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What's the latest media news with the National Association of Baby Boomer Women and Boomer Women Speak?
To read all about it, click HERE!
The NABBW site is not just a "feel good" girlfriend place to visit on the web (although it does do that). It is a powerful tool for connecting and promoting boomer women all over the world - filled with opportunity. Dotsie is one connected woman and someone every Boomer woman should know. As an associate and author on the site, I have had my NABBW articles picked up by national publications many times.
And, when Dotsie put out the invitation extended by Money Magazine to be interviewed for a retirement article - I jumped on it recognizing yet another great opportunity. Long story short, my husband and I were interviewed and we were highlighted in the November 2007 issue. NABBW is the place to be - for connections, education and fun!
- Mary Pearsall, Executive Managing Director eWomenNetwork, 719-596-1771
FORUM NEWS FOR NOVEMBER:
The National Association of Baby Boomer Women is the only association devoted to addressing issues concerning 38 million of the healthiest, wealthiest, and best educated generation of women to ever hit midlife, baby boomer women.
and win an entry for this fabulous give-away.
Five Books, CD, DVD and a T-shirt!
The Boomer Women Resource Center is continuing to expand it's resources and as always, we are committed to addressing all of your baby boomer needs. We hope you'll use these comprehensive and growing resources as your learning and educational center and guide.
THE BOOMER HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE
Dotsie is excited to share our BOOMER HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE with Eli Davidson. So sit back, get your favorite drink, prop your feet up, and learn how to survive the holidays boomer style. Just click on the photo at the left and happy holiday listening!
Don't forget, you can send me any topics you would like us to address, or notify me if you are an expert on anything pertaining to boomer women that might be an excellent addition to the cybrary. To begin your shopping experience, click SHOP NOW!
ADDED BENEFITS - Offers!
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NABBW members can join Send Out Cards through Judy McNitt-Mell and receive a $25.00 rebate. Offer valid at any level with auto-order feature selected. Free training and support. Visit the NABBW MEMBER ONLY section for the details about this offer.
Life and career coach, Elizabeth Cassidy, www.BranchingOutLifeCoaching.com is offering NABBW members 20% off their first month of coaching when they sign up for a 3- month coaching commitment. Visit the NABBW MEMBER ONLY section for the details about this offer. You'll also be able to call for quick coaching sessions, or can email Elizabeth with questions or concerns in-between regular coaching sessions.
www.reiki4paws.com/boutique offers handmade and custom blankets and apparel for adults, teens, children, and pets. All NABBW members receive free shipping on their first order of any stock or custom products. Visit the NABBW MEMBER ONLY section for the CODES needed to take advantage of this offer and for an additional offer for Pet Consulting.
Kathy Vick, Life Coach for
Kathy is offering NABBW members a chance to help the victims of the California fires. She'll contribute $100 of your coaching fee and match it for a total contribution of $200 to the Red Cross when you sign up for a 3-month coaching commitment. "Helping women connect with God's big picture for their life" is Kathy's coaching mission. Email Kathy@fluentlifecoaching.com to take advantage of this opportunity to start making changes in your life and to help our family and friends in California. Please put "NABBW Offer" in the subject line.
NABBW members are entitled to a 25% discount on all WyseWomen, LLC program(s) and services. Visit the NABBW MEMBER ONLY section for the details about this offer.
- For Baby Boomer Women Everywhere!! -
Any boomer woman wishing to join can do so by simply by visiting HERE and entering the forum community. It's that easy, and if you hurry, you can help select the book to read for next month! BOOK CLUB.
BOOMER WOMEN SPEAK WRITING CONTEST - The Boomer Women Speak Writing Contest is taking a holiday break but will return in the NEW YEAR!
Winner of the October- November Boomer Women Speak Writing Contest was Becky Blanton with her story, New Traditions. To read Becky's story, click HERE!
NABBW Is offering in DECEMBER --
Sheri Mcconnell, www.sherimcconnell.com
President and Founder of the National Association of Women Writers and the Association of Web Entrepreneurs
Topic: The ACTION Method-How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Less than 5 Years From Your Home
Date: Dec. 20, 2007 at 1:00 PM (CST)
Attendees will learn:
- The many benefits of creating a wealth plan
- How to leverage your time, money, and expertise using 1 or more of 6 millionaire business models
- The core elements to consider when creating your own virtual millionaire team
- The key millionaire systems you must have in place
- Plus MUCH MORE!
Note: This class also includes a 3-page handout with a checklist and diagram.
We hope you'll join us!
NABBW DECEMBER TELESEMINAR
Helen Gallagher,Founder of Computer Clarity presented Boomer Technical Skills - Thursday, December 6, 2007. The audio link for this teleseminar is available in the Member ONLY section and the PDF (Word transcription) will be available next week.
If you are unable to attend any of our seminars, or if you prefer to hear them at your leisure, then visit the NABBW and sign in on our Member ONLY page which provides links to all our past teleseminars. As an added benefit for our members, you can now choose to listen to these teleseminars, or to open the PDF version and read the entire Teleseminar.
These are great to listen to while you are working or playing online. Just another benefit of NABBW!
BOOMER BOOK REVIEWS
We are happy to review member's books, products and services. This is a service that is FREE of CHARGE to NABBW members. Please email us if you are interested in seeing a review of your book, product, or service.
NOTE: Once your book has been submitted, please allow ample time for the book to be read and reviewed. Books and products sent for reviews will not be returned.
Reviewed by by Melinda Cianos
Buy this book!
Author Karen Wright, has compiled a meaningful collection of true stories written by her faithful followers at www.wrightminded.com. She combined the accounts of lives touched by hardship with words of wisdom to shed light on troubling circumstances in our own lives.
Written from the premise that even the smallest of changes breathes wonder, power and strength into the lives we seek to create for ourselves, Sequoia Seeds moves to instill hope in our hearts. Who better to teach than those who have "been there?" Wright presents this compilation of touching stories with brevity, clarity and compassion.
The Table of Contents lists an array of topics the reader can visually scroll through and possibly choose for insight into a particular concern, issue or trying situation. It is her hope that you will glean the courage you need to face the day with an open heart and a fresh perspective.
Attitude: Ballet & Pilates Fusion Beyond 50 and Fabulous
The Just B Method - DVD
Bernadette Giorgi - Certified Fitness & Pilates Trainer and Martial Artist
Reviewed by by Melinda Cianos
Click on the picture to buy this DVD!
Bernadette has developed this gentle, yet challenging exercise program that is sure to produce results. The DVD takes you through a complete workout which strengthens core muscles, sculpts the body and increases flexibility. Tailored to meet the needs of both the beginner and those that exercise regularly, the routine combines the graceful movements of ballet with the fluid movements of pilates to tone and strengthen. The Just B Method, created by Giorgi, was designed with "women over 50 in mind," but is an effective means of exercise for women of all ages and skill levels.
I found it to be a solid workout. Giorgi's soothing manner and voice made for a very pleasant experience. Ballet and Pilates Fusion can be used as a sole means of exercise or to vary your already established exercise program. The no-impact approach is kind to the body. While the stimulating background music played throughout the entire workout was relaxing and rhythmic, I think I would have enjoyed a change up of style at some point to surprise my senses.
However, overall, the Just B Method is a wonderful way to get the "sleek, sexy and strong physique you've always wanted. And the best part is that you can achieve this in your own home.
Is It Simple Forgetfulness Or The Real Thing?
CD - approximately 70 minutes
By Barbara E. Friesner
Reviewed by Dotsie Bregel, www.nabbw.com
Buy this CD
Barbara offers a lovely presentation for those wondering if a loved one is experiencing dementia. Presented professionally with clarity, excellent tone, and instrumental music between segments, you will learn how to discern if a loved one needs medical attention, and if so, how to get the most appropriate care.
Once a diagnosis is made, she then takes you through the next steps by sharing personal examples from her life of caring for her grandmother and mother. Barbara admits she is not a physician, however our best advice is often learned from lay people who have walked a similar path before us. You will learn practical, helpful tools to walk with someone who wants to remain independent and engaged in spite of their mind's activity. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of dementia, know how to treat someone who is losing their memory, and be able to spend more quality time with them making pleasant memories through their decline.
GREAT GIFTS FOR YOUR AGING LOVED ONE
By Barbara E. Friesner
Finding the perfect gift is challenging under any circumstances but buying for an aging loved one can be particularly difficult. Obviously you want to get them something they want but it really no longer makes sense for you to get them yet another doll for their doll collection or yet another tie because, hopefully at this point, they're getting rid of stuff.
So what do you do?
Think in terms of what they really want but that they may not know they want.
Continue reading at this link: More from Barbara
The Danger Season
By Janet Horn
With all the good will and cheer of this season, how can it be a dangerous one? Because it is often the season of "too much." We may party too much, spend too much, drink too much alcohol, smoke too many cigarettes, and of course, eat too much. But this isn't a lecture on moderating all of those activities we overdo every December.
This is about sweets. Sugar. Simple carbs.
(A clarification here: by "sweets" I mean simple carbohydrates only, or those foods that go directly into your bloodstream as sugar, such as cakes, candy, pastries, white breads and ice cream.
Continue reading at this link: More from Janet
Creating Your Healthy Money Mindset
By Sheri McConnell
Your money mindset allows you to dream big and live your passion in this life in three ways.
One: Believing in Abundance
Right now you believe many goals are attainable and many are not. The way we were raised and our current environment dictate our beliefs and unless we are challenged and taught to believe differently, we stay stuck. Today, open up your mind to abundance. Take a financial goal and rewrite it in an abundant mindset. Try to make yourself believe that you can accomplish it even if there is a nagging voice saying "no way!" Then put it where you can see it every day. Whatever you want to accomplish, have, or do. It doesn't matter. Think abundantly and think big for yourself.
Continue reading at this link: More from Sheri
Pause, Observe, and Reflect on a Moment in Your Life
By Natalie Caine
"Life's Challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are." Bernice Johnson Reagon
If you were to make time to venture inward to find a moment in your life, what memory would you visit? What emerges when you close your eyes and scan for something that touched you this year? Something that made you proud of your self, brought a smile? Don't think too long. Just let it surface and then write about it. Who cares how the words fall on the page? Just get it down and then read it out loud to yourself.
Continue reading at this link: More from Natalie
Celebrations and Ruminations
By Georgia Richardson, Queen Jaw Jaw
December is such a reflective month. As the year end closes around me, I find myself daydreaming more, and pondering on the events of the past 12 months. Mulling everything over; chewing the cud, meditating, rumin-okay, okay, enough beating of the dead horse. I did find out you can be bad all year and still get presents. How cool is that? Ahem . . .
Every year at this time, I go within. I think about all the work-related events of the past months and I measure my performance on a scale of 1-5. Sometimes I measure up to par then other times, I cheat. Hey, it's MY measuring system.
Continue reading at this link: More from Georgia
WORKPLACE LADDER FUEL
By Nan S. Russell
Maybe you received the email offering cash in exchange for testing the Microsoft/AOL email tracking system. Or you heard that theaters were using subliminal advertising to increase sales of popcorn and soft drinks. Maybe it was the "buy one, get one free" Porsche promotion that caught your attention, or the warning that reusing plastic water bottles is unhealthy since components breakdown and are ingested.
The fact that these are all false didn't stop thousands of people from forwarding them, repeating them, or believing them.
Continue reading at this link: More from Nan
The Greatest Gift
By Donna Shepherd
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23 nlt
When my son, Aaron, was a small tyke, his favorite toys were plastic G I. Joe figures. Every day his little red head could be found poring over his collection. After much deliberation, he picked out two to carry- one in each chubby, little hand.
For Christmas, Aaron asked for a specific G. I. Joe. The problem? Every other three-year old in our area wanted the same one. I despaired as Christmas grew closer, and none could be found.
Continue reading at this link: More from Donna
Will Boomers be "Skiers"?
By Jan Cullinane
A new acronym is born - "Skiers" - Boomers who will Spend the Kids' Inheritance. Is this likely to happen? A lot of financial experts think it will. A recent survey found that more than 60% of Boomers plan to give money to their children before they die - perhaps by funding extended family trips, subsidizing an advanced degree, helping offspring purchase a first home, or paying for their grandkids' education. Many Boomers want to see their children (or their children's children) enjoy their money while they are still around, thus having less to leave them after they're gone.
Then, of course, there is the practicality of Boomers making their money last as long as they do.
Continue reading at this link: More from Jan
From the Traveler's Bookshelf
By Carol Sorgen
"Stylish, brutally frank, and sometimes, frankly brutal." That's how LUXE City Guides describes their accordion-pleated travel guides that are just the right size to pop into a pocket or purse. LUXE City Guides, headquartered in Hong Kong, first came out in 2002 with a series on-not surprisingly, Asian cities. Now there are 19 in the series featuring such tourist-friendly locations as Hong Kong, Melbourne, Phuket, Shanghai, Sydney, and most recently Istanbul, Madrid, and Paris.
The recommendations for each city guide are gathered from 25 residents of that particular city, and are then assembled by a local city editor. The publishing editor of LUXE then flies to each city to personally check out each of the final selections, with the yardstick being, "If we loved it, it's in, if it's not, it's not worth it."
Continue reading at this link: More from Carol
Kelley Connors, MPH, Founder and Principal, KC Healthcare Communications LLC
Is launching a new research service called Real Women on Health! which is a series of events and tele-focus groups for women, that explore your experience as a healthcare consumer, caregiver, working woman or community leader, including women's health. To find out more about joining this new service to benefit women, please email Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask Phyllis about daily living aid "care baskets" and the Caregivers Shopping Guide at this LINK.
NABBW Associate, Barbara Friesner's CD, "Is It Simple Forgetfulness, Or The Real Thing?" is on sale, just in time for the holidays. Great for family members, friends, business associates - anyone who would benefit from understanding and knowing how to help a loved one with dementia. To buy now, please go HERE.
Founder of Boomer Babes Rock! will be premiering the new Boomer Babes Rock! Book Club on Saturday, January 5, 2008 on the Boomer Babes Rock! Blog. In Allison's weekly blog post, she will review one book per month and lead a discussion among the readers. Please bookmark www.boomerbabesrock.com/blog/ind ex.php to join the discussion and visit Book Club for more information.
Autographed copies of Joy's first novel, Second Chance, is available now, just in time for Christmas! The main character, Sara Weber, finds that her life is turned upside down and she doesn't think her marriage will survive---her stepdaughter has moved in, her senile mother needs placement, and her husband's ex-wife wants him back. For more information, visit HERE!
Dr. Susan Allen
Dr. Susan Allen is working on a book for parents of "twenty-somethings." The years from 20-30 are not what they use to be! Stories, frustrations, and successes of your own are welcome for consideration. Please send to email@example.com
Coming soon: relief for hot flashes. Life Quality Technologies, LLC is developing a discreet, wearable product to cool you instantly when a hot flash begins. Help us understand your needs by taking our brief survey.
Meredith Laskow has finally finished her new writing website
www.meredithlaskow.com --- except for the last page, which is where YOU come in. I need more reciprocal links! If your website is writing-related, you'll be added to my Literary Links page. For non-writing links, you'll appear on the page Friends. Email , firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, I'm still making my wonderful jewelry www.meredithbead.com. And just for NABBW members, I'm offering free regular worldwide shipping on all jewelry orders.
Lorena has two novels releasing in October. Your Chariot Awaits is Book #1 in her new Andi McConnell Mysteries series from Thomas Nelson. The Blue Moon , a trade-paperback size release of a book that originally came out in hardcover for the Guideposts book club. Both are available in many bookstores, or on the internet at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.
Jan was interviewed for an article for www.First30days.com, and an article for The Jewish Exponent.
Funky to Fabulous was named a top 10 Motivational Self Help Book of 2007. The only higher award went to The Secret that sold 3.5 million copies. Congrats Eli! Be sure to listen to our FREE HOLIDAY GIFT, to you where we interview Eli about the Boomer Survival Guide to the holidays!
Author Ginnie Mesibov's delightful story about how she charmed her husband into marriage, is featured in the recently publishing anthology, Grab Your Tiger. Visit www.outerstrengthinnerstrength.com and discover the unusual but power strengths with which woman has been created. Her inspirational book, Outer Strength, Inner Strength, is a Christmas gift today's woman will treasure.
NABBW Associate, Judith Sherven with her husband, Jim Sniechowski, are producing the first Internet Marketing conference ever given for the Soft Sell community at the Westin Los Angeles Airpport - "Bridging Heart and Marketing," Feb. 22-24, 2008. Go HERE to learn more and make sure to register for the free previews with the speakers.
An article titled, "Chew on this - Caring for our teeth and gums," and the true/false quiz from my book, Got Teeth? A Survivor's Guide," will be in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of mE* Magazine. This magazine is also given out at Menopause The Musical® shows across the U.S.
Connie Pombo, www.conniepombo.com,
Dana Hall, www.passionateforlife.com
Tell Your Story
Have you found your passion in life through pain, loss, or tragedy? Here is your opportunity to tell your story and inspire others. NABBW members, Connie Pombo, author, writer, speaker and Dana Hall, founder, editor of Passionate for Life online magazine, invite you to submit your story for their book, "Taking Flight: Living Life Passionately". Writers Guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you and reading your stories! Tell us NABBW sent you.
NABBW Associate, Regina Leeds is happy to announce that Parade Magazine will feature her book, "One Year to an Organized Life," in their December 30 issue. Please visit this link to learn more about the book: AMAZON.
Want to send flowers to a friend, or popcorn to a family or business? NABBW is now offering member discounts at www.1800flowers.com and www.thepopcornfactory.com
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11/01/2007 November Boomer Women's World