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The Politics of Change and Sandwiched Boomers

March 18th, 2008

The soaring rhetoric from presidential candidates has been about the concept of change – and the electorate is energized by the buzzword. But is the idea of change really so new? In 1944, the Republican governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, ran for President against three-term incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt on the slogan “It\’s time for a change.” Although not using the specific word, John F. Kennedy, in 1960, promised change with “Let\’s get America moving again.” In the 1980\’s, Ronald Reagan emphasized the importance and challenge of individual... Read More

The Politics of Change and Sandwiched Boomers

March 18th, 2008

The soaring rhetoric from presidential candidates has been about the concept of change – and the electorate is energized by the buzzword. But is the idea of change really so new? In 1944, the Republican governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, ran for President against three-term incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt on the slogan “It\’s time for a change.” Although not using the specific word, John F. Kennedy, in 1960, promised change with “Let\’s get America moving again.” In the 1980\’s, Ronald Reagan emphasized the importance and challenge of individual... Read More

Journal Writing 101

March 10th, 2008

Have you ever seen a beautiful blank journal in a bookstore and wondered what you could write in it? Did you receive a blank journal as a gift, and it is still waiting for you to fill it up? Anyone can begin a journal at anytime. Journaling is a simple pursuit, requiring only pen & paper; you don\’t have to go anywhere or get anything. Journal writing is an active form of meditation. There is a connection between writing and spirit. What you put into your journal is your personal touch, keeping you in touch with what\’s important in your unique life experience. A journal may be... Read More

Distress-Free Aging: A Boomer\’s Guide to Creating a Fulfilled and Purposeful Life

February 21st, 2008

There are 78 million baby boomers in America today that are facing their upcoming retirement and other reminders of growing older. However, this group has already proven themselves to be different than previous generations by being more active, healthier and living more productive lifestyles. The chance to pursue life- long interests and other activities, once constrained by commitments from work and family, is a welcome blessing now. The general premise is, if you want to do something, go for it. In fact, a study done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in June 2006,... Read More

SINGLE WOMEN: PREPARE NOW FOR NEXT VALENTINE\’S DAY

February 19th, 2008

Valentine\’s Day is over. If you are single, how did you fare? Were you depressed? Did you ignore the day? Did you find your own way to enjoy it? Wait a minute, you say. Why think about Valentine\’s Day at all, since it has just passed. You feel safe for another 12 months. Maybe by then you\’ll have a special man to give you a box of candy or a sexy card. Why think about it now? It\’s because it is not a burning issue now that you may be more open to a new perspective on being single next Valentine\’s Day.Society still puts a higher value on marriage than on being... Read More

I will Believe in You Every Day of My Life

February 18th, 2008

“I will believe in you every day of my life,” was told to ET by Elliot. About a week ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and heard someone say, “Why don\’t you write about me?” I was pretty sure I recognized that voice. The next morning I picked up a book, opened it, and read, “I will believe in you every day of my life.” Okay, so this person is not so subtle! David is my Elliot. We met 25 years ago. We were both 12 (we were mature for our age) and were employed in the Direct Mail/Advertising department at Bloomingdale\’s in Manhattan. We had that comfort level that... Read More

Professional Help…For Your Personal Life

February 4th, 2008

We as business owners or professionals know that time is our most precious commodity. That\’s why some of us are choosing not to spend time on the less rewarding details of life, like picking up the dry cleaning. I have contemplated hiring a personal assistant for my personal life for some time. I am finally getting around to doing this. As I travel every week, I need someone who can organize my daily personal tasks as well as my household. I have been interviewing other women business owners to ask them, “If someone could be hired to make life easier for you, what job would you want them... Read More

Professional Help…For Your Personal Life

February 4th, 2008

We as business owners or professionals know that time is our most precious commodity. That\’s why some of us are choosing not to spend time on the less rewarding details of life, like picking up the dry cleaning. I have contemplated hiring a personal assistant for my personal life for some time. I am finally getting around to doing this. As I travel every week, I need someone who can organize my daily personal tasks as well as my household. I have been interviewing other women business owners to ask them, “If someone could be hired to make life easier for you, what job would you want them... Read More

Professional Help…For Your Personal Life

February 4th, 2008

We as business owners or professionals know that time is our most precious commodity. That\’s why some of us are choosing not to spend time on the less rewarding details of life, like picking up the dry cleaning. I have contemplated hiring a personal assistant for my personal life for some time. I am finally getting around to doing this. As I travel every week, I need someone who can organize my daily personal tasks as well as my household. I have been interviewing other women business owners to ask them, “If someone could be hired to make life easier for you, what job would you want them... Read More

Male Sandwiched Boomers: A New Trend in Care-giving

February 4th, 2008

With 2008 in full swing, perhaps you\’ve already had your fill of economic and political predictions by experts and clairvoyants. However, if you happen to be a Sandwiched Boomer, the following quietly growing trend may surprise you. The results of recent studies indicate that nearly 40% of close to 44 million unpaid caregivers for the elderly are male. The call to honor loved ones is becoming an emerging pattern of male behavior. Traditionally, the bulk of these caretaking responsibilities have been carried out by daughters. Women have left jobs or subjugated their work life in order to... Read More