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February 15, 2010
is love that fashions us into the fullness of our being - not our
looks, not our work, not our wants, not our achievements, not our
parents, not our status . . . These are the fodder and the filler . . .
; but it is love - who we love, how we love, why we love and that we
love - which ultimately shapes us." ~Daphne Rose Kingma
So, who are you loving up these days? Where are you spreading your love?
recently, I'm sharing mine with my fun-lovin' husband of 30 years, my
22 year-old daughter who lives with us while going to school part-time
and working part-time, my 24 year-old son whom I've been helping
decorate his home, my 21 year-old son whom I enjoy encouraging while on
the road as a filmmaker, my dear dad who is becoming more of a shut-in
daily, my FIL who has Alzheimer's and fell and broke his hip while we
were in Aruba, then fell on his face at rehab and needed stitches (late
yesterday), and an elderly neighbor who hasn't been able to get out
during the two blizzards this past week.
Love isn't just about that special one. After interviewing Jane Scandurra, co-director/co-producer of the documentary Single
during our teleseminar this week, we were also reminded that taking
time for girlfriends is another way to add love, fun and good times to
As one of my nieces once proclaimed. "You
can't limit the love." I'm hoping we've learned that by midlife and are
living it up by loving all those in our paths.
Join us in the forums at this link and tell us who your spreading your limitless love with at midlife.
I continue to be amazed by the articles our NABBW associates
continue to produce. I haven't found another newsletter or magazine
that so closely addresses all of what I go through on a daily basis.
Sometimes I wonder if these women are living in my home, watching me,
and I don't know it. I'm sure you will find the same as you click
through for our articles this month.
If you work or play
online and want to learn more about the power of social networking, be
sure to learn more about our upcoming teleseminar this week.
Hoping you enjoy this issue and share the love by forwarding it to your sisters, colleagues and girlfriends. Thanks.
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NABBW Featured Member
Introducing NABBW Member . . .
SHARON GNATT EPEL
Sharon Gnatt Epel is the Founder and CEO of La Ishá
- a socially responsible, woman-owned skin care company founded on the
belief that women shouldn't have to sacrifice their health to stay
beautiful. A former concert pianist and
graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School, Sharon's successful
career was pre-empted when a car accident left her bedridden for eight
months. She returned to school and found a new career in high-tech
where she worked for the next decade. In 1990, the family moved to
Colorado to take advantage of the semi-arid climate. After 18 years of marriage, Sharon found she was like many woman; divorced and unemployable at a time when their married peers were looking forward to retirement. She
set out to reinvent herself once again. Sharon discovered the growing
body of evidence linking toxic chemical use in mainstream cosmetics to
a variety of environmentally and chemically-induced diseases, and
decided to see if women in Europe, Asia and the Middle East were
experiencing the same phenomenon and if so, what were they doing that
might be of help to women in the States. La Ishá was established in 2006 and is
dedicated to developing safe yet effective organic anti-aging skincare
solutions for women over 35, who are statistically at highest risk. The
all-natural product line is based on the science of clinical essential
oil therapy, and made fresh to order in small batches to guarantee
maximum potency and optimal results. Everything in the line is
formulated to alleviate and reverse the signs of premature aging skin
without synthetic ingredients, fillers, artificial preservatives,
phthalates, parabens, petroleum derivatives, known carcinogens or
substances that could compromise human health or harm the environment.
La Ishá has the
distinction of being the very first company to offer a
pomegranate-based, synthetic-free topical serum designed to beautify
the breast and décolleté while supporting good breast health. The
product is based on international research that was recently confirmed
in the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research (a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research), showing that pomegranates may stop or slow down the growth of estrogen positive breast cancer. La Ishá (which means "For the Woman"
in Hebrew) opened their "internet doors" to the public in January of
2009 with 2 core products, and added 7 new formulations within twelve
months. Several new creations are in development. La Ishá is a corporate sponsor of The Breast Cancer Fund, adheres to the voluntarily guidelines posted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and is a signatory of the World Cancer Declaration sponsored by the UICC
for global cancer control. The company contributes a portion of their
proceeds to organizations that embrace, strengthen and promote women's
causes, including Women to Women International. Plans are underway for the creation of The La Ishá Foundation:
a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping women recognize and
fulfill their potential mid-life. Sharon is passionate about empowering
women during this critical yet often underappreciated stage of their lives, and speaks to women's groups on the Myth of Cosmetic Safety. For more information about La Ishá's innovative product line log on to www.La-Isha.com. Use code "NABBW" for a 5% discount and free shipping on all orders placed by members of Boomer Women Speak Forum Communityonline and the National Association for Baby Boomer Women.
NABBW Featured Associate
Introducing NABBW Associate . . .
Lynn C. Tolson
Advocate and author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story, Lynn C. Tolson,
has been asked to offer personal testimony on an amendment to a
Colorado State bill: clarifying the requirement that therapists report
when adult victims reveal abuse and/ or neglect. (C.R.S. 19-3-304)Lynn
says that Baby Boomer Women may not remember or reveal their child
abuse (or subsequent abuse) until mid-life. Should the law require that
a mandatory reporter (such as a therapist) report the perpetrator when
a victim over age 18 reveals abuse and/or neglect? In Lynn's words: "I
had therapy in my teens, twenties, thirties. It was not until I was 43
that I revealed incest, abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. The
focus in my therapy until my forties was to keep me alive, manage
depression, and develope coping strategies. At age 43, in the safe
confines of counseling sessions with a therapist I trusted, I revealed
the perpetrators, one dead, one living. Talk-therapy helped me to take
back the power the incest had held over me. I started to find the self that had been stolen by childhood abuse." The
agencies that want to clarify the changes to the law suspect that
adults would not seek help if they thought that their therapist had to
reveal the perpetator. Lynn wonders, "Would I reveal the perpetrators if I knew the therapist had to report them? Would my therapist lose focus on my needs as a survivor so she could provide legal documents?" Lynn did reveal to her therapist the nature of her relationship to the living perpetrator
(Lynn's brother), the state, but not his name. Lynn worried because he
had a child the same age she was when he raped her. Lynn confronted her
brother herself, asking him if he was molesting his daughter. Of
course, he said, "no." The conflicts of varying state laws complicated
further action. There was no evidence that demanded reporting. She says
that if she had proof that crimes against a minor were being committed,
she would have fought for the safety of others.The
dilemma arises when an adult wants help from a therapist, but may not
feel safe from retaliation if she had to reveal the identity of the
perpetrator. To view the fact sheet on this bill, visit this link.
NABBW Monthly Teleseminars
NABBW Second February 2010 Teleseminar
Using Viral Marketing to
Increase Online Leadership RoleWith
Phyllis Zimbler Miller
and Barry Plaskow
February 18th, 2010, 3:00 PM (EST)
Register for the Teleseminar
Leading viral marketer Barry Plaskow (www.barryplaskow.com) and Internet marketer Phyllis Zimbler Miller (www.millermosaicllc.com)
will share tips and tools for using social media marketing -- including
websites, blogs, branding and viral marketing techniques -- to help women get on the Internet speedway and make a name for themselves by sharing worthwhile information
with others. (FYI -- This teleseminar is an example of social
media techniques as Phyllis is in Los Angeles and Barry is in Jerusalem
yet they work together.)
What you will learn on the call:
Got questions you'd like to have answered on the call? Email Dotsie Bregel at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the teleseminar.
- What aspects should be considered when choosing a domain name for your website or blog.
- Why you should only choose a .com domain name for your website or blog.
- What is the one element that a website hosting service should offer you.
- Why you want to have a way to capture names and email addresses on your website or blog.
- What are examples of the "freebie" that can be offered to motivate people to provide their name and email address.
- What is the difference between a hosted blogging platform and self-hosting blogging software and why you should care.
- What are the most important elements for your blog in order to attract and retain blog readers.
- Why you should consider using guest bloggers to help you add fresh content to your blog.
- How you can use giveaways on your blog to increase comments as comments make your blog more attractive to search engines.
- Why and how you should link back to your blog or website when you leave comments on other people's blogs or add your profile to social media sites.
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THE MIDLIFE GALS®
The Midlife Gals were mentioned in a great article in Magazine Industry News
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CHEW ON THIS
Mama says, "Come on home, honey, the cabbage is on and I've made a pan of Sour Cream Cornbread, just for you." This latest recipe, Mom's Country Cabbage, is her answer to what ails you. It's comfort food and always better when mama makes it. If you still can, call your mama...I just did.
Drs. Phyllis Goldberg and Rosemary Lichtman
Does your partner sometimes wake up on the wrong side of the bed? If so, please join Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. & Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. at their Virtual Book Tour on Thursday, February 18th. Anytime that day, log on to their blog where they'll be featuring Jed Diamond, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., who will answer questions about his book, "The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression."
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The article "Gratitude opens the heart" written by Katherine Scherer (co-author with Eileen Bodoh of "Gratitude Works: Open Your Heart to Love") was recently published on www.examiner.com.