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January 2007


Another New Year! Your chance to renew and revitalize. If you're feeling one year older, my Sanity Saver, Midlife Changes 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 Good Daily Habit and This Year Decide to Be an Organ Donor.

Look for my latest book coming out in February 2007. Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life and pass along this newsletter to your friends, loved ones and colleagues by clicking Send to a Friend button below.

Wishing you health, peace and balance. Happy New Year!


In this issue
  • Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life
    In Bookstores Soon!
  • Sanity SaversTM
    Midlife Changes for Women's Wellness
  • Happenings
  • Sanity SaversTM
    A Good Daily Habit
  • Sanity SaversTM TIPS
    This Year Decide to be an Organ Donor
  • A Thought

  • Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life
    In Bookstores Soon!
    SS Book Cover

    No matter what you're dealing with in your life, my new book SANITY SAVERS: Tips for Women to Live A Balanced Life is filled with suggestions to save your sanity every day of the week.

    A must for any woman seeking to find her balance!

    Pre-order now before its release in February 2007.

    Sanity SaversTM
    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. Let go of fears that creep into the crevice of your soul.

    1. 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.
    2. 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 choices.
    3. 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 life.
    4. 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.
    5. Mourning what is no longer there gives you the chance to celebrate what IS there.


    TODAY Show (NBC)
    Online Archive:
    When Friendship Becomes an Emotional Affair >Read Article
    Dates and 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- Noon EST

    National Charity League
    February 8, 2007
    Balancing Mother-Daughter Relationships
    Glendale, CA

    FORTUNE Magazine
    January Issue
    Long Distance Relationships

    Article about Dr. Dale's Life Issues TV Series in Israel
    Airing in Israel on the Health Channel

    Sanity SaversTM
    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 something 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 informed.

    You have the gift of life should you choose to use it.

    A Thought

    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.

    Hannah Moore

    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- five years of experience and focuses on living a balanced life, parenting, aging well, managing stress, life & work transitions, family connections and healthy relationships.

    Dr. Atkins is the author and/or co-editor of several books including:

  • Sisters
  • From the Heart:
    Men and Women Write Their Private Thoughts about their Private Lives
  • Families and their Hearing-Impaired Children
  • I'm OK, You're My Parents
    How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger and Create a Relationship that Works
  • Wedding Sanity Savers
    How to Handle the Stickiest Dilemmas, Scrapes and Questions that Arise on the Road to Your Perfect Day.
  • And her new book . . .

  • Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life
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