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25 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Stop the Insanity

September 22nd, 2012

25 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Stop the Insanity By Janice Taylor NABBW’s Expert on Weight Loss and Hypnotism Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein Instead of obsessing about food, fat, your weight and your multiple failures to lose “it,” imagine what your life could look like, the shape it might take, if you shifted your focus to bringing joy to your heart, giving fresh energy to your day, and to feeding your soul. Envision what will happen when your thoughts no longer pull you astray but rather connect your... Read More

3 Tips On How To Increase Your Odds Of Staying Married The Second Time

September 22nd, 2012

Without intervention, divorce rates look like this: First marriage: 50 percent end in divorce Second marriage: 64 percent end in divorce Third marriage: 74 percent end in divorce I believe it is possible to lower the higher divorce rate for second marriages. Before entering into another relationship, you must be willing to take the time for your own personal development and learn healthy relationship skills that will move your life forward after the first divorce. Becoming single again is scary, and it may feel like you are on an emotional roller-coaster ride. Unfortunately, being single again... Read More

The Story of the Grunions

September 22nd, 2012

The Story of the Grunions By Regina Leeds, The Zen Organizer NABBW’s Organizational Skills Expert Grunions are small fish who appear once a year off California beaches. It is possible to catch them in containers the way children back East might capture fireflies in a jar. Many years ago a friend of mine told me this story. “When I was 18 I took a girl to my high school prom in my father\’s brand new Cadillac. After the prom my date wanted to go to the beach and capture grunions. Like any dutiful 18 year old boy, I took her and we quickly scored a bag of the tiny fish. We... Read More

The Perfect Vinaigrette

September 22nd, 2012

The Perfect Vinaigrette By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Why is it that when you eat out, the salad dressing tastes so much better? It’s all in the proportions and ingredients… Start with a good extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to ensure that the oil base is comprised of the healthiest oil there is. Olive oil, called “liquid gold” by Homer, is the main fat used in Mediterranean diets—the pattern of eating proven to decrease the risk of such diseases and disorders as heart attacks, stroke, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. EVOO contains... Read More

What Do I Put In a Living Trust?

September 22nd, 2012

What Do I Put In a Living Trust? By Liza Weiman Hanks NABBW’s Estate Planning Expert Dear Liza: I am trying to prepare a living trust on behalf of my father. He owns his home and vehicles outright and also has two bank accounts. I am the POD beneficiary of all of his accounts, as well as being a secondary signer on his checking and savings accounts. My confusion comes from not knowing what assets should be put in the living trust. Should it just be the home, since that has the highest value? Or should the cars and bank accounts also be included? Or can everything but the house be designated... Read More

Help Your Plants Beat the Sweltering Heat With These Water Sense Tips

September 22nd, 2012

Help Your Plants Beat the Sweltering Heat With These Water Sense Tips By Diane MacEachern NABBW’s Going Green Expert This summer’s heat wave is expected to result in a serious spike in the amount of water being used outdoors this year. Late July and early August are usually when outdoor water use soars in most of the U.S., but some regions report that they see people in their communities overwatering well into the fall. City and county managers worry because, if people and businesses don\’t use water more efficiently, communities will find it very tough to manage droughts and freshwater... Read More

Where Will Your Philanthropy Be In 2017?

September 22nd, 2012

Where Will Your Philanthropy Be In 2017? By Margaret May Damen, CFP, CLU, ChFC NABBW’s Philanthropy Expert “The difference between who you are now and who you are five years from now comes down to the people you meet and the books you read.” – Anonymous The year 2017 seems like a long way off for most of us, but in the blink of an eye it will fly by. And judging by the rhetoric of the proverbial soothsayers, 2017 may well be a pivotal year for women and philanthropy. Today, and moving forward for the next 60 months, I encourage you to reflect on how the insights gathered from each... Read More

Peanut Butter Icebox Pie

September 22nd, 2012

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Sullie Saves the Seas

September 21st, 2012

Sullie Saves the Seas Author: Goffinet McLaren http://www.sullietheseagull.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This wonderful children\’s book introduces the world to Sullie the Seagull, Author McLaren\’s newly hatched “spokesbird” for clean oceans. This is a parable told by Sullie, an old seagull. Sullie\’s tale begins on Turtle Beach, the morning after Memorial Day, and provides a lesson about the dangers of trash in our oceans. Sullie\’s information is correct: All the experts say the solution to our trash-choked oceans begins at home, since most... Read More

Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge

September 21st, 2012

Moon Over Taylor\’s Ridge Kindle Edition Author: Janie Dempsey Watts http://www.janiewatts.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a wonderful story populated with well-developed characters, and set in a historically rich place – the tiny town of Taylor\’s Crossing, Georgia. The fictional community\’s location is crucial to the story. We quickly learn that Taylor\’s Crossing is in northwest Georgia, near Taylor\’s Ridge, and south of Ringgold. Nestled into an arm of the Appalachians, in Chattooga County, it\’s an area rich in Native American... Read More