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August 14, 2009
May the most
you hope for be the least you get.
winding down the summer, my hope is that you get all the relaxing you
are hoping for, and more. We just got back from a Bethany Beach
vacation with family and friends. I believe this is the 12th Annual. My
how times have changed. We began with eight adults and eight children,
plus assorted friends and daily visitors through the years. Due to life
changes, this year we had six boomer adults and six young adults who
came and went throughout the week. My eldest was in attendance, but our
daughter had to work, and our youngest son was leaving for Cairo, Egypt
on a film excursion. Gone are the days of making sure all heads are
above the waves, counting children when in town, dodging water streams
from water guns, stepping on yellow rubber pellets shot from Five and
Dime guns, rallying the troops for ball games, and feeding a small
army. Instead, we enjoyed grown-up conversations with our
20-somethings, devouring their great cooking (a most welcomed
change), reading entire books, more organized and peaceful games
on the beach, and earlier bedtimes. With each life stage, I'm learning
to embrace it for what it is, and to look for the good in all times.
May you enjoy doing the same.
Hot days, family vacations, plenty of sunshine, and fresh produce. It
seems that summer is coming to an end. Why not celebrate the end of the
season by joining the NABBW with 25.00 off membership!
are in the process of creating some new possibilities for the NABBW.
Thanks to those of you who have thoughtfully responded to our survey.
If you haven't done so, would you be kind enough to please take our survey about magazines? You can do so at this link. Thank you. Today is the last day to do so.
Receiving free media is always a greatly appreciated. ABC-2 News, Baltimore anchor woman, Mary Beth Marsden, read an article about the NABBW and BWS in Baltimore magazine, then felt moved to do a segment with me about boomer women for the evening news. Please see the new video, Boomer Women Online: A Conversation with Dotsie Bregel.
I hope you will join my assistant, Georgia Richardson
and me August 25th at 3:00 PM (EST) while we give the history of the
NABBW and BWS and allow time to answer your questions about launching
the sites and association, and any other questions you may have about
our boomer women audience. I look forward to hearing many of you on the
call. More details are below.
If you haven't already done so, please submit your story for our writing contest which is posted below. The deadline is August 31st.
Sue William Silverman is doing an incredible job in our Featured Author forum. Please stop by and ask her your questions about writing and being published.
Be on the look-out for the details of the September Teleseminar when Sherrie Mathieson, author of STEAL THIS STYLE: Moms and Daughters Swap Wardrobe Secrets: Looks That Make Hip Classic and Classic Cool.
Mathieson takes a fresh and thoughtful approach to fashion by
describing in detail the styles and items that real mothers, of all
backgrounds and sizes, and their grown daughters should and shouldn't
share. She illustrates what so many women desire-a combination of
high-end style with lasting value. Sherrie believes that while fashion
is fleeting, great style is timeless. With the STEAL THIS STYLE teleseminar, she hopes to give women the insights and tools they need to look and feel just as good as their daughters!
Girls Getaway to Charleston, Nov. 13-15
The NABBW is excited to partner with Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl ®
for planning future boomer women trips. It's been brought to our
attention that there are plenty of boomer women who are interested in
traveling, but don't want to venture out alone. This will allow us to
meet face to face and enjoy one another while vacationing at different
spots across the country. Our first vacation will be to charming and
hospitable Charleston, SC, November 13-15.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend as we get some much-needed
R&R before the holiday season sets in. Prices will be based on
double occupancy, so let your girlfriends know as well. Details will be
available soon. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in joining us.
If you like to shop, please visit our Boomer Mall. In addition to regular shopping at most of the main stores across the country, we also feature the Reverse Auction
which is the latest way to shop. People believe it will pass EBay in
time. It's going gangbusters in Europe. All items in the auction are
already the lowest price you will find online. You simply purchase
tickets for 80 cents. Then you see what you are interested in buying.
The price is not showing so you use a ticket to reveal the lowest
selling price at the moment. Once you see the price, you may purchase
at that time, or keep watching and try revealing the price a couple
hours later. Every time someone checks the price, the price drops!
People from around the world are bidding so the price continues to drop
until someone decides to buy it. People are saving a small fortune! I
hope you'll jump in and begin shopping.
New members, the Midlife Gals create fun videos for boomer women. If you're feeling like you need a laugh, see the link to their video titled, A Lot of Makeup Goes the Wrong Way, in the Member News section below.
I encourage you to become a Facebook fan of the NABBW, please click this link and
you'll see where you can do so. I'm getting my feet wet with social
networking and am enjoying it thus far. Now you can follow us on Twitter
and connect with me on LinkedIn.
PASS IT ON: We all know her. She's at midlife. She wants to take care
of herself but can't always squeeze it in because she's so busy caring
for any of the following: her husband, mother, father, children,
grandchildren, in-laws, neighbors, friends, colleagues, etc. Won't you
please help her out by sharing this newsletter and the NABBW with her?
Thank you for connecting, encouraging and supporting boomer women. May we all be enlightened, educated and empowered!
TAKE TIME TO VISIT OUR SISTER SITE
is the # 1 site on search engines for "baby boomer women." Join us in
our forums where you can share from the heart, give and receive advice,
and make new friends.
NABBW Featured Associate
Introducing NABBW Associate
Boomer Male Expert,
Jed Diamond . . .
a master's degree is social work and a PhD in international health didn't protect
him from male menopause. The male change-of life nearly destroyed his health
and almost wrecked his long-term marriage. Coming through to the other side, he
began research to understand the mystery of male menopause.
author Gail Sheehy commented, "If menopause is the silent passage, male
menopause is the unspeakable passage. It
is fraught with secrecy, shame, and denial. It is much more fundamental than the ending of the fertile period of a
woman's life, because it strikes at the core of what it is to be a man."
five years gathering information from around the world, he wrote a series of
books to help men, and the women who love them, understand and cope with the changes
that males go through at mid-life including:
Male Menopause (1997)
Surviving Male Menopause (2000)
The Whole Man Program (2002)
The Irritable Male Syndrome (2004)
Mr. Mean: Saving
Yourself and Rescuing Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome
His books have been translated
into more than 25 foreign languages and he counsels men and women from around
In Jed's words . . .
Part of our mid-life healing was to move from the
high-stress life of being a sought-after psychotherapist and author in
the San Francisco bay area to the small town of Willits, California. My
wife, Carlin, and I raised our 5 children
and looked for a place where we could do our work and live in a way
more in balance with nature.
We live on 22 acres of land, and are part of the Transition Town, economic localization, movement
that is sweeping the world.
I love writing. In addition to books, I write articles for a number of internet
sites. I also send out a monthly
newsletter to more than 20,000 subscribers. I invite you to visit my website and sign up for my FREE publication
that will keep you abreast of my work.
Although my work is focused on men's health, nearly
half my subscribers are women. I've
found that women are vitally interested in what is going on with men today and
how to have more healthy, vibrant, long-lasting relationships.
I continue to do counseling with men and women in
my office as well as by phone with people calling from throughout the U.S. and around
To further acquaint you with my work, I've posted
some of my most requested publications on Scribd. You can check them out at HERE. If you have questions, feel free to write me
at Jed@MenAlive.com. I try and answer all mail that I can.
NABBW Featured Member
Introducing NABBW MemberAnita has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In April 2008, she launched www.ShopBestWeddingSite.com.
site worldwide. Her one-stop-shop is the best wedding site worldwide.
She sells engagement and wedding rings, wedding bands, and other rings,
wedding jewelry, cakes for most occasions, and items that can be used
as general gifts. Also offered at Anita's elegant wedding Web site are:
wedding veils, children's wedding accessories, wedding supplies, music,
linens and table coverings, chair sashes, and much more. She also
sells Special Personalized Memory Magazine
that can be developed not only for an engagement/wedding/wedding
reception/honeymoon, but also other types of events such as
retirements, conventions, baseball camps, proms, etc.
purpose for launching the site were to fulfill a 10+ year dream to have
her own business and website that assists brides and grooms and makes
their lives easier while planning for the biggest day of their lives.
She also launched it to have and a supplemental income for her
retirement years so she can help loved ones should she choose to do so.
In the past, Anita has been a wedding consultant, a wedding coordinator, a creator of pew bows, a reception
hall decorator, a church wedding decorator, plus many other creative
endeavors in the artistic field such as decoration, make-up, hair, etc.
The wedding industry is a perfect match for her gifts and talents.
Anita purposely describes her website as "elegant" with "quality"
products with the "best customer service around."
invested in a business that could not only help her to become savvy on
the computer and eventually become a webmaster, but for the past year,
working 6 to 10 hours a day, 7 days a weeks, she learned, endured,
persevered, and demonstrated it all by investing in this industry.
of the Associations that Anita belongs to are, National Association of
Boomer Women, Professional Wedding Vendors Association, Wedding
Solution Specialist of Fayetteville, NC,
Mountain Lakes Wedding Association, Association of Wedding Planners,
Maryland Wedding Professionals Association, Event Planners Association,
National Society of Event Professionals, Ashland Recreation
Association, and Silver Bells Creations.
Anita's site is also featured in the book: Make-Up Artist Who's Who, authored by Linda Randall.
Linda Randall and her staff are touring the U.S. and Canada in 2009
promoting their book. She is honored to have an extensive piece about
her site in the book.
As she continues
marketing and working at entering new products on her site, describing
her products, finding suppliers that align with the goal and
personality of her website: www.shopbestweddingsite.com, you'll find
Anita in her dream, plugging away, working hard, achieving day-by-day
her goal that she had 10+ years ago. Armed with belief in her products,
belief in her efforts, and belief in her dream, Anita knows her efforts
will come forth bearing fruit beyond her slightest imagination. Visit
Anita HERE or email her.
NABBW Monthly Teleseminars
|NABBW AUGUST TELESEMINAR Founder for Top Baby Boomer Sites with
Tuesday August 25, 2009
3:00 PM (EST)
Dotsie Bregel, Founder of the NABBW
Dotsie Bregel, the founder of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women (NABBW),
and BoomerWomenSpeak.com (BWS), is excited to be offering a one-of-a-kind teleseminar which gives
Boomer women an inside view of the NABBW and it's sister site, BWS. All aspects of these
two organizations will be discussed including the NABBW memberships, the benefits of joining, and what the NABBW can do for
you, along with the advertising opportunities on both sites; the BWS forum
community and topics, and the resources available for Baby Boomer women.
Dotsie's Virtual Assistant and
Humorist, Georgia Richardson, will also be on hand to
answer any technical questions you may have for our organizations.
________________________________________________________________________ Kathi Casey - Avoiding the Limitations of Past Generations,
Removing, Re-training, and
To listen, click HERE!
PDF Coming Soon!
Virginia Ellen - Suddenly Young
To listen, click
To read, click HERE!
|Reviews are a service we provide for NABBW members. Email us for details. NOTE:
Once submitted, please allow ample time for reading/reviewing. Books and other products will not be returned. Click Book or CD Covers to read reviews
The National Association of Baby Boomer Women announces a new writing contest...
Boomer Women Speak
How my Life Changed in One Moment
According to Sue William Silverman, author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir, everyone has a story to tell. Here is your assignment from Sue in order to help you get started telling yours.
In 500 words or less, write one scene, a mini-memoir,
depicting your life-changing event. Be sure to include sensory details.
Here is an example: Think of a woman trying to write about how one
night over dinner, in an expensive restaurant, her husband announced he
was leaving her. She might describe the sound of rain pelting the
windows, the noise of the happy couples surrounding them, or maybe the
soup growing cold in the bowl. All of these details help reinforce her
feelings at this crucial junction of her life.
Now it's your
turn to write a short scene that shows your own life-changing moment.
Where did the event happen? Who were you with? How did it impact the
larger story of your life?
500 words or less, set a scene, using some sensory details, that
describes one life-changing moment. Think about;
Please submit your entry in the BODY OF THE EMAILto firstname.lastname@example.org with Confessions in the subject line. Include your name, email address, and short bio (no more than 75 words) with the email entry. Entries needing editing will not be accepted.
- How this moment marked a turning point, a beginning or an ending;
- How you feel about that event now, reflecting back, with the advantage of hindsight;
it was a sad or traumatic moment, did you overcome it and ultimately
feel empowered? Or, if it was a joyous occasion, what did you
learn from that?
August 31, 2009
GRAND PRIZE - 100.00 and F-R-E-E membership or renewal in the NABBW.
FIRST RUNNER UP - An autographed copy of Fearless Confessions PLUS a copy of Sue Silverman's two memoirs.
SECOND RUNNER UP - An autographed copy of Fearless Confessions
Jan CullinaneNancy Mattison
Jan Cullinane, author of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life
(Rodale) was interviewed by US News & World Report
(Kim Palmer, Senior Editor, Money and Business) for the October issue. Jan
was also interviewed on July 18 by CNN
Radio, 1190 Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas with host Brian Tillotson. "Retirement Weekly" (CBS MarketWatch) which is edited by Robert
Powerll, reprinted Jan Cullinane's column "Six
Secrets for a Successful Retirement."
Phyllis Zimbler Miller
Internet Marketing Explained So It
Doesn't Overwhelm You and You Can Learn to Sell More Books, Products or Services
Mosaic Internet Marketing Program takes one topic a month and explains it
in an easy-to-understand step-by-step process. We share valuable information to
help you stay calm and collected when learning the powerful strategies of
marketing on the Internet - strategies that can help you sell more books,
products or services.
Kelly Jackson and Sally Jackson
THE MIDLIFE GALS®
A Lot of Makeup Goes the Wrong Way:
The Midlife Gals were
mentioned in a great article in Magazine Industry News about 'collaboration
content models' (moving more toward the social media format for more viewer
interaction). Check out their video, A Lot of Makeup Goes the Wrong Way:
HERE. Videos can be viewed using Quicktime format
Let a Performance Expert Ignite
Many CEOs mistakenly believe that the speed, market
position, and the innovation that they currently experience from their
employees' performance is maxed out, but research shows that the average
employee is working at 40% capacity. Imagine what you could do if you knew how
to tap into that 60% goldmine- without increasing workload. The secret isn't
better systems or cutting-edge technology, but engaging the idle talents and
personal accountability of employees, the untapped synergy of truly
collaborative teams, and visionary leadership that can really inspire. Email Karen or visit her on LinkedIn or her blog.
Shelley Hussey, author of I'm Not OK, You're Not OK, But That's OK With God, spoke on the topic of book marketing to the Christian Authors Guild, Monday, July 20th at the Tommy Nobis Center, 1480 Bells Ferry Road, Marietta, Georgia 30066. For more information visit HERE. Shelley's book was also the featured review last month on NABBW and the review can be read at this LINK.
Judith Sherven, PhD
Judith Sherven, PhD and her husband Jim Sniechowski, PhD have authored their 5th book - #1 bestseller, The Heart of Marketing - Love Your Customers and They Will Love You Back (Morgan James Publishing, May 2009) with 62 Free Launch Gifts still available when you get their book through this LINK.
EllynAnne Geisel, author of The Apron Book, Apronisms, Apron Chronicles & The Kitchen Linens Book is celebrating her appearance as Woman of
Note in the July/August issue of Paula
Deen Cooks. This celebration includes 2
months of Sunday giveaways! Easy entry - just sign up for EllynAnne's
Eileen Bodoh and
Katherine Scherer, authors of Gratitude Works
Eileen Bodoh and Katherine Scherer are currently writing daily
gratitudes for www.thankgodi.com. To receive
these inspirational messages, go to the website and join the community at no
Name the Turtle Contest
Simply click on "Name the Turtle Contest" at the top of our webpage. The contest runs through August 30th and will name [Turtle],
the theme character in the latest Storybook Quilt. Each Storybook
Quilt combines a patchwork quilt with a children's adventure story,
based on the fabrics in the quilt. So, grab a glass of lemonade, put on
your thinking cap, consult the children in your life, and help us find
a name for [Turtle]!
Gregory Anne Cox
Gregory Anne Cox, The midlife women's Lifestyle Tune Up expert just launched 3 new coaching programs. NABBW members get a 10% discount. If it's finally time to get the weight or health thing handled, head over to the program page and pick the program that's right for you.
will host Carolyn Howard-Johnson
on BlogTalkRadio's Authors Read
August 14th at 9 am Pacific time.
Click this LINK
to listen in. She'll reading a poem from
She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood
Magdalena Ball. Learn more about opportunities Lillian offers HERE
Judy Gruen, author of The Women's Daily Irony
Supplement, won an award in June from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for
her humor columns on Aish.com. Additionally, Judy spoke on
"Families and Other Unusual Life Forms" at the National Mothers of Twins Clubs annual meeting
in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 31. Email Judy.
Meredith Laskow is slowly
immersing herself in social marketing. Invite me to join your network on
LinkedIn or join my fan page on Facebook.