class of domestic appliance.

At which point in this series of events did it all seem like a good idea? When your beloved first said she wanted a new fridge? When you dug out the thermos flask from the loft? When you were running through a shop towards some kitchen things, elbows akimbo and cheeks a rare shade of vermilion? Or, maybe it was when you found yourself in a fond embrace with an inanimate object?

No, I'm afraid it was a daft idea all along; the sales are specifically designed to make you lose your dignity. The trick is to ignore them entirely – stay at home or go to the pub. Well, unless you teach geography, of course, in which case your assistance may be required shortly at a nearby department store.

Coaching VS. Psychotherapy: What's The Difference?

With the emerging global community and an internet presence even in remote jungles and mountain villages, we all live in an age of exponential changes. It is no surprise that there has been a corresponding pressure on the psyches and equilibrium of just about every living human being.

In response to that pressure, the field of psychotherapy has grown itself up, from the seemingly narrow minded Victorian context of Freudian analysis to more recent scientific advances in mapping brain function. Techniques have ranged from passive and remote interpretation to more active interventions such as EMDR and DBT.

Baby boomers have played a large role in turning psychotherapy into a household word; a term reserved not just for the mentally ill, but also for the "worried well". And managed care has capitalized further by applying the medical, disease-based model on the practice, requiring any and all users of health insurance to declare a diagnosis worthy of treatment. That is to say, it is a model of treatment provided by licensed and credentialed practitioners who must authorize and frequently request sessions through a complicated and laborious set of rules in order to be reimbursed – and only then, at a discounted rate.

Because of this co-opting by the managed care industry, psychotherapy has become a practice relegated to those clinicians who oftentimes do not charge "full fare" and only see clients within the insurance industry.

This climate of medically based, devalued care has been spawned a whole new breed of helping professionals– executive coaches , life coaches , or personal coaches .

So what are they really? And how are they different from psychotherapists? What do they offer and who can they help?

Perhaps the easiest way to explain this is by way of example. Let's consider a typical presenting problem, but taken from the two different perspectives.

Amy is a 50 year old mother of 3, one of who is in college and the other two in high school. Married 25 years and a part time executive assistant at a local widgets factory, she has begon to feel bored, antsy, sometimes irritable and a bit lost.

It's not that she is unhappily married really, or that she does not like her job really, or that she is fed up with the adolescent attitudes of her 3 kids. She does not feel depressed, in the sense that her appetite is off, or her concentration impaired. It's true that she has put on a few pounds lately, and she tends to forget things more often, and her moods are not exactly happy.

She just does not feel good; she literally does not know what to do with herself anymore, and so she asks friends and her minister for referrals.

If Amy made an appointment with a psychotherapist, she would have offered her insurance card, called for an authorization herself, and paid a copay of $ 10 to $ 25. Upon intake, she would have directed through a series of questions aimed at recovering the source of her unhappiness, delving into early childhood memories of outstanding events, achievements, losses, and traumas. She would also recount the details and qualities of her relationships with her parents and her siblings, significant caretakers and significant others.

Over the ensuing weeks, she would have begun dwelling on the pain of her past and the possible ways that such pain, if repressed all these years, might be affecting her now. Through awareness and abreaction, a breakthrough of raw and intense emotion, she would begin to integrate previously split off aspects of herself and her memories.

Amy also discovered that her therapist had applied a diagnosis of adjustment reaction with mixed emotional features, which, after six months became dysthymic disorder, a milder form of clinical depression.

In many ways there is overlap in the different approaches to this client, especially when a therapist, like myself makes the transition to life coaching .

As a coach , I also would want to know the details of her upbringing, but with more of a focus on what has "worked" rather than on what has not. Rather than charting her life in terms of a genogram (a graphic tool used by therapists to illustrate the relationships and dynamics among nuclear and extended family members), I would help Amy create a life balance wheel or mandala (a graphic tool used by coaches to illustrate core values ​​and beliefs, and the ways they are characterized in various relationships to one's environment). We would focus on her future goals as related to being an empty nester, and in terms of her career, her spirituality, her marriage and her friends. As a therapist these things would also be discussed, but with more than an eye to the past, and the ways that previously unresolved psychological conflicts might be blocking her from feeling happy.

Instead of meeting weekly for 50 minutes with the onus of responsibility on the client to produce "material" for the therapist to listen to, and respond when indicated, the coach would give assignments based on a careful listening to the client's designated goals. The work with a coach could have been done in person or over the phone, with between-session email and brief phone contact. With a coach the power is more equalized and the relationship a partnership. In therapy, it still carries the mantle of one up, one down, expert and client, doctor and patient.

Overcoming blocks would be a major focus of both approaches. With psychotherapy it is more emotion based, however; "working through" or peeling away layers of the onion, so to speak. In coaching it could have been accomplished by finding a way to make the block useful, or at least recognized as a weak link (like in a team) that needs to be tamed and supported in order to act effectively.

Obviously many therapists already employ many of these coaching techniques in their practices. Indeed, Internal Family Systems Therapy, is one school which actively engages the client to embrace and integrate various aspects of self, as opposed to letting go, or working through and leaving them behind.

No matter what, being trained by a professional already trained in psychotherapeutic techniques, can add a richness and depth to the work, and an outcome that allows for true happiness and success outside of the managed care industry, and relevant to the emerging global community.

Top 50 Christmas Quotations

  1. "Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years … Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart. " – George Matthew Adams
  2. "The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting." – Louisa May Alcott
  3. "Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. – Bess Streeter Aldrich
  4. "The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!" – Charles N. Barnard
  5. "Gifts of time and love are certainly the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." – Peg Bracken
  6. "The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung." – Phillips Brooks
  7. "I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses. " – Taylor Caldwell
  8. "Remember, if Christmas is not found in your heart, you will not find it under a tree." – Charlotte Carpenter
  9. "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." – Calvin Coolidge
  10. "Christmas, in its final essence, is for grown people who have forgotten what children know." Christmas is for whoever is old enough to have denied the unquenchable spirit of man. " – Margaret Cousins
  11. "Without we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska will not make it 'white'." – Bing Crosby
  12. "Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. faith again. " – Grace Noll Crowell
  13. "It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit." – Isabel Currier
  14. "Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget." – Hugh Downs
  15. "They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart." – Mrs. Paul M. Ell
  16. "Christmas, my child, is love in action." – Dale Evans
  17. "Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal." – Lenore Hershey
  18. "My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still." – Charlton Heston
  19. "At Christmas, all roads lead home." – Marjorie Holmes
  20. "My idea of ​​Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. – Bob Hope
  21. "The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas." – WC Jones
  22. "A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away; While quite lonely, it grows small." – Eva K. Logue
  23. "Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become absolutely alive." – Robert Lynd
  24. "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." – Hamilton Wright Mabi
  25. "The merry family gatherings – The old, the very young; The strangely lovely way they harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time – Traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, The sameness of them all." – Helen Lowrie Marshall
  26. "There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions." – Bill McKibben
  27. "I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." – Harlan Miller
  28. "Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence." – Joan Mills
  29. "Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body." – Garry Moore
  30. "What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. – Agnes M. Pharo
  31. "Mankind is a great, an immense family … This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." – Pope John XXIII
  32. "One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Do not clean it up too quickly." – Andy Rooney
  33. "Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intimate that it is like a fragrance. day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. " – Augusta E. Rundel
  34. "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." – Charles Schulz
  35. "As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas bought to be, Christmas is." – Eric Sevareid
  36. "Christmas is the day that holds time together." – Alexander Smith
  37. "Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion." – Ralph Sockman
  38. "Christmas … is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart." – Freya Stark
  39. "Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends." – Margaret Thatcher
  40. "At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year." – Thomas Tusser
  41. "What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic." – Unknown
  42. "Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wrought in smiles." – Unknown
  43. "If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away." – Unknown
  44. "Until one dreams the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display – so much tinsel and decorations. Firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again. " – Unknown
  45. "Many banks have a new kind of Christmas club in operation. The new club helps you save money to pay for last year's gifts." – Unknown
  46. "Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love ? Then you can keep Christmas. " – Henry Van Dyke
  47. "Christmas is for children. But it is for grownups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts." – Lenora Matttingly Weber
  48. "Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." – Deborah Whipp
  49. "Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes back to you. your heart's possessing, Returns to you glad. " – John Greenleaf Whittier
  50. "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." – Larry Wilde