Hot News Topics for October 2011: Steve Jobs, Herman Cain, the Cardinals 11th World Series Win, And…

Anne Holmes - Boomer in Chief at NABBW

Wow! October is just about gone. When you think about its highlights, most certainly Steve Jobs’ death, Herman Cain’s campaign antics and the St Louis Cardinal’s amazing perseverance to win their 11th World Series title would have to be top of mind. Of course, it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, as was heavily promoted by more corporations than we can count. Given all that, you might think that all that’s left for the month is the Halloween parties and trick or treating. But there’s more to October…

Few people are aware that October also brings us World Menopause Day.

That happened on October 18th, in case you missed it this year. I think it is important to be aware of the health issues related to menopause, since half of the world’s population will experience this health issue, assuming they live long enough! World Menopause Day is meant to draw attention to the important health and quality-of-life challenges that menopause poses for many of us midlife women. It also serves as an opportunity for us to evaluate our personal health and improve our lifestyle and health practices.

This year I celebrated by participating in a webinar on Understanding Postmenopausal Sexual Health. It was sponsored by Pfizer, and featured two really well-known experts: Dr. Michael L. Krychman and Laura Berman, LCSW, Ph.D.

  • Dr. Krychman is Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, while Dr. Berman, isassistant clinical professor of OBGYN and Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is also the author of the newly released book, “It’s Not Him: It’s You”.
  • ” Berman has also authored “The Book of Love: Every Couple’s Guide to Emotional and Sexual Intimacy” and the New York Times best-selling books, “Real Sex for Real Women: Intimacy, Pleasure, & Sexual Wellbeing” and “For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life” as well as “Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: 10 Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure” and “The Passion Prescription.”
  • ” You may also know her as the host of In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She is also a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show and previously starred in Showtime’s reality TV series, Sexual Healing.

The webinar was fascinating, and lucky for all our readers — I got permission to share it with you. Here’s the link.

At the end of that event, Krychman and Berman listed several web sites you can visit for additional support, and took questions from the live audience. Check it out: The event is well worth your time.

And, before we leave the topic of menopause, here’s good news: massage therapy can help allieviate your symptoms – especially reduce stress and lower your blood pressure. What a good reason to treat yourself to regular massage. Here’s a link to more on this topic.

OK, that said, I hope you will also treat yourself to a bit of time OUR October issue. We’ve packed it, as usual, with tons of good stuff:

  • In honor of Steve Jobs’ passing, all of our quotes in this issue come from him.
  • Don’t miss the great columns by our NABBW Experts.
  • Be sure to check out our member news. So many of our members are doing fascinating things.
  • And our section on articles from the web is extra-long this month, because I found so many bewitching topics being addressed there. Don’t miss it!

And remember, NABBW is dedicated to supporting you and helping you live the best life possible. Be sure and use all your benefits, and if you’re not yet a member join now! Exciting things are happening here!

That’s it for this month!

Happy Halloween!

Anne L. Holmes

“Boomer in Chief”

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Boomers In The News

Here Are Other Articles of Interest:

Boomer Women's World October NewsletterStudy Says Chocolate May Cut Women’s Stroke Risk
Originally published in by Serena Gordon, HealthDay
Great heart healthy news! Swedish scientists report that eating chocolate seems to lower a woman’s risk of stroke.


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterThinking of Running for Office? If Our Popular TV Show Characters Can Do It, So Can You
Originally Published by the Rutger’s The2012Project
A host of TV characters, like Claire Dunphy, Julie Bowen’s character on Modern Family, Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester on Glee, and Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knopefrom Parks and Recreation are all running for office. How about you?


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterWhat Do You Drink in the Mornings?
Originally published in Sightingsat60 blog by Sightings
What beverage gets you started in the morning? Are you into orange juice, coffee, tea or something more esoteric?


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterHeart Disease is Optional
Originally published in by Barbara Phillips, NP
You CAN absolutely lower your risk and even prevent the development of heart disease. What steps are you taking?


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterMassage Therapy for Menopause
Originally published in by Laurie Schnebly of Massage Envy
This expert says massage therapy may be a helpful outlet for reducing stress, one of the main agitators of our menopausal symptoms.


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterThinking of Trading Your Couch time for a Challenging Fitness Routine?
Originally published in by Rachelle Le Monnier
If the sport of triathlon – swimming, bicycling and running all in one race — is something of a mystery to you, read on for some couch potato to triathlete training tips.


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterEat Your Medicine: Food as Pharmacology
Originally published in by Dr. Mark Hyman
This doc says food is actually the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease. Isn’t that great news?


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterA Drink a Day Linked to Healthy Aging
Originally published in by Anne Harding of
New Harvard research suggests middle-aged women who drink alcohol in moderation have a better chance than nondrinkers of staying healthy as they age, especially if they spread out their consumption over most days of the week.


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterCure For Type 2 Diabetes?
Originally published in by Emilia Klapp, R.D., B.S.
We’ve all heard there is no cure for this disease.
But good news! A new study may be changing that story…


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterCan You Develop Food Allergies as an Adult?
Originally published in by Melissa Valliant
Yes you can, says author Valliant, and the most common food triggers, are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Ouch!


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterBeer and Brown Sugar Make the Difference With Kielbasa
Originally published in by Michelle, the Brown Eyed Baker
Michelle says even if you don’t like kielbasa (spicy polish sausages, which are a lot like brats) or sauerkraut – which she doesn’t normally enjoy either – you will love this easy recipe.


Boomer Women's World October NewsletterCould Herman Cain’s 999 Plan Possibly Have Come from the Virtual Reality Game SimCity?
Originally published in by Amanda Terkel
Long before Cain became a presidential candidate, gaining attention for his 999 tax plan, the residents of SimCity 4 were living under a similar program. Coincidence? You decide…

Recent Forum Topics

I continue to witness women encouraging others in our Virtual Village at Boomer Women Speak Forums.

Won’t you join us? Here’s a peek at some topics we’re chatting about:

Quotes for Living



Steven Paul Jobs


The message Steve Jobs left to us is that anyone can achieve their full potential in their life, retrain their brain to eliminate the doubts, fears, anxieties and other things that hold us back, and we too can win the game of money and business in our own lives starting right now.

When a genius such as Jobs shares his knowledge and inspirations, the entire Universe benefits. Here are several of his quotes…

  • “You’ve got to find what you love. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work, is to love what you do.If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle. ~~ Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.
  • “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” ~~ Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.
  • “It’s looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~~ Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.
  • “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~~ BusinessWeek interview, May 1998
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~~ Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address, June 2005.

Featured NABBW Member . . .

Chloe JonPaul

A big NABBW welcome to Chloe JonPaul, M.Ed., who’s been a huge supporter of NABBW for years.

We’re excited to feature Chloe, as she publishes her first novel, “This Business of Children”, a wonderful book that pinpoints many problems that teachers encounter in their daily lives, both at school and home. It reads like something ripped from the headlines, proof that she knows what she’s writing about.

Read more…



Monthly Columns from NABBW Associates

Linda Ballou: Adventure Travel
Wild West Wander in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado: Part I
Dr. Janet Brill: Healthy Heart Lifestyle
BEYOND WEIGHT WATCHERS: Does Weight Watchers Help You Prevent A Heart Attack?
Natalie Caine: Empty Nest
Five Things Empty Nesters Shouldn’t Say to Their Children
Deborah Clark: Gardening
Maintaining and Using Perennial Flowers
Leigh Anne Jashaway-Bryant: Boomer Humor
The Miracles of Modern Technology
Pamela J. Sams, CRPC®: Finances
What Women Need To Know About Preparing for Retirement
Pat Sinclair: Food, Drinks and Entertaining
Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon Scented Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Barbara Tobias: Thrifting
Clutter Magnets … And, their thrifty solutions!
Mary J. Yerkes: Living with Chronic Illness
The Simple Life: Intentional Living for the Chronically Ill

Product Reviews of Interest to Baby Boomer Women

Reviews are a service we provide for paid-up-to-date NABBW Members. Email us for details.
(Once submitted, please allow ample time for reading/reviewing. Books and other products will not be returned.)

Click Product Image or Title to Read that Review.
(Purchase Link is Available Within Each Product Review)

City of VeilsCity of Veils
By Zoe Ferraris
Out of the Pumpkin ShellOut of the Pumpkin Shell
By Nancy Werking Poling
I.O.U. Sex: A NovelI.O.U. Sex: A Novel
By Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen
Eat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy MidlifeEat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife
By Karen Giblin and Mache Seibel, M.D.

Videos – Live Long and Prosper

Since I have been watching the new Fox TV show “Terra Nova”, which is about an ordinary family from the near future on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth — part of a daring experiment to save the human race — I thought it would be fun to go back and take a look at an early episode of the original Star Trek show. As enjoyable and pioneering as Gene Roddenberry’s concept was, comparing the two shows points out how far television production values have come over the decades of our lives. But then, of course, Spielberg is involved with the new show. Enjoy comparing the links!

NABBW Member News

Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. & Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D.
Phyllis and Rosemary invite you to their most recent Virtual Book Tour, featuring award-winning author and journalist, Gayle Forman, who answered questions about her books “Where She Went” and “If I Stay,” crossover hits that appeal to girls and women of all ages. The former, in particular, has become a favorite for mother-daughter book clubs.

Vicky Lynn Anderson (King)
Songstress Vicky Lynn proudly announces that her son Justin is following in her footsteps. He’s just released a new album, “papercandle.” She says you can check it out at the link or download it via iTunes. Justin wrote all the songs, created all the music backup, sang all the vocals, recorded and produced it himself.

Diane Black
Soap maker extraordinaire Diane recently wrote that she has launched a Facebook product page for New Mexico Soap. “If you use our soap as part of your decor, please tell us about it. Send a photo of how you display it, we’ll post it.” She also notes “Our Kokopelli bar has a new lusciously sweet scent: Sweet Almond. And both the Heartline Bear and the Kokopelli now have new colors: Terra Cotta and Bronze.”

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Carolyn has just published a new and updated version of her classic primer, The Frugal Book Promoter. Published in both Kindle (e-book) and paperback format, it is full of practical tips and nitty-gritty how-tos for getting nearly free publicity. As a former journalist and publicist, she tells authors how to do what their publishers can’t or won’t and why authors can often do their own promotion better than a PR professional.

Barbara Briggs Ward
Barbara proudly reports that her book, “The Reindeer Keeper: Believe Again,” has been honored as a “Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient” in Adult Fiction. Here’s a video taste…

Upcoming Teleseminar

Ronda Del BoccioSave the date: On Thursday November 3rd at 8 PM Eastern Time

Anne will be interviewing NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert, Ronda Del Boccio, author of several #1 Amazon bestsellers, on the topic “Using storytelling techniques to build your business.”

More details coming soon.

Be sure to mark your calendar now, as this will be a call you do not want to miss.

Finally, watch your email for details on other November teleseminars still in the works!



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