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NABBW September Update

September 28th, 2006

Dear Friends, It's time for a little update. First, I'd like to inform you that the link from our monthly teleseminar is now on the Member Benefits page at Please login to your account to listen! Barbara Friesner did an excellent job sharing how we can better care for our aging parents. I hope you will take the time to listen. I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting Marianne Gray, the editor for me* Magazine while I was in Winter Park, Florida. I was truly blown away by her tour of the Menopause the Musical, me*Magazine, and MTM Uncorked (Women Who Wine) headquarters.... Read More

The Top 5 Reasons Menopausal Women Have Trouble Losing Weight

September 15th, 2006

…by Mary Pearsall Remember the good old days when taking off 5 or 10 pounds merely meant eating less and exercising more? I had the formula down pat – if I wanted to get into my “skinny” jeans, I just stopped the double order of onion rings and rode my bike a few extra miles. Whoosh! Off it came. Now that I am in those marvelous menopausal years it just doesn\’t work that way any more. I hear the same lament from my clients and I am sure you have experienced the same if you are a boomer woman. I feel your pain. So, what is the problem here and what do we do about... Read More

“Dirty Little Reminders”

September 15th, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child.” –Forest Witcraft              I had been feeling something ugly brewing for days – probably weeks – if I\’m to be honest. And by ugly, I don\’t mean the brownish/grayish sunken circles under my eyes, they\’re a given at this point. (My beloved Sephora catalog still waits for me in my reading pile. Inside, my... Read More

To Everything a Season

September 15th, 2006

…by Prill Boyle Have you ever been determined to head in one direction, only to have life nudge you in another? That\’s what happened to June, a 54-year old dental receptionist whose deepest desire is to become an ornithologist, a scientist who studies birds. This September, she was all set to take her first biology course. Now she\’s having to put her dream on hold. Again. Like many late bloomers, June\’s passion began as an innocent hobby. Twenty-five years ago, the Brooklyn native moved to Shelton, Connecticut, a woodsy town on the Housatonic River. She promptly... Read More

Menopause and Joint Pain – Treatment

September 15th, 2006

Many women experience menopausal joint pain symptoms. Medical experts are pondering over the connection between hormonal changes and pain. Some women experience joint and muscle pain, mouth discomfort, headaches and some even report heart palpitations. Interestingly, women who suffer tension headaches, abdominal, or facial pain found their symptoms lessened after menopause. Scientists today feel there may indeed be a link between estrogen, hormone levels and this phenomenon. Menopause and Joint Pain: Symptoms of Menopause Menopause occurs when a women stops ovulating and her period ceases. Most... Read More

Following in the Footsteps of Jane (Austen, that is)

September 15th, 2006

“Bath is the finest place on earth, for you may enjoy its society and its walks without effort or fatigue,” wrote 18th century Scottish essayist James Boswell of this English town that dates to Roman times. I daresay should Boswell visit Bath today he would find those walks somewhat more tiring as he dodged the throngs of tourists and vehicles alike, but once he took those in stride, he would likely discover that Bath is still indeed a fine spot for a visit—as I recently found out for myself. Bath is just a 90-minute train ride from London (whether you\’re coming or going,... Read More

“Dying A Fabulous Death . . . Is That Possible?”

September 15th, 2006

Think about the reasons you\’re glad to be alive. Those everyday things that you may even take for granted: being able to walk, talk, see, hear, cook, garden, drive a car, dance at parties, eat a terrific meal and laugh with friends. And then think about what it would be like to start losing most of those abilities. Jim\’s mother has lived nearly 91 years, and up until the past year she has enjoyed almost all of the abilities we just listed (though she never learned to drive a car and her hearing and vision were starting to diminish). Up until a year ago Matka (Polish for mother)... Read More

Are You a Consistent and Caring Christian?

September 15th, 2006

Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – I Corinthians 15:58b NIV One of the women who attended our church died unexpectedly. Melinda was twenty-five years old, but had suffered with terrible seizures from birth, which affected her mental capacity. Just two days before her death, she brought me a picture torn out of a coloring book. She had filled the page with scribbles of bright blue, red, and green crayon. Although she never knew it, Melinda taught me about being consistent. She never missed a church service. I know... Read More


September 15th, 2006

It was clear she was having “one of those days.” But to be truthful, I didn\’t care. I was too nervous about my surgery to pay attention to Doris, the nurse grousing about how overworked she was that Thursday. But by the time I was wheeled back to my same-day surgical room, she was even less hospitable and entrenched in complaining. So, I was surprised when a young nurse introduced herself and said that she was called in to help. You\’d think it would have made Doris happy to have assistance. But to the contrary, it exacerbated the situation. She barked at me when she... Read More

Time for Not Being Selfish

September 15th, 2006

He had that look. That look that he was busy, rich and important. I could tell from the moment I walked into the plane that he thought he should be flying alone and certainly not in coach. He glared as each passenger walked down the aisle. We mere mortals were apparently holding him up from something important. I was inclined to give the man the benefit of the doubt. After all, I\’ve had bad days and bad flights. As I tried to stuff my briefcase into the overhead compartment, I tossed some light joke across the aisle to break the tension. While one gentleman got up to help me, the oh-so-important... Read More