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Lorie Eber
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Lorie Eber, JD is a Wellness Coach, Gerontologist, and Certified Personal Trainer. She's also a nationally known keynote speaker, prolific baby boomer blogger and author. After practicing law for 23 years, she did some painful soul searching and, with her dad as her inspiration, decided to educate herself as a specialist in aging.
Ms. Eber is also an Instructor of Gerontology at Coastline Community College and the University of La Verne.
Her lifelong avocation is healthy living. Ms. Eber has found her passion a Wellness Coach, helping others to make gradual lifestyle changes that are sustainable. You'll find her working out in the gym with her husband every day at 5:00 am.
As a keynote speaker, Ms. Eber specializes in creating funny, innovative and engaging educational programs on a wide variety of topics relating to baby boomers, including healthy living, graceful aging and caring for aging parents.
Lorie’s websites: Aging Beats The Alternative and Press Kit

Lorie’s eBook:http://www.amazon.com/Boomers-Aging-Beats-Alternative-ebook/dp/B0094NRN1S

Entries by Lorie Eber

5 Reasons We Keep Doing Something That Results in Failure

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 5:32 PM

I'm referring to dieting. Any diet. Despite the fact that the vast majority of dieters are doomed to regain not only the pounds they've shed, but to pack on a few more for good measure, we continue to try and try again. At any given time,

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Top 10 Quirky Behaviors of Men and Women

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 12:27 PM

I've never bought the "Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus" shtick, but there are definitely some behaviors that are unique to each sex. I'm not talking about the obvious -- women spending hours applying make-up and primping before they leave the house or men taking their "morning constitutional."...

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Some Straight Talk About Being Fat and Out of Shape

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Why do two-thirds of American adults now shop for XXL sizes and huff and puff on the rare occasions they are forced to walk more than 50 feet?

Is it due to "fat" genes? Lack of information about nutrition or exercise regimens? The purportedly high cost of...

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A Jaded New Yorker Gets Surprised by Life

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 6:32 PM

Although I no longer live in New York, I still have a New York attitude. Nothing shocks me. I mind my own business. I never jump up and down with excitement. Nope. My feet are firmly planted in reality. I'm often chastised with the remark: "Tell us how you really...

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My Top 10 Pet Peeves at the Gym

(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 12:54 PM

If you spend any amount of time in the gym, over time you notice that certain things get mighty annoying. Here is my top ten list:

  1. My personal trainer invents wacko, extremely challenging, and perhaps dangerous workouts that I'll never be able to replicate on my own.
  2. The only machines...
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Why You Should Never Make New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 2:19 PM

I've often wondered why so many people persist in making doomed-to-failure New Year's resolutions year after year. Their likelihood of success -- 8 percent. The most popular resolution -- lose weight.

I've never made a New Year's resolution in my life. The magic of changing my behavior starting...

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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays With Your Sanity Intact

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 5:23 PM

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time of relaxed gatherings of family and friends. But, we all know that's in Leave it to Beaver land. Our reality is that we are totally stressed out, frazzled, sleep deprived, and in seemingly endless altercations over parking spots or who was...

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The Colon Cleanse Is the New Penance

(4) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:02 PM

Colon cleanses are all the rage. Many people have convinced themselves that they need to rid their bodies of the "lethal toxins" which have built up, like so much drain-clogging gunk, due to their poor lifestyle choices. We're talking months of McD's drive-thrus, colossal-sized Claim Jumper dinners, Cronut breakfasts and...

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Stop Putting Your Husband On The Back Burner

(190) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 5:35 AM

I'm a happily married (second time around) boomer-aged woman. I'm kind to my husband. I'm always on his team. Why not? He's a loving husband and he gladly puts up with all my foibles. I really do wake up every morning and think about what I can do today that...

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Are You Too Busy To Go To The Restroom?

(60) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 6:36 AM

Your answer to this question is one litmus test of an over-stressed, over-scheduled life. It's a sad commentary on contemporary life that many people can't seem to find the time to answer nature's call. Some of us studiously avoid fluids so as not to waste valuable time taking bathroom breaks....

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Why the Boom in Boomer Entrepreunership? Blame it on the Ants

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 6:57 PM

Baby boomers have become the new entrepreneurs. We're creating new businesses at a torrid pace, unmatched by the youngsters. In the process, we're obliterating the ageist assumption that boomers are risk-averse.

I've been trying to find a cogent explanation for this trend, especially because I joined the...

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Are Moms Really $8 Billion More Valuable Than Dads?

(66) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 6:36 AM

With Mother's Day approaching, I feel compelled to speak up for the underappreciated dads of the world. Mother's Day is as big as the Super Bowl. So, why is Father's Day more like a junior high scrimmage?

Consider this--last year Americans spent $8 billion more celebrating mom...

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The Once-Friendly Skies are Now Plagued With Turbulence

(14) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 3:01 PM

If you're a boomer, you're old enough to remember when flying was a treat. Those days are long gone. Today, air travel is on par with colonoscopy prep. The hoped-for synergy of combining air carriers has not panned out. Instead, Continental's highly-touted customer service has succumbed to United Airlines chip-on-the-shoulder...

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Why Are We Killing Our Mothers?

(2) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 3:23 PM

We boomers have now reached the stage in life where we're caring for our aging parents. Add it to the list of everything else we're juggling. As a longtime caregiver for my wheelchair-bound, brain-impaired dad, I speak from experience.

Because I'm an elder care specialist, I'm constantly hit...

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A Radical Idea to Solve the Primary Care Physician Shortage

(74) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 11:39 AM

General practitioners are becoming an endangered species. By 2020, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the shortfall of internists will approach 100,000. That figure doesn't even consider the influx of 40 million patients expected to flood the system under Obamacare.

A recent survey...

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Let's Stop the Pretense of Drug Testing of Professional Athletes

(49) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 1:35 PM

From Lance Armstrong's grandstanding appearance on "Oprah" to the recent vote to deny Hall of Fame admission to steroid-tainted baseball star Barry Bonds, the subject of testing for performance-enhancing drugs is constantly in the news.

Doping scandals have become routine media fodder in almost...

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Post-mayor Job for Bloomberg: Life Coach to Chris Christie

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 5:42 PM

Mayor Bloomberg needs something to do when he terms out at the end of 2013. Governor Chris Christie has a serious weight problem. I've got the solution -- Bloomberg should re-career as Christie's weight loss life coach. It's a win-win. The mayor can personalize his messianic health kick, while the...

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Boomers: Let's Give Up Our Senior Discounts

(848) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 6:49 AM

Reputable economists are predicting that the boomers will bankrupt Social Security and Medicare, leaving our kids and grandkids to fend for themselves. The Millennials are none too pleased by this prospect, and some have even taken to calling us parasites and leeches. At the risk of offending my...

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Three Words Of Advice For Boomer Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 2:27 PM

Boomer-aged Americans are three times more likely than Gen Yers to take a flyer and become entrepreneurs. A few years ago I joined their ranks. Based on the depth of my experience, I assumed I could do everything on my own. I was sorely mistaken.

...
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I Want Dr. Welby Back

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 10:24 AM

We baby boomers grew up with a Marcus Welby-type doctor who knew our history and cared about us. I'm lucky enough to still have Robert Young as my dentist. Nowadays, most doctors, driven by economics, spend only a few minutes with a patient. Unfortunately, my internist fits this...

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