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God Isn’t Looking for Superstars

January 17th, 2014

God Isn\’t Looking for Superstars By Chloe JonPaul for the NABBW Some of you may remember Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s top-selling album and hit stage production and film, Jesus Christ Superstar.  While some people found it offensive, others found it spiritually uplifting. However, when we look at our own miserable limitations, the idea of being a “superstar” like Jesus seems far-fetched. Well, the good news is that He isn’t looking for superstars.  If you read the Scriptures, you’ll discover that the early Church was filled with a bunch of “nobodies.” Their names and... Read More

Feeling Abandoned? You Can Overcome It!

January 15th, 2014

Feeling Abandoned? You Can Overcome It! By Chloe JonPaul for the NABBW This feeling can occur at any time in our lives and will always be one of the most challenging events we must face.  Quite often we equate abandonment with a baby being left on someone’s doorstep but it encompasses much more. E.C. La Meaux writes that “abandonment represents core human fear; that it is a cumulative wound containing all of the losses and disconnections stemming all the way back to childhood.” While we cannot deny this feeling of abandonment, we don’t have to wallow in it.  There are tools at our disposal... Read More

Feeling Derailed by Failure? Take a Closer Look!

January 15th, 2014

Feeling Derailed by Failure? Take a Closer Look! By Chloe Jon Paul For the NABBW Failure is another F-word nobody likes but it actually is a great teacher if we make an effort to learn the lessons it has to offer.  Stories abound about people who triumphed over failure and most of us are familiar with Thomas Edison’s 9,999 attempts to find the right material for the light bulb filament he was working on. There are so many lessons that failure can teach us.  We simply have to be receptive to the “teachable moment.”  Dr. Scott Zarcinas, founder of Unlocking Your Life seminars offers seven... Read More

Millennials, Gifts and the Holiday Spirit

January 2nd, 2014

Millennials, Gifts and the Holiday Spirit By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW Now that we are at the tail end of the 2013 holiday season, you may have begun to realize that traditional gift-wrapped presents don\’t mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt. So much for the negative stereotype that those born between1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from... Read More

From Zero to Seventy without Brakes

December 5th, 2013

“Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.” Groucho Marx From Zero to Seventy without Brakes By Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis For the NABBW I’ve recently turned seventy and had been shaking hands with that scary, hands clutching my chest, head thrown back dramatically like a silent movies actress, how in the heck did this happen, number for a while now. It reaches out and grasps my hand – firmly – while I try, unsuccessfully, to wrench it from its death grip. But it won’t let go. In fact, the harder I try to wriggle out of its iron fist, the more tenacious its hold becomes.... Read More

From “No Way” to “My Way”: Boomers Take a Fresh Look at Working in Retirement

December 3rd, 2013

From “No Way” to “My Way:” Boomers Take a Fresh Look at Working in Retirement by Dr. Carolee Duckworth For the NABBW Many retiring Boomers consider working after retirement to be a very bad alternative. Perhaps you number yourself among them. And you have your reasons. For one thing, you have worked for multiple decades, always with the dream ahead of a retirement free from work. Given the pace of your life – the business trips that have kept you away from your family – the late-night paperwork – the continuous upheavals of office politics, and all those other... Read More

Dealing With Grief During the Holiday Season

November 24th, 2013

Dealing With Grief During the Holiday Season  By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. As the holiday season approaches, there are many persons dreading the very thought of it.  This may be due to the recent loss of a loved one, divorce, serious illness, family friction, diminished finances, and much more.  Whatever the reason, now is the time to become proactive in dealing with your grief.  There are effective tools to help you wage your battle with grief or help someone you know who is facing this dilemma. The first order of business is to “remember the reason for the season.”  At Thanksgiving we have... Read More

God! Gimme a Break! Or Better Yet…How About a Breakthrough?

November 1st, 2013

God! Gimme a Break! Or Better Yet…How About a Breakthrough? By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. There are times in our lives when we can find ourselves muttering “C’mon, God! Gimme a break!”  In the wake of seemingly endless troubles, discouragement can set in easily, leaving us to feel hopeless.  But wait a minute!  We’re not alone.  As a matter of fact we’re in good company:  Consider Job in the Old Testament.  He lost everything – and he did complain to God but in the end he managed to say, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.  Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” Then there... Read More

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns

October 11th, 2013

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough. It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you\’re actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don\’t always get advance warning of the risks ahead.... Read More

Testing Retirement Waters: Is It Time For You to Wade Out, Keep Treading or Plunge In? Here\’s Help For You to Figure Out What\’s Your Best Move — Right Now

October 7th, 2013

Testing Retirement Waters: Is It Time For You  to Wade Out, Keep Treading or Plunge In? Here\’s Help for You to Figure Out Your Best Move  – Right Now By Dr. Marie Langworthy Brrr! The Water’s Too Cold! Wade Out How do you know when your career waters are becoming too cold for comfort and it’s time for you to wade out? You don’t have to dip in your metaphorical toe to know that suddenly, after all these years, your longtime career seems to be running cold. The boss doesn’t require you at his/her beck and call each morning. You no longer seem to be the one he/she turns... Read More