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Losing Our Parents and Keeping Their Memories Alive

March 21st, 2014

Losing Our Parents and Keeping Their Memories Alive By Meryl Ain For the NABBW I still remember the first time I heard The Beatles on the radio as a teenager. My mother had just told me that my boyfriend had arrived for our Saturday night date. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” came on the radio and I was transfixed. I had to hear the whole song before I went downstairs. It has been 50 years since The Beatles first visited the United States, but their music is as alive as ever. Although the Beatles stopped performing as a group in 1970, and John Lennon and George Harrison have passed, their music... Read More

Navigating Your Future: Thoughts From The Wisdom Keepers To Help You Minimize Obstacles & Maximize Opportunities In This Brave New World

March 18th, 2014

Navigating Your Future: Thoughts From The Wisdom Keepers To Help You Minimize Obstacles & Maximize Opportunities In This Brave New World   By George and Sedena Cappannelli For the NABBW Those of us who weren\’t born yesterday and haven\’t been hanging out with Rip Van Winkle in Sleepy Hollow, know we are in a time unlike any before. In addition to the many challenges we face — climate change, energy, education, healthcare, immigration, wealth inequality, gender and minority inequality to name a few — we are also in a demographic revolution that will, over the next several... Read More

Don’t Wait to Travel to Your \’Bucket List\’ Countries. They\’re Welcoming You Today, But May Not Be Tomorrow.

March 12th, 2014

Don’t Wait to Travel to Your \’Bucket List\’ Countries. They\’re Welcoming You Today,  But May Not Be Tomorrow. By Sandra Colony For the NABBW “The driver of our boat waved his arms toward the river’s shoreline.  He had spotted our camp site for  the night.  And it is the perfect spot, soft sand surrounded by trees swaying in a gentle breeze.  Feels so  serene, so quiet, so safe. A table is set for dinner and, as if on cue, the stars make their appearance  and soon the sky is ablaze. We open a bottle of wine and all is right with the world.” I wrote those words... Read More

Grandparents As the Voice of Reason: Let\’s Hear It for the Concept of Giving Our Grandchildren Meaningful, Sustainable Gifts — The Good Kind That Keep on Giving

March 12th, 2014

Grandparents As the Voice of Reason: Let\’s Hear It for the Concept of Giving Our Grandchildren Meaningful, Sustainable Gifts — The Good Kind That Keep on Giving By Marie Langworthy, Ph.D. For the NABBW So much is written about the luxury that grandparents have in their ability to spoil their grandchildren. Ironically, that tradition been compounded in contemporary society because of our high divorce rate, which, arguably, has reached epidemic proportions. One of the by-products of America’s high rate of fractured families is the fact that now, instead of having two sets of grandparents... Read More

Milestones Are Not Set in Stone

March 1st, 2014

Milestones Are Not Set in Stone By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW If you\’ve recently celebrated a landmark birthday, you may be thinking about the milestones in your life. Crossing from one personal decade into another is a significant event and takes on a life of its own. Connecting with friends who are also making this transition can help focus on what you\’ve gained over the years – memories, perspective, wisdom – rather than on what you\’ve lost – agility, some energy, your youth! Even though the signpost for an event may be firmly... Read More

No Need to Hibernate All Winter

February 14th, 2014

No Need to Hibernate All Winter By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks. For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we\’d like. And being stuck at home in February and March doesn\’t usually lend itself to the same kind of staycation... Read More

Three Positive Predictions You Need to Hear About Retirement

February 5th, 2014

Three Positive Predictions You Need to Hear About Retirement By Dr. Carolee Duckworth For the NABBW Retirement is not, and probably will never be, a neutral topic. Every retirement story is individual and unique. And if the person retiring happens to be you, that unique story becomes eminently significant, certainly emotional, and possibly life critical. Granted, throughout our work lives before retirement, our work may have become almost routine. And granted, we may have dreamed of the day when we could turn in our employee ID, say goodbye to our colleagues, and walk out to the parking lot... Read More

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