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Chirping Bird Society Compares Winston Churchill to Capt. Charles Moore

October 9th, 2012

Chirping Bird Society Compares Winston Churchill to Capt. Charles Moore By Goffinet McLaren In 1937, Britain\’s Winston Churchill was \’chirping\’ incessantly like a bird about the territorial threats of Adolf Hitler and the potential of an upcoming war but the world was asleep and the messenger disparaged as a war-monger. The consequences of national slumber were devastating. Had people only paid attention to Mr. Churchill\’s chirping at that time, Herr Hitler could have been contained, WWII and the Holocaust avoided, and millions of lives saved from torture and death. In... Read More

Three Timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents

September 15th, 2012

Three Timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents By Chloe JonPaul New census data reveals that 4.9 million children under the age of 18 live in grandparent-headed households. If you are one of those grandparents, you may want to consider these tips as part of your action plan to promote good behavior and cooperation with your grandchild. Communication Strategies When a child/teen-ager misbehaves, try saying: “I\’m not angry ` a bit disappointed, maybe because your behavior right now just isn\’t matching the good person inside you. I know that good person is in there and I want... Read More

Organize a Mid-Life Zest Fest

June 18th, 2012

Organize a Mid-Life Zest Fest By Georgian Lussier We all know middle-aged women who are talented, funny and wise; they are our friends and colleagues. Surrounding ourselves with good souls helps us keep our feet planted and our hearts open. Aging experts also recommend we consciously schedule time with people who make us laugh –it\’s good for our bodies, minds and spirits. Gathering a handful of women together, however, can be tricky. Experienced women are magnificent at multi-tasking, making their calendars changeable. For example, four of us friends, including a few who live forty... Read More

When Is Enough Enough?

June 4th, 2012

When Is Enough Enough? A Quick Look at Choosing Expensive Medical Procedures After a Certain Age By Chloe JonPaul Now that I\’ve reached the age of seventy-five, I know that I have lived the bulk of my life and unlike so many others, I have no desire to live to be 125! Four years ago, I was at death\’s door with gangrene, which had formed because my small intestines had wrapped themselves around old scar tissue from an old surgery. TThe doctors told me afterwards that if they hadn\’t found the cause of the intense abdominal pain I was having that I would have been dead within... 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

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

Nora Ephron Hates Me

January 14th, 2011

Nora Ephron Hates Me By Jaki Scarcello Nora Ephron hates me. I feel badly about that I really do. She seems to be an amazing woman, smart, funny and so talented. Nora, for those of you who thought she was just a film director, producer, screenwriter and journalist, is also the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck. Nora, I can live with your disgust because I am on a mission. Ms Ephron says that she can’t stand people who write about how great it is to be old. She asks “Don’t they have necks?” Well Nora I do have a neck and I am sticking my aged and wrinkled neck out and telling women it... Read More

This is What Bigotry Looks Like

January 14th, 2011

This is What Bigotry Looks Like By Jaki Scarcello A few weeks ago the Los Angeles Times printed an interview with Gloria Steinem. In that interview Ms. Steinem gave her opinions on the current state of the women’s liberation movement. It is not Ms. Steinem’s interview or opinions that I want to discuss in this posting but one reader’s response to her remarks and I quote: “It’s time for Gloria Steinem to recognize the early stages of dementia. We’re not living in the 19th century anymore. …She and her fellow travelers need to think more about where to be buried than the so –called... Read More

Five Promises to Yourself for 2011

January 3rd, 2011

Five Promises to Yourself for 2011 By Julie Hall for the NABBW Happy New Year! These days, it appears increasingly difficult to stay on the level emotionally. So much comes at us that it\’s depressing to just turn on the TV. To combat this heaviness that many feel, I have five suggestions to make us feel more buoyant this year. Please share them with your family and friends, since we all need to support one another during these challenging times. Let It Go! Let go of anything that weighs you down. Surplus material possessions and stuff that no longer has meaning, people and relationships... Read More

More Than Annoyed

July 20th, 2010

Are you an imploder or an exploder? So many of us have been taught to stuff our anger, never make waves, pretend all\’s fine….but is it? Underneath the masks of make believe can lie a seething discontent ready to boil up when least expected. This over-reaction causes much pain and confusion, while suppres- sion creates illness.  Read More