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About Rebecca Olkowski

Rebecca Olkowski is a blogger, podcaster, and professional voice actor. She loves to travel, eat well, and find the joy in life. Rebecca is the founder of BabyBoomster.com. Her passion is to inspire fabulous women over 50 to enjoy vibrant, active good health, and to get out and experience what the world has to offer, even if it’s in their own backyard.
Latest Posts | By Rebecca Olkowski
How Ikigai, a Japanese Key to Longevity, Will Add Purpose and Balance to Your Life After 60
3 weeks ago

How Ikigai, a Japanese Key to Longevity, Will Add Purpose and Balance to Your Life After 60

Are you doing what you love and have a purpose that propels you to get up in the morning and pursue it? It’s believed that having a reason for being will extend your longevity and help you stay healthy. The Japanese call it “ikigai” (ick-ee-guy). Read More

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?
3 months ago

Downsizing After 60: Are You Surrounded by Too Much Stuff and Need to Let it Go?

Is your home filled with mementos and paperwork, or your closets stuffed with clothes? Are you or a person you live with a hoarder? Read More

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable
5 months ago

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable

I’ve noticed that a startling number of Baby Boomers I’ve known through the years have died from a chronic disease. It may be that I notice it more because I’ve friended them on Facebook. You get to know every detail about a person that way. Read More

How to Rejuvenate Your Spirit After 60 with the Healing Power of Nature
6 months ago

How to Rejuvenate Your Spirit After 60 with the Healing Power of Nature

We experience stress and frustration every day, but if it overwhelms us, we end up debilitated. Stress takes a toll on our psyche and bodies, especially as we approach our later years. Read More

Want to Stay Healthy After 60? You’ve Got to Move it, Move it!
8 months ago

Want to Stay Healthy After 60? You’ve Got to Move it, Move it!

Now that you’re over 60, are you feeling stiff in the joints, have trouble bending over or have slowed down significantly? Do you spend hours sitting in a chair writing, watching TV or sitting on the couch? Read More

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!
10 months ago

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!

I attended a conference by The Atlantic called “The New Old Age.” It included a host of speakers in the Baby Boomer and beyond market, including 95-year-old Norman Lear. Read More

Do You Still Compare Yourself with Others, Even in Your 60s?
1 year ago

Do You Still Compare Yourself with Others, Even in Your 60s?

You’d think that, after 60, we wouldn’t have a reason to compare ourselves with others. After all, we’ve already led full lives so why aren’t we comfortable in our own skin? Read More

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age
1 year ago

7 Reasons Having a Network of Girlfriends is Important as We Age

Women tend to live longer than men, and there may come a time in the life of a couple when the wife is left all alone. This can be devastating if she’s been dependent on her spouse for emotional support when things go wrong. Read More

7 Ways of Overcoming Grief When the Unexpected Happens
1 year ago

7 Ways of Overcoming Grief When the Unexpected Happens

One thing that’s almost certain, once you’re over 60, is overcoming grief.

It’s hard to avoid grief unless we die early or we’re incredibly lucky. By now, many of us have already lost our parents, even if they lived to a ripe old age. Mine passed away at 89 and 90. Although it was hard, (they died within two weeks of each other) it was expected because of their age and was easier to deal with. Read More

Get Moving! We’re Too Old to be Sitting in Front of Our Computers All Day
2 years ago

Get Moving! We’re Too Old to be Sitting in Front of Our Computers All Day

Sitting has been declared the new smoking.

For the last decade, it’s become the norm to sit on our duffs for hours at a time. The average person sits for eight hours a day and much of that time is spent in front of a computer. We’ve become dependent on computers for work, shopping and staying in touch with friends. Read More

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