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Celebrate Love This February. Specifically, Choose to Focus on What You Love About Yourself

January 24th, 2014

Celebrate Love This February. Specifically, Choose to Focus on What You Love About Yourself By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert  Read More

Five Reasons Why Lisbon Is On My List of Top Ten European Cities

January 24th, 2014

Five Reasons Why Lisbon Is On My List of Top Ten European Cities by Teresa Roberts NABBW’s Living Abroad Associate  Read More

God Isn’t Looking for Superstars

January 17th, 2014

God Isn\’t Looking for Superstars By Chloe JonPaul for the NABBW Some of you may remember Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s top-selling album and hit stage production and film, Jesus Christ Superstar.  While some people found it offensive, others found it spiritually uplifting. However, when we look at our own miserable limitations, the idea of being a “superstar” like Jesus seems far-fetched. Well, the good news is that He isn’t looking for superstars.  If you read the Scriptures, you’ll discover that the early Church was filled with a bunch of “nobodies.” Their names and... Read More

Feeling Abandoned? You Can Overcome It!

January 15th, 2014

Feeling Abandoned? You Can Overcome It! By Chloe JonPaul for the NABBW This feeling can occur at any time in our lives and will always be one of the most challenging events we must face.  Quite often we equate abandonment with a baby being left on someone’s doorstep but it encompasses much more. E.C. La Meaux writes that “abandonment represents core human fear; that it is a cumulative wound containing all of the losses and disconnections stemming all the way back to childhood.” While we cannot deny this feeling of abandonment, we don’t have to wallow in it.  There are tools at our disposal... Read More

Feeling Derailed by Failure? Take a Closer Look!

January 15th, 2014

Feeling Derailed by Failure? Take a Closer Look! By Chloe Jon Paul For the NABBW Failure is another F-word nobody likes but it actually is a great teacher if we make an effort to learn the lessons it has to offer.  Stories abound about people who triumphed over failure and most of us are familiar with Thomas Edison’s 9,999 attempts to find the right material for the light bulb filament he was working on. There are so many lessons that failure can teach us.  We simply have to be receptive to the “teachable moment.”  Dr. Scott Zarcinas, founder of Unlocking Your Life seminars offers seven... Read More

Costa Rica: New Ways to Nurture Family

January 14th, 2014

Costa Rica: New Ways to Nourish Family By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority. High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase as millennials, along with grandparents, move in with their parents to alleviate financial stress.... Read More

Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough

January 14th, 2014

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 does... Read More

Winning at Working: Incremental Actions Trump New Year’s Resolutions

January 13th, 2014

Winning at Working: Incremental Actions Trump New Year’s Resolutions By Nan Russell NABBW’s Associate for Winning at Work A recent study found that nearly half of us will make New Year’s resolutions in 2014, but only eight percent of us will reach or keep the promises we make for ourselves. Maybe that’s why I’m not a big fan of New Years resolutions. Sure I’ve made dozens of them, all with good intentions and a bit of magical thinking, believing this time the resolution will stick. Maybe a few have, but generally these wishful self-promises end up broken. And when that happens my... Read More

Never Underestimate The Power of a Hug

January 10th, 2014

Never Underestimate The Power of a Hug By Becky Feola NABBW\’s Associate for Assisted Living and Caregiving January 21st is National Hug Day, an unofficial event created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986.  Although it is not a public holiday, it is worthy of celebration.  The idea behind National Hug Day is to encourage people to reach out and hug a family member, friend, or maybe even a stranger more often.  No matter whom you decide to hug, the mental and physical health benefits are the same to all involved. Rev. Zaborney realized that after the holidays, many people suffered from low... Read More

Millennials, Gifts and the Holiday Spirit

January 2nd, 2014

Millennials, Gifts and the Holiday Spirit By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW Now that we are at the tail end of the 2013 holiday season, you may have begun to realize that traditional gift-wrapped presents don\’t mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt. So much for the negative stereotype that those born between1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from... Read More