Jan 28, 2016

Fabulous after 50®

Fabulous after 50~Finding Fulfillment for Tomorrow - ISBN# 9781603747370 & eBook ISBN# 9781603747387 by Shirley W. Mitchell with Whitaker House
In this age of living longer, many women forget about living better. The race to prolong life somehow stops the drive to add quality to that life. This doesn't have to be so, and here is dynamic proof of that daring defiance. Author Shirley W. Mitchell challenges those approaching 50 not to dread it, but to relish the future. Greet it and make it your friend. Realize that passing through physical, emotional, and spiritual changes can take you to powerful places filled with new possibilities.


Kindle - Nook

"As I finished reading Fabulous after 50®, I had the unmistakable feeling that I was 10 years younger than when I started. It's energy is contagious. Be careful you might catch it" ~ Dr Walter M Bortz, ll, M.D.

 "With almost 80 million baby boomers riding the "Age Wave" into maturity, aging well suddenly has become a major focus in our society. I'm pleased that Fabulous after 50® boldly speaks to this generation. Well done" ~ Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Ph. D.

"Fabulous After 50® is an excellent read about meeting this prime time with a positive attitude toward aging. This book boldly speaks to this generation and it would also be a good study guide. The book helps you realize that even as you pass through physical, emotional and spiritual changes, by welcoming 50, you open yourself up to powerful places of possibility" ~ Sue Stevens, University United Methodist Church Women's Mission Team 

Fabulous after 50~Finding Fulfillment for Tomorrow - ISBN# 9781603747370 & eBook ISBN# 9781603747387 by Shirley W. Mitchell with Whitaker House

Jan 27, 2016

The Golden Egg of Aging™

Shirley W. Mitchell, The Golden Egg of Aging™ - National Author, Writer, Speaker, Syndicated Columnist and Celebrity Radio Talk Show Host
Shirley W. Mitchell, past elementary teacher, past chairman of the Marshall County Women's Club, past owner-rider of championship walking horses, is a mother of three, grandmother of ten and a great-grandmother of three. Growing up in the South in Northern Alabama on a tenant cotton farm working with all her family members in the tenant cotton fields, even at that young age she had a "Vision and Passion" to make her life and others' lives more productive, seeing what hard, long work days and getting older did to those around her. Her life "Passion" and "Mission" is to promote "Positive Aging and Vitality in Health". Favorite pastimes are her Faith, spending time with family, travel, promoting her works and speaking all across the country! Ms. Mitchell has appeared on many local and national radio & TV shows, and has authored many articles that have appeared in several national magazines.

Shirley W. Mitchell ~ "The Golden Egg of Aging™"

She is the Author of 10 books including "The Christian Writer's Desk Diary", "The Beauty of Being God's Woman™", "Spiritual Sparks for Busy Women™", "Fabulous after 50®", "Sensational after 60®" and Radiant after 70®, and the Co-Author of 5 books including "Love Notes for Mom", "Love Notes for Dad", "101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life", "Love Like God~Embracing Unconditional Love" and "Women Will Save The World". Shirley is the Publisher of the Syndicated "Fabulous after Fifty™" On-line column, a Featured Columnist for Senior Lifestyle Magazine and a member of "The Lit Chicks Literary Writers Critique Group" of Sand Mountain Alabama. Ms. Mitchell is the Celebrity Radio Talk Show Host of the Syndicated Radio Shows "Aging Outside the Box® ~ Talk Radio With A Twist™" and "Aging Outside the Box® Christian Spiritual Sparks™", which are produced by Lighthouse Coastal Productions in Sardis City, AL.

Jan 26, 2016

The Future is Coming ©

The Future is Coming ©
by Shirley W. Mitchell, Syndicated Columnist

The Baby Boomers are getting older. In 1996, the leading edge of the 76 million babies born between 1946 and 1964 will reach 50 years old. Dr. Ken Dychtwald, PhD., author of the "Age Wave," compares this segment of our society with a 76 million pound elephant marching across America. This march of the aging elephant will endure for 18 years.

The approaching "Age Wave" was produced by the (1) senior boom (Americans are living longer, healthier and more active lives); (2) the birth dearth (the number of children being born will not offset the growing elder population); and (3) the aging baby boomers. As we anticipate this giant elephant of golden oldies, we must prepare for the future.

One solution is to create healthy aging. As science moves into better control of diseases, and people learn to exercise, eat and think healthy for prevention, at 90 years of age one could feel good.

Bob Hills, vice president of Merck and Co., made the statement, "We must make healthy aging a norm."

Maddy Kent Dychtwald, a member of Age Wave Inc., stated at a recent Age Wave Conference, "Contrary to popular opinion there is life after youth, and life can be good. "She believes Americans will change their paradigm from number of years lived to life stages.

We experience stages of life. Some examples are youth, parenting, career, empty nest, grand-parenting, etc. As youth migrates into middle age, forty to sixty year olds will be center stage. America's old paradigm for life has been to march through life then retire at 65. The new paradigm will favor cyclic life or serial life. As we live longer and better, we will start new careers, new hobbies and new skills in mid-life. Life keeps getting better instead of deteriorating.

Age will be in charge of the future. Richness of life, God, family (roots), quality time, connecting with people, dining, care giving, dancing, music, adventure, gaining new skills, learning, traveling, exercise, health and spiritual growth will take precedent over things.

Jan 25, 2016

2016 Schedule of Events

Local Authors Expo & Book Fair Birmingham Public Library 2100 Park Place Birmingham AL 35203 tel. 205-226-3600
Feb. 20, 2016... 9am-CST... "2015 Local Authors Expo and Book Fair" Birmingham Public Library 2100 Park Place Birmingham, AL 35203 Shirley W. Mitchell, Sign 256-673-8506 Sponsored by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library, the annual program provides opportunities for local authors, 100+, to promote their books to the public and to network with each other. Featured authors' works run the gamut from children's to adult fiction, nonfiction, humor, and stories of inspiration and personal triumph. Tickets for Authors cost $5 - Free and Open to the Public. Presentations open to the authors and public alike include:
10:30am... “So You Want to Write a Children’s Book” with Irene Latham of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators leading a panel discussion. 
1PM... “How to Market Your Book” with Greta King of PDMI Publishing.
Both programs will be in the Richard Arrington Auditorium, located in the West Building of our central library. For More Info Contact David Blake, tel. 205-226-3686 or dblake@bham.lib.al.us.

Proclaim16 ~ NRB International Christian Media Convention Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Dr. Nashville, TN 37214
Feb. 23-26, 2016... 8 am-EST... "Proclaim 2016" International Christian Media Convention - Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN The Annual NRB International Christian Media Convention and Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. It is the best place to network with Christian communications leaders, to promote a program and to obtain serious industry training.

Logos Bookstore 4012 Hillsboro Pike # 6, Nashville, TN 37215
Feb. 26, 2016... 5-7PM-CST... Logos Bookstore 4012 Hillsboro Pike # 6, Nashville, TN 37215 - The Association of Logos Bookstores is a non-profit, member-owned, trade association comprised of 18 independent Christian bookstore members located in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas. While maintaining their individuality, the store owners and managers work together as a group to determine the kinds of goods and services that the Association should provide for their benefit. While all stores in the Association carry a core of products that are common to all, each store has its own personality and vision, tailoring its inventory to the needs of its customers and relevance to its local community. Contact: Becky Gorczyca, Executive Director, Association of Logos Bookstores 1675 E. Main St. #204 Kent, Ohio 44240 tel. 330-677-8086

The New Covenant Christian Bookstore 800 North Main Street Shelbyville, TN 37160
Feb. 27, 2016... 10am-2PM-CST... The New Covenant Christian Bookstore 800 North Main Street Shelbyville, TN 37160 Dennis & Andrea Lovvorn, Owners - The New Covenant Christian Bookstore in Shelbyville, Tennessee, owned Dennis and Andrea Lovvorn, provides a broad product line including a large selection of inspirational gifts, and offer many in-store services including free giftwrapping, free imprinting with Bibles purchased in our store, free delivery to local funeral homes, gift cards for any occasion and any amount, 90 day in-store layaway plan, and friendly, courteous staff who love our customers! They are also an Authorized Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery. Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery of Murfreesboro Hamilton Plaza - Suite 640 2615 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129 tel. 615-896-688

Logos Bookstore of Kent 976 West Main Street Kent, OH Ann Kardos, Owner, tel. 330-673-6099
Mar. 5, 2016... 11am-2PM-EST... Logos Bookstore of Kent 976 West Main Street Kent, OH 44240 - Calling all churches! Logos Bookstore can supply all your needs for church supplies, curriculum, worship essentials, and more! Please fill out the following registration form.  We want to make sure that our records reflect the most current information about the church. At Logos Bookstore, we trade quality used books! Just bring in your gently used books and we will evaluate them based on condition and demand. After we assign a value to your books, you will be given 50% store credit in Trade. Trade credit never expires and can be used toward any book or non-book item here at Logos Bookstore!(*Limitations) For every $200 you spend at Logos Bookstore, you will receive a $5 coupon good for any merchandise or service in the store. Your purchases are recorded under your phone number, eliminating the need to carry around those punch-cards! And best of all this program is totally FREE! This is a great way to add new and important books to your church or school library. For each dollar an individual spends at Logos Bookstore, he or she is entitled to a 5¢ library stamp to be given to the church or school library. The library then can redeem the coupons for free books. Purchases made by organizations do not qualify for the library stamps.

Lifeline Christian Books and Gifts (Logos Bookstore) 1901 S. Fourth St Suite 10 Effingham, IL 62401 tel.  217-342-3406 Contact: Betty Goeckner
Apr. 1, 2016... 4-6PM-CST... Lifeline Christian Books and Gifts 1901 S. Fourth St. Suite 10 Effingham, IL 62401 Betty Goeckner, Owner tel. 217-342-3406 ~ While maintaining their individuality, the store owners and managers work together as a group to determine the kinds of goods and services that the Association should provide for their benefit. Some of these projects include an annual educational conference, consumer catalogs and flyers, in-store and phone consulting. websites, and store supplies... services that would be too expensive and too time-consuming for any one store to do on its own. While all stores in the Association carry a core of products that are common to all, each store has its own personality and vision, tailoring its inventory to the needs of its customers and relevance to its local community.

Handfuls on Purpose Christian Bookstore 922 West Main St. Marion, IL 62959 tel. 618-997-3507 Ellen and Mike Meece, Owners
Apr. 2, 2016 ... 10am-2PM-CST... Handfuls on Purpose Christian Bookstore 922 W Main St. Marion, IL 62959 - We are a locally owned and operated Christian bookstore with a wide variety of product serving individuals, churches and Christian organizations.

Logos Bookstore 8131 Alexandria Pike Alexandria, KY 41001 tel. 859-635-9673
Apr. 9, 2016... 10am-12noon-EST... Logos Christian Bookstore 8131 Alexandria Pike Alexandria, KY - Serving the web, and local communities of Northern Kentucky, South Eastern Indiana and Southern Ohio since 2003, Logos Christian Bookstore is committed to providing you with the best Christian resources and service. All major publishers, recording labels, and gift lines are represented in both the bricks and mortar location and the online store. A solid partnership, and excellent relationship, with all vendors enables Logos to offer you a wide range of Bibles, books, music, supplies and curriculum to meet every need. You will also find customer service at Logos is what you would expect from a caring, locally owned business. At Logos you will always be more than just another customer, or number. We value your business and appreciate that you choose to shop with us. Big store resources combined with small town customer service makes Logos your best choice for excellent value and unequaled support. Partnering with you to spread Christ's light into our community. Logos Christian Bookstore 8131 Alexandria Pike Alexandria, KY 41001 tel. 859-635-9673 Marie Prickett, Owner

Libraries: ImPOSSIBLE: Beyond the Bounds of Protocol ~ 2016 Alabama Library Association Convention University of Alabama - Gadsden Center 121 North 1st Street Gadsden, Alabama 35901 Hosted by the Gadsden Public Library 254 College St. Gadsden, AL 35901
Apr. 12-15, 2016... 8am-CST... 2016 Alabama Library Association Convention University of AL - Gadsden Center 121 North 1st Street Gadsden, AL 35901 - Hosted by the Gadsden Public Library 254 College St. Gadsden, AL 35901. The 2016 ALLA Convention invites professionals and paraprofessionals in academic, public and school media libraries to discover how their library can do the ImPOSSIBLE! Mission topics range across all aspects of library business: Access, Confidentiality & Privacy, Intellectual Freedom & Censorship, Social Responsibility, Serving the Underserved, Diversity, Continuing Education, Preservation and Professionalism, but with the focus on Unusual, Unique and/or Low-Cost Ideas, Programs, and Research. Visit with authors from across the Southeast! Reinvigorate your staff to support Alabama libraries' mission to be the absolute best libraries in the United States! You won't want to miss a moment of the action as Gadsden hosts the 2016 Alabama Library Association Convention. We've gone all out to ensure this is the best convention you've ever attended at a fraction of the cost of all other conventions! It's the party of the year! For More Information Contact: Craig Scott, 2016 Convention Chair, 256-549-4699 ext. 120, craig@gadsdenlibrary.org 

11th Annual Alabama Book Festival 301 Columbus Street Montgomery, AL 36104 888-240-1850
Apr. 23, 2016... 9am-4PM CST... 11th Annual Alabama Book Festival 301 Columbus Street Montgomery, AL 36104 888-240-1850 Hosted by Old Alabama Town and its partners. The Alabama Book Festival promotes literacy and celebrates books and reading. Each year we invite writers, 40 to 50, who have published books within a year to 18 months before the festival to talk about their work, either individually or on a panel, and we ask that presenting authors also be available after their presentations to sign books. For More Info Contact: Gail Waller tel. 334-221-1323

Jun. 21, 2016... 5PM-CST... "Fitness, Health and Exercise" Adult Class Night Jacksonville Public Library 200 Pelham Road South Jacksonville, AL 36265 tel. 256-435-6332 ~ Shirley W. Mitchell Speak and Author Signing

Unite ~ CBA 2016 International Christian Retail Show Jun 26-Jul 2, 2016... 8am-EST... "2016 ICRS Unite" International Christian Retail Show" Duke Energy Convention Center 525 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 tel. 513-419-7300 Christian Booksellers Association Christian Retail Channel is the trade association serving the interests and meeting the needs of member Christian stores including independents, regional and national chains, church-owned stores, franchises, and marketing groups. These stores provide Bibles, Christian books, curriculum, apparel, music, videos, gifts, greeting cards, children's resources, and other materials. CBA and their member stores also work with associate-member book publishers, record companies, gift companies, and other product suppliers. Along with the Christian Trade Association International, CBA also serves the meeting and information needs of Christian stores and suppliers in over 50 countries around the world. Come by our Media Table!

Jan 24, 2016

Listen To the LIVE SHOW ~ 6PM-CST

Aging Outside the Box® ~ Talk Radio With A Twist™ Syndicated Radio Show with The Golden Egg of Aging™ ~ Celebrity Radio Talk Show Host Shirley W. Mitchell ~ ~ Listen to the LIVE SHOW at 6PM-CST Every Wednesday Night..!