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Sex, Age, & Menopause

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Hanna G. Rubywww.sexageandmenopause.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Hanna G. Ruby takes us on a wandering exploration causing us to consider where we learned our perceptions of the aging woman. As we age and our bodies change, our relationships grow or take different shape, and our roles become altered. Where are we as sexual beings? Ruby recommends that we hold onto our vibrant and spiritual sexual selves as we approach our post- menopausal years. However, society needs to create better images of the aging woman to make this easier. She shares examples from Eastern cultures that enable... Read More

Don\’t Sleep with a Bubba, Unless Your Eggs are in Wheelchairs

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Susan Reinhardtwww.susanreinhardt.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Get ready-get set-laugh! Warning! When reading Susan Reinhardt\’s latest book, “Don\’t Sleep with a Bubba, Unless Your Eggs are in Wheelchairs,” do NOT drink any liquids or operate heavy machinery. Syndicated columnist Susan Reinhardt gives everyone a peak–more like a front row seat–into her personal life and let me say laughingly, nothing is sacred. Her observations and antidotes will have you doubled over in one chapter, and then tearing up in the next as she goes from domestic... Read More

Don\’t Call Me Mother

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Linda Joy Myerswww.memoriesandmemoirs.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos In this healing memoir, Linda Joy Myers fits together the jagged and irregular pieces of her childhood in an effort to mend her spirit. Images are beautifully crafted (through the use of prose that are both poetic and rich) of a life that was riddled with abuse, neglect and abandonment. She discovers that the same pattern of abuse has plagued the women in her family for generations. As an accomplished musician and writer, Myers is masterful at artistic expression. She allows the reader into her troubled world—we... Read More

Got Teeth? A Survivor\’s Guide: How to keep your teeth or live without them!

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Saundra Goodmanwww.gotteethguide.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson If you think reading a book on dental care will make your eyes glaze over-think again. Got Teeth? A Survivor\’s Guide was informative, most educational, and very entertaining. Saundra Goodman has combined years of research with her own personal journey through periodontal disease which resulted in the loss of half of her own teeth and her only option, dentures. Think you know all you need to know as far as good oral hygiene is concerned? Again I say-think again. For instance, here\’s a little something... Read More

Attitude: Ballet & Pilates Fusion Beyond 50 and Fabulous (DVD)

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Bernadette Giorgiwww.justbpilates.com/home.htm Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Bernadette has developed this gentle, yet challenging exercise program that is sure to produce results. The DVD takes you through a complete workout which strengthens core muscles, sculpts the body and increases flexibility. Tailored to meet the needs of both the beginner and those that exercise regularly, the routine combines the graceful movements of ballet with the fluid movements of pilates to tone and strengthen. The Just B Method, created by Giorgi, was designed with “women over 50 in mind,” but... Read More

Midlife Sleepwear

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Kathy Walshwww.sleepdrystaycool.com/ Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel I was the fortunate recipient of a lavender night shirt to help me get through the midlife nights which cause me to wake up soaked. Such a wonderful topic, but one many of us are all too familiar with. Call me a Doubting Thomasina, but I thought there was no way I could experience a hot flash and not have to change pajamas in the middle of the night. I was wrong. Kathy Walsh offers a line of nightware made with a “wicking” fabric, which is used to make all of her sleepwear. The fabric actually “wicks”... Read More

I Can\’t Do It All: Breaking Free From the Lies That Control Us

April 2nd, 2008

Author: T. Peterson, Allison Bottke, D. O\’Brienwww.boomerbabesrock.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel If you\’re a boomer and still feel like you have to do it all, think again. While this is something we were told as young women, these three authors share that we can\’t do it all without something suffering. Written from a biblical perspective, they share honest and practical stories that will help ease your pain of having to be all things to all people. Recognizing God\’s desire for us to take adequate time for ourselves so we can live balanced lives, awakens us to the... Read More

The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Donna Heneswww.thequeenofmyself.com Reviewed By: Lynn C. Tolson Donna Henes states that she has thirty years experience as an “urban shaman and contemporary ceremonialist” and that she was a “proud member of the pioneering Sixties Generation.” When she found herself lacking in role models to mentor her through middle age, Henes chose to use her own leadership abilities. She developed “The Queen” image for herself and her cohorts. In doing so, she created not only a royal attitude, but also a lifestyle guide. Henes has established an enriching experiential... Read More

Trading Ashes for Roses, From Pain to Passion

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Connie Pombowww.conniepombo.com/ Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Connie carefully traipse you through her cancer storm with honesty and a deep sense of spirituality that immediately makes you want her as your role model should you ever be diagnosed with cancer. While it must have been a horrendous venture, she gently unravels the bad and the good in a way that makes you trust you\’d have the courage to follow in her footsteps if ever necessary. Should you know someone with a cancer diagnosis, this is the book for both you and them. In addition to sharing her perspective of what it\’s... Read More

The Art of Table Dancing

April 2nd, 2008

Author: DC Stanfawww.dcstanfa.com/ Reviewed By: Patti Trapp DC Stanfa is an amazing author who pours humor and the importance of self-esteem into her writing. This compilation of true stories covers childhood; questioning authority and religion, through adulthood; with all its pain and pleasure, dating and rejection, angst and discovery. It is well written, enjoyable and is at times painfully honest. The Art of Table Dancing is about the transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful womanhood¬óinside and out. DC openly shares learning to accept herself, love herself and to trust her own instincts;... Read More