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Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss

July 30th, 2012

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss Author: Jai Pausch Website: http://www.tworoadsbooks.com/index.php/books/dream-on-jai-pausch/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Jai Pausch, the widow of Randy Pausch -the Carnegie Mellon professor best known for authoring THE LAST LECTURE after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer – gives us a remarkably frank, deeply moving and thematically rich memoir about death, dying and the grieving process. In Dream New Dreams, we hear her story for the first time: her emotional journey from wife and mother to full-time caregiver, shuttling between... Read More

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation

July 29th, 2012

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. July is Sandwich Generation Month, a chance to pay tribute to adult children who are juggling the demands of raising kids while taking care of aging parents. The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to increase from 40 million in 2010 to over 88 million by 2050, doubling the ranks of those experiencing this stressful combination of responsibilities. We expect to take care of our growing children. After all, isn\’t that part of the parenting job description? Even after the last kid... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy

July 29th, 2012

Bouncy Bouncy By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I bought a mini-trampoline this weekend. I was looking for a piece of home fitness equipment that met one specific requirement – it had to fit into a 3-foot square area of my bedroom. All those infomercials that promise muscle toning, core-strengthening, and cardio training neglect to answer the most important question: Will the device fit in your house? Or will you have to remove a major piece of furniture such as the sofa, requiring your guests to perch along the edge of the AbFlexGlideRowArator whenever they come over... Read More

50 Shades of Grand

July 29th, 2012

50 Shades of Grand By Dr. Dorree Lynn, Ph.D. NABBW’s Expert on Boomer Women Sexuality “He follows with two sharp thrusts, and he freezes, pouring himself into me as he finds his release”… Shocked? Irritated? Excited? This quote is from the Book, “50 Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, which gives us explicit erotic scenes and a look into a world full of racy sexual fetishes. Whereas Harlequin novels once grabbed the hearts of so many women reading in private, this New York Times Bestseller now grabs the attention of women of all ages who, thanks to e-readers and a simple cover, are... Read More

Book Marketing Power Tip: How to Write a Book Pitch that Sizzles

July 29th, 2012

Book Marketing Power Tip: How to Write a Book Pitch that Sizzles By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert This true story about an encounter at a writer\’s conference demonstrates how critical it is for any book author to have a good “elevator pitch” for in your book marketing plan. One of the most common conversation starters at any conference, meeting, or even personal encounter is, “Tell me about your book” This happens way too often. I asked Joe about his novel. He should have told me to pull up a chair and sit awhile, because his description... Read More

2012 College Graduates are Moving Back Home

July 29th, 2012

2012 College Graduates are Moving Back Home By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it\’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles. If your brand new graduates are boomeranging back home, here\’s some practical insight to share with them: Face uncertainty with a positive attitude. You can\’t... Read More

Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health?

July 29th, 2012

Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health? By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert We have something in common right off the bat. Chances are you\’re sitting down while reading this just like I\’m sitting here at my laptop while writing this article. How long you been sitting? If it\’s more than 55 minutes, get up. Yep, get up. Blood is getting stuck in your legs, and pooled at your feet. If your knees are bent you\’re further impeding the return flow back to your heart. That sitting position... Read More

Enough with Things That Go Boom in the Night

July 3rd, 2012

Enough with Things That Go Boom in the Night By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert The fireworks stands are up now and I can’t wait… to strangle somebody. For the past week, we’ve had fireworks going off at the schoolyard down the street and it’s only the middle of June. If this doesn’t stop, I’m going to have to put on my bathrobe, put my hair in curlers, light a cigarette, and go scare me some young men. And you know I’m serious if I’m willing to let a cigarette touch my lips! Yes, all the other boys are blowing their fingers off too, but that’s no reason... Read More

Loss Is So Complicated…

June 18th, 2012

Loss Is So Complicated… By Laurel D. Rund My feelings of grief and loss are complicated and intertwined within my very being. After my husband Marty’s death in 2009, I wrote a poem called “Grief’s Cloak. An excerpt from that poem came back to “haunt” me recently. “But wait! Was I also trying to outrun grief? No hide and seek here, it was up ahead ~ my mourning was not complete. Grief’s cloak is a harsh reminder that loss is real ~ it cannot be pushed away! And, if not accepted, even honored, it will clip my wings and leave me unable to fly. With this... Read More

Father\’s Day

June 18th, 2012

Father\’s Day By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert None of these photos are my dad. They are my dad\’s imaginary best friends. I loved seeing him, just home from a match, club bag on arm and clicking sounding shoes, coming across the floor. Not his profession, his weekend obsession. If he wasn\’t in a game, as he grew frail, he and I would curl up, TV on high volume, cheering about something that I never did figure out, except when the white ball rolled on the green and into that circle. He wasn\’t into teaching. The match was his relaxation time.... Read More