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Milestones Are Not Set in Stone

March 1st, 2014

Milestones Are Not Set in Stone By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW If you\’ve recently celebrated a landmark birthday, you may be thinking about the milestones in your life. Crossing from one personal decade into another is a significant event and takes on a life of its own. Connecting with friends who are also making this transition can help focus on what you\’ve gained over the years – memories, perspective, wisdom – rather than on what you\’ve lost – agility, some energy, your youth! Even though the signpost for an event may be firmly... Read More

No Need to Hibernate All Winter

February 14th, 2014

No Need to Hibernate All Winter By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks. For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we\’d like. And being stuck at home in February and March doesn\’t usually lend itself to the same kind of staycation... Read More

Costa Rica: New Ways to Nurture Family

January 14th, 2014

Costa Rica: New Ways to Nourish Family By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority. High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase as millennials, along with grandparents, move in with their parents to alleviate financial stress.... Read More

Millennials, Gifts and the Holiday Spirit

January 2nd, 2014

Millennials, Gifts and the Holiday Spirit By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. For the NABBW Now that we are at the tail end of the 2013 holiday season, you may have begun to realize that traditional gift-wrapped presents don\’t mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt. So much for the negative stereotype that those born between1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from... Read More

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns

October 11th, 2013

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough. It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you\’re actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don\’t always get advance warning of the risks ahead.... Read More

Try On These Sparkling GEMS for Working Moms – You\’ll Soon Wonder How You Lived Without Them!

August 29th, 2013

Try On These Sparkling GEMS for Working Moms – You\’ll Soon Wonder How You Lived Without Them! By NABBW member Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. Is your life an endless cycle, revolving around work and taking care of the kids? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, half of American women say they don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and to choose the activities they enjoy. We all know that saying ‘yes’ to more responsibility can make us feel safer with the boss and help us avoid conflict in the family. But too often ‘yes’ is our default... Read More

The Weather Has Changed Now It\’s Your Turn

June 6th, 2013

The Weather Has Changed Now It\’s Your Turn  By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph. D.  Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You\’ve been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you\’ve wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter\’s heavy gloom, now\’s the time to take a chance and go for it. Here are some tips to help you start instituting the changes you want make. This summer try out a new perspective as you... Read More

AMOUR: Lessons from the 2013 Best Foreign Film

March 6th, 2013

By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. http://www.HerMentorCenter.com Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history one gem, Amour, will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers. As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering? Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, play a vital Parisian couple... Read More

Happily Ever After: Tips for Prince William and Kate

May 26th, 2011

Happily Ever After: Tips for Prince William and Kate By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. The 19th century English poet, Lord Alfred Tennyson, put this universal truth in writing: “In the spring, a young man\’s fancy lightly turn to thoughts of love.” Which is why there\’s no better time of the year for a royal wedding! The recent marriage of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey with 1900 guests, was watched by almost 2 billion people worldwide. We expect their long walk to the altar will be likely remain one of the most viewed... Read More

How to Turn Your Commitment for Change into Action

May 12th, 2011

How to Turn Your Commitment for Change into Action By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. for the NABBW In the wake of floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and radiation leaks this spring, we\’re struck by the realization that changes in the Earth present in many ways. At times they\’re gradual or sudden and violent. They can come from the forces of nature or the actions of human beings. They can be unexpected and out of our control or planned and anticipated. In any case, the havoc they wreak can affect millions. The effects of the natural disasters this spring... Read More