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Personal Board of Directors

July 31st, 2009

I called a close friend soon after my daughters left for college. Parts of me felt hallow as I was alone in the house for the first time in 20-plus years. Tearfully, I told her, “I miss my babies.” “Then,” she said, “it\’s time for you to grow.” I was taken aback by her response. Time for me to grow? I was an adult; wasn\’t my growing completed? In the mid-80s, there weren\’t many resources to help me on my journey. Talk shows like “Oprah” and self-help books weren\’t as prevalent as they are today. I was able to find “Pulling Your Own Strings” by Dr.... Read More

Growing a New You

July 31st, 2009

People should behave like lobsters, says Rev. Sheila Pierce, and spend their lives continually molting. We have a lot to learn from a clawed creature that removes himself from his old shell in order to grow a new one dozens of times over, said the pastor on a recent Sunday at the Center of Peace in Philadelphia. Our inner growth process can change just as often in the search of our true self. While a lobster prepares for molting, his old shell cracks and he backs out of it, leaving it behind. In the new soft shell, he is vulnerable to predators, and must remain in hiding while waiting for his shell... Read More

Avoiding the Physical Limitations of Past Generations – Removing, Re-training, and Relaxing!

July 30th, 2009

NABBW JULY TELESEMINAR Avoiding the Physical Limitations of Past Generations Removing, Re-training, and Relaxing! Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:00 p.m. EST with Kathi Casey The NABBW is excited to have as the host of this teleseminar, Kathi Casey, producer and star of her own TV show, “To Your Health.” Kathi is certified in Pilates, an experienced registered Hatha Yoga Teacher, a certified Acu-Yoga Teacher, and has taken advanced courses in Pilates, Somatics, QiQong, Tai Partner Yoga, and Healing Touch. Kathi has over 20 yrs experience working with special needs populations. Here are just a few... Read More

Humor is Serious Business for Boomers

July 30th, 2009

Most people know that humor and laughter are beneficial for relieving stress. In fact, research supports laughter as a tool for lowering blood pressure, boosting immune function, releasing endorphins, which are the body\’s natural painkillers, and producing a general feeling of overall well-being. Experts say that as you grow older, your view of the world becomes altered and your perspective on things changes. This means that what you found funny when you were younger, may no longer apply today. Laughter and a sense of humor are natural resources, easily attainable and free. What people... Read More

Where is the Most Peaceful Place on the Planet?

July 27th, 2009

A few years ago my wife and I spent three months in New Zealand. We were struck by the beauty of the country, the slow pace of life, and the friendliness of the people. We had a wonderful experience on December 21st, my birthday. My whole life I’ve celebrated the shortest, darkest day of the year. But in the Southern hemisphere, of course, it’s the longest, brightest day of the year. We were walking downtown and had planned to have dinner at a nice restaurant. It was late afternoon and my wife said she wanted to do a little shopping before the shops closed. I chuckled to myself and thought,... Read More

Irritable Out-of-Work Men and the Women Who Love Them

July 27th, 2009

Dear Dr. Diamond, Three months ago my husband lost his job. I\’ve done my best to be understanding and supportive, but he\’s getting more irritable, angry, and withdrawn. I try and let him know I don\’t blame him, that it\’s the economy not something he\’s done wrong, but he just snaps my had off. It\’s hard enough not having his paycheck, but what\’s even worse is the strain this is putting on our relationship. I don\’t want our marriage to fall apart. What can I do? As a psychotherapist, specializing in men\’s health, I get letters... Read More

Viagra for Women? Could the Little Blue Pill Be Right for You?

July 27th, 2009

Millions of middle-aged men have used Viagra in order to improve erections and enhance their sex lives. Ever since the drug was first released in 1998 there has been talk about the possible benefits for women suffering from sexual dysfunction. Certainly Pfizer (and other pharmaceutical companies) would like to expand their sales to the other half of the human population. Once a prescription drug is approved for at least one indication, physicians are free to prescribe it for any other disorders or symptoms for which they believe it would be effective, a practice called off-label prescribing.... Read More

The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life

July 27th, 2009

Author: Jan Cullinane and Cathy Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Baby Boomers are the healthiest, wealthiest and best educated generation to ever hit retirement. They\’re known for reinventing every life stage they\’ve entered. Authors Jan Cullinane and Cathy Fitzgerald were ahead of their time when they penned their first edition of this book in 2004. Now in its second edition, and with early boomers at the retirement age, the book has become the resource for all things retirement. Whether you are already retired or heading in that direction, this book... Read More

Michael Jackson and the High Cost of Fame

July 27th, 2009

Coming from a family of entertainers with a demanding stage-dad, Michael Jackson had been in the limelight since he was a young boy. Super stardom was all he knew. Although talented, famous and adored, his was a lonely life – one full of contradictions. He tried to create his own private reality around castles, theme parks and pet chimpanzees. In his own mind he was a modern-day Peter Pan. In the mind of others he was “Wacko Jacko” and his bizarre behavior often overshadowed his musical brilliance. Jackson was living proof of the emotional cost of a life spent in the public eye,... Read More

NABBW July 09 Associate Update

July 22nd, 2009

Greetings Associates! It\’s been too long since I addressed you as a group, though Georgia and I have certainly enjoyed calls and emails with each of you. Because some of you have heard bits and pieces about the latest at the NABBW and BoomerWomenSpeak, I thought it would be nice to give all of you the whole scoop at once. A lot continues to take place with regards to growth and let me explain why. Several months ago, I retained a Search Engine Optimization group for one year. The first couple months were spent adjusting codes, etc. within our data base to allow search engines to find us... Read More