Another New Year! Your chance to renew and
revitalize. If you're feeling one year older,
my Sanity Saver, Midlife
for Women's Wellness should certainly help you,
or a woman in your life. You can make this year one
of contribution. To that end, I hope you enjoy A
Daily Habit and This Year Decide to Be an
Look for my latest book coming out in February
2007. Sanity Savers:
for Women to Live a
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Wishing you health, peace and
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Midlife Changes for Women's Wellness
In this New Year, whether you're in you're 40's and
50's, the midlife
years can be the
best time of your life. Many more women are living
fuller, healthier lives as they age and you can too.
Going through midlife is first about coming to terms
with loss and then allowing for new beginnings. You
may miss your younger body, and for better or
worse, you'll begin to see your mother in the
mirror. And, of course, you need magnifying glasses
to read the paper and to tweeze your eyebrows.
Instead of fighting the changes, adjust as you
transition through yet another stage in your life.
Focus on the wisdom you’ve gathered over the years
rather than what gravity does to your body. Shift
your attention to the world and how you can
contribute based on your experience and goodwill.
of fears that creep into the crevice of your soul.
- Grow Older with Grace and Style –
Bloom into the woman you are and the woman you
will become. Learn from life
experiences and chart a course for this new chapter
in your life. Consider the things you have longed to
do and goals you
want to achieve.
Now is your time to keep growing.
- Tap into Your Spiritual Side– Whatever
your belief system, know that we all come from a
higher source. Take time to quiet your mind and go
within. Pray, meditate, walk in nature or journal. Ask
yourself if you are living an authentic life. What’s
missing and what brings you joy? Get in tune with
your soul so you can be comfortable with your life
- Set Your Own Agenda – Who says you
have to do things a certain way? You know how to
lead your own life. Is it time to switch
careers, write that book, learn a new skill or find your
true calling? Listen to your internal voice as you
make changes and adjust for the second half of your
- Let Go of the Old, Welcome the New -
Have you been holding onto things or people in your
life that you should release? Are you being held back
in some way? Allow in new experiences by letting go
of things that no longer serve you.
Mourning what is no longer there gives you the
chance to celebrate what IS there.
TODAY Show (NBC)
When Friendship Becomes an Emotional Affair
times of upcoming segments will be posted
on Dr. Dale's website.
Naomi’s New Morning (Naomi Judd)
Jan 14: Aging Gratefully
Jan 28: How Much Would You Give of Yourself?
Hallmark Channel, 11:00am (10:00am CT)
The Lisa Birnbach Radio Show
Every other Wed., 9:20-10:00am
Jan 10: Hearing Loss
Jan 24: To be announced
The Lisa Birnbach Show airs LIVE Mon-Fri 9am-
National Charity League
February 8, 2007
Balancing Mother-Daughter Relationships
Long Distance Relationships
Article about Dr. Dale's Life Issues
Series in Israel
Airing in Israel on the Health Channel
A Good Daily Habit
Make a contribution.
The world would be a better place if we did things
to help our planet and the people in it.
Whether it's saying
simple such as "Thank You" to someone who
doesn't expect it or choosing products
that are not harmful to the environment, your
contribution will matter.
There are all sorts of ways to contribute to your
neighbor, your community and your world. Remember
you can make a difference,
whether big or small.
|Sanity SaversTM TIPS
This Year Decide to be an Organ Donor
A great way to start the New Year is to focus on
how you can help others. If you are in relatively good
physical shape, consider being an organ/tissue
donor. You can change someone's life forever.
- Work Through the Decision Process-
Making the choice to be an organ donor takes serious
thought. Consider how you would feel if you, your
spouse, child, parent or
sibling needed an organ to stay alive. Imagine what it
would be like if you were given the gift of life.
- Discuss With Your Family- They
may be the ones to intervene by signing a consent
form to permit your organs to be donated. By
communicating your donor wishes to your family in
person, you will make it clear to them that you wish
to be an organ donor should the need arise and that
they should cooperate fully to make this a reality.
- Document It – This is done
by designating your donor
status on your driver’s license. You can also put your
intentions in writing. Your Last Will
and Testament may not be the document to use for
this information, as donating organs in most
instances is timely and most Wills are not
immediately read at death. Discuss with your
attorney if you should draft a special document or if
a letter signed
by you will suffice as sufficient notice to loved ones.
Let your family know that the document exists and of
its whereabouts so that everyone is
You have the gift of life should you choose to use it.
One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water
helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give
light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too
poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
DALE V. ATKINS Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist,
lecturer and commentator in the media who appears
on the Today show.
She has more than twenty-
years of experience and focuses on living a balanced
life, parenting, aging well, managing stress, life &
work transitions, family connections and healthy
Dr. Atkins is the author
and/or co-editor of several books including:
SistersFrom the Heart:
Their Private Thoughts about their Private
Families and their Hearing-Impaired
OK, You're My Parents
Let Go of Anger and Create a Relationship that
Wedding Sanity Savers
Handle the Stickiest Dilemmas, Scrapes and
Questions that Arise on the Road to Your Perfect
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