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A Simple Prayer

April 5th, 2011

A Simple Prayer By Judith Sherven, Ph.D. NABBW’s Healthy Relationships Expert I’ve been reading a remarkable and lovely book Love Thyself: The Message From Water III written by doctor of alternative medicine and international authority on micro-cluster water Masaru Emoto. You may have followed Emoto’s exploration and photographic documentation of how emotions effect frozen water crystals, as he has written several well-received books on the topic. If not, it’s important that you understand that his work is a vivid reflection of the power of your words and emotions to effect... Read More

Get-Aways for Learning and Relaxation, As Well As, New Friendships

April 5th, 2011

Get-Aways for Learning and Relaxation, As Well As, New Friendships By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Parents, Boomers, Empty Nesters, and Young Adults have asked me about Red Mountain Spa, Utah. Destination and resort spa in Southern Utah — hiking, wellness, Spa, red rocks, outdoors — is where I will be teaching LIFE IN TRANSITION, WHAT’S NEXT, April 9th-16th. I am also offering private sessions for the week so you can go deeper with your needs. Below is an overview of the workshop: From the Inside Out It\’s time for you to gather input from inside... Read More

The Way We Were. How Does that Help Me?

March 28th, 2011

The Way We Were. How Does that Help Me? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Do empty nesters and boomers remember the pressures they lived?  A client shared with me that she doesn’t use her past experiences as a tool for her new. What is helpful about looking in the rear view mirror is the ability to reflect what challenges you did over come and how you did that. A starter, which is often missing  in beginning, is to ask yourself: 1.    What comes easily to you? For me, communicating is easier than learning a new gadget operation. 2.    What distracts you? “I have... Read More

Banned forever! “One slip of the tongue cost us our granddaughter”

February 12th, 2011

Banned forever!  “One slip of the tongue cost us our granddaughter” By Susan Hoffman, for GRAND Magazine NABBW’s Grandparenting Expert “Dear Susan, “On the surface our life looked perfect, but behind closed doors our family was falling apart. A feeling of emptiness and heartache consumes us because of our lost access to our little granddaughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of her. “My DIL [daughter-in-law] Beth and I used to be so close: She and I would make tufa pots in her yard, go to nurseries looking for plants to put in them, show and sell our final products locally.... Read More

Valentine, Do You Believe In Love Anymore?

February 11th, 2011

Valentine, Do You Believe In Love Anymore? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Parents, Empty Nesters, and Boomers ask me, “With all the stories you hear, do you still believe in real love?”  Real.  How do you define real?  The surprise is there are secrets couples live because they don’t feel they have a clan that would understand. They are OK with their choice of what real love is for them. If it works, it works. You have heard a list of how love works well: listen, give, surprise, get off the routine wheel, be happy. Yes, I for sure believe in love. Maybe you want... Read More

Temper, Temper: A grandchild needs to know you’ll fight for them

January 11th, 2011

Temper, Temper: A grandchild needs to know you’ll fight for them By Susan Hoffman, for GRAND Magazine NABBW’s Grandparenting Expert “Dear Susan, “It all started when I flipped the boyfriend off. “My daughter and her son came to live with me shortly after his birth; she and the bio dad never married, and he wasn’t interested in being a parent. We were one big happy family for seven years, until I did a very bad thing and gave my daughter’s new boyfriend ‘the finger.’ “Tiffany began dating Donato, a hairdresser with an ego the size of Texas and a strong desire to control.... Read More

Perfecting Your Genius…

January 10th, 2011

Perfecting Your Genius… By Judith Sherven NABBW’s Healthy Relationships Expert Perfecting your genius, magnifying your excellence…  It\’s all the same thing! When my brother recently sent me  this video of Larry Griswald on the Frank Sinatra Show – from way back in 1951 – I  just knew I had to share it with you! This guy is a true athlete and comedian. How many hits & bruises did he take in perfecting the act? Just for the record, Larry Griswald was co-inventor of  the trampoline, a comedian, and a world class swimmer and diver. Enjoy! And as you do,... Read More

Boomers and Empty Nesters 2011, Now What?

January 9th, 2011

Boomers and Empty Nesters 2011, Now What? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert I love new beginnings but Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters have expressed to me they worry as they enter the NEW. Worry is just one color, one sound, in a full orchestra of a self. Who hasn\’t felt worried and out of control? Let worry express and then move.  “I am not going to think about that now. I am going to think about (fill in the blank). I have been thinking about…..all day and I am sick of, sick of.  For some people when they express and they say, I AM NOT GOING TO THINK... Read More

Empty Nesters: What Traditions Do You Do For the Holidays?

December 14th, 2010

What Traditions Do You Do For the Holidays? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Empty Nesters, Boomers and those in life transitions, share their traditions: Read a children\’s book Christmas Eve and then add it to the collection for your children when they will be parents Make candy apples while playing favorite holiday sing along songs Open one present Christmas Eve Open the stocking in bed in the morning even when the children are older than 17 or they don\’t get the stocking. Cuddle time is good at any age Take a hike Go to the movies Visit relatives Make seasoned... Read More

Blowing the Whistle: What’s the price of trying to protect a grandchild?

November 29th, 2010

Blowing the Whistle:  What’s the price of trying to protect a grandchild? By Susan Hoffman, for GRAND Magazine, NABBW’s Grandparenting Expert “Dear Susan, “As a grandparent, if you had found out that your grandchild had been living with a parent and stepparent who were engaging in a sleazy lifestyle and allowing friends who were also involved to be around the child, would you have attempted to get guardianship? My daughter and her husband are a part of the adult entertainment industry, including stripping and nude photography in magazines and on the Internet and who knows what else. “Sometimes... Read More