I'm Not Goin' There!: A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomer Women Who Don't Want to Spend Their Golden Years Cuddling With Their Cats [NOOK Book]

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As teenagers, boomers declared, “We’ll never get old.” Now, as they approach retirement and old age is beckoning them to join “Club Decline,” boomers have changed their mantra to a defiant “We’re not goin’ there” – without knowing what it really takes to avoid “goin’ there”.

Barbara Morris, author of “I’m Not Goin’ There! – A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomers Who Don’t Want...
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I'm Not Goin' There!: A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomer Women Who Don't Want to Spend Their Golden Years Cuddling With Their Cats

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Overview

As teenagers, boomers declared, “We’ll never get old.” Now, as they approach retirement and old age is beckoning them to join “Club Decline,” boomers have changed their mantra to a defiant “We’re not goin’ there” – without knowing what it really takes to avoid “goin’ there”.

Barbara Morris, author of “I’m Not Goin’ There! – A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomers Who Don’t Want to Spend Their Golden Years Cuddling with Their Cats” knows what it takes to avoid “goin’ there.”

A pharmacist, Barbara worked full time until age seventy-six. Interacting daily with boomers and seniors exposed the traps, lures and pitfalls of the aging process and the retirement lifestyle. The author insists women can avoid many of the traps and pitfalls by refusing identity as a “senior” or becoming part of the traditional retired culture. She also cautions against trendy “let’s age gracefully” thinking and behavior that leads unsuspecting women to premature decline.

At 83, Barbara Morris has beaten the babushka off of Mother Time to a degree that amazes even her, and she is eager to share what she knows to help younger women kick to the curb traditional thinking and behaviors that lead straight to Club Decline. “I’m Not Goin’ There!” is packed with gutsy girlfriend advice and information not seen elsewhere because it’s the author’s personal first hand experience as well as what she unintentionally learned from boomers and retirees.

The Table of Contents gives a snapshot of what’s inside the book.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE
You will find motivation, tools, and a blueprint like no other to manage your aging process.
WE ALL LOVE CUDDLY KITTIES, BUT . . .
Having a “got it goin’ on” lifestyle beats cuddling with cute creatures.
WHAT IS MIDDLE AGE, ANYWAY?
It’s not what you think. The “Harkness Model” is a revolutionary way to live your life, and could dramatically change how you age.
I'M NOT OLD AND MY AGE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
Your age is nobody’s business and the more you tell it, the more you focus on it and give it power, the faster you age.
CREATE YOUR FUTURE NOW
If you don’t create your future now, you will likely get what you don’t want.
FOOLISH FROGS GET COOKED
If you stay aware of how you are changing and take control, you won’t become a foolish frog swimming around in the aging hot pot – cooked before you know it.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE - LET GO!
You have an almost magical ability to improve your appearance, and it has nothing to do with cosmetics.
TYRANNICAL TRADITION AND "SENIOR SAYINGS"
Following outdated traditions can age you. And so can using “senior sayings.”
WHO ARE YOUR FRIENDS?
Choose them carefully . . . they can help make you better . . . or make you old!
IS "CLUB DECLINE" FOR YOU?
This is the most important and controversial section of the book. Retirees won’t like it, but it’s not for them. It’s for boomers who want to avoid “goin’ there.”
AGING GRACEFULLY IS NOT SEXY - OR EVEN COOL
Aging Gracefully is a trap. Find out why you shouldn’t go there.
IGNORE THE GOSSIPS: BE FABULOUS
There are plenty of ways to be fabulous and the best are revealed here. (Don’t tell girlfriends about your plans to improve your appearance. Read the book and find out why you shouldn’t.)
THIS MATTERS MOST
Your health matters most, of course. How well you take care of it determines how well you age.
EXERCISE: WORK IT, WORK IT, WORK IT
Yes, you can be a hottie when your hair is gray, and it’s not difficult. The payoff is fab, fab, fabulous. But girlfriends who cuddle with their cats will hate you.
AFTER YOUR LOVE IS GONE
What do you do when you are unexpectedly alone? No, it’s not time to get a cat.
APPLY WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED RIGHT AWAY
It’s all there – summarized for you to put into action.
THE PAYOFF
Ah, the payoff. It’s better than sex! Well . . . maybe. Possibly? You won’t know for sure until you “get there.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966784244
  • Publisher: Image F/X
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • File size: 548 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Essential Advice

    Barbara Morris's own ageless experiences are the foundation for this essential book for everyone. The author gives realistic, clear advice on maintaining and creating an ageless lifestyle. It is rare to find such bold statements to challenge mature women. Also the author's own background as a pharmacist and longterm career shows she lives what she advocates. Well recommended for everyone's library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

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    This book is genius. I learned so many things not to do when I get old! Plus it was hilariously funny!!

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

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    Reviewed by Anastacia Hawkins for Readers Favorite

    In Barbara Morris’s "I’m Not Goin’ There! A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomer Women Who Don’t Want to Spend Their Golden Years Cuddling With Their Cats", 83 year old Barbara Morris, who worked as a pharmacist until age 76, starts off with a disclosure stating that the book is a source of information, ideas and suggestions, and not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional. The information, ideas and suggestions are from Barbara’s own experience in outsmarting Mother Time, from redefining middle-aged to the influence of friends, family and tradition, as well as the importance of healthy eating habits, and mental and physical exercise. "I’m Not Goin’ There!" does “go there” with the controversial chapters on cosmetic surgery and “Club Decline”, the heavily promoted senior lifestyle that Barbara considers an exclusive “club” that promotes deterioration and decline! Throughout the book, Barbara keeps reminding her readers of the crucial Five Keys to incorporate into your thinking and behavior to help you avoid premature decline. Barbara includes a video of herself promoting her book in which you can see that she is indeed a young and vibrant 83 year old. Barbara backs up her information with statistics, suggested reading, as well as website information and the advice to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading, watching or listening to information that teaches about anti-aging nutrition and living. This book was written for women who want to stay healthy, youthfully ageless, constantly growing and productive regardless of how old they get.

    "I’m Not Goin’ There!" is certainly chock full of information and advice for women who want to stay youthful regardless of their age. The title of the book may lead you to believe that the content is witty and fun but it is not. The book is informative and touches on many subjects that women deal with as they reach 40, 50, and beyond. The book is well-written and easy to follow. Barbara Morris does not shy away from controversial subjects, such as cosmetic surgery, dating younger men, and growing old gracefully, but nor is she pushy or in-your-face. She is simply passionate about helping women look and feel their best. If you are a young woman in your forties, fifties or sixties and are feeling “old”, I recommend this book to you. You may not agree with all of Barbara Morris’s ideas and suggestions, but this book will certainly get you thinking about how you see yourself and how others see you. You will come away feeling more informed and, hopefully, inspired to make some changes. If you are already retired and are a member of “Club Decline”, as Barbara puts it, it is not too late to make a change! "I’m Not Goin’ There!" will help you whether you are thinking about goin’ there, are already on your way there, or have set up camp. The resources sited throughout the book are a nice addition as well.

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