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Your Trip to Normandy In Brief: Conquerors and Liberators

January 25th, 2023

By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate This year, let’s plan to set off in early May on an independent, but expertly planned, trip to Normandy on the northern coast of France. Our travel will carry us across the Atlantic to Paris, then west to the Normandy coast, for four nights in charming little Bayeux, where stories of conquest and liberation span from the 11th to the 20th century—from William the Conqueror to the D-Day landings. In Bayeux, we’ll luxuriate in comfort at Villa Lara, and feast nearby on local seafood, fresh from the frigid waters of the English Channel.... Read More

In the Year 2023, Trina Is Deliberately Choosing Joy vs. Happiness. What’s the Difference, You Ask? Check Out Her Answer Here

January 24th, 2023

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW I spoke often about grief and loss in 2022. I also covered journaling and the different types of journaling as the way I chose to listen to my inner self. I used it to figure out what was bothering me and what to do about it. This year I will continue to use my journal for that purpose, while adding gratitude and joy as this year’s focus. Why did I choose gratitude? I chose it because it is my pathway to joy. Joy is going to be my word of the year. For me, the year 2022 was one of deep loss. January 2, 2022, I was with my mother when she passed, and my husband... Read More

Great News: It’s Possible to Successfully Downsize Your Life And Benefit Financially, While Simultaneously Launching a Great, New Lifestyle

January 17th, 2023

By Anne L. Holmes, NABBW’s Boomer in Chief Periodically, as we Boomers age through the various stages of our lives, there come times when we face a major crossroad and we have to make huge, life-altering decisions. These days, instead of those decisions being related to school, work, marriage or the birth of our children or grandchildren, many of our crossroads  experiences begin with the letter “D.” As in “Disease,” “Divorce,” “Death” — and that other one, much less less serious, but still daunting — “Downsizing.” Today,... Read More

In Which Trina Shares the Structured Journaling Exercise She Uses for Coping with a ‘Dyslexic Spin’

January 6th, 2023

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW In my last post I explained how an ordinary course of events – like traveling and not immediately being able to find something – can create much anxiety, even a panic attack – actually, a “Dyslexic Spin,” is how I label it.  It is part of my lifelong learning disability, with which I’ve learned to cope over the years. Journal writing is one effective tool in this process of coping. In my earlier discussions of journaling technique, I have been promoting unstructured, or free form, journaling. When using this type of journaling, I... Read More

Our Late Fall Armchair Trip: Pueblos and Balloons of New Mexico: Santa Fe & Albuquerque

November 27th, 2022

By Carolee Duckworth, NABBW’s Independent Travel Associate OUR LATE FALL ARMCHAIR TRIP: PUEBLOS AND BALLOONS OF NEW MEXICO: SANTA FE & ALBUQUERQUE Let’s imagine setting off for our next Armchair Trip in early October. This time we’ll be mentally travelling to New Mexico, starting with Santa Fe for two days. In Santa Fe we’ll wander through the charming Old Town, relax over drinks on an upstairs balcony overlooking the Plaza and venture up into the hills to gape at otherworldly rock formations and cliff-dweller remains, and stop to admire the work of award-winning weavers. While... Read More

Shirley Meerson Reminds Us About the Importance of Managing Stress During the Holidays, Offers Useful Suggestions

November 21st, 2022

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC, CBT ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate Don’t let the holiday season take a toll on your health and wellness.  With the holidays coming up, the next few weeks can bring on unwanted stress.  The pressures and demands can send people into meltdown, and it really isn’t necessary. Don’t buy into the chaos that comes with the holiday season. There are strategies that can help with the stress, grief, and anxiety that many people may feel.  As little as 5 minutes of self-care will go a long way toward your peace and sanity – and can lower your... Read More

Pam Sams to Cover Medicare Questions in NABBW’S Upcoming November Financial Podcast: We’re Sure You’ll Want to Be There

November 16th, 2022

By Pamela J. Sams. BFA, MBA, CRPC, Trusted Advisor to Professional Women and NABBW’s Retirement Planning Associate. We’re sorry, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to postpone this podcast until next week. Most likely Tuesday November 22, at the same time and location listed below. If you have immediate questions you’d wanted to ask Pam Sams, here is a link to some alternate 2022 Medicare podcasts we’re aware of. (Just click on the hyperlink.)     It’s November and we’re “smack-dab in the middle” of our Annual Medicare... Read More

The BBC Comes to the Colorado Rockies to Film ‘Trailblazers’ — And Linda Ballou is ‘Saddled Up’ as Their Isabella Bird Expert

November 14th, 2022

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Isabella Bird was a Victorian-age explorer whose time has come again! The best-loved travel writer of her day wrote effusively about her travels in Estes Park in A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. Three books about her were published in 2021, including my historical novel Embrace of the Wild. In April I was honored to be selected as the “Isabella Bird Expert” for the upcoming BBC documentary “Trailblazers,” a series spotlighting heroic women that have fallen through the cracks of time. I joined the film crew at Bird... Read More

Linda Ballou Experiences the Beauty of “Falldorado” in the Front Range with Isabella Bird

October 7th, 2022

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Just 34 miles up sweeping I 70 from Denver lies Evergreen, a popular stop for folks wanting to breathe deeply of crisp, pine-scented air.  Forward-thinking Denver elders forged out huge open spaces for hikers and bikers in this area. A myriad of trail networks lace the hills surrounding the rustic mountain town. I hiked in Dedisse Park on an undulating trail through a forest overlooking the Evergreen Lake. Expect to meet mountain bikers and other hikers on the trails. Evergreen is a hub of outdoor fun and connecting highways to the interior... Read More

Want to Feel Better FAST? Shirley Meerson Says Morning Light Boosts Mood and Immune System, Lowers Stress and Helps You Sleep Better.

September 26th, 2022

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC, CBT ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate A little sunshine goes a long way.  How would you like a natural mood boost combined with greater alertness? The happiness, the light, the cheerfulness, the joy and sparkles that comes via sunlight are so important for our mind and body. You might call it Self-Care 101! Indeed, the morning light is medicinal and magical. At this time in our lives – self-care is so important.  Shirley personally uses and recommends that a good dose of morning light should be an integral part of everyone’s ageless... Read More