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Stepping Out Beyond

February 29th, 2008

When you think of people who are living a fabulous life who comes to mind? Bill Gates? Meryl Streep? Some prince, princess, or high dignitary? Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and he is deeply involved in helping people around the world. That\’s not only fabulous, that\’s almost fabled. But if you knew someone who was going about their life without fame, wealth, and public adulation, would you say that that person is living a fabulous life? For most people the answer would be “No.” And that makes the lives of 99%-plus of the people alive at any time un-fabulous. Are... Read More

I Can\’t Do It All: Breaking Free From the Lies That Control Us

February 25th, 2008

Author: Allison Bottkewww.boomerbabesrock.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Tracie Peterson, Allison Bottke and Dianne O\’Brien If you\’re a boomer and still feel like you have to do it all, think again. While this is something we were told as young women, these three authors share that we can\’t do it all without something suffering. Written from a biblical perspective, they share honest and practical stories that will help ease your pain of having to be all things to all people. Recognizing God\’s desire for us to take adequate time for ourselves so we can live balanced... Read More

Is It Simple Forgetfulness Or The Real Thing? – CD, approx. 70 minutes

February 25th, 2008

Author: Barbara E. Friesnerwww.agewiseliving.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Barbara offers a lovely presentation for those wondering if a loved one is experiencing dementia. Presented professionally with clarity, excellent tone, and instrumental music between segments, you will learn how to discern if a loved one needs medical attention, and if so, how to get the most appropriate care. Once a diagnosis is made, she then takes you through the next steps by sharing personal examples from her life of caring for her grandmother and mother. Barbara admits she is not a physician, however our best... Read More

The Just B Method – DVD

February 25th, 2008

Author: Bernadette Giorgiwww.justbpilates.com/home.htm Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Attitude: Ballet & Pilates Fusion Beyond 50 and Fabulous Bernadette Giorgi, certified Fitness & Pilates Trainer and Martial Artist, has developed this gentle, yet challenging exercise program that is sure to produce results. The DVD takes you through a complete workout which strengthens core muscles, sculpts the body and increases flexibility. Tailored to meet the needs of both the beginner and those that exercise regularly, the routine combines the graceful movements of ballet with the fluid movements... Read More

The Sequoia Seed

February 25th, 2008

Author: Karen Wrightwww.wrightminded.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Author Karen Wright, has compiled a meaningful collection of true stories written by her faithful followers at www.wrightminded.com. She combined the accounts of lives touched by hardship with words of wisdom to shed light on troubling circumstances in our own lives. Written from the premise that even the smallest of changes breathes wonder, power and strength into the lives we seek to create for ourselves, Sequoia Seeds moves to instill hope in our hearts. Who better to teach than those who have “been there?” Wright... Read More

Who, Me? Paranoid? Humor, Humor Everywhere

February 25th, 2008

Author: Erica Stuxwww.authorsden.com/ericastux Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson If you find you\’re short on time, but want something to read that\’s cute, lightly entertaining, and “relatable,” then you might want to test drive, Who, Me? Paranoid? by Erica Stux. It could be this short, humorous book full of daily observations is just the ticket for you. Her stories, such as husbands who think opening the freezer and staring is a sport, or another one where the author says she\’s “running a household with the deductive reasoning of Sherlock Holmes and the intuition... Read More

Sheltering Thoughts about Loss and Grief

February 25th, 2008

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O\’Neillwww.shelteringthoughts.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Sharon Gilchrest O\’Neill has been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over twenty-five years. In Sheltering Thoughts O\’Neill offers comfort to those going through the grieving process. Navigating across grief\’s terrain can seem lonely and uncertain. ShelteringThoughts is a warm embrace; hand-holding guidance; a tender voice filled with encouragement. Words of comfort from people like Helen Keller, C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell and Elizabeth Kubler Ross serve as reminders that we are... Read More

One Little Secret

February 25th, 2008

Author: Allison Bottkewww.allisonbottke.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Ursula wonders what will happen now. It is true that she will have some extra time on her hands: her husband is aggressively pursuing that partnership in the law firm and her children are off creating their futures and she is slightly less needed on the home front. She consoles herself that it isn\’t so bad; she has a vibrant life meeting with friends, spending time on Junior League activities and possibly giving piano lessons again. She is not at all worried about filling her newly acquired freedom and toys with the... Read More

Ahead of Your Time: A Complete Guide for End- of-Life Planning

February 25th, 2008

Author: Dick and Sue Coffinwww.aheadofyourtime.net Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel This is one of the best books you can give a loved one if they understand the beauty of planning for death and dying. It is also a helpful book for baby boomers who like to plan ahead. The Coffins offer a complete guidebook for the end of life choices that will help you and your loved ones feel comforted prior to a death. Who better to write the book than a couple who owns Rogan\’s Memorials and deals with dying regularly. The book allows opportunities to make your wishes known before faced with the death and... Read More

Trees are Bare

February 25th, 2008

Author: Pamela Marie BrownOn Amazon Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos When caring for a loved one who is dying, one finds themselves dipping down and drawing form pools of strength in order to aid the mind, body and spirit during an attempt to minister comfort. Trees are Bare chronicles the months Pamela Marie Brown spent attending to her mother, helping her wage a battle against the cancer that eventually took her life. She transitions through sadness, grief, despair, anger… and finds a way to enable herself to serve her mother with compassion. Brown acknowledges how difficult the journey was;... Read More