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Surviving

July 11th, 2011

Surviving Lois Trader www.loistrader.com Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW There\’s a lot to be said for this small (110 pages) book. It packs a big punch. “Surviving” is Lois Trader\’s personal story of how her life was shaken by heart disease, the number one killer of American women. As she says, it is “a personal journey of being diagnosed with heart disease — and learning to live with it!” With warmth, candor, and a huge dose of humor, she shares her story of literally dying of a heart attack, recovering, and, even more important, rising above... Read More

The One Command

June 3rd, 2011

The One Command Author: Asara Lovejoy Website: http://theonecommand.commandingwealth.com/ebookoffer/ Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Most of us have experimented with the Law of Attraction. We\’ve focused on our goals. We\’ve visualized. We\’ve meditated. We\’ve watched \’The Secret\’ again. We\’ve placed our orders with the universe. We\’ve waited. And waited. And we just didn\’t get the results we were promised. Sound familiar? These days, \’manifestation\’ and the \’Law of Attraction\’ are turning into cheap,... Read More

A House Interrupted: A Wife’s Story of Recovering from Her Husband’s Sex Addiction

June 2nd, 2011

A House Interrupted: A Wife’s Story of Recovering from Her Husband’s Sex Addiction Author: Maurita Corcoran Website:  www.mauritacorcoran.com/ Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a fascinating story. A personal narrative augmented by journal articles that chronicle author Maurita Corcoran’s experiences learning of and dealing with her husband’s sex addiction, it is above all a story of forgiveness, resilience, and hope. Bottom line: It is a must read for anyone affected by the devastating impact of sexual addiction. Filled with actual journal entries, this first-hand account... Read More

Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After 50

January 17th, 2011

Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After 50 By Kathleen Vestal Logan and E.L. (Betsy) Smith, Ph.D. http://www.secondbloomingforwomen.com/ Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW As a plus 50 woman, do you find yourself asking questions like: Am I making a difference? Does my life matter? What do I want to do with the rest of my life? These are life’s ultimate questions, and as women we ask them with increasing urgency once we turn 50.  We want to live fulfilling, meaningful lives, but often feel marginalized in a society that values youth and physical beauty. It becomes... Read More

Re-Branding Yourself After Age 50: Re-Charge your Career, Start a Business or Achieve More Professional Success in Midlife

November 19th, 2010

Re-Branding Yourself After Age 50: Re-Charge your Career, Start a Business or Achieve More Professional Success in Midlife Author: Marva L. Goldsmith, AICI, CIP Website: http://www.branding50.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Like it or not, as Marva Goldsmith makes clear at the beginning of this book, we have all been branded! We’ve been branded in our careers, in the business marketplace, and even among our family and friends. But the crucial thing you need to think about is who created your brand – and how did it happen? Was it the result of your own careful strategic planning or... Read More

Courage and Croissants: Inspiring Joyful Living – A Story and Life Guidebook

November 19th, 2010

Courage and Croissants: Inspiring Joyful Living – A Story and Life Guidebook Authors: Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D  and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D. http://www.healthyjoyfulliving.com/reserve-book-now/ Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This book, by real life husband and wife team Suzanne Saxe-Roux Ed. D and Jean P. Roux, Ph.D. is both a story and a life guidebook. As the book opens, authors Suzanne and Jean are a dual-career professional couple living in San Francisco with their young daughter,  Zoe Pascale, who was born to them after 17 years of marriage. At first glance, it might seem that they were... Read More

Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life

October 31st, 2010

Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life Author: Jaki Scarcello www.fiftyfab.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Author Jaki Scarcello is on a mission to challenge and enhance our perspective on growing older. This book began as a series of interviews with women ages 45 to 102 in five countries. Their wisdom provides its foundation. As Scarcello tells the reader at the front of the book: “A few years ago I began to interview interesting women who were nearing or passing the age of 50. I started the project for a variety of reasons, in response to circumstances in my professional... Read More

Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest

October 18th, 2010

Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest Robin Easton www.nakedineden.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Robin Easton was twenty-five when she left the United States and went to live with her husband in the remote, tropical Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia. There, living among poisonous snakes, stinging trees and huge spiders, not to mention leeches and ticks, she fell deeply in love with the earth.  She also realized that she had become part of the food chain. If she wanted to stay alive, she had to face her fears and become acutely aware of the... Read More

You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life: How to Create the Life You Want – Your Way

September 23rd, 2010

You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life: How to Create the Life You Want – Your Way Author: Barbara Miller http://www.youlostyourmarriage.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Al and Tipper Gore are not the first Baby Boomers to divorce after a long marriage, and they will no doubt not be the last.  A recent AARP story, written after their announcement, noted several reasons Boomers are divorcing with more frequency then our parents. One of the most significant reasons, of course, is that we are living longer, and we aren’t like our parents and grandparents who chose to soldier on, even... Read More

Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50! A Midlife Rebirth

September 23rd, 2010

Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50! A Midlife Rebirth Author: Vicki Ward www.seasonedsistahs.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for NABBW This book is a handbook for living vibrantly after 50. It\’s an excellent resource, for women, by women. And it validates the experiences of those of us who have crossed the timeline into the second half of life. But it\’s more than that, as it is peppered with quotes from women who took the Sistah Survey, which according to author Vicki Ward, was developed to reveal the essence of what it\’s like to be a woman in the esteemed “Over 50 Club.” While... Read More