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NABBW Associates are a panel of experts assembled by Dotsie Bregel, NABBW’s retired Founder, and Anne L. Holmes, NABBW’s “Boomer in Chief,” who are willing to offer a wealth of advice concerning women’s issues for NABBW members. All associates are passionate about encouraging and supporting baby boomer women.

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Adriane Berg Associate for Successful Aging & Ageless Travel

Adriane Berg is the Host of the two weekly podcasts, The Ageless Traveler: Lifelong Travel Made Easy and Generation Bold, The Fountain of Truth About Aging, as well as the author of fourteen books on money and lifestyle. She sits on the United Nations NGO-NYC Committee or Ageing and is Cheerleader in Chief for Business Authority 50+, guiding the growing number of later-life entrepreneurs to success.

Adriane is a highly sought-after business development consultant and inspirational keynote speaker, ready to present to your business or consumer audience.

Adriane's mission is to change our concept of aging and the mature life stage to one of good health, excitement, and accomplishment. Baby boomer women are the best educated and most affluent group of women in history. Yet, many struggle with one unifying issue. They have no real place for contribution.

Adriane is a highly sought-after business development consultant and inspirational keynote speaker, ready to present to your business or consumer audience.

Adriane's mission is to change our concept of aging and the mature life stage to one of good health, excitement, and accomplishment. Baby boomer women are the best educated and most affluent group of women in history. Yet, many struggle with one unifying issue. They have no real place for contribution.

Recent Articles
  • The Ageless Traveler: Is Dental Tourism Right for You? Or How We Saved $30,000 and Got a Great Smile
  • The Ageless Traveler: What’s On Your Second Bucket List?
  • The Ageless Traveler: An Essential Guide to Traveling with an Older Adult
Recent Podcastsview more
  • Solo Travel with Guest: Pamela Holt
  • How to Volunteer: Tips on Finding Life Purpose
  • Stress-Free Airport Hacks: How Pheonix's Sky Harbor Airport is Making Lifelong Travel Easy
Ann Leach Loss & Change Associate

The owner of the Creative Cottage in Joplin, Missouri, Ann Leach is a highly experienced coach, speaker and writer focused on building a global grief community designed to assist people in moving through loss and change after a life-altering event. Contact Ann at Ann@CreativeCottageJoplin.com.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Holiday Grief: Why I Give You Permission to Do It Mindfully
  • Seasons Change and So Do You
  • Scaredy Cats Are Not Just For Halloween. Here’s How to Conquer Your Fears Year ‘Round
Recent Podcasts
  • 5 Steps to Holiday Grief Survival
Anne Holmes NABBW’s “Boomer in Chief”

As "Boomer in Chief" of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, Anne is passionate about educating, empowering and enriching the lives of Baby Boomer Women, as we now begin to age beyond our middle years and enthusiastically launch ourselves into life’s next stage – which most people call old age. We Boomers know aging doesn’t have to diminish us. We still have a lot to offer the world, and we continue to be ready and willing to enthusiastically participate. Actively involved with a number of Boomer-focused organizations and committees, Anne keeps a steady finger on the pulse of this still-spirited generation, with the goal of helping us all to enjoy life, stay healthy and continue to live lives that are rich in every sense of the word. Beyond that, Anne is dedicated to helping facilitate the positive interaction between Baby Boomers and the hard-working younger generations who are readying themselves to “take the world’s reins” and continue our efforts to move society in a positive direction.

Recent Articlesview more
  • NABBW’s 2023 Update on Traveling Safely with a Chronic Illness or Disability
  • Tammy Hader Offers Her Quick Start Guide to Parent/Child Role Reversal
  • Book Review: Lost Angel Unleashed: You’ll Be “Gobsmacked” At Ballou’s Third Book in Her Lost Angel Travel Series
Recent Podcastsview more
  • Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children
  • How to Achieve Success in a #MeToo World
  • Own Your BS: The No Nonsense Guide to Addressing Your Female Head Talk

Barbara Friesner is the country's leading Generational Coach and an expert on issues affecting Seniors and their families. She has been interviewed for Advising Boomers magazine, featured on NY1 TV's Focus on Seniors and Coping with Caregiving on wsRadio. She has also been quoted in newspapers and magazines across the country and her articles have been published in the CAPSule, the Children of Aging Parent's newsletter.

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  • Aging Parent: How Do I Know If I Should Be Worried?
  • Stand Up & Speak Out for Real Wellness
  • Year-End Special
Barbara Tobias Author, speaker, thrift specialist, and frugal decorating consultant

Barb Tobias, author, speaker, thrift specialist, and frugal decorating consultant is a hopeless Thrift-a-holic. Lauded as the frugally chic purveyor of an environmentally conscious nation, Barb' s release, Tossed & Found, gives the reader a birds-eye-view of the riches stashed within the dimly lit coffers of the thrift world. Barb Tobias is available for speaking engagements, workshops, guest appearances and media events. 1-877-711-DIVA (3482)

Recent Articlesview more
  • Thrift Shopping Your Way to Wealth
  • The Frustrations of Our Long, Cold Winter Can\’t Hold Out Much Longer: Not When Our Thrifty Diva Cheerily Reminds Us That “Garage Sale Season is Coming…”
  • The Art of Garage-Sale “Barbgaining”

Becky Feola is the owner and founder of Assisted Living Advantage. Assisted Living Advantage provides families and individuals with counseling, evaluation, and placement services to those in need of or with loved ones in need of assisted living or residential elder care. Feola regularly hosts educational seminars to help others to make the right decisions for their own families. To learn more about services available or to check the seminar schedule, visit www.assistedlivingadvantage.com.

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  • Medicare: Even Rocket Scientists Can Find Understanding It Convoluted and Confusing. To the Rescue: “Medicare 101”
  • Caregiving Begins With Self Care
  • The Need For Control and Letting Go
Carol Sorgen Columnist, Writer, World Traveler

Carol Sorgen is a nationally recognized writer, editor, and public relations consultant. Her articles—on subjects as diverse as travel, health care, education, architecture, interior design, the arts, and business—appear in both print and on-line publications including The Washington Post, DC Style, Resort Living, The Baltimore Sun, European Homes & Gardens, Decorating Spaces, Chesapeake Home, WebMD, Baltimore Jewish Times and Washington Jewish Week…to name just a few.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Moving to a New Beat in Lausanne
  • Walking Vacations
  • Travel to A Fairy-Tale Chateau in the French Countryside

Carolee Duckworth is an avid traveler, an expert trip designer, and co-author (with Brian Lane) of the books Your Great Trip to France, Your Great 5-Day Trip to Paris, and Your Great 5-Day Trip to Loire Châteaux, available on amazon.com. Coming soon: Your Great 5-Day Trip to Normandy and Your Great 5-Day Trip to the Côte d’Azur.

Visit GreatTripGuide.com for a free copy of our definitive guide to packing: "How to Pack Like a Pro," and to receive periodic emails with new trip itineraries and travel tips. Ignite your passion for travel, while preserving your independence.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Your Trip to Normandy In Brief: Conquerors and Liberators
  • Our Late Fall Armchair Trip: Pueblos and Balloons of New Mexico: Santa Fe & Albuquerque
  • Montréal & Quebec City: A Trip to France without Crossing the Atlantic
Recent Podcasts
  • Baby Boomer Women Shifting Gears at Midlife
Cathy Taylor Writer, Entrepreneur

Cathy's passion for the internet, as well as her own transition into peri-menopause, was the impetus to create her first website Everything Menopause. She writes often regarding menopause and issues that concern women at mid-life including healing the mind, body and emotions. You can also find some of her health-related articles online at www.ezinearticles.com/?expert=Cathy_Taylor

Recent Articlesview more
  • Take Back Your Sleep
  • Urinary Tract Infections – 6 Ways to Prevent Them During Menopause
  • 6 Secrets to Relieving Vaginal Dryness During Menopause

Dr. Deanna Brann is a leading expert on mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships who helps women get unstuck in their relationships so they can peacefully coexist. As a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law herself she knows this relationship inside and out. She combines her personal experience with her clinical skills and expertise to take you from feeling hopeless to feeling hopeful with easy to follow insights, tools and strategies.

Dr. Brann is a media expert, a national speaker on women and relationships, and a consultant for women struggling with relationships – personally or professionally – who want to make things better. She is also the author of the award-winning book, Reluctantly Related: Secrets to Getting Along With Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law and a second book, Mothers-in-Law & Daughters-in-Law Say the Darndest Things!

Recent Articlesview more
  • Is Your Son Pulling Away From You? Here Are The Real Reasons He May Be Doing So – Part 2
  • Is Your Son Pulling Away? Get the Real Reasons He May Be Doing So – Part 1
  • Daughter-in-Law Alert: Is Your Maternal Relationship Actually Hurting Your Marriage?
Recent Podcasts
  • Tips for MIL/DIL Harmony

Deborah Clark says she might never have taken up gardening if she hadn’t had neighbors who shared their love of gardening with her – but moved away. It all started in 1973, she says, when a departing neighbor invited her to take care of an already-planted community vegetable garden plot: all she had to do was weed and harvest. She was hooked. The following year, another departing neighbor left behind a copy of Rodale’s iconic book, “Organic Gardening” which gave her a solid basis in organic techniques.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Seedbed Troubleshooting Causes Gardeners to Become Natural Technicians
  • Sowing Seeds Indoors
  • The Patio – Wild or Tame?
Diane MacEachern Author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and conservationist

Diane MacEachern, the author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, is passionate about empowering women to use their marketplace clout to protect the environment.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Confused About How to Be An Earth-friendly Consumer? Eco Labels Make Green Shopping Easier
  • Getting a Green Clean from Maid Brigade
  • America Recycles Day – What Are You Recycling?
Recent Podcasts
  • Going Green: Saving Dollars While Saving the Environment

Children's author and inspirational writer, Donna J. Shepherd, looks at everyday life and finds God's fingerprints everywhere. From bird watching to the Beatitudes, Donna's writing touches the heart with wisdom and humor while feeding the mind with daily portions of God's Word.

She is currently a columnist for The Dabbling Mum and a staff poet for The Inspiration Station. Her articles and poetry have appeared in Reminisce Extra, Just Between Us, Guideposts for Kids, Penwomanship, Sisters in the Lord, and many more. Her devotionals appear in Daily Grace for Women, Devotional Reflections to Nourish Your Soul (Honor Books), and Anytime Prayers for Everyday Moms (Warner Books).

Recent Articlesview more
  • Watch Your Mouth
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Perseverance
Dr. Dorree Lynn Practicing Psychologist and Life Coach

Dr. Dorree is the founder and Editor-In Chief of FiftyandFurthermore.com, a lifestyle website that is known for offering sexy, savvy and sage advice for grownups over 50. She is also a practicing psychologist and life coach in Washington, D.C. and Florida with over 4 decades of experience.

Recent Articlesview more
  • 50 Shades of Grand
  • Day Trips & Hotel Sex
  • Why Can\’t You Hear Me?

Dr. Janet is a nationally recognized expert in the field of health, wellness and cardiovascular disease prevention and is frequently sought after by the media as a trusted source of nutrition and fitness information.

Janet holds master’s degrees in both nutrition and exercise physiology and a doctorate in exercise physiology. She is a registered dietitian and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Wellcoaches, Inc.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Mid-Summer is Time to Enjoy More Awesome Heart Healthy Allium Veggies!
  • 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!
  • Bananas and Chocolate: Two Blood-Pressure Lowering Superfoods!!
Dumont Gerken Owen, Ph. D. Certified Career Management Coach

Dumont puts the Zoom in Boomer Careers!

Her mission is to inspire experienced professionals to realize their unique passions and qualifications, and provide them with strength, resources, and strategies to achieve their job search or career transition.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Does Creating Your Personal Career Brand Make You Want to Cringe?
  • Powerful Tools to Reach Your Career Goals!
  • Women Boomers: Promote Your Unique Soft Skills & Ace the Interview – Part 1

Former Metropolitan Opera violinist ERICA MINER has had a multi-faceted career as an award-winning screenwriter, author, lecturer and poet. Her screenplays have won awards in recognized competitions, and her debut novel, Travels With My Lovers, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. Erica’s 1960s coming-of-age novel, FourEver Friends, published in 2009, was written with Baby Boomer Women in mind. Her highly anticipated suspense thriller, Murder In The Pit, released in June of 2010, has received five-start reviews across the board.

Recent Articlesview more
  • The Power of Journaling – Article 9 in a Series: Exercise Redux
  • The Power of Journaling – Article 9 in a Series: Come on, everybody, do your “Exercise”
  • The Power of Journaling – Article 8 in a Series: Journaling Equipment (addenda), Creating a Ritual, Methods
Recent Podcasts
  • The Importance of Journaling
Jan Cullinane Author, Entreprenuer, Retirement Expert

Jan Cullinane is the co-author of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale, 2007). She gives seminars on the (primarily) non-financial aspects of retirement through her company, "Retirement Living from A to Z."

Recent Articlesview more
  • Where Do the Retirement Gurus “Retire?”
  • Why I See Tennis as a Metaphor for Life
  • Single Women Don\’t Find All Homes Equally Desirable: To Attract Them, New Home Builders Need to Learn the Importance of Two Things: 3 BR & Women-Centered Design
Recent Podcasts
  • What Women Want (and Need) in Retirement
  • Want to Relocate When You Retire? Here’s What You MUST Know and Do NOW

Janice Taylor, is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club.

Recent Articlesview more
  • In Your Kitchen Making You Fat? Feng Shui to the Rescue!
  • Eat: Thanksgiving Lentil Pâté
  • 25 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Stop the Insanity

Jed is Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men's health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives.

Recent Articlesview more
  • “I’m Not You In Love With You Anymore” ~~ How Many Spouses Have Heard That Statement? (And What to Do When It Happens)
  • Are You Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? How to Stop Choosing Type Z and Find Type A
  • If You Want to Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life, Marry a Short Man (The Real Secrets of Finding True Love)
Recent Podcasts
  • Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause: What Women Need to Know to Protect Their Relationships and Help Males.
Jennifer Kalita Founder & Principal Consultant of The Kalita Group & Strategic Women.com

Have questions about what you've discovered about yourself here? Contact us at selfmade@thekalitagroup.com to discuss the results, or look into our website at www.thekalitagroup.com for more information about entrepreneurship. While you're there, sign up for our free ezine, Self-Made Minutes™.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Strategic Networking: Success in 7 Letters
  • Balancing Your Network for a Better Bottom Line
  • Entrepreneurship: The Boomer Woman?s Perspective
Recent Podcasts
  • Working from Home – Everything You Always Wanted to Know
  • The Entrepreneurial Boomer Woman: How to Start & Stay in Business
Joanie Winberg Founder of the Fresh Start after Divorce Community

Joanie is the Founder of the Fresh Start after Divorce community, author of Rising to the Top, A Guide to Self Development and hosts her own radio show called The Happy Wednesday Broadcast. She is also the Founder of the Happy Wednesday Foundation, whose mission statement is to provide a healthy lifestyle for all children, women and families through educational programs and affordable housing.

Recent Articlesview more
  • 3 Tips On How To Increase Your Odds Of Staying Married The Second Time
  • The Beauty of Our Wounds
  • 12 Steps for a Stress-Free Holiday
Recent Podcasts
  • Successful Marriages – Find the bliss … and keep it!

Married psychology team and best-selling authors, Drs. Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski have redefined the future of weddings. From now on brides AND grooms will be co-partners every step along the way. Be sure to read an excerpt from their new book - "The Smart Couple's Guide to the Wedding of Your Dreams." Just go to http://www.smartweddingcouples.com

Recent Articlesview more
  • News Flash: It’s Time to Learn to Accept Compliments and Receive Praise ~ This WON’T Make You “Big-Headed” (Promise!)
  • No Matter Whether You’re Making Personal or Work-Related Resolutions, Judith Scherven, Ph.D., Says the Big Question Remains the Same: “What’s Your 2015 BHAG?”
  • Are You Guilty of Taking Your Excellence For Granted?
Karen Batchelor life coach, speaker, author and authority on how to have an amazing life after 50

Karen Batchelor is a certified life coach and proud midlife crisis survivor who provides inspiration, encouragement and support to other women (and men) as they navigate through life at 50 plus. After more than 20 years in corporate and legal careers, Karen completely reinvented herself after 50 and started getting what she really wanted out of life – personally and professionally.

Now as the premier coach for 50-somethings, she combines her diverse and extensive skills with her natural blend of creativity, enthusiasm and humor to help Baby Boomers make their fifties the gateway to the best half of life.

Recent Articles
  • Expand Your Comfort Zone to Create More Joy
  • A Special Letter
  • The 5 Step Ruby Slippers Plan
Kathleen Winsor-Games Associate for Women and Work

Kathleen Winsor-Games brings over 20 years of experience as a coach, strategist and confidential advisor to professionals and executives from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.  As an innovative thinker and published author, her programs integrate powerful techniques, processes and practical tools to promote positive change and encourage dynamic workplace communication and collaboration.

Recent Articlesview more
  • What’s on Your Career “Bucket List”? Don’t Have One Yet? It’s Not Too Late to Start, Even for Baby Boomer Women
  • Staying Current in the Workplace Means We Must Prepare for the Future of Work
  • It’s Imperative to Get Your (Career) Story Straight BEFORE You Start looking for Your Next Gig

Leigh Anne Jasheway is a comedy writer, comedian, humorous motivational speaker and wiener dog wrangler. She is the author of 25 published humor books, including Not Guilty by Reason of Menopause and Bedtime Stories for Dogs, and has been included in more than 2 dozen anthologies. In 2003 she won the Erma Bombeck humor award for her true story on how her mammogram caught on fire. When she’s not writing or making people laugh, she’s tossing a ball 7,000 times in a row for her dogs.

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  • Fashion Advice I’ve Rejected
  • Why Math is An Aging Woman’s Friend
  • Invading My Space

Top Senior Adventures Blog Linda's mission is to experience as many beautiful places on our planet as she can before they are no more. Travel tales relating her experiences while kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, birding and hiking about the globe have appeared in numerous national magazines. She had great fun collecting travel stories, and profiles of people she met in “naturally high places” for her book, Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales. Her latest book Lost Angel Unleashed is the third book in her Lost Angel Trilogy

Go to LostAngelAdventures.com for more adventures.

For more about Linda’s novels and media offerings go to. www.LindaBallouAuthor.com

Recent Articlesview more
  • Linda Ballou’s Costa Rican Odyssey Part Two: A Little Country with a Big Heart
  • Linda Ballou Shares Part One of Her Costa Rican Odyssey: From the Lush Rain Forests to the Shining Sea
  • Do You Really Need Travel Insurance? Adventure Travel Writer Linda Ballou Shares Her Experiences and Advice

Lisa Byrne is the owner and chief creative officer at Pilates for Sport, LLC in Bucks County, Pa. She has her B.S in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Pilates Instructor. Lisa has operated her fully equipped Pilates studio since 1999 and has been in the Health and Fitness Industry for 23 years. The studio space is home to private sessions, small group training, and the outdoor circuit buffet, sure to get anyone grooving. Visitors to the movement studio span the range and include average Boomers looking for diversity; young people with Asperger's-Autism; hard core athletes looking to ‘loosen up'; and those in need of chronic pain management through movement.

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  • Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough
  • Park Once, Gain Immeasurably
  • Food shopping: Everyone’s Delight

Liza Weiman Hanks is an attorney who specializes in estate planning for families of all ages. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she has also served as an instructor at the Santa Clara University Law School and practiced with the state of California and a prestigious Silicon Valley firm. Liza is also the author of The Mom's Guide to Wills and Estate Planning and The Trustee's Legal Companion. She lives with her family in Campbell, California.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Your Responsibilities for Paying Credit Card Debt as Trustee
  • Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?
  • Buying Mom’s House: Be Careful

Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate, is an Integrative Certified Health Coach certified in hormone health and author of the book, “The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back!”  She is passionate about working with women in all phases of menopause – peri menopause through post menopause – with the clear goal of helping us overcome weight, metabolism and aging concerns, so we can have more energy, less stress, and feel comfortable in our own skin.

Recent Articlesview more
  • Lorraine Miano, NABBW’s Holistic Menopause Health Associate, Shares News on How to Prevent or Reverse Post-Menopause Osteoporosis
  • Post-Menopausal Zest! Why You Should Be Embracing It!
  • Have You Heard of ‘Obesogens?’ If You’re Post-Menopausal, You Need to Know How to Avoid Them, As They Are Likely Sabotaging Your Weight & Health
Margaret May Damen Speaker, author, and dynamic seminar leader

Margaret May Damen is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader on topics of money, wealth, and women's legacy. As a recognized thought-leader and change maker, she has presented papers at the national conferences of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the International Association of Professional Fundraisers and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropic Professionals. Margaret is a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity and a classical flutist. She is co-author of “Women, Wealth and Giving: The Virtuous Legacy of the Boom Generation.”

Recent Articlesview more
  • Where Will Your Philanthropy Be In 2017?
  • Trust, Transparency Critical in Philanthropic Quest
  • The Energy of Philanthropy
Recent Podcasts
  • Women and Philanthropy
marielangworthy@att.net Transforming Retirement

In my former life as an educator, supervisor, and administrator, I identified underachieving adults, empowered them, turned them loose, and watched them grow professionally. Now in my 21st century life I have created a new niche, 'shifting gears' with my own on-line business, Super Writing Services, (www.superwritingservices.com), where I work at my love/hate gift and passion for writing.

Recent Articlesview more
  • How to Avoid Boredom in Retirement
  • Setting Life Goals for Retirement
  • How to Have Fun in Retirement
Mary J. Yerkes Chronic Illness Coach, Author, Speaker

Mary J. Yerkes is a professional life coach who provides transformational coaching to the chronically ill, women in leadership, and new and aspiring non-fiction writers. She helps motivated individuals, groups, and organizations find their purpose and live their passion. With more than 25 years' experience in the corporate world and church leadership, Mary launched her writing, speaking, and coaching career after being diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. She is passionate about helping others from all walks of life live life to the full. She is currently working on a book, When Life Hurts: Ten Transforming Choices Every Woman Can Make. Mary is a member of the Christian Coaches Network, the International Coach Federation, and the International Association of Business Communicators, as well as other professional networks. You can visit Mary online at www.NewLifeChristianCoaching.com and www.MaryYerkes.com.

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  • NABBW’s 2023 Update on Traveling Safely with a Chronic Illness or Disability
  • Rx for the Holidays: Cultivate Gratitude
  • Art and Creative Self Expression: Tools for Transcending Chronic Pain and Illness

NABBW Contributing Author

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  • Trina O’Quinn is back after knee replacement surgery – sharing a big idea and looking for your stories…
  • Needle Work, Quilting and the First Aspect of Joy
  • NABBW Member Tammy Hader Explains Why She Pivoted to “The Path Not Taken” in Order to Leave a Meaningful Legacy
Nan Russell Columnist, Writer, Instructor

Nan Russell has spent over twenty years in management, most recently with QVC as a Vice President. She has held leadership positions in Human Resource Development, Communication, Marketing and line Management. Nan has a B.A. from Stanford University and M.A. from the University of Michigan. Currently working on her first book, Winning at Working: 10 Lessons Shared, Nan is a writer, columnist, and speaker. Her career insights column, Winning at Working (www.winningatworking.com ) regularly appears on over eighty websites; and her life-reflections column, In the Scheme of Things (www.intheschemeofthings.com) is published in six states and Canada. Her work has been selected to appear in several anthologies. To sign up for Nan's free eColumn(s), or read more about Nan or her work, visit: www.nanrussell.com.

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  • Winning at Working: Incremental Actions Trump New Year’s Resolutions
  • Jumping Work-Hurdles
  • It Takes Time
Natalie Caine Founder of Empty Nest Support Services

Natalie Caine is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services. When her daughter was a senior in high school, she realized that as a soon-to-be “empty nester,” she would be undergoing a major life shift. Not wanting to confront this transition alone nor have her many friends face this abyss without strong support, she created a support services group, which quickly grew into a new career and an exciting full-time business.

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  • Parents Need to Recognize Their Goals for Collegiate Spring Break May Not Match Their Student’s Desires
  • Is It the Season for After School Afternoons with a Kitchen Full Of Kids Doing Homework and Eating Snacks? Not in the Empty Nest
  • What Should You Do When You Feel Unhappy? Consider Starting a Daily Practice
Recent Podcasts
  • Empty Nest Turned Opportunity

For over 20 years Pamela has been helping women improve their personal and financial wealth through solid financial life planning. Pamela’s education and training enable her to help clients successfully navigate through the myriad of financial decisions they face during their lives. She focuses on helping her clients meet their financial needs and help them work to achieve financial security and greater retirement readiness.

Pamela has become a strong voice in the area of personal finance for women. Her knowledge in this area has made her a sought-after speaker. She has been quoted in articles in various financial publications.

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  • Pam Sams to Cover Medicare Questions in NABBW’S Upcoming November Financial Podcast: We’re Sure You’ll Want to Be There
  • Post Covid, People Are Quitting Their Jobs, & New Positions Are Going Begging. Thinking of Joining the Great Work Exodus? Can You Afford It? Call in to Our June Financial Podcast, Featuring Pam Sams, to Find Out
  • How and When to Sign Up for Medicare: Breaking down the enrollment periods and eligibility
Recent Podcastsview more
  • Travel on a Dime: Budgeting Tips
  • Financial Spring Cleaning: Ten Steps to Assuring Your Financial Life Is On Track
  • Take Control of Your Finances — A New Year’s Guide to Financial Success

Pat Sinclair is a food consultant and a recipe developer with over 25 years experience. Her newest cookbook, Scandinavian Classic Baking from Pelican Publishing (www.pelicanpub.com ) has just been released. Baking Basics and Beyond, her first cookbook, received the Cordon d’Or- Gold Ribbon Award from the Culinary Arts Academy in 2007. She is currently working on Dinner for Two-Easy Healthy Recipes to Fit Your Lifestyle.

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  • Neighborhood Potluck Ahead? How About Taking Butterscotch Cashew Blondies – A Nice Change from Traditional Brownies
  • Meatless Mondays Are More Tasty When You Include Dairy Proteins and Fresh Garden Greens, Like Cheeses and Spinach
  • Want to Bake Something Irish This Week? How About Irish Soda Bread? (Actually, It\’s Called “Spotted Dog” in Ireland)

Phyllis Stoller, NABBW’s Group Travel Associate is founder of The Women’s Travel Group, a tour operator which specializes in smart vacations for smart women, was recently honored as one of the 14 most influential women in Group Travel by Group Travel Magazine. The Women’s Travel Group works with travel agents and is a strategic partner of Sky Vacations.

For solo women travelers who do not yet know her, Phyllis also founded The Women’s Travel Club. Both it and The Women’s Travel Group cater to women travelers, especially those traveling solo on group tours and cruises.

Phyllis will personally escort trips to Sicily and India in 2014.
Find more of Phyllis’ travel tips on her blog at and on Facebook at “toursforwomen,” where you can feel free to ask Phyllis your travel questions.

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  • Is the Extra Expense of Traveling with a Small Tour Group Worthwhile? 
  • Considering a Fabulous Trip But Worried Whether You’re Fit Enough? Here’s a Helpful “Stress Test” We Recommend for All Senior Women Booking a Group Tour
  • The Surprising Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Boomer Travel
Regina Leeds Author, Teacher, Seminar Leader

New York City native Regina Leeds has brought order to home and work environments across the United States since 1988 when she started her company, Get Organized! by REGINA. Currently based in Los Angeles, her clientele run the gamut from movie stars to business people and housewives. Regina regularly travels throughout the United States to assist her clients.

Regina is the author of two books: The Zen of Organizing; Creating Order and Peace in Your Home, Career and Life and Creating a Place Without Losing Your Space: a Couples Guide to Blending Homes, Lives and Clutter.

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  • The Story of the Grunions
  • The Beauty of a Quickie: Rock your world in 8 minutes a day!
  • Summer Parties
Recent Podcasts
  • Get Organized: The key to mastering ANY organizing challenge using her Magic Formula!

Dr. Robin Miller's career as a physician has been quite varied. She currently serves as the medical director of Triune Integrative Medicine, a highly innovative Integrative Medicine clinic in Medford, Oregon. She is also a medical reporter for KOBI Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in Medford. She has produced the award-winning health series, “Is there a Doctor in the House,” which is shown on the GE-sponsored Patient Channel nationwide. She is a medical columnist for The Daily Courier in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and the host of a teen health podcast. Robin has written the book Kids Ask the Doctor and the book Confessions of the Soul Straight from the Heart.

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Ronda Del Boccio Author, Entreprenuer Authoring Expert

Known globally as The Story Lady Ronda teaches entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, business owners and visionaries how to connect with your ideal clients through the power of sharing your story and becoming an author. Her simple system for how to write a book that explodes your business is receiving international acclaim. Receive your 10-lesson multimedia mini-course on how to write a profitable book at <a href="http://ProfitableStorytelling.com/writeabook.htm"

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Sheri Keys Founder of the National Association of Women Writers

Sheri McConnell (www.SheriMcConnell.net) is the President and Founder of the National Association of Women Writers (www.NAWW.org). She helps women writers and entrepreneurs discover, create, and profit from their intellectual knowledge! Sheri' lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Seth and their four children-ages 11, 10, 6, and 3 months. Contact her at naww@onebox.com or her toll free number at 866-821-5829.

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Sherrie has a growing and diverse clientele of all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and professions for whom she consults on all matters of personal style. It was the men and women who were beginning to have concerns about the aging process and how it translated to their appearance that called her attention to a void in good expert advice and the inconsistency in the marketplace. She was a pioneer with her book "Forever Cool", and dedicates much of her time to seminars on the subject of ageless, youthful and modern style for boomers and the unique challenges they face. ”Steal This Style” (April,2009) is her latest book.*Sherrie has costumed and styled for roles, Academy Award-winning actors, sports figures, comedians, rock stars, dancers, industry leaders---and worked with top directors in the film industry.

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Shirley Meerson is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach (CHWC), Lifestyle Writer, and Natural Healing Educator.   She is also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Shirley has dedicated her life to guiding and inspiring others to choose health.  She has a passion for holistic health, stress management, and healing technologies that spans over three decades in 12 countries.

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Teresa Roberts Living Abroad as an International House Sitter

Teresa Roberts retired early from a career in education to travel the world as an international house sitter. Along the way, she accidentally became an author/blogger/freelance writer, adding digital nomad to her evolving job description. Although insisting that she is still retired, Teresa writes a weekly blog on her website Creative Paths to Freedom, exploring the topics of creative living, travel adventures and life without debt. Her essay, How to Travel Without Being a Tourist, will appear in the book 65 Things to Do When You Retire – Travel, to be released in February 2013. Teresa's published books include Finding the Gypsy in Me - Tales of an International House Sitter and Creative Paths to Freedom – How to Live Your Dream Life ASAP. She could be the poster girl for finding adventure at any age and on any income. Sharing her story as a guest speaker is also very rewarding. Feel free to contact Teresa at www.findingthegypsyinme.com.

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Wendy Boorn Associate for Mothers of Adult Children

Wendy Boorn received her Bachelor’s degree in English from Bucknell University in 1967. Following graduation, she married, moved across the country, and spent 11 years as a wife and stay-at-home mother of two. Graduate school followed and, in 1980, led to a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University.

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