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Syndicated Advice Columnist, ‘Ask Amy’ Launches Her New Website and Invites You to Join Her

Do you know Amy Dickinson, the national syndicated advice columnist and best selling author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them? She likely writes a column in your local paper. This is what WashingtonPost.com has to say about Amy: “She comes across very much as you’d expect an advice columnist to: smart, humorous, commonsensical, not prone to deep self-analysis and – despite having lived in London and Chicago and worked in New York as a television producer – a passionate proponent … Continue reading

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Now that summer is actually over, school has started and the political season is in full swing, we thought it would be refreshing to pause and look back over the Olympic Games to see what insights it can bring into your life as a Sandwiched Boomer. This August, billions of fans watched athletes from around the world compete in the Beijing Olympics. Even with political controversy and global tensions running rampant, these diverse games reflected the delicate balance between reality and entertainment. For many Sandwiched Boomers, the Olympics satisfied the … Continue reading

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With Father’s Day approaching, later this week we’ll be announcing the winner of our contest honoring fathers and the unique role they play in our lives. We will print selected entries here in the blog and in our free newsletter, Stepping Stones, available through our website, www.HerMentorCenter.com Sandwiched Boomers have been sharing with us their childhood memories of their fathers – and how these men have shaped their grown daughters in important ways. Tricia talked about how her recollections of the active role her father played in her life were … Continue reading

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Last week we touched on the lessons we can take from Veterans Day as we give thanks for the love of our own family members. Now that Thanksgiving is only a few days away, it becomes even more meaningful to express your gratitude for their presence in your life. Here are a few more ways to apply the message of Veterans Day to Thanksgiving. Recognize the importance of revealing the love you have for each other. Those who have been in harm’s way know the meaning of the words, “it’s … Continue reading

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