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What Do You Worry About?

October 19th, 2013

What Do You Worry About? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Changes, like empty nest, bring up past losses and worries. Your inner critic may have a feast saying things in your head that aren’t true. Recently, our group shared what worries them. Perhaps some of the items on their list sound familiar to you. How about: Not hearing from my kids for weeks Not feeling important/needed Lose of interest in my partner Lack of passion No sex drive at this stage of life Being lonely Finances not being enough for my future Health limitations that will make me feel old and not able... Read More

Is It Safe For Women to Travel Alone?

October 16th, 2013

Is It Safe For Women to Travel Alone? By Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Expert on Living Abroad  Read More

Is Empty Nest Necessary?

October 13th, 2013

Is Empty Nest Necessary? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert In my group, sweet Susan said with a slight laugh, “Loss is necessary but is empty nest?” We were talking about the cumulative losses over our lifetimes. Susan was having a sad day. Her bottom line essentially boiled down to this, “I tried for months to get pregnant, then put up with enforced bed rest in order to stay pregnant, then once he got to age two I had to raise him by myself, etc.,  Yet no one told me loss is necessary and he will leave, and won’t put a thank-you note in my mailbox. Experts... Read More

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns

October 11th, 2013

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough. It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you\’re actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don\’t always get advance warning of the risks ahead.... Read More

Testing Retirement Waters: Is It Time For You to Wade Out, Keep Treading or Plunge In? Here\’s Help For You to Figure Out What\’s Your Best Move — Right Now

October 7th, 2013

Testing Retirement Waters: Is It Time For You  to Wade Out, Keep Treading or Plunge In? Here\’s Help for You to Figure Out Your Best Move  – Right Now By Dr. Marie Langworthy Brrr! The Water’s Too Cold! Wade Out How do you know when your career waters are becoming too cold for comfort and it’s time for you to wade out? You don’t have to dip in your metaphorical toe to know that suddenly, after all these years, your longtime career seems to be running cold. The boss doesn’t require you at his/her beck and call each morning. You no longer seem to be the one he/she turns... Read More

Please Join Our Upcoming NABBW Teleseminars… All Live Events Are FREE

October 3rd, 2013

THURSDAY October 10, 2013 @ 8 PM Eastern time: Teleseminar with new NABBW Associate Wendy Boorn MC, LPC. Wendy is NABBW’s new “Associate for Mothers of Adult Children.” Her topic is “Baby Boomer Women: Help for Parents of Boomerang Kids.” Wendy, a licensed psychotherapist with 35 years of clinical experience, will be discussing the issues that many of today’s mothers of adult children struggle with. She is the author of “I Thought I’d Be done By Now, Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace.” WEDNESDAY October 23, 2013 @ 8 PM Eastern time: Teleseminar with... Read More

Medicare Enrollment Just Days Away: Obamacare Impact, Tips

October 3rd, 2013

Time to Choose a Medicare Coverage Plan – What You Don\’t Know May Cost You By Ross Blair, Senior Vice President, Fall is a big time for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and if you are over 65, you might be confused about what that means for your Medicare benefits. This year, the enrollment periods for “Obamacare” and Medicare overlap, which may have you wondering if one is related to the other. The simple answer is no. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 or older. It also helps with coverage for certain younger people with disabilities... Read More

Asking for Direction – a Spiritual Tool

October 3rd, 2013

Trina was in a quandary. Her 24-year-old son Justin was begging her to pay next semester’s college tuition, and she just didn’t know what to do. On the one hand, she was anxious for him to complete his degree and get a full-time job, especially since he still lived rent-free with his mom and dad. On the other hand, Justin never saved much of the money he made at his job and already owed his parents thousands of dollars in loans he had used to pay for a car, college, and so on. He always offered a re-payment plan, but his resolve always dwindled after a few months. One year earlier, Trina and... Read More

Learning to Let Go: The Key to Parenting Adult Children

October 3rd, 2013

“I’m totally devastated! I just found out my son Jeff’s wife Ella has been having an affair with a co-worker for the last year,” my friend Janet wept through the phone. “It seems like yesterday that we stood at the front of that church and gave our blessing on their marriage. She seemed just perfect. He was my baby so I finally felt free to live my own life – my husband and I even planned our second honeymoon for shortly after they came home from theirs. And then a few years later they had those precious little girls – I thought they would be happy forever. “And now this – I’m... Read More

The Power of Encouragement

October 3rd, 2013

My 44-year-old client Ruben went through his fourth chemical dependency treatment program a year ago and has been clean and sober ever since. A drug addict since his early teens, at no previous time has his sobriety lasted longer than six months. He freely admits that his totally willingness to do whatever is suggested to him by his sponsor and the professionals involved in his care has made all the difference. “I tried it my way long enough to know that doesn’t work – now I’m finally learning to follow directions.” For the first time, Ruben has added individual therapy to his 12 Step... Read More