Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Highs and Lows of Baby Boomer Women

At a time when baby boomer women should be embracing the second half of their journey, some of us are finding ourselves struggling with the cost of the travel.

According to the latest findings of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, reveals the toll on emotional health for women in the core group of Boomers -- now in their mid-40s to mid-50s -- has a significant effect on our economy and the health of our nation. An increasing number of women who still have jobs are feeling increasingly dissatisfied with their work environment. These women are reporting increases in sadness, stress, worry and lost sleep.

On top of that you have many boomer women who have taken on the role of family caregiver for aging parents, while . is a woman in her late 40s who still has at least one child at home and works outside the home while providing an average of 20 hours a week of hands-on care for a loved one.

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