Hello, my name is Rosie Horner and I am a baby boomer. Whew, that wasn’t hard at all. But there are probably some other things I need to confess. What am I lying about? What truths do I need to face and fess up?
Ok, this is not a true confession post but an introduction to a powerful new baby boomer book by Beverly Mahone, founder of Boomer Diva Nation. Her book Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie will help you better understand the motivations behind the lies you tell and what you can do to live a more honest and meaningful life.
Yet, Beverly is clear in the very beginning, that it is not to replace the need for professional consultation if needed. But it sure helps you to think about some stuff you may be lying about.
I was especially stabbed in the gut when I read the section on lies we tell about tell about our health. That chapter
Lying Can Be Hazardous to your Health, confronts the lies we tell ourselves and health care provider.
Beverly addresses some common responses many of us may have to questions aimed at prevention of diseases. Think about it, have you given these answers when they were not true?
“I don’t drink” or “I don’t drink often.”
“I don’t smoke” or “I smoke less than a pack a
“I don’t do drugs.”
This chapter affected me personally because I am not dealing with my computer and stress weight like I should. Hence, I often hate going to the doctor to hear what I already know. One of my last visits I paid a doctor to conduct a role play session. I was the doctor and he played me. I gave him an interpretation of my blood work.
Yes, my fellow baby boomers, we know the questions and the answers for many facets of our lives. Yet, how often are we telling lies? I just love the way Beverly shares with such authentic and transparent honesty.
Beverly deals with issues related to our appearance, relationships plus more. You will be challenged and chastened. But you will not be disappointed to know that you are not alone in this big baby boomer world dealing with issues we can all relate to.
You can grab a copy of Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie Today! No Lie, it is worth your investment of time and money.