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Get Real and Get Moving… Now!

July 6th, 2011

Get Real and Get Moving… Now! By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert When the New York Times showcases a health and fitness article I like to skim the comments. No matter how brilliant, mind changing, eye opening or informational the article seems, comments tell the real story. If you listento the feedback, you hear the people. I\’ve noticed that many an author falls short in relating their \’breaking story\’ to regular folk. Not high performance athletes. Not those already fit. And certainly... Read More

Tips & Tricks to Shopping Thrift

July 5th, 2011

Tips & Tricks to Shopping Thrift By Barb Tobias NABBW’s Thrifting Expert Ahhh, the “thrifting season” is in full swing! What a glorious time of year for the ardent thrift shopper. Now is the time for those serious about treasure hunting to pull up their bootstraps, hone their tracking skills and beseech the garage sale fairies for a bit-o-luck. It took me quite a few years, and many mistakes, to become an astute thrifter; spotting the treasures beneath the tarnish and figuring out how to bargain with a gentle hand. When I started hitting garage sales, some thirty odd... Read More

I’ve Been Slimed

May 26th, 2011

I’ve Been Slimed By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert According to a recent episode of The Doctors, it is possible to pay hundreds of dollars at a spa for a snail facial. That’s right, a snail facial, during which a white-coated technician places a few of the garden gastropods on your face where they slime their way from chin to cheekbone. Can you say, “Ick”? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those “easily freaked out by mollusks” type of women. In fact, I have a pretty good relationship with both snails and slugs. I have to. I live in the Pacific Northwest;... Read More

Get Some Sleep, Will You?

May 13th, 2011

Get Some Sleep, Will You? By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I have a theory that worrying about how to look young ages you. Last week, for example, I read an article on how to stay young-looking, and among the usual advice – eat well, exercise, don’t squint while reading articles on how to stay young-looking – was this tip, which has caused me to lose sleep for four days in a row : Don’t sleep on your side. You’ll add fine lines and wrinkles to that one side. Not only will you look older than if you sleep on your back, you’ll look lopsided. Oh, perfect! Now not... Read More

May Brings Us The Power of Maybe (And Some Funny Videos)

May 13th, 2011

May Brings Us The Power of Maybe (And Some Funny Videos) By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert There is power in “No.” No, I can’t bake 400 brownies for the class bake sale tomorrow. No, I won’t be able to stay late after work again because the computer ate that file. No, I’d prefer no to talk to you about changing my cell phone plan. There is also power in “Yes.” Yes, I would like to try that new chocolate dessert. Yes, I will marry you. Yes, I am game for boarding this spaceship, but only if you return me to earth in time for dinner because I’m... Read More

Unaccustomed to the Good Life

April 4th, 2011

Unaccustomed to the Good Life By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert A few months ago, I got invited to speak to a group of women at Canyon Ranch Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Unlike the wealthier women who frequent resorts, women who may have been born with fluffy white robes in their mouths, I am unaccustomed to the good life. I usually can’t even afford the good beer. I was totally out of my element so I spent the first day at “The Ranch” assessing the habits of … okay, stalking… a dozen or so women who appeared the most well-heeled (not to mention well-toed since most... Read More

Stressed Out Women, Here’s Your Sign

February 12th, 2011

Stressed Out Women, Here’s Your Sign By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert Sometimes it seems that “stressed-out” is a synonym for “female.” The inability to take a deep breath or live in the moment because we’re too busy rushing into the next one causes physical, mental, and emotional problems, but for some reason many women take pride in the fact that they never have time to relax. I’m surprised there’s not a Girl Scout badge for “Multi-tasking” by now. There are sure signs that you’ve let too much stress in the front door. For example, if your inner... Read More