Marc Middleton is Founder and CEO of Bolder Broadcasting. A veteran news and sports anchor and multiple Emmy Award-winning reporter, Marc left TV news in 2006 to start Bolder Broadcasting, Inc. and Growing Bolder.
One of the leading voices in the active lifestyle movement, Marc is the co-host of the Growing Bolder TV and Radio Shows, Executive Producer of Surviving & Thriving, Editor of Growing Bolder Magazine, Author of Rock Stars of Aging, 50 Ways to Live to 100, Lifestyle Secrets of Centenarians, a featured blogger on the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on positive aging, marketing to boomers, and the power of storytelling.
I’m ashamed to say I’m often oblivious to the obvious. For about 15 years – half the sum of time I’ve been abused by one of my neighbors - I thought it was only because he didn’t like me. It took another considerable span of time to figure out that the reason he kept pushing, kept insulting, kept doing everything he could to make my life difficult, was because I was a woman living alone. When Neil was alive, I never had to deal with angry men. If I had a problem, all I had to do was mention it and he made a point of having a conversation with the guy. End of problem. When he died and … Read more
I think I have invented a new hobby for myself. I call it “tweaking” because I keep tweaking various companies to see if I can get them to admit their weaknesses and failings. This past week or so I continued to tweak the help-with-your-invention companies. I decided that chrome plated vegetables wasn’t ludicrous enough so this time I told four different companies that I was working on something that was even more idiotic. (Of course I didn’t tell them that.) In the box where they asked me to describe my invention, this is what I put down. “We are working on a formula that … Read more
Joyce L. Shafer
The primary cause of much, most, or all of our unhappiness is our demanding ego aspect. Once you understand what this means, you can do something about it, starting today. Unhappiness may be as simple as this: If we’re angry, upset, discontent, bored, or frustrated, we’re allowing ego to run the show. Contradictions upset the ego aspect. What do I mean by contradictions? Ego wants life to be easy, but that isn’t always the case. Ego resists change it didn’t first approve of, but shift happens. Ego wants money to be easy and abundant, but it isn’t always like that. Ego wants … Read more
I am constantly amazed at the things I remember. Sometimes I am amazed at the things I can’t remember. WHY, on this cool but sunny morning in the Fall of 2016, would I be thinking of a pet pig of 1947 ??? My young husband and I had rented a place in the country. We were young, too trusting and excited about our future. We didn’t have a dog or cat but we had a very young pet pig; we named him ‘Oink’. We fed him scraps of left-over food, softened by adding milk; he was too young to eat corn. Oink followed us everywhere, just like a puppy. When we scratched the side of his belly, he … Read more
Michael E. Platt, M.D.
Many people are aware that Rachael Ray has been struggling with weight and other health issues. She is best known as a celebrity chef and daytime talk show host. She is 48 years old and is having symptoms suggestive of the onset of menopause. Evidently she has gone to numerous doctors seeking relief of her issues. These issues include, in addition to excess weight, night sweats and migraines. In reality, Rachael Ray is a classic example of what is wrong with our medical system. I do not know this woman, but I have had many patients with her identical issues. The tragedy is that she is … Read more
! ! ! Highlights ! ! ! When judging other people, first impressions last * * * Does Parkinson’s start in the gut? Study reinforces gut-brain link * * * Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults * * * Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster * * * Baby boomers on dope: Recreational marijuana use is on the rise among adults over 50 * * * Baby boomers in worse health than their parents * * * A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases * * * Groundbreaking Research That May Make Aging Obsolete * * * Beware: Children can passively … Read more
It's a new year again. Decide that THIS is the year you are going work on improving you and your life. I am seeing more and more reports that boomers are not aging well. Stories about obesity, physical and mental decline among those between 60 and 69 are alarming. What happened to the youthful boomer declaration "We will never get old"? (See Baby boomers in worse health than their parents ) What has happened is that many boomers have not accepted the reality that you can't beat up on your body with neglect and abuse on a more or less continuous basis since the teens and expect youthful … Read more