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Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories

March 31st, 2008

Author: Carol Bradley BursackMinding Our Elders Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Carol has managed to offer support by sharing stories of those who are caring for the Greatest Generation. As many baby boomers continue to watch our parents, their friends, and treasured aunts and uncles decline, they will find comfort in the words of all the caregiving stories compiled in Minding Our Elders. This is a nice book to breeze through if you are in that caretaking role. You are sure to relate to one that has walked a similar path and can share some insight into exactly what you are going through. It\’s... Read More

Bertha-size Your Life

March 31st, 2008

Author: Jane CarrollBertha-size Your Life Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson If I used one word to describe this book it would be, F-U-N. But then again, there\’s another; “revelations.” And yet another; “perspective.” My list goes on and on. I enjoyed this read so much that I finished in two days. Jane Carroll opens her story with the “Empty Nest” blues as her last child leaves via the altar, but she quickly turns the theme around into a wonderful adventure of enlightenment, encouragement, and self-love. One that helps the reader in sorting out the past, the present, and the... Read More

Outshining the Moon

March 31st, 2008

Author: Jerelyn CradenOutshining the Moon Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson I have to say I really enjoyed this book. A little bit of strong language in some spots, however, the story was a good one full of creativity and imagination. Vessie, the main character, is snowbound in her car and from the get-go, in danger of dying. What does one do in a situation like this? We reflect. This is what Vessie offers throughout the rest of the book as she waits in her car with nothing but her inner child for company. Taking you from one stage of her childhood as a psychic first, then a healer, to losing... Read More

LifeLines: A Collection of Works by Six Women

March 31st, 2008

Author: See Review for list of authorswww.lifelinesweb.com Reviewed By: Lynn C. Tolson Amy Landa, Linda Levitt, Missy Martin, Diane Amento Owens, Ann McCoole Rigby, Susan Tully LifeLines is a compilation of essays written by six women. Each author conveys her unique personality within a main text: women writing about the human condition in a perfectly female perspective. Each writer had another career besides that as daughter, wife, and mother, among them a teacher, astrologer, accountant, occupational therapist, public administrator, and mental health administrator. For these women, who met... Read More

NABBW Associate Update-March

March 18th, 2008

Greetings Associates! Just a note to say that I would like to have any exciting news about you and your work by COB Friday, March 21, so that I can send you an Associate Update for March. Please send your news to me at dots@boomerwomenspeak.com. I know some of you network with one another, but would love to see more of you taking advantage of the powerful connections at the NABBW. I am aware of some of your upcoming books, conferences, and telesummits, but I think it\’s important that all of us are in the know. I look forward to receiving your latest successes. Thanks and enjoy your day. Blessings, Dotsie... Read More

Who, Me? Paranoid? Humor, Humor Everywhere

February 25th, 2008

Author: Erica Stuxwww.authorsden.com/ericastux Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson If you find you\’re short on time, but want something to read that\’s cute, lightly entertaining, and “relatable,” then you might want to test drive, Who, Me? Paranoid? by Erica Stux. It could be this short, humorous book full of daily observations is just the ticket for you. Her stories, such as husbands who think opening the freezer and staring is a sport, or another one where the author says she\’s “running a household with the deductive reasoning of Sherlock Holmes and the intuition... Read More

The Sequoia Seed

February 25th, 2008

Author: Karen Wrightwww.wrightminded.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Author Karen Wright, has compiled a meaningful collection of true stories written by her faithful followers at www.wrightminded.com. She combined the accounts of lives touched by hardship with words of wisdom to shed light on troubling circumstances in our own lives. Written from the premise that even the smallest of changes breathes wonder, power and strength into the lives we seek to create for ourselves, Sequoia Seeds moves to instill hope in our hearts. Who better to teach than those who have “been there?” Wright... Read More

The Just B Method – DVD

February 25th, 2008

Author: Bernadette Giorgiwww.justbpilates.com/home.htm Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Attitude: Ballet & Pilates Fusion Beyond 50 and Fabulous Bernadette Giorgi, certified Fitness & Pilates Trainer and Martial Artist, has developed this gentle, yet challenging exercise program that is sure to produce results. The DVD takes you through a complete workout which strengthens core muscles, sculpts the body and increases flexibility. Tailored to meet the needs of both the beginner and those that exercise regularly, the routine combines the graceful movements of ballet with the fluid movements... Read More

Is It Simple Forgetfulness Or The Real Thing? – CD, approx. 70 minutes

February 25th, 2008

Author: Barbara E. Friesnerwww.agewiseliving.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Barbara offers a lovely presentation for those wondering if a loved one is experiencing dementia. Presented professionally with clarity, excellent tone, and instrumental music between segments, you will learn how to discern if a loved one needs medical attention, and if so, how to get the most appropriate care. Once a diagnosis is made, she then takes you through the next steps by sharing personal examples from her life of caring for her grandmother and mother. Barbara admits she is not a physician, however our best... Read More

I Can\’t Do It All: Breaking Free From the Lies That Control Us

February 25th, 2008

Author: Allison Bottkewww.boomerbabesrock.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Tracie Peterson, Allison Bottke and Dianne O\’Brien If you\’re a boomer and still feel like you have to do it all, think again. While this is something we were told as young women, these three authors share that we can\’t do it all without something suffering. Written from a biblical perspective, they share honest and practical stories that will help ease your pain of having to be all things to all people. Recognizing God\’s desire for us to take adequate time for ourselves so we can live balanced... Read More