Monthly Archives: November 2011

Goal setting: Now’s the Time to Jumpstart Your Year

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November 29, 2011
Cathy Utzschneider

It’s almost January 1st, a date that reminds us about goals as much as any other. Here are two steps to help you meet your 2012 goals. Planning for goals is the key to achieving them – and the most overlooked step in goal achievement.   Two “December” steps to prepare for 2012 goals:
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Starting a B&B When I Turned 50

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November 29, 2011
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Sometimes the craziest things happen when you’re spontaneous. After raising four kids and running a small catering business – all while being married to a busy doctor, playing team tennis and performing with a small aging dance troupe -- it felt like things were winding down in my life. And I’m not the winding
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Sixty Minutes With Dad

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November 29, 2011
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When my dad sees me, he gives me a big smile through chocolate-stained dentures. He is just finishing a cookie. There are crumbs on his lap and on the floor surrounding his wheelchair.
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Surprise 50th?

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November 29, 2011
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Last night we went to a surprise 50th birthday party. We brought a small gift along, even though the invitation specifically requested ‘no gifts’.
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Food and Book Club Pairings

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November 29, 2011
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Book discussion groups that pair food and literature were at the heart The Book Club Cookbook, our guide to matching recipes with favorite book club titles.
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Baby Boomer Women least financially prepared…

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November 29, 2011

Up there on the list of things we boomer women seem hesitate to talk about are sex and money. But this story, from NBC News about how Baby Boomer women are the least prepared financially is a bit scary with many increasingly uncertain about their financial future. Go to the story and let us
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Georgia O’Keefe and Her Wrinkles

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November 28, 2011
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“For Georgia O’Keeffe, forty was the new sixty. She always looked older than she was, and she didn’t care, or didn’t care enough.The most radical thing about Georgia O’Keeffe were her wrinkles.”  I just love this quote by Karen Karbo who recently published an inspiring book about this amazing artist. Looking at my wrinkles
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Our French Counterparts

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November 20, 2011

I’ve always wondered (and been jealous of) the how and why behind the fact that French women can have their chocolate croissants and red wine and yet STILL look fab. Here, some answers on aging gracefully that ran in The New York Times which compares us Americans to our French counterparts …… Read more
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Move! How Women Can Achieve Athletic Goals At Any Age

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November 14, 2011
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Yes, You Can! Ready. Set. Go. Time to commit to goals. This new read, just released this November makes achieving athletic goals doable. What works for BA50′s is that it’s relevant to our age group. If you are interested in setting a goal and want the BA50 community to support you — feel free
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Where Did I Park My Car?

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November 14, 2011

This may sound a bit insensitive, but I was thrilled to see Rick Perry’s brain freeze at the Republican Presidential debate.  That was when he wanted to eliminate the Dept. of Energy but alas, couldn’t remember it’s name. I have to admit that when I watched him stumped, stammering and searching to recall the
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Boston, November 14, 2011

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November 14, 2011
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It happened by accident. BA Publisher and Founder Felice Shapiro, who had been working on BetterAfter50.com in beta for more than a year, decided to host a “BA50 Posting Party” at her home in Boston on November 14, 2011. Her goal? To get a cross-section of women, each armed with a laptop, to fiddle
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Grooming Thoughts on Loss

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November 11, 2011
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It is summer shedding season for Bella, my female Newfoundland; hairy hummocks of black fur drift around the kitchen as I brush, and brush, and brush.
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Birth of the BA50 Artist’s Gallery

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November 11, 2011
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My heart was racing when I walked into Alison Shaw’s studio
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Helping Kids with Money

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November 11, 2011
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A question for parents of adult children: How many of you are providing – or have in the past provided – them with some sort of financial support?
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The Unmarrying Kind

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November 11, 2011
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I got engaged in 1979 when I was 23 because I fell in love – with an antique sapphire and diamond ring. I know, I know, I was supposed to be in love with the man who bought it for me but, looking back, I’m not sure that was the case.
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Memory & Aging: Memory Fitness (Part One)

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November 11, 2011
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We are lucky to have Dr. Jane writing for us as she has a bustling private practice where she conducts cognitive assessments and psychotherapy in addition to lecturing around New York City on this topic.
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Cheers to Us and the Drinking Diaries

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November 11, 2011
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Drinking Diaries was conceived, sadly, as a result of my own mother’s drinking. Well into her sixties, my mother’s wine habit went from socially acceptable and culturally expected (she’s French) to deeply problematic.
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Getting In Shape: Lessons from MOVE!

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November 11, 2011
Cathy Utzschneider

This column tells the stories of women whom I have coached to help them to achieve their athletic goals.
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Betrayed Wives’ Club: Welcome to the club no-one wants to join…

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November 11, 2011
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If my husband ever cheats on me, that’s it. It’s over. If mine cheats, I’ll kick him to the curb. Mine wouldn’t cheat. He knows I’d kill him! H’mmmm…sure. Most of us head into marriage with delusions…er…illusions of “happily ever after”. We never really think about cheating because isn’t the whole reason we’re getting
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The Scenic Route

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November 11, 2011
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With her friend Louisa, writer Jamie Stringfellow set out from Hermosa Beach with a goal: to walk a 38-mile route to the Getty Villa near Malibu Beach over four days. En route, the pair passed through Santa Monica.
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