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CHOLESTEROL DOWN: YOU CAN DO IT!

July 7th, 2011

Eat from the Fountain of Youth: 5 Food Groups that Keep You Young By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert Cardiovascular disease, primarily heart attacks and stroke, is the #1 killer of American men and women and continues to occur in epidemic proportions, dwarfing all other causes of death including all types of cancer and diabetes). Here is an easy way to take charge of your heart health. Simply adding in 9 foods and a short walk to your day can significantly and quickly lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol level and decrease your risk of developing... Read More

Can You Be Loved for Being Different?

July 7th, 2011

Can You Be Loved for Being Different? By Judith Sherven, Ph.D. NABBW’s Healthy Relationships Expert Before we get into what it means to be loved for being different in your wisdom-elder years, we want to take you on a bit of a vision quest. When you were growing up what did you learn about how you were supposed to think about and treat people who were different from you and your family? What did your family say? How about your friends? Neighbors? What were the messages you received either openly or by suggestion? You may not have an answer right off, because this is not a question that... Read More

Kids on Summer Vacation: A Working Parent\’s Dilemma

July 7th, 2011

Kids on Summer Vacation: A Working Parent\’s Dilemma By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. For families, June is a busy time with graduation parties, little league championships and music recitals. And we all know that right around the corner is summer vacation – lazy days for kids but often stressful for working parents. So if you haven\’t nailed down your plans yet, here are some ideas that can help with your work/life balance: Stay flexible. To minimize your anxiety and maximize time with your kids, try to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Even if you... Read More

Clutter in Your Closets = Cash in Your Pockets

July 7th, 2011

Clutter in Your Closets = Cash in Your Pockets By Julie Hall for the NABBW I\’m well known for the following quote about stuff. “If you don\’t see it or use it for 2 years (maximum), you\’ll never use it, so get rid of it!” Why allow your home to be cluttered up when life is hard enough? SIMPLIFY and make some cash too! Did you know that 80% of what we own we never use? We use the same 20% of things every day because we are creatures of habit — our favorite clothes, shoes, kitchen ware, etc. That leaves much we don\’t really need and as I say, “put... Read More

Beauty In The Pieces

July 7th, 2011

Beauty In The Pieces By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Beauty in the pieces. Graduations, being a BOOMER, retirement, job loss, divorce, empty nest, marriage, new career, travel, are transitions. You know where you have been. You enter a cycle of both excitement and uncertainty about your new daily life. Beauty in the pieces means you allow yourself small steps, reflections, and openness to see beyond what is visible. You recall what you love about the life you had . List those thoughts. Take just three minutes and write. Read it out loud to yourself. Write what you love... Read More

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall, Can I Still Be Sexy at All?

July 7th, 2011

Mirror Mirror, on the Wall, Can I Still Be Sexy at All? By Dr. Dorree Lynn, Ph.D. NABBW’s Expert on Boomer Women Sexuality Ever hear the expression “inside every older lady is a younger lady wondering what happened?” Guess what? You still are that younger lady, you just evolved to be more of yourself and along the way your body evolved, too. Each season of life is beautiful in its own way. In our youth-focused culture, concerns about body image are a major libido killer after 50, especially for women (although it certainly impacts men, too). If you don\’t have a partner,... Read More

The Power of Journaling – Article 8 in a Series: Journaling Equipment (addenda), Creating a Ritual, Methods

July 6th, 2011

The Power of Journaling – Article 8 in a Series: Journaling Equipment (addenda), Creating a Ritual, Methods By Erica Miner NABBW’s Journaling Expert Greetings, Boomers! As promised in last month\’s article, we\’ll discuss creating a journaling ritual. Instead of proposing specific exercises this time around, I will instead delineate some of my favorite journaling methods to familiarize you with your options to jumpstart your journaling journey and will then propose specific exercises over subsequent articles. First, however, I wanted to share with you some of the latest... Read More

Summer Parties

July 6th, 2011

Summer Parties By Regina Leeds, The Zen Organizer NABBW’s Organizational Skills Expert After Memorial Day Weekend the weather cooperates and we all dream about an outdoor party. We\’ve been cooped up all winter and it feels like time to release \’ye olde BBQ\’ from its winter slumber. You know me: I need a plan. Here are some things to consider before you send out your Evites or pick up the phone. The Devil is in the Details The idea of a party is always exciting, isn\’t it? And here I am about to throw cold water on your plans with mention of the dreaded \’B\’... Read More

Bulgur Pilaf with Dried Apricots

July 6th, 2011

Bulgur Pilaf with Dried Apricots By Pat Sinclair NABBW’s Cooking for Two Expert For me, the best meals in the summer start with juicy grilled chicken, pork or seafood. To complete these easy meals, prepare a simple summer side dish made with bulgur. Bulgur, a nutritious whole grain, is often found in the organic or health food area of the supermarket. Because it has been precooked, it cooks quickly. I like the sweet/sour tang of the apricots with chicken, pork and fish. Try adding dried cranberries or raisins. The cinnamon stick adds a subtle Middle Eastern spiciness to the dish. SIDEBAR:... Read More

Things That Go Boom in the Night

July 6th, 2011

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 offat 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 goscare me some young men. 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... Read More