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Midlife for Women – A Play in Three Acts: Act I

June 30th, 2006

ACT I – CRUNCHING THE CRUMMIES The most common invaders during our midlife years (which I define as that phase of life anywhere between forty and death) are the FIVE CRUMMIES. They are CRUMMY HEALTH, CRUMMY KIDS, CRUMMY PARTNERS, CRUMMY JOBS, and CRUMMY DEALS. They come in pairs or trios, or even a quintet. They break down your defenses, cause you to stumble, even to fall. The following are some specific antidotes and action plans when the CRUMMIES hit. CRUMMY HEALTH only starts with menopause or peri-menopause. The ante is upped when you add chronic back pain (from lifting those grandkids or hauling... Read More

June Boomer Women\’s World

June 1st, 2006

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Boomer Women\’s World Newsletter June 2006 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ — FOR NABBW MEMBERS ONLY, FEATURED MEMBER, FEATURED ASSOCIATE and TELESEMINARS — MONTHLY COLUMNS AND MEMBER NEWS — THANK YOU and IMPORTANT INFORMATION Dear Dotsie, A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror. — Brahma Kumaris I?m excited to share that the NABBW has three new associates who are offering columns and... Read More

Eight Mistakes That Can Kill Your Website

June 1st, 2006

…by Suzanne Falter-Barnes Ever notice how some websites feel great, energetic, fun — you just want to linger to soak up more? And yet other sites are truly repellant. These tips will help you create a truly happening site…. 1. Don\’t use a dark background. Think about the websites you\’ve seen that are fun, refreshing, and really draw you in. Ever notice they usually have a white or light background? Dark or heavily patterned background are emotionally draining to look at, and they\’re hard to read. Since the Web is a written medium, color counts! 2. Don\’t... Read More

Follow the Little Leaders

June 1st, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “I meant to do my work today – But a brown bird sang in the apple tree. And a butterfly flitted across the field, and all the leaves were calling me.” –Richard le Gallienne Remember that scene in “Big” when Tom Hanks — the man who woke up  one day to find that he was trapped in a boy\’s body — hops on his bike and awkwardly rides it down the street? That image comes to my mind more times than I can count – even all these years after the movie was made. Why? I think it\’s the way a grown man was able to so accurately move... Read More

A Change of Attitude

June 1st, 2006

…By Prill Boyle Attitude might not be everything, but it\’s a good place to start if you want something in your life to change. Let me tell you a personal story. After my youngest son was born, I did not have warm and fuzzy feelings about him. For three months, he had colic and cried all the time. Well into his second year, no matter what my husband and I did, we couldn\’t get him to stick to a schedule or listen to adults. If we told him not to whack his friend, he\’d get a twinkle in his eye and do it anyway. If we tried reverse psychology, he\’d outsmart us. Then... Read More

Menopause and Blood Sugar

June 1st, 2006

As a woman, you go through profound changes during menopause, and this affects your emotional and physical health. At that time, you go through a series of metabolic changes that can lead to blood sugar imbalance, and other serious health associated problems. A study that tracked metabolic changes in women as they progressed through menopause found that one out of six women developed blood sugar imbalance. Estrogen can create blood sugar imbalance and increase in body fat storage, whereas progesterone normalizes blood sugar levels and helps use fat for energy. During perimenopause and menopause,... Read More

Intimacy at First Sight?

June 1st, 2006

No doubt, you\’ve heard it said that love can happen in an instant. You see a stranger across a crowded room and, whammo, your heart flutters, temperature rises, your stomach is suddenly popping and fizzing, and what feels like destiny is taking you for a ride. How awesomely sweet. You hadn\’t planned for it, hadn\’t even expected it, but there it is. Love at first sight. Wow! The truth is that some relationships which begin in that swept-away surge last a lifetime. And in some of those, two people remain enchanted with each other, lovers and friends to the end. But it\’s... Read More

Thirsty For God

June 1st, 2006

“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, “Give Me a drink,\’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” – John 4:10 nkjv The church service began as usual with our singing a few choruses followed by a time called “Select a Hymn” – a favorite with the members of our congregation. As the pianist, I\’m challenged when this time rolls around. I never know which hymn will catch someone\’s eye on any given evening. Some nights, I know them all. At other times, I\’m at a loss,... Read More

Ancora Imparo

June 1st, 2006

Ancora imparo, translated as “I am still learning” or “Still, I am learning,” is attributed to Michelangelo in his eighty-seventh year. The man who painted the Sistine Chapel and sculpted the Pieta and David, whose very name evokes mastery of his craft, exemplifies a lifelong learning philosophy. Contrast him with a fifty-two year old executive I read about in the Wall Street Journal touting in an interview that he had never written or sent an email, refused to read staff messages received in email, and was uninterested in learning how to access the internet. He was perfectly... Read More

Home Buyers: Did You Know You\’re In The Real Estate Business?

June 1st, 2006

When purchasing your first home, you viewed the home, submitted a contract, obtained financing, and attended closing. Four steps and you completed the most significant single acquisition of your life. Would you follow those same steps to acquire another home? With the second-and third-time buyer market consisting of $500,000-$700,000 (and greater) homes, I hope your answer is “No.” Like it or not, with such value, you are now in the “business” of real estate, and residential transactions should be completed with the same thoroughness as the acquisition of commercial property. Residential... Read More