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The Importance of a Plan

February 13th, 2007

Because a solid foundation is essential to a strong entrepreneurial start, months and sometimes even years of preparation are critical for any budding entrepreneur, let alone a savvy boomer woman such as yourself. From building up financial reserves to crafting a well-researched business plan, boomer business owners must dig the well long before they\’re thirsty. Thinking they were eventually planning on starting a business some day anyway, all too often boomer women get fed up with office politics, jump the corporate ship, and land amid the initial icy waters of entrepreneurship. With no... Read More

WHAT\’S THE BEST THAT COULD HAPPEN

February 13th, 2007

How often have you done something that you really dreaded and heard yourself saying “that wasn\’t so bad”? On the other hand, how many times have you feared the worst about, say for example, an eldercare issue. Sure you know it\’s a problem. You see all the tell-tale signs of trouble – the car accidents (or near misses); health problems not being addressed; bills not being paid; increasing forgetfulness; inability to take care of themselves in their home. You know you should do something but because of the fear, you put off addressing the issue for weeks, months,... Read More

SWEET NOTHINGS

February 13th, 2007

I was reading a magazine article on Creativity that said, “Release the artist within.” I thought I have an artist within? I was captured. Knowing Valentine\’s Day was just around the corner, my gray cells starting working overtime. I didn\’t have a clue what to do, buy, or give my significant other. I really wanted to do something different, something creative; I wanted to…release the artist within. Coming up empty, I phoned my best friend to see what she does with her artistic insides. After explaining the article and asking for ideas, she responded... Read More

Menopause and Acne: Not Much To Worry

February 12th, 2007

Menopause comes with changes, both emotional and biological. It is when a woman stops menstruating for over a year that she goes through menopause and there are many symptoms associated with this condition. Skin problems, muscle and bone weakening, hot flashes, mood changes and joint pains are some common complaints. Some women experience acne during this menopause period. Menopause and Acne: Causes Do not be alarmed if you witness acne during menopause, as it is quite common. Acne is linked with a menopausal woman taking HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) treatment. The HRT has progestin in the... Read More

The Simple Secret to Creating an Extraordinary Business

February 5th, 2007

…by Suzanne Falter Barnes No, this isn\’t an essay about turbo goal setting, keyword optimization, or high pressure sales tactics. It\’s actually about harnessing the power of love to build your business. Yep, you read that right. Love. That\’s all it takes to build the business of your dreams. Now before you dismiss me as being way to woo-woo to take seriously, let me explain myself. For the last week I\’ve been sick in bed with bronchitis … and so I\’ve been doing a lot of thinking. When I look at the really profitable months for my business last year,... Read More

Kids Aren\’t Home for Valentine\’s Day

February 5th, 2007

“We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot, But it is the emptiness inside That holds whatever we want. We hammer wood for a house, But it is the inner space That makes it livable. We work with being, But non-being is what we use.” –Tao Te Ching Empty nester parents remember cutting doilies into hearts; glue sticks on tables, making heart shaped mail bags with our kids to take to school so they can collect their valentines, and putting hearts all around the house when they were... Read More

“It\’s Not a Mood, It\’s Your Life.”

February 1st, 2007

…by Julie Clark Robinson             You did it! You\’ve given yourself a break. You\’re reading – what\’s more, you\’re reading something that\’s not a To Do list, a bill, ingredients or the fine print on the back of a speeding ticket. Well done. (I\’m giving you the benefit of the doubt here – I\’m assuming that you\’re sitting down, dare I hope that your feet are up as well?) At least for today, you can say you were able to carve out a few minutes for yourself. That means, even if the rest of the day goes south, you... Read More

Competitive Spirit

February 1st, 2007

I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God\’s grace – Acts 20:24 NIV Many (many, many!) years ago, I attended a cheerleading camp. All week long, we practiced our cheers and choreographed our steps. At the end of the competition, the best squad won a trophy. Another competition went on simultaneously. Whoever won that one received the coveted ‘Spirit Stick.” After all, what would any self-respecting cheerleader be without that school spirit? The competition... Read More

Consider a College Town for Retirement

February 1st, 2007

Question: Where can you be assured of plenty of cultural activities, stimulating intergenerational discussions, sports, entertainment, restaurants, bookstores, libraries, stable housing prices, a well-educated community, and perhaps top-notch medical facilities? Answer: college towns. For those who would rather hit the books than hit a golf ball, it\’s worth consideration. For many baby boomers, living in an academic community provides the vitality of college life without the hefty tuition. Colleges are responding to this trend with lifelong learning opportunities for retirees, such as the... Read More

THIS OLD HEART OF MINE – PART I

February 1st, 2007

If several Baby Boomer women gathered together and were asked to name the one disease which is their greatest health fear, most would probably say breast cancer. But the statistics show that we should be just as, if not more, frightened of heart disease (coronary heart disease, or CHD). While 44,000 women will die from breast cancer this year, 500,000 will die of CHD, which is also the number one killer of both women and men. CHD ranks first among all disease categories in hospital discharges for women. And cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease, stroke, and other diseases... Read More