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Monday, March 27, 2017
NABBW - National Association of Baby Boomer Women

Widowhood – Will We Boomers Find a Way to Reshape It, As We Have Already Done With Funerals?

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I’ve recently read three excellent books – one a novel – by two NABBW members, both dealing with the topic of widowhood. Life as a widow is not a scenario I’ve ever given much thought to, despite being advised, many decades ago in a collegiate gerontology course, that since women tend to live about five years longer than men, if we don’t want to end up widowed  it’s best to marry a younger man.  (In my defense, I was already married by that time, so couldn’t act on this sage advice.) More recent statistics, provided by WISER, the Women’s Institute... (Read More ...)

Insightful Barry Silverstein Article Introduces Our New “Boomer Life Reboots” Section! (And None Too Soon, As It’s Time to Start Planning How You Will Spend the Next Half of Your Life!)

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A NOTE FROM THE “BOOMER IN CHIEF:” Recently, one of my collegiate girlfriends posted photos on on Facebook, sharing that her newly retired husband had just beautifully completed an advanced yard project, and noting that if any friends thought it looked like something their yard would appreciate, she’d send him over, noting that he “has a lot of extra time between yoga and long road bike rides. Works cheap for good food and a glass or two of fine red wine.” One of her neighbors quickly responded, admiring the project, but noting that, “Sam (not his real name)... (Read More ...)

Why I Can’t Find Any Fun With – or Long term Benefit From – the “Generational” Bad Manners of Boomer Bashing

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By  Anne L. Holmes, APR NABBW’s “Boomer in Chief” Recently, Rick Montgomery, a reporter for the Kansas City Star called me, in my role as the Boomer in Chief of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, for an interview. He was seeking my point of view on a generational demographic tidbit he had picked up recently: the fact that sometime this year, the Baby Boomer generation will no longer be country’s largest. Due to our kids’ aging into adulthood, we’ll be losing our famed demographic “pig in the python” position to a younger generation, the... (Read More ...)

Scaredy Cats Are Not Just For Halloween. Here’s How to Conquer Your Fears Year ‘Round

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By Ann Leach NABBW’s Associate for Loss and Change  “You’re just a scaredy cat,” she’d say to me when I was in eighth grade gym class. I didn’t like it, but she was right. I was afraid of the balance beam and just knew I would fall to my death if I even got on the thing. How I wish that would have been the only fear I would have had to face in my life! But if we had known there was more to come, would we have been any better prepared? As we move our calendar pages closer to the end of the year,  I find myself coaching lots of clients about coping with their fears. The fear of... (Read More ...)

The Tragedy of 2013 Boston Marathon Reminds Us We Must Make Time to Celebrate Life

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The Tragedy of 2013 Boston Marathon Reminds Us We Must Make Time to Celebrate Life By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert The Boston Marathon has long been an event that celebrates human triumph.  It ranks as the world\’s second oldest annual marathon, and is easily one of the world\’s best-known road racing events. With a total purse of one million dollars, it is also one of six World Marathon Majors and annually attracts over 500,000 spectators.  With this being the 116th year for the race, “Boston Marathon or Bust,” has become the mantra of runners all over the world.... (Read More ...)

Mixed Feelings About the CDC’s Recent Call to Boomers

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Mixed Feelings About the CDC’s Recent Call to Boomers By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert  (Read More ...)

Recalling Favorite Fictional Reads of the 60s: Charlotte\’s Web, The Boxcar Children — And the Much Less Popular “Maida Series”

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Recalling Favorite Fictional Reads of the 60s: Charlotte\’s Web, The Boxcar Children — And the Much Less Popular “Maida Series” By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert  (Read More ...)

What An Amazing Journey We\’ve Had: 50 Years Since John Glenn First Orbited Earth

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What An Amazing Journey We\’ve Had: 50 Years Since John Glenn First Orbited Earth By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert  (Read More ...)