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Listen up, Sandwiched Boomers. For the first time since the influenza epidemic of 1918, life expectancy is falling for 1 in 5 American women. The downward trend, more evident in rural and lower income areas, seems to be driven by an increase in deaths related to high blood pressure, smoking and weight. More than 30% of the U.S. population is obese and 60% is overweight – which is often asociated with diabetes and heart disease. There is some speculation that stress also plays a part in these new statistics. And … Continue reading

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Does it matter that Hillary Clinton’s track record includes her being a member of the Sandwich Generation? Campaigning last week in Pennsylvania, she stood between her 88 year old mother and 28 year old daughter. While renewing her efforts to engage women voters, she was also personalizing the issues for Sandwiched Boomers facing the demands of parents and children. Do you think her experiences increase the likelihood of her being more sensitive to your concerns? Clinton’s agenda does include efforts to ease the burdens on women who are struggling to … Continue reading

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With Mother’s Day only four weeks away, in honor of motherhood and the nurturing women in your life, we are sponsoring a timely contest for Sandwiched Boomers. Tell us about the most significant lesson you have learned from a special, caring woman – your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, daughter, a favorite teacher, mentor – the choice is up to you. You can submit as many stories of gratitude as you like. Simply email us at www.Mentors@HerMentorCenter.com explaining why this woman had such a meaningful impact on you. The winner will … Continue reading

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Since some of you are fairly new to the blogosphere, here’s a mini-course in Blogging 101. When we have a Virtual Book Tour or feature a special guest you don’t have to be present at that time. The post of that day – as well as all previous posts – remains on the blog. So you can join us at that time or visit at your leisure, reading past posts and making comments when you want – simply by clicking on “comments” at the bottom of the post and adding … Continue reading

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