After a lifetime of work boomers eagerly look forward to retirement, excited to do everything they dreamed of doing while working. But boomers should beware, says Barbara Morris. She exposes unanticipated lures, traps, and pitfalls boomers encounter as they begin their journey into retirement.
As teenagers, boomers declared, "We'll never get old" which has now morphed into a defiant "We're not goin' there" -- meaning they are intent on not "getting old." Unfortunately, Morris warns, the snare of the traditional retired lifestyle will lead many boomers to fall into premature decline. It's a trap, says the author, because the fantasized expectation of what retirement will be like is usually out of sync with the reality of the traditional retired lifestyle. Unless properly prepared, retirement can be an unexpected bitter disappointment.
An unprepared retirement is just one of the major traps identified by the author, who at 83, has "been there and done that" and knows what boomers must know and do if they want to realize their youthful desire to "never get old."
Barbara Morris identifies another trap -- the tendency of older women to allow awareness of chronological age to shape and control how they think and make decisions. The trap is difficult to escape because the significance of chronological age is reinforced by archaic cultural norms and outdated traditions.
"I'm not Goin' There!" not only helps women look at the aging process from an entirely new perspective, it provides tools and motivation boomers need to realize their teenage mantra, "We'll never get old" which is absolutely doable according to Barbara Morris. She asserts aging is inevitable, but getting old is a controllable option.
The author's personal experience in dealing with boomers and retirees gave her insights into what can be done to extend youthful qualities and abilities far into the older years, and she eagerly shares what she knows. Barbara Morris says, "I've beaten the babushka off of Mother Time to a degree that amazes me, and other women can do the exact same thing if they follow my advice."
About the author: Barbara Morris is a pharmacist and writer. She has published three books to help boomers slog through the murky waters of the aging process: Put Old on Hold; No More Little Old Ladies; and I Don't Wanna Be My Mother. Her websites are http://www.PutOldonHold.com Contact: author.office@
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I'm Not Goin' There! A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomer Women Who Don't Want to Spend Their Golden Years Cuddling With Their Cats is downloadable to steal for $1.99 and available on Amazon Kindle as well as iPad, Nook, Kobo and other readers. See http://www.ImNotGoinThere.com for Barbara's video and additional information.
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Barbara Morris, R.Ph. is a pharmacist and antiaging activist who helps Boomers have an ageless healthy, productive, growth oriented lifestyle after retirement instead of becoming part of the traditional decline oriented senior culture.