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NABBW Book Reviews

December 27th, 2007

Dear NABBW Members,We wanted to touch base with you regarding book and product reviews for the NABBW and to offer some insight into our process. We have several different reviewers involved in the process and each book, CD, or product is reviewed in the order in which they are received. However, since we can only review three items in the monthly newsletter, it may take a while for your review to appear. Your patience is truly appreciated. For 2008, we\’re considering adding a book review page to the NABBW Web site. Should we do this, all reviews would be included on the site in addition... Read More

Celebrations and Ruminations

December 12th, 2007

December is such a reflective month. As the year end closes around me, I find myself daydreaming more and pondering on the events of the past 12 months. Mulling everything over; chewing the cud, meditating, rumin–okay, okay, enough beating of the dead horse. I did find out you can be bad all year and still get presents. How cool is that? Ahem… Every year at this time, I go within. I think about all the work-related events of the past months and I measure my performance on a scale of 1-5. Sometimes I measure up to par then other times, I cheat. Hey, it\’s MY measuring system. But... Read More

The Sandwich Generation and Their Parents\’ Tarnished Golden Years

December 12th, 2007

Parents of Baby Boomers look toward their sixties, seventies and eighties as golden years, with the chance to enjoy the fruits of their labors. But what happens when those days become tarnished gold? What if nothing you or your parents do can restore the shine you all were expecting? This is what faces the Sandwich Generation each year when their parents are diagnosed with Alzheimer\’s, senile dementia or stroke. Today, dementia of some kind has affected 14% of Americans over the age of 71 and the incidence is rising. Caring for these seniors generally falls to their Baby Boomer children;... Read More

From the Traveler?s Bookshelf

December 11th, 2007

“Stylish, brutally frank, and sometimes, frankly brutal.” That\’s how LUXE City Guides describes their accordion-pleated travel guides that are just the right size to pop into a pocket or purse. LUXE City Guides, headquartered in Hong Kong, first came out in 2002 with a series on-not surprisingly, Asian cities. Now there are 19 in the series featuring such tourist-friendly locations as Hong Kong, Melbourne, Phuket, Shanghai, Sydney, and most recently Istanbul, Madrid, and Paris. The recommendations for each city guide are gathered from 25 residents of that particular city, and... Read More

WORKPLACE LADDER FUEL

December 11th, 2007

Maybe you received the email offering cash in exchange for testing the Microsoft/AOL email tracking system. Or you heard that theaters were using subliminal advertising to increase sales of popcorn and soft drinks. Maybe it was the “buy one, get one free” Porsche promotion that caught your attention, or the warning that reusing plastic water bottles is unhealthy since components breakdown and are ingested. The fact that these are all false didn\’t stop thousands of people from forwarding them, repeating them, or believing them. Two of these even made it into the top twenty-five... Read More

Handy Tips to Help You Find More Time

December 10th, 2007

…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? I personally could REALLY use more time these days – way too many tasks for hours in a day. So that\’s when I turn to the trusted advice of others. I found these notes from a program I did a few years back with Rich Schefren. Other tips are ideas I\’ve added myself. I figured if I need to hear this, you might too, right? 1. Track your time. You will see where it goes, and then be able to clearly make choices based... Read More

The Heart of the Matter

December 10th, 2007

…by Prill Boyle What do you really want? If you have no idea, you\’ve got lots of company. Researchers at the Institute for Happiness Studies estimate that only one in ten Americans ever bother to ask themselves that question, let alone act on it. Okay, so I made that statistic up. Heck, I even made the organization up. But look around. Does it seem all that far-fetched that only a tenth of your friends and neighbors have seriously asked themselves what they really want to do? I mean, if they had, would they be living their lives the way they are? Would you? Five years ago, I asked... Read More

The Greatest Gift

December 10th, 2007

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23 nlt When my son, Aaron, was a small tyke, his favorite toys were plastic G I. Joe figures. Every day his little red head could be found poring over his collection. After much deliberation, he picked out two to carry- one in each chubby, little hand. For Christmas, Aaron asked for a specific G. I. Joe. The problem? Every other three-year old in our area wanted the same one. I despaired as Christmas grew closer, and none could be found. Finally, I found it. You would have... Read More

Will Boomers be ?Skiers??

December 10th, 2007

A new acronym is born – “Skiers” – Boomers who will Spend the Kids\’ Inheritance. Is this likely to happen? A lot of financial experts think it will. A recent survey found that more than 60% of Boomers plan to give money to their children before they die – perhaps by funding extended family trips, subsidizing an advanced degree, helping offspring purchase a first home, or paying for their grandkids\’ education. Many Boomers want to see their children (or their children\’s children) enjoy their money while they are still around, thus having less to... Read More

Pause, Observe, and Reflect on a Moment in Your Life.

December 10th, 2007

“Life\’s Challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they\’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” Bernice Johnson Reagon If you were to make time to venture inward to find a moment in your life, what memory would you visit? What emerges when you close your eyes and scan for something that touched you this year? Something that made you proud of your self, brought a smile? Don\’t think too long. Just let it surface and then write about it. Who cares how the words fall on the page? Just get it down and then read it out loud to yourself. If there is one thing... Read More