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The Holidays Are Upon Us: How Are You Doing At Projecting an Image of “Warmth and Welcome?”

November 24th, 2013

The Holidays Are Upon Us: How Are You Doing At Projecting an Image of “Warmth and Welcome?” By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Thanksgiving and holiday time brings out the shine, goodies and beauty, as well as my black stretch pants.   I love the holidays for its anticipation, creativity, memories of loved ones, sentiments, and new traditions. When we travel and gather, like a decorated room, we mix and match.  We move our lives around, like chairs, and hope for comfort and connection. I know holidays also bring expectations and disappointments from the mundane... Read More

Dealing With Grief During the Holiday Season

November 24th, 2013

Dealing With Grief During the Holiday Season  By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. As the holiday season approaches, there are many persons dreading the very thought of it.  This may be due to the recent loss of a loved one, divorce, serious illness, family friction, diminished finances, and much more.  Whatever the reason, now is the time to become proactive in dealing with your grief.  There are effective tools to help you wage your battle with grief or help someone you know who is facing this dilemma. The first order of business is to “remember the reason for the season.”  At Thanksgiving we have... Read More

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren\’t Born Yesterday

November 22nd, 2013

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren\’t Born Yesterday Kindle Edition Author: George & Sedena Cappannelli Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This insightful and groundbreaking book has already won several awards, including: The 2013 USA Best Book Award for spirituality and inspiration The 2013 Independent Book Sellers Books For Better Living Gold Medal The Pinnacle Achievement Award For Most Inspirational Non-Fiction Book of 2013 and The California Book Sellers Award Which means this reviewer is in good company when I write... Read More

Green Bean Casserole: A Classic Thanksgiving Dish — Now You Can Make It Over to Be Low Fat, Low Cholesterol — And Still Delightfully Yummy. Here\’s How!

November 20th, 2013

Green Bean Casserole: A Classic Thanksgiving Dish — Now You Can Make It Over to Be Low Fat, Low Cholesterol — And Still Delightfully Yummy. Here\’s How! By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Associate  Read More

Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey

November 15th, 2013

Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey Kindle Edition Author:  Shirley Press, MD Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW As this memoir opens in early September 2010, Dr. Shirley Press is a board-certified, pediatric emergency physician with 30 years of experience treating children with acute medical conditions. She is director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. A woman busy trying to balance patients, paperwork, her personal needs and the needs of her... Read More

Looking for Something to Do Together? How About Taking Ballroom Dance Lessons! (No Worries About “So You Think You Can Dance?” The Answer Is: “Yes, You Can!”)

November 7th, 2013

Looking for Something to Do Together? How About Taking Ballroom Dance Lessons! (No Worries About “So You Think You Can Dance?” The Answer Is: “Yes, You Can!“) By Judith Sherven, Ph.D. NABBW’s Healthy Relationships Expert  Read More

It’s My Party, Where’s My Pony?

November 7th, 2013

It’s My Party, Where’s My Pony?  By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert This is my birthday month. I’ll be 36. Well, I will be if I calculate my age in base 17, which I do. That’s right, being a math geek pays off big as you get older! If you want, I can calculate your age for you as well. Just let me find my old slide rule. Many other “36”-year-olds want to forget they even have a birthday. They prefer to roll up in the fetal position in a closet and whimper softly as they contemplate their own mortality. That does NOT sound like the kind of party I want to be invited... Read More

Holiday Tips: Discover How to Successfully Create “Those” Memorable Moments with Your Grandchildren ~~ Without Creating “Those Moments” with Their Parents

November 4th, 2013

Holiday Tips: Discover How to Successfully Create “Those” Memorable Moments with Your Grandchildren   ~~  Without Creating “Those Moments” with Their Parents By Deanna Brann, Ph.D. NABBW’s In-Law Survival Associate With the holidays in full swing, we all are trying our darndest to find those perfect gifts, prepare our homes, and make the season memorable—for us as well as for those we love. But too often, despite our best efforts, the holidays end up being incredibly stressful. Much of this holiday tension comes from those frustrating “family issues” that crop up when we... Read More

Riding High in Ecuador

November 3rd, 2013

Riding High in Ecuador by Linda Ballou NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate    Spirits soared as I galloped through undulating fields of shimmering wheat beneath a brilliant sun in the highlands of the Northern Andes of Ecuador. The sound of my steady mount’s hoofs upon the grassy lane and the brisk wind cooling my cheeks were all I thought of as I followed Sally Vergette’s lead across the top of the world. Far below, the villages resting in the Otavalo Valley surrounding platinum Pablo Lake looked like tinker toy towns from the lofty vantage of the condor. This romp with a band of nine... Read More

Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough

November 3rd, 2013

Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough  By Lisa Byrne, B.S. Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Massage therapists make my job really challenging. Some. Not all. I’m using this particular profession as the first I pick on. Chiropractors and physical therapists are next. Every one of these professionals does something to the person they’re treating. You know what that is? It’s the doing. They do to the person. The person in front of them has a passive experience. It’s the being done to I’m referring to. Like my hair dresser. She... Read More