Never Too Old For Romance.. Being almost the same age as Melanie the main person of this story it was easy to relate. Many of us are seeking to be loved and to love. This story is about that. Being in a relationship and thinking the other person should know our needs is too much for the other person.
Never Too Old For Romance... Every women 55 years of age and above should read this book. It touches on so many feelings we have at this age. I saw myself in almost the entire book. And so very true, it is never too late for romance and love. So never give up.
Never Too Old For Romance… This was an easy read short book. I enjoyed the book very much. This book is about an older women’s perception about love and taking chances to finding herself and her happiness.
I would recommend this book to my friends.
Never Too Old For Romance… I really loved this book. I read it one day when I was away on a short vacation and I had a hard time putting this book down. I liked the introspection of the main character, the way she looked deep into herself and her needs and re-evaluated her life and specifically her love life.
The Gift Of A Lifetime (2019 Version)… I came across this book by chance. I did not look for it and pretended not to need it, but I was wrong. It has helped me a lot. It’s also enjoyable and entertaining to read. Thank you very much Barbara J. Peters.
Kenya M. (Paris France)
He Said, She Said… My neighbor threw a block party last night and it was great. Renee and I really lucked out when we moved here. As we left to go home, one of our hosts, Barbara Peters, offered us copies of her new books. I started reading “He Said, She Said” this morning; and, while I hate reading, I am enjoying her book.
Barbara’s book is all about relationships and the “seven keys to relationship success”. Chapter One is about communications; and, as expected, the author is an expert at communicating her ideas in a simple to understand format. Overall, her book is well written, easy to understand and full of helpful advice.
In Chapter One, the author quotes an unknown source:
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
If these five statements were the only wisdom derived from this book by its reader, the reader would walk away enriched and buying the book would have been well worth the cost. So, I’m going to ignore the rest of the book’s contents for now and focus on the above five lines.
In my day, thoughts became words and words took time to travel. Because there was a significant time lapse between the formation of words from thoughts and the subsequent dissemination of those words, the action caused by those words took longer to occur. Words could be rethought and deleted or changed, and actions could be tempered or stopped.
In today’s world, thoughts become words which lead to action in the blink of an eye. They travel along the internet at warp speed, perpetuating themselves into habits and forming one’s internet character and, I dare say, destiny.
When I was in school, there was this theoretical “permanent record” in which everything you did was recorded. Your permanent record could make or break you. It was like Santa’s list of who was naughty or nice. It, like Santa, was not real.
Unfortunately, fiction often becomes reality; and the internet has become your permanent record and realistically can determine your destiny. It is imperative that we teach our children and grandchildren to watch their thoughts carefully so that, if they become words, they are righteous words, words that they can be proud of. In 2021, words published on the internet are eternal and may lead to harmful, unforeseen actions later in life.
One last thought. In olden times, people judged your character based on your interactions with them. In 2021, people who don’t know you, have never met you and probably will never interact with you on a personal basis will judge your character based solely on your internet presence. Like your words, your internet character will be irrefutable, carved in stone.
So, today’s lesson is to carefully watch your thoughts, validate them and then share them in person with those you trust before they turn to words or actions. Barbara’s book is full of useful advice as illustrated above in and I highly recommend reading it.
Dr. Stewart S.
I have been a client of Barbara for over five years. She has helped me on my life’s journey through active listening and thoughtful, direct responses and discussions. Through our sessions, she has helped me to rise above the challenges of life in order to be my most authentic self. She has a positive attitude on life —even through rougher waters she is able to glean the greater good in all that seems bad. She is a supportive life coach who has helped me see my life in a different, healthier perspective. I am grateful to have her walk with me and know she will continue to help others with her positive, empathetic life coaching.
Barbara has years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in Relationships. When you work with Barbara, you will get honest but compassionate feedback. She cuts to the chase and tells it like it is. . . which is refreshing. She is extremely intuitive and insightful, which makes her good at going straight to the heart of the matter and being solution-oriented. She is a delightful, kind, and warm human being whose heart for service, both personally and professionally, makes her a delight to work with.
Annie Bauer - Thought Leadership and Coaching
Are you engaged? Married recently? Married a long time? Experiencing trouble in your marriage? Blissfully happy? Whatever your marital status, Gift of a Lifetime offers practical relationship tips and strategies that will enrich your union.
Bill Lampton, PhD
BLENDED FAMILIES: RECIPES FOR SUCCESS… A delightful book for those who live in a blended family. The illustrations are charming. Blended families tells you what to do and what not to do. It is just the perfect combination of information and illustrations. We recommend this book to the millions of families who are the majority of families. This is a great start to get you where you’re going.
Jeannette Lofas - PhD, LCSW
He Said She Said...”Keep your sense of humor while you read the advice you probably needed only yesterday……..Actually, to me it was reassuring to see that I haven’t been the only one to go through these experiences and conversations; I just wish I’d had this author’s wisdom, which is so wonderful because it is NOT judgmental. Without judgment, it seems rather simple stuff…..”
The Gift of a Lifetime by Barbara J. Peters is truly a lifetime gift. Though this book is written to help couples build enduring marriages, it is a great people to people, human relations book. I find The Gift of a Lifetime a most helpful resource for improved relationships with spouses, families, friends, colleagues, neighbors and others who are bound to us by circumstances. This book has made a positive difference in my attitude towards my husband, family and peers for I saw myself in the pages and instantly began making changes to me become a kinder, more considerate and mellower person for those I love and those who love me. Thanks Mrs. Peters, this book is a “Stress Buster.”
He Said She Said...”I just finished reading this book. As I turned the pages I kept thinking, “oh, that’s us!”. As I read on, I found practical, easy-to-implement advice. I can’t wait until my husband gets home from work to try some of them out! On second thought, I’m going to call him at work and start right away! Loved it!”
The Gift of a Lifetime is “A masterwork relevant to anyone who is married or planning to be so, I would say “this book is truly a wonderful `gift’ in every sense of the word.” It overwhelmed me with emotion, warmed my soul, made me think about what is important in life, and left me with great hope. I was captivated by every page, every illustration, and every caring word. ”
Bill R. Path - Author
He Said She Said... “I have read many relationship books over the years, and I can honestly say that this book is outstanding. I loved that Barbara used real life examples in her book. Almost every question she answered directly correlated to something I was feeling at one point in my relationship. I also loved the format of this book. It was very simple to read and understand the concepts she was describing. More importantly, I felt that she offered sound relationship advice. It wasn’t a bunch of new age mumbo jumbo. I truly feel that if people read this book and employ the principles she speaks of they will have a successful relationship and be happy.”