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l i f e i n t r a n s i t i o n . . . w h a t \’ s n e x t ?

October 13th, 2006

A GATHERING FOREMPTY NEST WOMEN All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. – Gail Sheehy, PASSAGES (1979) About Natalie Caine Natalie Caine M.A. is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services and http://www.emptynestsupport.com/ , launched in 2001. You can listen to her live interview with Lifetime Radio Network for Women on her website. Natalie has been featured in newspapers and magazines as an expert for empty nesters. She has taught Anticipating the Empty Nest... Read More

CinderPillow

October 13th, 2006

Author\’s Note: This TRUE story was inspired by my good friend and mentor, Prill Boyle, who truly IS a Cinderella. Ask any psychiatrist worth their weight in Prozac and they\’ll tell you that children can be traumatized at an early age by a parent\’s lack of understanding and their insensitivity. Take Halloween night, for instance. Its one night for Pete\’s sake. It comes ONCE a year and you don\’t get to celebrate it again until the following year…same time, once a year. Are we clear on this? So, one would think that one\’s parents would have understood a... Read More

The Power of No

October 11th, 2006

…by Prill Boyle As a writer who works from home, setting boundaries is an issue I deal with on a daily basis. I\’ve just returned from a month in the Thousand Islands where I\’ve been writing a novel, and what I want most right now is to finish my book. (Every day I don\’t write my heart shrivels; every day I do, it soars.) But since I\’ve been back, I can\’t seem to find the time. When I was on the island, I had no distractions. After waking up each morning, I sat down to write for six or seven hours. But in Connecticut, the diversions are endless. I\’ve... Read More

“In Case Cobblestone Whispers.”

October 11th, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson  “Be still in silence and listen to your heart. When it speaks to you, arise and go where it brings you.”  –Susan Tamaro, Va\’ Dove Ti Porta il Cuore I think the sound of my own voice has finally gotten to me. Here it is, four years after I sat down to write my book, (ambitiously entitled Live in the Moment), two years after it was published, and countless book signings, speeches and interviews later, I\’m finally going to take my own advice. I\’m off to Italiana! Can I afford it? Nope. Will my husband and kids be able to stay alive... Read More

Building Better Boomer Bodies

October 11th, 2006

…by Mary Pearsall Times have really changed. Could you imagine our mothers picking up a dumbbell or doing a set of pushups? It just didn\’t happen back then. A lot of baby boomer women are supplementing their exercise programs with some kind of muscle conditioning – and for good reason. Time and again research has shown that women who maintain a regular moderate strength training program enjoy many and varied health benefits. However many women fear that lifting weights will bulk them up like Arnold, so they avoid this aspect of fitness. The truth is, strength training is one... Read More

Women\’s Health: Menopause and Leg Cramps

October 11th, 2006

Menopause occurs when the levels of estrogen and progesterone become less and menstruation stops completely for over a year. Among the common symptoms of menopause are irregular periods and hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and urinary tract problems. Menopausal women may also suffer stomach pains and leg cramps and some may suffer more, as compared to others, in terms of sleeplessness. Menopause and Leg Cramps Leg cramp pain during menopause can come on suddenly. It can be a shooting, sharp pain that can disturb your sleep, or wake you up. This pain may... Read More

A Theaterlover\’s London

October 11th, 2006

If you love theater, two destinations come to mind—New York, of course, and also London. If you\’re planning a trip to London, like I recently did, indulge your “culture vulture” side and enjoy the London stage, but from a different vantage point—behind the scenes. To set the stage—so to speak—for your theater-loving experience, choose a hotel that\’s in the very center of the West End, London\’s theater district equivalent to Broadway. For me, that meant the Savoy. This historic hotel first opened its doors in 1889, the vision of Gilbert & Sullivan impresario... Read More

The Success Prison: Are You Incarcerated?

October 11th, 2006

If you feel frustrated, even mystified by what\’s standing in the way of your greater success, it\’s actually not that difficult to understand. The question is: Are you ready? Really ready? Because the answer lives down in your unconscious . . . laying there . . . lying to you. And that\’s not just clever writing, that\’s the truth about your inner saboteur— that lying, scheming, sneaky inner voice that whispers at you creating doubt and despair, or sometimes lays silent, waiting for it\’s next chance to undermine your desire and ambition. And what is it\’s... Read More

CHANGING RULES

October 11th, 2006

Poor Pluto. Stripped of its planetary status by the International Astronomical Union and reclassified as a “dwarf planet,” Pluto\’s demotion heralds new rules for planet classification. A week of debate by renowned astronomers from seventy-five countries culminated in the decision to reduce the number of planets to eight “classic” ones. This reclassification got me thinking. Like a company reorganization or leadership change, the rules were altered. And no matter if you were among scientists advocating for more planets or less, it no longer matters. The decision is... Read More

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

October 11th, 2006

How do you make your money last as long as you do? Ah, if it were only as easy as throwing out a number – actually, about $10 million would probably do nicely. But, since most of us won\’t be in the position to have that kind of nest egg, how do you determine how much you\’ll need in retirement? Let\’s discuss some general rules and some important, often overlooked factors. There are some scary statistics out there. About a third of adults have said they haven\’t saved anything for retirement, and almost half of retirees rely on Social Security... Read More