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Boomer Women: The Ultimate Caregivers Fifteen Tips for Caring for Yourself

January 31st, 2009

“I don\’t know what to do. I need to be in class, but my daughter\’s day care provider is sick. She needs a sitter for my grandson. Dad also needs a ride to his doctor appointment today. I\’ve made the decision not to attend class, but I\’m not sure who to help. Do I pick up my grandson and take him to dad\’s appointment with me?” These are words of a boomer woman at midlife who went back to school to become a nurse. Being a member of the sandwich generation can be overwhelming. When we include our spouses and selves, we are often caring for four generations.... Read More

5 Steps to Find Your Midlife Purpose

January 29th, 2009

Are you undervalued or underpaid? Are you willing to accept it and for how long? Can you create something new? Midlife is a time of many personal, physical and mental challenges. It\’s also the perfect time to write the next chapters in your life and take action. Eliminate distractions and focus your effort so you have more . . . More energy, more time for what you value, better relationships and more income. Here are 5 steps to help you manage and map your midlife: 1. Make A Fresh Start Whether it is your overflowing mail or your year\’s worth of fast food wrappers lining the floor... Read More

GET SMART ABOUT DIGESTIVE HEALTH!

January 28th, 2009

NABBW JANUARY TELESEMINAR GET SMART ABOUT DIGESTIVE HEALTH! Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET Open to the public and TOLL FREE! Carolyn O\’Neil, MS, RD , author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! www.carolynoneil.com/ Carolyn will discuss digestive health topics, while sharing some tips that every woman should know about eating right and feeling fabulous! CALL IN INFORMATION Telephone number: 1-866-712-7678 Code: 7763396# By registering for this teleseminars, you will receive an email reminder for the call and be added to our mailing list. You may unsubscribe... Read More

Sell Us Something. Please!

January 26th, 2009

Baby boomer women are the healthiest, wealthiest and best educated generation of women to ever hit midlife. (Notice I said wealthiest.) We have money to spend and we\’re upset that hardly a soul is marketing to us. We make 80% of the purchasing decisions in the home. We\’re at the peak of our earning potential and some of us are inheriting our parent\’s money. We buy cars, electronics, technology, clothes, cosmetics, food, and household items. We also make lots of travel arrangements. During the past 18 months, I\’ve traveled with my spouse, son, family, girlfriends, with... Read More

Making a Container for Tax Back-up Receipts

January 19th, 2009

Tax time is stressful for most people. However, if you have your information organized ahead of time, it can be less stressful. Follow the directions below to create your own organizing container for tax back-up receipts. Make a list of all of the deductions that you take for your business. Check with your accountant or financial person to see if you forgot any deductions. These are some of the common categories for deductions: Advertising/Marketing, Cell Phone, Credit Card, Donations, Insurance, Office Expenses, Books/Magazines, Professional Services, Professional Dues, Training/Seminars, Travel,... Read More

How to Organize Your Office

January 19th, 2009

It is no secret that having an organized office can help you be more productive and feel less stressed. Since the focus of my business is office organizing, I hear lots of complaints from clients that say they feel so overwhelmed at organizing their offices. Here are a few tips to make that job less stressful. Look at your physical space and decide what you need in it to operate a business. Remove all items that don’t relate to an office if possible. Create office zones: 1-where you work most often- usually the desk, phone, computer, printer, desk accessories, and active files. 2-Overflow supplies,... Read More

Still Dreaming at Midlife

January 16th, 2009

When I was a little girl all I dreamed about was getting married and having kids. This wasn’t the “in thing” for a gal raised during the 60s and 70s. Mothers who felt trapped at home in loveless marriages and/or without careers told their daughters the world was their oyster. They inspired them to “do something with their lives; don’t be dependent on a man.” I was madly in love with my high school sweetheart while friends were speaking of going away to college and pursuing careers. The plan was for my beau to get into optometry school and then we’d marry. The dream came true. At... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Green Your Wardrobe

January 13th, 2009

Buying clothes can consume a big chunk of your budget – especially if you have kids and teenagers. New clothes also take their toll on the planet, given how much water, pesticides and energy required to produce cotton, polyester and other fabrics (NOTE: 10% of all agricultural chemicals and 25% of insecticides in the U.S. are used to grow cotton. It takes almost 1/3 of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one t-shirt.) Meanwhile, “out of style” clothes can end up in the trash even though they still have a lot of life left in them. How... Read More

How to use Essential Oils to Treat Thinning Hair

January 13th, 2009

Aromatherapy dates back to the Egyptians and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of bodily conditions. Losing hair causes both women and men anxiety and has generated a multi-million dollar industry. But studies show that inexpensive, home-grown remedies might just be the best answer. Aromatherapy consists of concentrated flower extracts, leaves and roots from different plants that aid regeneration. This kind of hair loss is referred to in medical terms as Alopecia Areata. It\’s a patchy kind of baldness thought to be related to an autoimmune disorder. Scottish dermatologists,... Read More

Dream Big, Dream With Love

January 13th, 2009

The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all continuing holidays. It was observed 4000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians and has continued, with only minor interruptions, into modern times. Anything with a history that long and enduring clearly has deep significance for the human psyche. Perhaps it\’s simply a celebration of being alive, having made it through another circle of the sun. But for many of us there is also the recognition of death and rebirth, a letting go of what has been and surrendering to what is yet to be. Philosophers make the distinction between “being”—that... Read More