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Inner Voice

February 1st, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.”  -Margaret Fuller It\’s the inner voice that\’s going to do me in. Not the trans fats. Not talking on my cell while driving. Not the pesticides on my beloved cherry tomatoes. It\’ll be the inner voice. For instance, I am a fairly productive person and I realize that I deserve a break here and there. In fact, I wrote the book on it, so to speak. The message of my radio interviews, speaking engagements and book (Live in the Moment) is one and the same: to help people learn how to cut themselves... Read More

Guaranteed Ways To Build Up Your Ezine List

February 1st, 2006

…by Suzanne Falter-Barnes Want your ezine list to catch fire and really start to fill up? Jenna Glatzer took her own list from the hundreds all the way to 75,000 in 7 years by simple, steady marketing, and using many of these techniques. (Jenna bought only 4000 opt-in names along the way.) Here are some tips we provided, and some I\’ve pulled from my own experience, building my list for The Joy Letter to 17,000 over five years. 1. Free Stuff. Pick genuinely useful free stuff that you know your audience wants and needs. For instance, my brand new ezine, Expert Status, attracted 600 readers... Read More

Eldercare and the Home Office: Making it Work

February 1st, 2006

Now, after “only” 35-40 years, due to the sheer quantity of working women; more men speaking out about and being involved in childcare responsibilities; more men in senior positions with families and working wives; and more women in senior positions, accommodating childcare is pretty much “socially acceptable”. TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF ELDERCARE, more and more Baby Boomer women are choosing to work from home. It sounds like an obvious and easy solution and, for many it is. However, there are factors that can blur the lines between your work and eldercare responsibilities that you will... Read More

Loving and Leaving the Past

February 1st, 2006

Have you ever had an idea take hold of you and suddenly you had to follow through on the impulse to take action? Well, that\’s what happened to me last Fall. I want to share some of my journey with you. Let me ask you a few questions before we begin: 1. Do you intend to leave all of your worldly possessions to your children? 2. Are you the child who has been left the possessions of a lifetime by your parents? 3. Perhaps you know someone who hasn\’t changed their décor in 20 years? Is that someone you? If you can relate to any of these scenarios, you are going to understand what... Read More

What is the New Retirement?

February 1st, 2006

Retirement (n): removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business; withdrawal into privacy or seclusion. WRONG! With apologies to Webster\’s Dictionary, this is no longer your father\’s (or mother\’s) retirement. Today\’s retirees, and those approaching retirement, differ from their parents in a number of important ways. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are living longer, perhaps spending 30 or more years in retirement. As a group, they are healthier, more active physically and mentally, more affluent, more educated, and more likely to relocate after... Read More

Staying in the Game

February 1st, 2006

The message came from Human Resources. There\’s nothing to worry about with the newly announced organizational changes and pending merger, it reassured. The changes will be good for the company and good for the people who work here it coached. I\’ve seen a couple dozen messages like this during my career. In fact, I\’ve even crafted a few. I\’ve been through mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, organizational changes, personal career set-backs and a myriad of new corporate initiatives. And the best lesson I learned from all of them? Stay a player. Granted my tactics for what... Read More

Dealing With Your Depression – Column III

January 31st, 2006

In this SERIES of monthly COLUMNS Dr. Stephen will help you: • Finding out more about your depressed mood • Naming that tune: A description of depressive and mood disorders • Change your depressed mood through action • Decide if you need medication SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Stephen has added a DAILY SUPPORT feature to her Doctor Flamingo Online website. Visitors to the website can fill out a simple form about their goals for the next day around food plans, exercise, limit setting, and new behaviors. Submissions sent by 7:00 P.M. (PST) will receive a next day response... Read More

Valentine\’s Day, She loves Me, She loves …

January 1st, 2006

We were sitting around my girlfriend\’s kitchen table and of course, as “girl talk” goes, one thing lead to another. Being writers, we relate everything to “months” and what\’s going on in the “month.” We knew the next event in a writer\’s world was Valentine\’s Day. Inspired by this, and secretly looking for fodder, I said, “If you could do anything you wanted to do on Valentine\’s Day, just for this one day, what would it be?” I was expecting to hear them say things like “Oh I\’d sweep me and my hubby off to Barbados for a weekend filled... Read More

How to Avoid the “Vicky-D Iceberg”

January 1st, 2006

In “De-Mystifying Vicky-D\’s” in the October NABBW newsletter, you learned how the Vicky-D\’s\’ generational experiences, attitudes and values created their expectations today. However, generational values and attitudes are only part of the equation. As you might imagine, for Vicky-D\’s facing major life issues such as old age, declining health, death of a spouse and/or friends, fear of being destitute and homeless, fear of losing independence and control, or the fear of dependency – or not having anyone to depend on, this an extremely emotional time. Emotions... Read More

Embracing Possibility: Creating a New Year

January 1st, 2006

Now my best friend Susie would tell you, if she were with me today, that New Year\’s Resolutions just don\’t work. She doesn\’t make them. She doesn\’t believe in them. She\’s my personal New Year\’s Scrooge. And, to be fair, she has a point. If your Resolutions never move from a vague intention or an item on a list, they will indeed languish in the land of wishful thinking. There is a way, however to make them reality. And that involves a little ‘zen organizing\’ and some old-fashioned elbow grease. I\’d like to break the process down for you... Read More