Busyness Is Not A Badge Of Honor

Baby boomer blogger JudiBoomergirl caricatureHave you used the word “busy” in your vocabulary this week? If so, you’ll enjoy listening to my recent interview on “Me Time,” the podcast for women in midlife. “Me Time” is hosted by Health & Self-Care Coach for midlife women Kim Acedo, MS, CHWC, of Transformation Wellness For Women.


In 2019, I talked with Kim about turning 60 and looked back on all the things I learned in the previous decade after taking early retirement at 55. You can find my first “Me Time” episode  “5 Things I Learned In My 50s.” on Kim’s website.

Me Time Midlife Podcast

Life coach Kim Acedo hosts the “Me Time” Midlife Podcast

A podcast for women in midlife

As Kim says, “Me Time,” is a podcast for women in midlife who have been taking care of everyone else and now say, “It’s my turn to take care of me!” On the podcast, she interviews experts and explores topics such as health and aging, grandchildren, retirement, empty nest, adult children, friendships, wardrobe, decluttering, travel, self-discovery, and more!

Busyness Is Not A Badge Of Honor

This mantra card from “Yoga Journal” is pinned on my home office bulletin board

Busyness is not a badge of honor

When I spoke with Kim in October 2020, she had read some of my posts about how I’m dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine, how I’m adapting my life after turning 60, and how I’m juggling slowing down despite a stream of opportunities coming my way post-retirement.

In this new episode, I talk about my ever-evolving transition seven years after leaving my 30 year corporate career and how I’ve come to realize that “busyness is not a badge of honor,” especially during these difficult times.  Kim and I also discuss our views on why slowing down isn’t a sign of weakness or aging but why it’s a smart way to approach life as we get older.

Are you ready to listen? Click on Season 3, Episode 187: Busyness Is Not A Badge of Honor . You can also listen and subscribe to all of Kim’s podcasts on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.

LMK what you think of the podcast. Leave a comment and share your thoughts on busyness.



Extra News: There’s more recognition for JudiBoomergirl’s blog

This month my blog received recognition as one of Wearever’s Top Senior Blogs of 2020. In it’s write-up the editors said: “Judy’s blog makes you feel as though you are catching up with a close friend and hearing about her amazing travels.  This blog is the perfect afternoon read for Baby Boomer women who are looking to age gracefully while still living their life to the fullest.” Wearever is a website for those who need incontinence products. While I’m lucky not to need these services now, you never know as I age!