Tuesday - November 30, 2021

Given That Loss and Change Are Constants in Life, Why Is It So Hard to Let Go Of That Which No Longer Serves Us?

August 12th, 2014

By Ann Leach NABBW’s Associate for Loss and Change Who else is feeling like our friend Time is playing a game with precious Earth by spinning her around faster and faster just to see who, and what, will hold on? The errands to run, the work to do, the family to feed, the house to maintain and the relationships to nourish just in one day alone can leave you feeling overwhelmed, upset and exhausted. But what if we didn’t have to hang on to the stuff that no longer serves us?  What if we could just let Time and Earth play their games but know that we don’t have to join in?  What if we... Read More

Four Ways to Overcome “Career Drift”

August 12th, 2014

By Kathleen Winsor-Games NABBW’s Associate for Women and Work Is your career moving forward on a path of your choosing and in a fulfilling direction? Have you begun to feel that your career is something that is happening to you, without your guidance or input? If it feels as though your career has gone into a sideways skid and you aren’t sure how to regain control, read on for sure signs of career drift and what you can do about it. For us Baby Boomer Women, career drift can happen for a number of reasons: We took time off to be full-time mothers, or worked only part-time until our children... Read More

Is It the Season for After School Afternoons with a Kitchen Full Of Kids Doing Homework and Eating Snacks? Not in the Empty Nest

August 11th, 2014

By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Associate for Empty Nest Back to school is already happening.  Parents are checking the lists and encouraging their children\’s hearts, saying, “All will be fine, it is going to be a fantastic year.” Then there is you, Mom and Dad.  I remember when I dropped my daughter off at college, three thousand miles from home. I knew I would be fine and I knew I would be sad. I did not know what I wanted to do with the free time nor with the longing for the phone to ring with her on the other end.  Sure texts were a connection, but there is nothing... Read More

Aging Boomers: Is 50 Really the New 30?

August 9th, 2014

By Meryl Ain For the NABBW The weeklong celebration of Hoda Kotb’s 50th birthday on the Today Show culminated with a congratulatory video message from First Lady Michelle Obama to a surprised and delighted Hoda. Throughout the week, 50 was celebrated as glamorous, sexy and a time for reinvention. This is all true, and I wish Hoda a happy birthday and many years of good health and fulfillment. But I have to think that it would have been nice when those of us in the leading edge of Baby Boomers turned 50 and then 60 to have had validation of how glamorous, sexy, and “young” we were. First,... Read More

How to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Love Life: Lessons from the World’s Best Exotic Animal Trainers

August 4th, 2014

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause Love has been a complicated presence in my life from the very beginning. Especially the challenges of love co-existing with stress. A few examples: My parents tried, unsuccessfully, to have a baby for many years. My mother finally got pregnant through artificial insemination, a procedure that was experimental seventy-plus years ago. Being pregnant brought both joy and stress.  I still remember hearing stories about her walking gingerly down 5th Avenue in New York, afraid she might lose the baby. And later, the stresses in their... Read More

Smart Packing Tips for a Comfortable Multi-Weather Trip

July 2nd, 2014

Smart Packing Tips for a Comfortable Multi-Weather Trip By Phyllis Stoller NABBW’s Group Travel Associate As airlines cut back on flights, travelers can expect to change planes somewhere en route. That somewhere might be a cold winter city while the ultimate destination is a summery Caribbean island. Examples of these combinations currently on The Women’s Travel Group Calendar are: India ~ (warm in October) with many of our travelers   stopping over in London or Paris (Europe’s Autumn and cool).  Sicily ~ Departing December 5th,  stopping over in Rome (coolish) and ending up in Palermo... 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

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

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, eHealthMedicare.com 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