Saturday - September 18, 2021

Not Guilty by Reason of Menopause

March 12th, 2009

Author: Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryantwww.accidentalcomic.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Traipsing through the menopausal minefield you take pains to avoid its unpleasant symptoms, ignore its unappealing reputation and try to make the best of it… but it’s not always easy. Let author Jasheway-Bryant throw an amusing spin on the mid-life changes that are inevitable and give you the gift of laughter with page after page of her inventive quips: “You know you’re menopausal if…you use so much moisturizer that you slide off the furniture” or “you refer to your friend as What’s Her Name.”... Read More

Life as a Mother-in Law

February 12th, 2009

Author: J. Kubelun, Ph.D./O. Slaughter, Ph.D.lifeasamotherinlaw.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos She has been the brunt of many a tasteless (and often, cruel) joke; sometimes deemed a meddler and a know-it-all; sometimes made out to be needy and intrusive: she is the mother-in-law. Licensed Educational Psychologist, Olivia Slaughter, and Marriage, Family Therapist, Jean Kubelun have written Life as a Mother-in Law to increase understanding of in-law families and offer a view of these occasionally troubled relationships from the inside-out. Their hope is that as they foster awareness they also... Read More

Tormented Souls

February 12th, 2009

Author: Missie Huberwww.wheatmark.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Author Missie Huber makes it clear from the onset of Tormented Souls that the purpose of writing her story wasn\’t to gain sympathy for the loss of her beloved brother, Jack, whose life was cut short due to a drug overdose; or for the death of her father to cirrhosis of the liver just a few years after, nor was it about the bravado. After losing Jack, her brother Mark succumbed to the same addiction and the heartaches continued. Two brothers in the same family? How could this be? The author vowed this would never happen... Read More

All is Forgiven, Move On

January 13th, 2009

Author: Janice Taylorwww.ourladyofweightloss.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos I am immensely comforted by the words, “all is forgiven, move on.” It matters little what exactly your predicament is or what obstacle you face, those words provide the permission to be kind to yourself; to release yourself into the freedom to be you. Dealing with weight issues requires kindness, patience and forgiveness—Janice Taylor knows this. As a weight-loss coach and certified hypnotist (and delightful humorist!) she entitles her creation, “All is Forgiven, Move On,” and sets out to accompany... Read More

Baby Boomer Express

December 12th, 2008

Author: Cynthia and John Speirwww.thebabyboomersexpress.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Cynthia and John Speir are Independent LifeSuccess Consultants who passionately want to serve baby boomer men and women in developing the “mind-body-spirit” connection that will sustain them as they age. With so many issues pending: retirement, health (as we are living longer than ever before) and financial well-being, it is important to understand what resources we have available to us and how best to use them. The task can be overwhelming at times and may have us asking the one major question the authors... Read More

Forever Cool

December 12th, 2008

Author: Sherrie Mathiesonwww.sherriemathieson.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Midlife often finds us trying to figure out what look is too young for and what’s too old? We certainly don’t want to don polyester pants with elastic waistbands from years gone by, but what should we wear? Women don’t want our stomachs hanging out while wearing low waisted, hip hugger pants like our daughters, and men certainly don’t want to wear the pants so far down their behinds, they look like they’re falling off. If you’re trying to figure out what’s appropriate casual or business attire for boomers,... Read More

Your Life Your Way

November 12th, 2008

Author: Lynn Hull and Julie Molnerwww.essentialguideforwomen.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos In Your Life, Your Way authors Lynn Hull and Julie Molner spark the movement toward an enlightened you. Hull and Molner have developed lucrative careers in life coaching and are well versed in the art of living full, purposeful lives. They created Your Life, Your Way to guide women who are fifty and older into the realization of who they are while leading them to the identification of core values and beliefs. Through the use of journaling and written or meditative exercises, the reader becomes acquainted... Read More

The Apron Book: Making , Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort

November 10th, 2008

Author: EllynAnne Geiselwww.apronmemories.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel EllynAnne does a remarkable job of sharing all there is to know and appreciate about the aprons of yesteryear. She includes stories about the women who wore them and some of their mouthwatering recipes. You\’re going to wish you could feast at their tables. The book is beautifully illustrated with aprons that will take you back to the everyday and holidays of the 50s, 60s and 70s. You\’ll feel appreciation for the women in your past who adorned them and will be surprised by all the nostalgic images that come... Read More

Skinny Songs

October 14th, 2008

Author: Heidi Roizenwww.skinnysongs.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Skinny Songs: Tune in. Tone up. Trim down. Freshen-up your workout, rev-up your energy and prepare to have some fun! If you\’re anything like me you have an extensive arsenal (that is twenty or thirty CDs deep) to assist with losing extra pounds, keeping yourself motivated and making progress towards the healthiest you possible; this is a nice addition to your reserve of “weapons.” Anything that makes the whole process more enjoyable, lighter—easier—is a must-have. Selections like Skinny Jeans and Use it to... Read More

The Oldest We\’ve Ever Been

September 11th, 2008

Author: Edited by Maud Lavinwww.amazon.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos When I opened the book and read the line that was chosen to lead into the collection, I knew I would love its offerings. Taken from one of Joyce Carol Oates many incredible writings, it is the bottom line of what mid-life feels like: “You leave home one afternoon, you never return as yourself.” Mid-lifers, both men and women, share something very intimate in this collection. The featured pieces will not glow back at the reader through tales of success against all odds, reinvention and re-creation, a discovered fountain... Read More