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Women and the Art of Play

April 2nd, 2012

Women and the Art of Play By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. We all know about the importance of play for the emotional growth and development of children. It can enhance their imagination, increase social skills and boost self-confidence. So why don\’t we place more value on play for ourselves? According to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, 50% of American women don\’t have enough time to spend on themselves and the activities they enjoy. Early on, girls tend to be collaborative, communicative and caring – you can see it when they play... Read More

Love is More Than a Four Letter Word

March 15th, 2012

Love is More Than a Four Letter Word By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Long before it was a song, the saying was a part of our conversation – and it\’s especially appropriate during February, the month of love: Love makes the world go \’round. With all this whirling, love can make you feel off balance and dizzy. Sometimes it\’s tricky to keep your personal world turning without having it spin totally out of control. Although our focus is most often on romantic love, there are many different kinds of love that help keep us grounded. We can be fully... Read More

The Importance of Forgiveness and Four Methods for Forgiving or Asking for Forgiveness

January 31st, 2012

The Importance of Forgiveness and Four Methods for Forgiving or Asking for Forgiveness By Stella Vance My mother\’s final words of wisdom to me were, “Stella, have you forgiven everyone?” “Yeah, I think so, Mom…” “Well, dig deeper! It\’s really important!” Those were the last words I heard from her before she died of cancer. As we boomers age, we need to think of forgiving everyone, and asking for forgiveness. Forgiveness is something we do for ourselves, not others. As I was writing my memoir, Dancing with Duality: Confessions of a Free Spirit,... Read More

What Bhutan Can Teach Us About Happiness

January 31st, 2012

What Bhutan Can Teach Us About Happiness By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. It has been over ten years since I retired from my fulltime practice and spent three months doing volunteer work and traveling in Southeast Asia. One of the best parts of my trip was spending time in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. It was their monarch who defined the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) to measure quality of life. And Bhutan is the only country in the world that puts happiness and general well-being at the heart of its government policy. The Bhutanese distinguish four... Read More

Attract Abundance with Clutter Clearing

January 31st, 2012

Attract Abundance with Clutter Clearing By Judith Geiger What does clutter clearing mean? So many times you hear these words and think about your dreaded messy garage or closet. You close your eyes and imagine it clean and you smile for a moment, then your daydream quickly becomes a nightmare when you realize the work it will take to accomplish it. Would it help to know that every time you do a real clutter clearing you are actually inviting more abundance into your life? Really! If you are ready to change your life and create new opportunities, then the best place to start is to declutter.... Read More

Create An Unusual File Folder Your Family Will Love

January 31st, 2012

Create An Unusual File Folder Your Family Will Love By Chloe JonPaul A couple of years ago I never would have thought of doing this, but now I\’m certain that it will be one of the best gifts I can leave to my family. With Boomers living a longer, more productive life, one might be tempted to think that such a plan isn\’t necessary but we need to remember that tomorrow isn\’t promised to any of us. With that thought in mind, I\’ll describe the special folder that now rests in the hanging file at my telephone center. I labeled it The Big Event. It contains everything my... Read More

Reflexology for Total Health

December 19th, 2011

Reflexology for Total Health By Lis Kunzi Foot massage is not new to the human race. There is strong evidence that a form of therapy, similar to what we call reflexology today, have been practiced for centuries, by many diverse cultures. The oldest documentation depicting reflexology was discovered in Egypt. A pictograph dated around 2500 – 2330 BC show an Egyptian physician working on two men. The hieroglyphic reads. Patients: “Do not hurt me” Practitioner: “I shall act so you praise me”. Reflexology is an ancient non-invasive healing art. This therapy falls into... Read More

Weight Loss Tips for Post-Menopausal Women

December 8th, 2011

Weight Loss Tips for Post-Menopausal Women By Susan Schenck I am post menopausal, nearly 56 years old, and have achieved my ideal weight of 122 pounds and maintained it for three years. Here are a few tips I have learned on my journey: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to whatever you are eating. It helps control the release of insulin, the hormone that tells the body to store fat. Fill yourself up with a vegetable salad before you eat your main meal. Nonstarchy vegetables such as cucumbers, asparagus, lettuce, celery, and more are actually negative in calories (since they stimulate the body to burn... Read More

Celebrating the Holidays Alone

December 8th, 2011

Celebrating the Holidays Alone By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Are you alone and wondering how you\’ll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you\’re divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you\’ll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. 1. Recognize that it won\’t be easy. Perhaps you\’re feeling more vulnerable and out... Read More

When Boomerang Kids Move Back Home

November 15th, 2011

When Boomerang Kids Move Back Home By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Not since the Great Depression have so many fledgling adults moved into the empty nest with mom and dad. This cyclical trend has accelerated along with the economic crisis. Faced with school loans, debts or no job, it makes sense to head for home – with its emotional security and financial safety net. If you\’re a member of the Sandwich Generation, caring for parents growing older as well as kids growing up, adding a boomerang kid to that mix can increase your stress level. Recently the statistics... Read More