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Baby Boomer Woman Gives Birth

August 23rd, 2007

This time last year I had only an idea; no name, no website, no contacts, no potential customers, no business experience … just an idea to sell wicking pajamas and a burning feeling that it needed to be pursued. I was like a puppy with a slipper; I couldn\’t let it go. I was driven to explore the possibilities, and despite the fact that I was jumping into an arena which was so foreign to me, I just knew I had to take that jump. This tremendous leap of faith, belief in myself, and following of my inner voice, has provided me with more gifts and abundance than I ever could have imagined.... Read More

Can You Afford to Live to 100?

August 23rd, 2007

It\’s no longer a stretch to think about living to 100. According to researchers at the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University, there are 80,000 American centenarians alive today, and the U.S. census bureau predicts nearly 500,000 by 2040. With advances in medical technologies and research, improved geriatric medical care, and higher incomes which usually translates to better quality of foods, Americans are simply living longer. And studies continue to show that women outlive men. As much as I\’m pleased to be reading about the medical advancements, healthier lifestyles,... Read More

Can You Afford to Live to 100?

August 23rd, 2007

It\’s no longer a stretch to think about living to 100. According to researchers at the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University, there are 80,000 American centenarians alive today, and the U.S. census bureau predicts nearly 500,000 by 2040. With advances in medical technologies and research, improved geriatric medical care, and higher incomes which usually translates to better quality of foods, Americans are simply living longer. And studies continue to show that women outlive men. As much as I\’m pleased to be reading about the medical advancements, healthier lifestyles,... Read More

TRANSITIONS: SEASONS OF GROWTH

July 6th, 2007

Are you one of the many baby boomer women who is in transition and are: • looking for a new purpose for your life • downsizing to smaller, more manageable digs so you can have more time for yourself • unexpectedly single • reviving a dormant career Or, like me, are you experiencing one of the above AND ALSO find parental caregiving is a new fact of your life? If you are, then you are in the growing season called transition. And, you aren\’t alone. More and more, I find myself talking to women who are juggling jobs, careers, parenting and grandparenting with the unexpected but growing... Read More

How to Love Your Kidults by Letting Go

May 17th, 2007

Are you a loving but hovering parent? Parents typically are raising fewer children today and have actively pursued an only-the-best policy from infancy on. So far, the twenty-something progeny of Helicopter parents have reaped the benefits from some of these advantages. Record numbers are attending college and the rate of teenage pregnancy is down. So what\’s the beef? The question is where the Sandwich Generation should draw the line: between support and intrusion, encouragement and control, cheering from the sidelines or meddling in the game? Here are some tips to start you thinking... Read More

Conflict Resolution for Boomers and the Media Culture

May 17th, 2007

Have you noticed that, in our culture, slurs about gender, class, race and sex have become fairly commonplace and are often even seen as humorous by some? Howard Stern, Ann Coulter, Jesse Jackson and Bill O\’Reilly, to name a few well known pundits, have been busy playing the \’can you top this\’ game. And pop culture icon Sasha Baron Cohen, thanks to his edgy jokes in the movie Borat, won Hollywood\’s coveted Golden Globe award. Nevertheless, shock jock Don Imus crossed the line when he called the women of the Rutgers basketball team “nappy headed hos.” His... Read More

How to Love Your Kidults by Letting Go

May 17th, 2007

Are you a loving but hovering parent? Parents typically are raising fewer children today and have actively pursued an only-the-best policy from infancy on. So far, the twenty-something progeny of Helicopter parents have reaped the benefits from some of these advantages. Record numbers are attending college and the rate of teenage pregnancy is down. So what\’s the beef? The question is where the Sandwich Generation should draw the line: between support and intrusion, encouragement and control, cheering from the sidelines or meddling in the game? Here are some tips to start you thinking... Read More

Conflict Resolution for Boomers and the Media Culture

May 17th, 2007

Have you noticed that, in our culture, slurs about gender, class, race and sex have become fairly commonplace and are often even seen as humorous by some? Howard Stern, Ann Coulter, Jesse Jackson and Bill O\’Reilly, to name a few well known pundits, have been busy playing the \’can you top this\’ game. And pop culture icon Sasha Baron Cohen, thanks to his edgy jokes in the movie Borat, won Hollywood\’s coveted Golden Globe award. Nevertheless, shock jock Don Imus crossed the line when he called the women of the Rutgers basketball team “nappy headed hos.” His... Read More

How to Love Your Kidults by Letting Go

May 17th, 2007

Are you a loving but hovering parent? Parents typically are raising fewer children today and have actively pursued an only-the-best policy from infancy on. So far, the twenty-something progeny of Helicopter parents have reaped the benefits from some of these advantages. Record numbers are attending college and the rate of teenage pregnancy is down. So what\’s the beef? The question is where the Sandwich Generation should draw the line: between support and intrusion, encouragement and control, cheering from the sidelines or meddling in the game? Here are some tips to start you thinking... Read More

Conflict Resolution for Boomers and the Media Culture

May 17th, 2007

Have you noticed that, in our culture, slurs about gender, class, race and sex have become fairly commonplace and are often even seen as humorous by some? Howard Stern, Ann Coulter, Jesse Jackson and Bill O\’Reilly, to name a few well known pundits, have been busy playing the \’can you top this\’ game. And pop culture icon Sasha Baron Cohen, thanks to his edgy jokes in the movie Borat, won Hollywood\’s coveted Golden Globe award. Nevertheless, shock jock Don Imus crossed the line when he called the women of the Rutgers basketball team “nappy headed hos.” His... Read More