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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

Victorious Woman!

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Annmarie Kellywww.victoriouswoman.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Author Annnarie Kelly sets out to identify the triumphant woman in her book entitled, Victorious Woman! Who are those women who rise above circumstances, leap hurdles and navigate through obstacles to make the most of their lives? How do they succeed as others seem to get swallowed-up and left behind when life gets tough and troublesome? Kelly is a lifestyle coach, motivational speaker and founder of SkillBuilder Systems, a training and development firm. She writes to point out through the stories of three women, the common... Read More

Women Reworked

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Heather Resnickwww.womenreworked.com Reviewed By: Patti Trapp Women Reworked will be a powerful weapon in any woman\’s survival arsenal. Although written specifically for women having to remake themselves to succeed in an ever changing workplace, Women Reworked could be used by any women needing to rebuild her sense of self-confidence and self- esteem. Within these pages are stories to encourage and promote fresh thinking, blueprints for survival, and roadmaps for those in challenging situations. It is an easy read, well researched and documented, and well worth the time invested... Read More

that ridiculous blue sky

March 31st, 2008

Author: Monica B. Morriswww.monicabmorris.com/ Reviewed By: Patti Hill “that ridiculous blue sky” was an absolute pleasure to read! It proved to hold my interest from its opening pages. I found myself thinking about the latest twist while at work; I had to discipline myself to finish my tasks before returning to the developing plot. I thought I knew where the story was going, but was pleasantly surprised when it didn\’t! For any woman who thinks she needs romance to live, for any woman trying to find her way in a new world, for any woman who needs to laugh at her own insecurities,... Read More

Trust in the Wind

March 31st, 2008

Author: Vicki M. TaylorTrust in the Wind Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Trust in the Wind- Chosing single motherhood in her teens, Joanne lost everything, including the support and love of her family. Pregnant and alone, she makes the decision to go forth with her life. She trust no one and firmly locks the door of her heart. She vowed to become independent, trust only the wind, and to never let love break down the barriers surrounding her heart. That is . . . until she met Roy. I finished reading Trust in the Wind and realized that once again Ms Taylor convinced me to “latched on”... Read More