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The Cahill Factor: Turning Adversity into Advantage

June 16th, 2008

Author: Teena Cahill, Psy.D.www.teenacahill.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Teena Cahill wants you to turn “Adversity into Challenge.” Dr. Cahill is a psychologist, counselor, and educator whose gift is the ability to help and heal. Her life\’s work has been helping people harness healthy lives. She puts her teachings to the test, however, when she finds her own life challenged. Facing a harrowing set of circumstances that change the structure of her life, she reaches out for understanding, hope, and health. With mastered skills and tenacity she moves with and through those... Read More

Good to Go – The ABC\’s of Death and Dying

May 15th, 2008

Author: Jo Myerswww.goodtogothebook.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Faced with questions concerning the death of a close friend or relative, one may have trouble discerning where to turn. Sometimes emotions take over making it difficult to reach out to the right people for answers. Author Jo Myers writes to soothe the confusion and turmoil that often accompanies the loss of someone close to us with her own brand of practical knowledge and humor. Granted, it may be difficult to see the lighter side of heavy issues like writing a eulogy, funeral preparation and cremation, but Myers makes a gallant... Read More

Menopause Ranch

May 15th, 2008

Author: Deborah Vaughnwww.menopauseranch.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos One does not visit this place by choice. Women worldwide will be deposited at its gates kicking, screaming and fighting it all the way, or with wonder and acceptance. We enter our menopausal years timidly, oftentimes scared and very rarely ready. Why is that? Author Deborah Vaughn expects that by taking the reader on a fictional trip through mythology and histories of countries and religions that we will approach some understanding about the origins of our perspectives on midlife and menopause. Through the centuries our... Read More

Get it Right This Time – How to Find and Keep Your Ideal Romantic Relationship

April 17th, 2008

Author: Amy Schoenwww.HeartmindConnection.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Are you still searching for the one? Are you plagued by the notion that your ideal companion is out there somewhere if only you could make the connection? Amy Schoen, life coach and author of Get it Right This Time, spells out how to make that connection with pages of hands-on dating advice. Written for both the novice and “seasoned” dater, chapters like “Study Dating Like You Would the Stock Market,” point out the importance of making the conscious decisions that place you in situations that increase... Read More

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