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Michael Jackson\’s Children a Year after His Death

June 28th, 2010

This week marks a year since Michael Jackson died. After his untimely death, a major focus was the future of his children, Prince, Paris and \’Blanket.\’ According to Jackson\’s will, his mother was to raise them – and the judge granted her permanent custody. All the while, pundits were busy predicting who would really take care of them. The number of boomer grandparents assuming care and financial responsibility for grandchildren continues to increase. Statistics show that over 2.9 million grandparents are raising more than 4.5 million grandchildren. This is particularly... Read More

Weight Gain – The Really Good News

June 28th, 2010

Tired of being lectured about the virtues of losing weight? So many dire predictions, so many difficult to-do lists. New findings say we can lighten up a bit. Yes, obesity is definitely terrible for your health, and exercise is definitely a good thing. However, a nice little 10 –15 pounds extra is not be so bad. It may even have some advantages. If you’re 10-15 pounds over the norm, here’s the good news. Compared to your skinny girlfriend: You’re no more likely to die of cancer or cardiovascular disease. In your 70’s, you have a reduced risk of dying over a 10-year period. (Both obese... Read More

The Philanthropic Muse

June 25th, 2010

In the current issues of Fortune Magazine billionaires Warren Buffest, Bill Gales, and Melinda Gates ask the nation’s billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. Such a noble idea could just be the catalyst to reverse decades of “the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer,” to paraphrase a familiar tune. Individual, corporate and foundation giving to charity in 2008, according to Giving USA, which tracks all contributions, was in the neighborhood of $307.65 billion dollars While many may consider this to be a handsome... Read More

Authoring Baby Boomer Fiction – Where to start and how to finish!

June 23rd, 2010

Scroll down the page to see BOTH teleseminars and register! The NABBW Announces Two NEW June Teleseminars with guests Vikki Stark and Susan Santangelo The second JUNE teleseminar is … Authoring Baby Boomer Fiction – Where to start and how to finish! with guest Susan Santangelo babyboomermysteries.com Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST with Q&A to follow Author of Retirement Can Be Murder Susan Santangelo has been a feature writer, drama critic, and editor for daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in the New York metropolitan area for over twenty years, including... Read More

Runaway Husbands – Surviving and Thriving

June 22nd, 2010

The NABBW Announces Two NEW June Teleseminars with guests Vikki Stark and Susan Santangelo The first teleseminar is … Runaway Husbands – Surviving and Thriving with guest Vikki Stark www.runawayhusbands.com Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST with Q&A to follow Author of Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife\’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal Vikki Stark, B.A. (Psychology, Barnard College), M.S.W. (Social Work, New York University), is highly qualified family therapist with twenty-five years of professional clinical experience working with families. Since... Read More


June 22nd, 2010

Author: Mary Anne Benedettowww.awriterspresence.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes This is a fun, quick read, exactly the sort of book to pack as you head off on a summer vacation. The story begins in an Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, where empty-nesters Laina and Dan Strickland have happily moved, after raising a family in suburban Connecticut. Laina loves their eighth-floor view of Central Park and delights in big-city life. We quickly learn that the Strickland\’s, a physically attractive couple, both tall, sandy haired, blue eyed and fitness obsessed, have each been employed at their... Read More

Zen and the Art of Journaling

June 17th, 2010

NABBW June Teleseminar Zen and the Art of Journaling Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:00 pm EST with Erica Miner www.ericaminer.com Author of Travels With My Lovers, and, Murder In The Pit Violinist turned author, Erica Miner has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, lecturer and poet. A native of Detroit, she studied music at Boston University, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Center, and ultimately won the coveted position of violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City. When injuries from a car accident spelled the end... Read More

Moving Into Your Groove

June 17th, 2010

It is well known that recent studies suggest that a three week period is critical for retention. Three weeks appears to the minimal time frame needed to install a new habit or not let it slip away from awareness. Did you ever hear this before? The evidence behind it is that three weeks of consistent practice is sufficient time to lay down the new neuromuscular grooves. This is poignant given what movements we ask of ourselves during gardening season I have liked to call it a ‘21 day experiment\’. This is what I use with new clients that come into our movement studio and are looking to make... Read More

When Reality Sets In – Dealing With the Stuff in the Family Home
after the Loss of Your Parents

June 16th, 2010

It had been a week since Dad\’s funeral, and life was getting back to normal for Sharon. Despite the sadness of the occasion, it had been nice to be with her brother and sister and their families. She hadn\’t been to her dad\’s house since he went into the hospital. She dreaded walking into the empty house, knowing it contained a flood of memories. As she got in her car to drive across town to the house she grew up in, the lump in her throat grew. She thought about all the happy times around the dinner table, and many other memories. As she unlocked the door and stepped into the... Read More

Why Don\’t You Understand – A Gender Relationship Dictionary

June 15th, 2010

Author: Dr. Karen Gail Lewiswww.GenderDictionary.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Looking to dispel confusion in the hotbed of misunderstandings called your relationship? Maybe you\’re one of the lucky ones and communication between you and your significant other is smooth as silk all the time: you are on the same wavelength 24/7 and you never find yourself in the position of having to figure out where the other is coming from. You may be an anomaly, so this little dictionary of sorts is not for you, you\’ve got it. But for the rest of us Dr. Karen Gail Lewis writes Why Don\’t... Read More