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Art and Creative Self Expression: Tools for Transcending Chronic Pain and Illness

October 24th, 2012

Art and Creative Self Expression: Tools for Transcending Chronic Pain and Illness By Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living with Chronic Illness Expert Can tapping into our creativity help us transcend chronic pain and illness? Can art heal not only our bodies but also our soul and spirits? Questions like these have been part of my ongoing quest to live well with chronic pain and illness. While some answers remain elusive, others are more readily apparent. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases in 1997, I have found artistic self-expression a valuable tool for transcending... Read More

Baby Boomer Women and The Four Keys to Weight Loss

October 23rd, 2012

Baby Boomer Women and The Four Keys to Weight Loss By Sue Stevenson, Ph.D. As a Baby Boomer woman I understand that over the years the demands of career, family, and daily life too often mean that our health and wellness, our time to take care of ourselves, can get lost in the shuffle. It is so easy to put off doing things for ourselves by saying, “I don\’t have time for that right now”, or “I\’ll get around to that sometime”. Whether you have had trouble losing the extra weight and keeping it off with dieting or if weight has just crept up on you the dilemma... Read More

Can A Busy Person Be Healthy Too?

October 23rd, 2012

Can A Busy Person Be Healthy Too? By Susanne Warren If you\’re concerned with remaining healthy and fit, you\’re probably reading articles on a regular basis that encourage you to do things like work out six days a week, eat more home-cooked meals, and meditate on a daily basis. But if you\’ve got a full-time job, a long commute, kids, and a home to care for, you may be thinking, “When am I supposed to sleep?” You know, of course, that you need to do that too! On top of all your responsibilities, you may feel stressed by all the things you\’re supposed to... Read More

Chirping Bird Society Compares Winston Churchill to Capt. Charles Moore

October 9th, 2012

Chirping Bird Society Compares Winston Churchill to Capt. Charles Moore By Goffinet McLaren In 1937, Britain\’s Winston Churchill was \’chirping\’ incessantly like a bird about the territorial threats of Adolf Hitler and the potential of an upcoming war but the world was asleep and the messenger disparaged as a war-monger. The consequences of national slumber were devastating. Had people only paid attention to Mr. Churchill\’s chirping at that time, Herr Hitler could have been contained, WWII and the Holocaust avoided, and millions of lives saved from torture and death. In... Read More

A Vendor\’s Take On The Mile High Flea Market

September 30th, 2012

A Vendor\’s Take On The Mile High Flea Market By Barb Tobias NABBW’s Thrifting Expert Enthralled by the grandeur of the Mile High Flea Market, I took the four-day challenge. As a shopper and as a vendor, I visited this sprawling bazaar, farmers market and antiques fair northeast of Denver on a consecutive Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is the oldest of the area\’s flea markets and a virtual Disney World for resale devotees. Earlier this year, its owners ditched a rebranding effort, so once again its official name, and the one the event launched with in 1975, is Mile... Read More

Katie Holmes and her “First Love”: No Big Surprise

September 30th, 2012

Katie Holmes and her “First Love”: No Big Surprise By Jan Cullinane NABBW’s Expert on The New Retirement It\’s been hard to avoid the recent frenzy over the news that Katie Holmes has reunited with her self-proclaimed “first love” Joshua Jackson, her Dawson\’s Creek co-star. Guess what? When you look at the research of Dr. Nancy Kalish, an expert in this field and professor of psychology at California State University, it\’s almost a no-brainer. As I discuss in my new book, The Single Woman\’s Guide to Retirement, Kalish found that those... Read More

Three Sites that are Fun, Free, and Do Good for Others!

September 26th, 2012

Three Sites that are Fun, Free, and Do Good for Others! By Jan Cullinane NABBW’s Expert on The New Retirement “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” John Bunyon “Giving back” is a worthy and laudable goal for many women. During these challenging economic times, wouldn\’t it be nice to be able to help others by doing something that is free, enjoyable, good for your brain, and can be done on your own terms and schedule? Here are three online games that accomplish that goal: Free Rice For each correct multiple... Read More

Interview with Donna Hull

September 24th, 2012

Interview with Donna Hull By Linda Ballou NABBW’s Adventure Travel Expert One of the best sites on the web for active boomers is My Itchy Travel Feet. Donna Hull has been scratching that itch for the last three years and having a ball doing it. Her site is very comprehensive with lots of fun articles about travel adventures for you to explore. Since I am a Hawai\’i aficionado, I especially liked Boomer Adventures in Hawai\’i. The Coastal California Road Trip suggesting several horseback riding opportunities along the coast made me want to start packing. Many of the articles... Read More

Be Sure to Laugh & Play

September 24th, 2012

12 Secrets To Great Romance For The Rest Of Your Life By Judith Sherven, Ph.D. NABBW’s Healthy Relationships Expert Perhaps you\’re in a long-term relationship and the joy is gone. You don\’t want to be with anyone else but you wish it could be more fun, more exciting. Do you miss when you were younger and felt more comfortable being silly and playful as a form of real romance? Did you get married and decide you had to act like “grown-ups” and a lot of the fun went with it? Or have you always thought you needed to be serious in matters of love? Maybe you’re... Read More

Jumping Work-Hurdles

September 22nd, 2012

Jumping Work-Hurdles By Nan S. Russell NABBW’s Winning At Work Expert It feels great at the end of a workday to know you\’ve made progress on a mounting to-do list, resolved a persistent problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an important objective. Yet, too often we get to the end of a day and haven\’t felt feelings of satisfaction, accomplishment, or progress at work, at least not as much as we\’d like. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness creep in to thwart our well-being. The days when frustration rules are difficult progress... Read More