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Maureen Hancock, The Medium Next Door

We want to welcome Maureen Hancock to our Virtual Book Tour today. She’s here to talk about her book, The Medium Next Door: Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer. Maureen has lots to tell us about her unusual vocation so let’s not waste any time getting started: NR: You have a new book out. What’s the book about and where can readers get it? MH: My new book, The Medium Next Door is about the adventures of a real life ghost whisperer. It’s basically part memoir about my life as … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Do you know what Erma Bombeck, the American Humorist, had to say about this special day in history? You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. We’re now six months … Continue reading

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Respectful Grandmothers

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ll be highlighting all you ‘Grand Mothers’ this week. As you know, we come in all sizes as well as names – Grandma, Bubbe, Granny, Nana, Grams, or whatever special name your grandkids have for you. We have 10 grandchildren between us – living near and far; in preschool, grade school, college and beyond; from intact as well as blended families. What we share in common is our concern for them and our desire to maintain a loving relationship with them. This week … Continue reading

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For Sandwiched Boomers, the financial debacle precipitated losses on many levels besides the stock market. And with the holidays just around the corner, the crisis in confidence couldn’t have come at a worse time. This week our blog’s focus is on how the gift of connection with family and friends can help reduce holiday stress. Stress is the body’s response to any stimulus – external or internal – perceived as taxing personal resources. Think about what’s going on for you. Does food become your comfort and challenge, eating the cookie … Continue reading

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