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The Need For Control and Letting Go

July 29th, 2013

The Need For Control and Letting Go By Becky Feola NABBW’s Associate for Assisted Living and Caregiving  You know those tests they give to college students or potential employees that help identify their skills and the careers/positions they would be best suited for?  Over the years, I have taken four or five of them and every time the answer was the same. The number one career choice for me was the military or more specifically, a drill sergeant.  Although I never entered the military, these skills would come in handy for a large part of my life.  You see, I was my husband’s caregiver... Read More

Take a Hike!

July 26th, 2013

Take A Hike! By Jan Cullinane NABBW’s Expert on The New Retirement  Read More

Deanna Brann, Ph.D

July 26th, 2013

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Traveling With Family? Make It Memorable, Not Miserable!

July 26th, 2013

Traveling With Family? Make It Memorable, Not Miserable! By Deanna Brann, Ph.D. NABBW’s In-Law Survival Associate Summer’s here and it’s time for vacation! Most of us look forward to getting away all year long, anticipating a break from work, worries, and everyday life. But things can get tricky when we include more than just our immediate family. Whether you’re traveling with in-laws, siblings and their families, or even friends, you want the trip to be one that everyone enjoys. Just because you all know each other well doesn’t mean there won’t be any friction. Visiting with people... Read More

Making Your Grandchildren’s Memories “Grand” – Tips to Remember

July 26th, 2013

Making Your Grandchildren’s Memories “Grand” – Tips to Remember By Deanna Brann, Ph.D. NABBW’s In-Law Survival Associate Being a grandparent – what a balancing act! How do you find time to carve out a niche that’s all your own at this particular juncture in your life, as well as spend time with your adult children and their spouses, and then, forge your own unique relationship with each of your grandchildren? This is a tricky feat. We want it all, right? And, why not? Our lives have been building to this rewarding point where we have “our” time, family time, and “grandma-grandpa”... Read More

Four Tips for How Not to Sweat the Small Stuff

July 26th, 2013

Four Tips for How Not to Sweat the Small Stuff By Deanna Brann, Ph.D. NABBW’s In-Law Survival Associate   How many times has someone in your life—an in-law, spouse, co-worker, friend, or whoever—done something or said something that just makes your blood boil and you can’t seem to let it go? You keep replaying it over and over in your head, and the more you think about it the angrier or more hurt you feel. In fact, you find you can’t stop thinking about it. We all have experienced this at one time or another. Even if you don’t say anything to the other person at the time, his... Read More

Four Rooms You Should Visit Daily

July 25th, 2013

Four Rooms You Should Visit Daily By Chloe JonPaul M.Ed. Well now, let\’s talk about those four rooms that I mentioned in my introductory post.  A wise Indian guru once said that man is a house with four rooms:  the physical, the mental, the spiritual, and the emotional.  The problem is that he tends to spend most of his time in only one of those rooms each day whereas it would be in his best interests to visit each of them every day. But…(I hear you moaning!) how is that possible? you say.  I can hardly keep up with my schedule as it is!  Well, that was exactly what I thought... Read More

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life

July 23rd, 2013

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Lorraine Ash, M.A., foreword by Joseph Dispenza http://www.LorraineAsh.com Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne Holmes  This is a brief but powerful  memoir, whose goal  is to speak directly to anyone who has experienced any sort of personal tragedy, life changing event  or trauma which has left them reeling, trying desperately to make sense of their lives and the world.   As memoirs do, Ash begins by sharing her story: The wrenching trauma of how she and her husband lost their only child,... Read More

Give Yourself Permission to Play This Summer

July 22nd, 2013

Give Yourself Permission to Play This Summer By Natalie Caine M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert    Read More

Reluctantly Related: Secrets To Getting Along With Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law

July 21st, 2013

Reluctantly Related: Secrets To Getting Along With Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Deanna Brann, Ph.D. http://www.drdeannabrann.com/ Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne Holmes Dr. Brann, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, begins this book by telling of her own experience with her daughter-in-law, sharing an example of a family thanksgiving get-together that became a disaster  because both she and her daughter-in-law interpreted events from their own perspectives. To make the situation totally clear, she tells us both sides of the... Read More