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Shirley Meerson Reminds Us About the Importance of Managing Stress During the Holidays, Offers Useful Suggestions

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC, CBT ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate Don’t let the holiday season take a toll on your health and wellness.  With the holidays coming up, the next few weeks can bring on unwanted stress.  The pressures and demands can send people into meltdown, and it really isn’t necessary. Don’t buy into the […]

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Want to Feel Better FAST? Shirley Meerson Says Morning Light Boosts Mood and Immune System, Lowers Stress and Helps You Sleep Better.

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC, CBT ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate A little sunshine goes a long way.  How would you like a natural mood boost combined with greater alertness? The happiness, the light, the cheerfulness, the joy and sparkles that comes via sunlight are so important for our mind and body. You might call it […]

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‘Self-Care’ Is Not Synonymous with ‘Self Indulgence.’ Trina O’Quinn Discusses How Her Definition Has Evolved Since She First Encountered the Term in the 1970s

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW Since March of 2020, it seems that the only subject I have see written or spoken about is “self-care.” I was first introduced to the concept of self-care in the 70s, and my introduction coincided with the beginning of the “Me” generation. Perhaps you remember theses days: Baby Boomers […]

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Living with Chronic Illness: Whether it’s COPD, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Cancer Or Another Condition, We Know Our Chronic Illnesses Will Persist Even After There’s a Vaccine for COVID

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW: Before I begin let me define the terms I am going to be discussing. There are two: 1- Chronic Illness and 2- Acute Illness. These explanations come from the Center for Disease Control, DSM-V, and Wikipedia. A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or […]

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Are You Wearily Dozing Through the Day But Sleeplessly Suffering at Night? Shirley Meerson Recommends Daytime Habits to Help You Succeed

By Shirley Meerson, CHWC ~ NABBW’s Ageless Wellness Lifestyle Associate Sleep is a top priority for your ageless wellness lifestyle.  You may not realize that some of your daytime habits may be the cause of your failure to have regular restful sleep at night. Have you tuned into the fact that a good night’s sleep is […]

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\’Truth or Consequences\’ Mindset Crucial When Making Caregiving Decisions Especially When Dementia Is Involved

\’Truth or Consequences\’ Mindset Crucial When Making Caregiving Decisions, Especially When Dementia is Involved  By Becky Feola NABBW’s Associate for Assisted Living and Caregiving I received the phone call late Friday night.  It was from a local resource center for caregivers and the elderly.  They had a family in crisis with a loved one who […]

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Never Underestimate The Power of a Hug

Never Underestimate The Power of a Hug By Becky Feola NABBW\’s Associate for Assisted Living and Caregiving January 21st is National Hug Day, an unofficial event created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986.  Although it is not a public holiday, it is worthy of celebration.  The idea behind National Hug Day is to encourage people […]

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Caregiving Begins With Self Care

Caregiving Begins With Self Care  By Becky Feola NABBW’s Associate for Assisted Living and Caregiving About 10 million seniors currently rely on others for daily care, such as help getting dressed, preparing meals or taking medication.  That number will only increase as more of the nation’s 78 million baby boomers enter old age themselves over […]

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