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

July 31st, 2006

ACT II – MASTERING THE MALADIES The MALADIES are the FIVE most common conditions that make overcoming the CRUMMIES (see my June 2006 NABBW column) more difficult. They are MALTREATMENT, MALFUNCTION, MALIGNANCY, MALPRACTICE, and MALARKEY. You probably have one or more in your life that complicate getting and staying healthy. MALTREATMENT can be past or present. It can take the form of physical or sexual abuse in childhood, domestic violence and verbal abuse in adulthood, or other neglect and privations. When I look back over my thirty-seven years in practice, I would have to say that between 70... Read More

July Boomer Women\’s World

July 1st, 2006

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Boomer Women's World Newsletter July 2006 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ — FOR NABBW MEMBERS ONLY, FEATURED MEMBER, FEATURED ASSOCIATE and TELESEMINARS — MONTHLY COLUMNS AND MEMBER NEWS — THANK YOU and IMPORTANT INFORMATION Dear Dotsie, NABBW has members from 40 states – plus Canada, New Zealand and England! A good leader inspires others with confidence in him or her; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves. — Unknown What a wild and... Read More

The More Creative Home Office

July 1st, 2006

…by Suzanne Falter-Barnes A few years back I wrote here about Kathryn Weber, whose beautiful ezine, The Red Lotus Letter, is one of the top Feng Shui ezines out there. (Feng Shui is the Chinese art of using interior decoration to create an auspicious life.) It\’s a great mix of the practical and the mysterious. To that end, Kathryn has shared with us some tips on how to set up a more creative office, using Feng Shui concepts. (Fellow skeptics, please stay open and read on. You may find some surprises here.) And, as someone who has RADICALLY overhauled my office, my files and my systems... Read More

Livin\’ Easy

July 1st, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James When I think of summertime, I hear a lazy, engaging lyric taunt me with “…and the livin\’s easy…” But then reality hits and I realize I needed to be somewhere five minutes ago and I can\’t find my car keys. Maybe George Gershwin enjoyed some easy living in the summers of the mid 1930\’s, but my BlackBerry™ is beeping and I\’ll have to obsess about that later. Or not. Do I really... Read More

A Hard Act To Follow

July 1st, 2006

…by Prill Boyle What\’s next? If you haven\’t already asked yourself that question, at some point you probably will. Average life expectancy for women is now approaching 80 years, and with our greater longevity comes more beginnings and endings. Children leave home. Jobs change. Loved ones die. Retirement approaches. Then new jobs beckon when savings run out. Life, in other words, is not so much a box of chocolates as a series of chapters. And when one chapter is over, we\’re often uneasy until we know how the next one begins. The problem is, sometimes there\’s no... Read More

Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones: Advantages of BHRT

July 1st, 2006

Hormones are best described as carriers of messages from glands to cells to maintain chemical levels in the bloodstream that achieve homeostasis. The name ‘hormone\’ comes from a word that means, ‘to spur on.\’ This goes to show how the presence of hormones acts as a catalyst for other chemical changes at the cellular level necessary for growth, development, and energy in the body. Bioidentical hormones can play an important role in menopause. Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones: How Hormones Work As a part of the endocrine system, glands produce these hormones. Hormones flow freely... Read More

Next Stop…Brussels

July 1st, 2006

Been to Brussels lately? If you routinely bypass this hip, trendy city in favor of that other French-speaking city nearby (oui, I\’m talking about Paris), then it\’s time to re-think your next itinerary.That\’s right…I said hip and trendy. Probably not the first adjectives that would have come to mind, right? Well, Brussels is no longer the dowdy stepsister. This centrally located European hub is enjoying a Renaissance and, believe it or not, has become a lively cosmopolitan center that draws students, businesspeople, political leaders, and even artists and fashion designers... Read More

Suffering From Negative Head-Talk?

July 1st, 2006

Nearly everyone does battle with that pesky voice of self-judgment and sabotaging put-downs that chatters away in our heads. And, in response to a recent teleseminar we gave titled “The Fear of Being Fabulous” we received a request from a participant who said: “I would love to hear how you remove the head talk that keeps you from being fabulous. I can get so far and then I\’m stopped by my head talk.” Here\’s our answer . . . First, you\’ll know it\’s Head-Talk by the repetitive, nagging attack on who you are. Your self-respect and self-esteem can end up in the... Read More

Giving Up The Goal

July 1st, 2006

“Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” – (Galatians 3:3 NIV) This morning when you started your day, did you have an agenda? Many people, at least the more organized ones, begin by consulting a ‘to do\’ list. In our society, being goal oriented is viewed as a good attribute. It seems as if I fight a continual battle to get and stay organized. I make out my list, marking off the more important tasks, dividing them into categories, and putting a checkmark beside each task as I complete it. Many times, I... Read More

Serving Company Politics

July 1st, 2006

I once had a boss who informed me there was no such thing as company politics. At the time, I decided that depended on whether you were the person wielding power or influenced by it. In my career experience, I\’d categorize self-serving antics, sabotaging behaviors, information hoarding and artful manipulation under the heading of company politics. I\’d throw in veiled threats, perpetuated mistruths, finger-pointing and coercion. There\’s a long list of behaviors I\’ve personally experienced or witnessed in the workplace under the politics label. And I\’m sure you... Read More