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Virtual Book Tour

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. invite you to a Virtual Book Tour with Cyma Shapiro who will be discussing her new anthology, The Zen of Midlife Mothering Log on anytime, Wednesday, March 19, to www.HerMentorCenter.com and join the conversation.

Added by Sandwiched Boomers on March 11, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Milestones Are Not Set in Stone

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



If you've recently celebrated a landmark birthday, you may be thinking about the milestones in your life. Crossing from one personal decade into another is a significant event and takes on a life of its own. Connecting with friends who are also making this transition can help focus on what you've gained over the years – memories, perspective, wisdom – rather than on what you've lost – agility, some energy, your youth!…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:26am — No Comments

No Need to Hibernate All Winter

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.



For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments

Costa Rica: New Ways to Nurture Family

  

I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority.

High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

 

Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.

So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Navigating Life's Twists and Turns

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.

 

Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough.

 

It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on October 11, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

GEMS for Working Moms

 

Is your life an endless cycle, revolving around work and taking care of the kids? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women say they don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and to choose the activities they enjoy. We all know that saying ‘yes’ to more responsibility can make us feel safer with the boss and help us avoid conflict in the family. But too often ‘yes’ is our default mode with just about…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Weather Has Changed Now It's Your Turn



Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You've been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you've wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter's heavy gloom, now's the time to take a chance and go for…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on June 6, 2013 at 12:36am — No Comments

AMOUR: Lessons from the 2013 Best Foreign Film

 

Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history, one gem - Amour - will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers.

As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering?

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on March 19, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Is Time Getting Away from You?

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.

 

As you settle into the new year, do you sometimes feel like time is getting away from you? I make list after list of what I want to accomplish each day – and often get a large chunk completed - but never seem to get everything done. Now that I make my lists on my PDA, it's easier to just change the date and roll the reminders over to the next day. Yet the sense of satisfaction that I feel when I do finish a…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 24, 2013 at 1:42am — No Comments

Women Olympians Medal as Role Models

Ever since Title IX guaranteed equal funding for girls' sports programs 40 years ago, we've seen the results in school, the workplace and women's self-confidence. Studies have shown that girls who play sports in high school are more likely to do better in science classes, complete college, avoid substance abuse and join the workforce. And the more time they spend participating in team sports, the higher their self-esteem.

 

Naturally, there's also an effect on the playing…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on August 13, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation

 

 

July is Sandwich Generation Month, a chance to pay tribute to adult children who are juggling the demands of raising kids while taking care of aging parents. The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to increase from 40 million in 2010 to over 88 million by 2050, doubling the ranks of those experiencing this stressful combination of responsibilities.

 

We expect to take care of our growing children.…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 28, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

2012 College Graduates Are Moving Back Home

 

This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles.…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 1, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Steps to Deal with Bullying

 

By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.

 

Remember what it was like to be in school, afraid of the big bully in the neighborhood? The documentary Bully reignited the national dialogue about this challenge for kids, following several students and their families over the course of one school year.

 

Bullying is pervasive in our society today – research indicates that one in three children have been…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on May 18, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments

So You Didn't Win the Lottery…Now What?

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



Now that all the mega-lottery winners have stepped forward, the overwhelming odds are you didn't win. Americans spent $1.5 billion in their quest to win the jackpot, fantasizing about how they would happily spend the $656 million to be paid out to the winner. As it happened, there were three winning tickets so the final after-tax take home for each will be about $100 million. Still, nothing to sneeze at.



Are you…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on April 19, 2012 at 2:01am — No Comments

Women and the Art of Play

 

We all know about the importance of play for the emotional growth and development of children. It can enhance their imagination, increase social skills and boost self-confidence. So why don't we place more value on play for ourselves? According to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and the activities they enjoy.

Early on, girls tend to be collaborative, communicative and caring – you can see it…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on April 1, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Love is More Than a Four Letter Word

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



Long before it was a song, the saying was a part of our conversation - and it's especially appropriate during February, the month of love:



Love makes the world go 'round.



With all this whirling, love can make you feel off balance and dizzy. Sometimes it's tricky to keep your personal world turning without having it spin totally out of control. Although our focus is most often on romantic love,…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 14, 2012 at 2:04am — No Comments

What Bhutan Can Teach Us About Happiness

 

 

It has been over ten years since I retired from full-time practice and spent three months volunteering and traveling in Southeast Asia. One of the best parts of my trip was spending time in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. It was their monarch who defined the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) to measure quality of life. And Bhutan is the only country in the world that puts happiness and general well-being at the heart…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 21, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Celebrating the Holidays Alone

By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.

Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …



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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 4, 2011 at 1:43am — No Comments

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