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August Boomer Women\’s World

August 1st, 2006

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Boomer Women's World Newsletter August 2006 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Dotsie, NABBW has members from 40 states – plus Canada, New Zealand and England! Everyone has been placed in your life to teach you something. Figure out what it is and keep learning from them. I continue to be amazed at the gifts and talents of our NABBW members. In an effort to allow you to get to know one another better, I am trying my best to feature more members, review more books and products, and introduce you... Read More

Wail On, Dear Locusts

August 1st, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” –John Lubbock To normal people, a locust\’s cry probably goes unnoticed. It doesn\’t consistently chat like the cricket does – a regular rhythm of chirp…chirp…chirp. It doesn\’t entertain with a sporadic song like a bird does. To a normal person, a locust is that big bug that sheds its skin and freaks you out if you cross its abandoned path. I tend to... Read More

No Time Like The Present

August 1st, 2006

…by Prill Boyle When we pursue a dream, our spirits wake up. But as our hearts begin to soar and we head off to whatever destination we\’ve chosen, it\’s vital to remember that what\’s most important in our lives is not in the future. It\’s here and now. Jim McKennan knows this all too well. On June 1st he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor—a complete surprise for an active and seemingly healthy man who is the father of four school-age children. The odds are not in his favor. But as dire as his situation is, much good has already come from it. His family... Read More

Handy Tips to Help You Find More Time

August 1st, 2006

…by Suzanne Falter-Barnes Got time to read a quick essay about how to find more time? Desperately need more time but you\’re not sure where to find it? First take a nice deep breath, then settle back into your chair and read. I\’m here to share some really helpful info with you that has radically altered how I use my time. Now I not only have more time, I\’m more relaxed and when I am working, I\’m a lot more focused. I got some excellent coaching on this from my business coach, Rich Schefren – some of whose tips I\’m sharing here. Others are ideas I\’ve added... Read More

Menopause and Irritability – All You Need to Know

August 1st, 2006

Many women in the stages of pre-menopause and menopause feel depressed and irritable. Some researchers believe that the decrease in estrogen triggers changes in the brain, causing depression. Others think that supplementary symptoms you are having, such as sleep problems, hot flashes, night sweats and fatigue are the causes of these feelings. Alternatively, it could be a blend of hormonal changes and symptoms. However, these symptoms can also be caused due to reasons unrelated to menopause, though menopause is the main cause of these symptoms in a woman. Mood changes and irritability may also be... Read More

Making the Most of “Mistakes”

August 1st, 2006

It\’s so easy to feel embarrassed and humiliated by the dumb stuff we all do. You\’ve no doubt tried to hide the evidence that would expose you. And every one of us has lied to cover up our mishaps. But what about turning moments that might be thought of as mistakes into part of your intimate family history? The other day Judith decided she would make lamb stew. But she didn\’t have any flour to thicken her concoction. So she thought by mashing up some of the cooked potatoes and putting that into the mix it would do the job. Well, it didn\’t. So what she ended up with was... Read More

Rescue Me

August 1st, 2006

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (NIV) As a little girl, I had nightmares, vivid dreams so disturbing I can remember them to this day. On more than one occasion, I\’d climb out of bed, and sleepwalk and talk trying my best to rid myself of the images playing in my head. My mother would hear me bumping and stumbling around in my room and she\’d come to my rescue. Usually when she turned on the light, I\’d wake up. But a couple of times, I didn\’t... Read More

It\’s Not About Time

August 1st, 2006

With mounting to-do lists, big projects with short delivery dates, consuming workloads, growing obligations and festering unfinished tasks, it\’s no wonder in this what-have-you-done-for-me-today world we often feel time deprived. Work-life flows to home-life, balance becomes imbalance, and goals and dreams get relegated to a closet shelf. If this sounds familiar, you\’re not alone. In a recent “Winning at Working” reader survey, the most commonly articulated work problem was related to time. Overwhelmed. Overworked. Overstressed. Too much to do and too little time to do... Read More

What is a CCRC?

August 1st, 2006

If you\’re looking to make only one move that will provide for whatever care needs may develop, a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) may fit the bill. A CCRC offers a continuum of care and allows you to “age in place” – you can transition from independent living to assisted living to nursing care (some accommodate Alzheimer\’s residents), all within the same facility or on the same “campus.” A variety of housing options is usually available, and there is often a community dining area. If your goal is to remain in the same geographic area, the sizable number of these... Read More

What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

August 1st, 2006

I am an empty nester who loves being a mom. I don\’t love my career anymore, and now I have to figure out “What do I want to be when I grow up? Coping with the quiet house and no fussing over meals, and no more soccer games is a big hole for me. That is just part of the darkness. I was on committees at her school and did morning car pool when she was younger. We watched old videos of her, with Kleenex and popcorn tossed on the floor, right before her send off to college. How could this go so fast? I never thought about the empty nest until she was a junior in high school. It wouldn\’t... Read More