Being I Better Shape Has Made My Mind More Able To Relax When Things Don’t Seem To Be Going My Way

I’m beginning to notice that since my physical being has become healthier, although my very first impulse when something isn’t going exactly according to plans is to feel nervous, I’m now able to say to myself, “Okay – what’s needed from me to make this work – in the best way possible for me.” I then find myself begin to breather at a slower pace and allow myself to say “Higher Power I need you guidance for this one at this moment. Guide me.”



I know the “Higher Power” work can sound “woo woo” at the beginning if you haven’t yet experienced its benefits. I’ve learned to understand, however, that developments that have occurred in our species – and in all species – have occurred to help humanity survive and have higher and higher levels of existence. I have a feeling that any of you who have successfully produced theater or different types of events can understand what I’m talking about. When things look like there’s no way to find the right musician to replace the musician who fell ill for an upcoming show – when you turn to your Higher Power and say, “I need some help here. I’m putting it I your hands. I’ve taken the courses and I know possible things I can choose to do. Guide me to the best choice.”   Just stopping for a moment and breathing allows me to proceed with the task in hand in a gentle way. I’m usually led to a path that gives me the best choices to make.



OKAY – why write about this on my blog about keeping and/or regaining your fitness?



I clearly see that since my body is in better shape and I need no drugs or stimulants to keep my body running smoothly – I find I’m led to better choices and I’m led to them more quickly. I’m able to breathe and allow the air to clear my brain and my stomach and I don’t clench and keep the wise thoughts dangling outside me.

Once I found which foods and exercises, etc. were best for my particular body I’ve been having a much simpler time of becoming calm and thinking clearly.



May 22nd will be my 77th Birthday and I feel healthier than I’ve ever been an I’m still energetic. What I’m going to concentrate on for the rest of May is finding time to relax and take a few hours off each week and just enjoy the sky and the trees in the park and the air. What I will concentrate on is smiling at people that I see in the street and not be offended if some people don’t respond or look annoyed that they were smiled at.   Often find that those who look tough and/or like they’d get offended by being smiled at are surprised by my smile and they smile back!



Try finding the foods, exercises etc. that work for YOU! I bet your life will run more smoothly too.


Have a Fabulous Time Being the Fabulous YOU!

Published in: on May 20, 2017 at 3:38 am  Comments (4)  

By Fulfilling the Needs Of the Individual Body Mind God Gave Us – We Help Ourself & the Whole Planet!

It recently dawned on me that eating “what’s right for me” (not necessarily what’s best for someone else) and doing the exercises that are best for my particular body has gotten me to be healthier than I’ve ever been (!) This, in turn is helping me realize that EVERYONE has greatness no matter what their particular body or mind or past history contains. In my next “It’s Just a Number!” cabaret show I honor people who perform and uplift audiences despite not being able to see or to hear properly. One of my honorees was deaf from birth and wAs able to feel the vibrations of different music notes and  sing beautifully despite not being able to hear. One very well known musical director whom I’m hooping lost much of his hearing while serving in the armed forces in the late 60s-early 70s and still became the musical director for Margaret Whiting (for over 25 years) and many “Greats”.

I’m so glad that found ways to get my body working well after thinking that, most likely, that could never happen – and – that I could use what I learned to help other people – by  writing the book “Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward!”  I thank the people who said, “How’d ya do it? Ya know – ya should write a book about it!”

I’ve done that with my songwriting, but didn’t realize I could get my body back into shape until I learned we’r not all the same. We each have to find out what our particular boy needs and then fill those needs. I use the food/exercise example to show that if we each allow ourselves to work with what God gave us as an individual – we’ll make progress. We help ourselves and we help the whole planet!

Published in: on April 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm  Comments (1)  

At Last! Learning To Be Financially Wise Is Appealing To Me!

I Will Learn How To Remain Financially Solvent and At Ease By the Same Method I Learned To Get My Body As Fit As Possible! Find the Correct Questions to Ask!


As I stated in my last blog post on Feb 22nd “This way of thinking helps me in terms of continuing to ask questions that I keep finding out are necessary to keep me “fit and fabulous” physically and, hopefully, mentally for many years to come.


Since tax season is here I’ve started to think about keeping my finances as fit as possible so that I can live 35 or more years longer and be able to continue living well for all those years.


I almost feel a new book coming on. However, I need to concentrate on:

  1. Marketing my book “Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward!” which helps others achieve what I, thankfully, learned to achieve
  2. Writing more songs
  3. Presenting entertainments that help uplift      audiences and
  4. Image Coaching and Color/Style, etc. classes, which greatly help the participants, by helping each of them realize how wonderful he or she is and how to communicate who they truly are through the image they project to the world.


My “work” is all based on what I love to do and I need to be sure that I’m proceeding in the best way for me to earn “my own keep” as I help others. There have been changes in these fields and I’m learning how to deal with any changes and how to keep taking care of myself financially. I know it’s doable and that as time moves on we need to expect changes in different fields.


I’m eager to show that we can adapt and succeed by doing what we love to do – and that we can do this at every age.


Published in: on March 10, 2017 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

The “World” Will Heal When We Each Realize We’re Each Here To Forward the GOOD In What We Call Our “Universe”.

Our Universe wants/needs Us To Be Healthy & Happy to accomplish this!


Please forgive me if I’m repeating something I said in a previous post. Please, also, forgive me if I sound what many call “Whoo Whoo” in this post.


Once again, I got a feeling from – I don’t know where – that what we call our “Solar System” is an organ in an entity we call the Universe.


As I live longer my mind is wandering in more and more directions that I would have thought of as crazy when I was in my 20s.

This is caused by my wanting to find more ways to remain “Fit and Fabulous” for many, many, many years!


I so wish I’d taken more science at Cornell. I’m now discovering that my alma mater has such great science departments! I always knew the science departments at Cornell were very good – however I didn’t realize how good.


I never thought of myself as a “science student”. I guess I thought “there are only so many hours in a lifetime” and I did – and still do -love helping people. We were taught to help people at The “NY State School of industrial and Labor Relations” at Cornell.   I did love my college education and now, as I grow older, in terms of years lived, I’m getting more and more turned on by thinking about science and how we can find the answers to questions that will lead to peace in our Universe. (I bet we’ll then deal with creating peace between many universes that we discover exist.)


I’m realizing that all studies are part of “the whole”.


This way of thinking helps me in terms of continuing to ask questions that I keep finding out are necessary to keep me “fit and fabulous” physically and I’m no thinking also in terms of “mentally fit and fabulous” for many years to come. I’m seeing that all studies are connected.


I’m getting the WONDER of life. Could you begin to imagine a world that had NO LIFE?


I doubt there could ever be such a thing – i.e., “a world with no life in it”! The spheres we call planets and suns and moons would probably corrode after a few million years, without wise living beings on them to take care of them and keep the spheres flourishing.


The more my mind wanders the more it settles on the same thought. That thought is that everything is here for the “GOOD”.  When I say “everything here”  (by “here” I mean everywhere we can imagine and then beyond that! I’m talking about trillions of miles – a distance I don’t have a word for) is part of one thing. That ONE thing – is what I’m intuiting more and more – is what we call GOD.


It makes sense to me that this “GOD” would want us to ALL be WELL – and healthy and loving and happy.


OMG! I just had another thought! I may have said this in a previous post. Happenings we think of as “BAD” may occur so that we feel compelled to conduct the necessary studies that will lead us to learn how to release “the bad” to further the “GOOD”! Therefore – It’s all good!

Published in: on February 23, 2017 at 1:16 am  Leave a Comment  

This Week I Realized That Time Seeming To FLY By In My 70s – Is A Good Thing!

It Means I’ve Learned To Do More Things More Easily Than I Could When I Was 10, 20, & 30 Yrs. Old! Duh!

What got me going on thinking about finding as many studies as I could – to find out more about improving my brain’s function was an incident that happened a couple of days ago on the 2nd Avenue Downtown Bus. It was a cold sunny day and as I snuggled myself into my window seat, I found myself immersed in “old people’s thoughts”!

I was thinking “Now that I’m old…I hardly remember being in all those buildings that I’m looking at: building I used to go into to buy things or to meet people for lunch, or be at meetings that were held in them, etc., etc., etc.

I looked out the window and it seemed as though the last 40 years swept by without my having any control over them! I started thinking that “Time flies (as the say) so quickly I’ll probably be leaving this planet very soon!

“Ah,” I thought …
• ”I forgot I used to spend time there!
• “I can’t even remember all, if any of the other people’s names!:
• “ OMG my son used to take a class down there! That was over 40 years ago now! What was the name of that kid he’d play with and what did his parents look like? I think we used to have dinner together.
• OMG! Time is nothing now. It just flies and flies and I’ll be 120 years old in no time!

I wondered:
• “Are any of my high schools friends still living, aside from those I speak too?
• How much longer will I be able to stay in my condo?
• Which rest home will my son be able to get me into?

It wasn’t till I’d almost reached my destination that I realized that it would be natural for time to seem to go more quickly because the more we do the same things the SIMPLER they become for us and seem to pass by more EASILY and QUICKLY.

I thought –“Hey, wait a minute! That’s really a good thing, no?”
Remember how long it seemed to take – when I was In the 2nd Grade – till it was finally lunch hour?

I started humming a song I wrote the words and music to called, “Never a Freshman Again!” It’s become the theme of the special cabaret series I present at The Metropolitan Room in NYC.

YIKES! That was, actually me thinking? Guess what?
I felt myself “wake up”, which is the only term I can think of and I clearly felt that the “old person’s thoughts” that were coming into my mind as though they were coming in for a character in a show I was writing.

Thankfully, I realized that I WAS CREATING A CHARACTER “OLD BOBBIE”! “OLD BOBBIE” WASN’T A REAL PERSON! Not yet at least and, she probably never will be a real character.

I’m quite sure that YOU don’t have to create “Old You!” either!

Published in: on February 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Discovered My Balance Improved Now That I’m In Better Shape

I had an exciting discovery today! The weather forecast called for some snow. I thought I’d heard it was going to be very snowy and cold, but a friend who was in town for her Birthday and whom I was meeting at Lincoln Center during the afternoon said she heard it would “just be a dusting”.



I’ve been rather cautious about being on slippery ground since I fell and hurt myself some years ago. I realize that I’m no longer in pain and I have rid myself of Osteoarthritis.



I tell you how I rid myself of it in my book “Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward!” It was a simpler process than I ever thought could be!



At any rate today I could hear myself start talking to myself out loud when I walked out of my building. They hadn’t yet swept well outside when I needed to leave. I treated myself to a taxi and, even picked my friend up and we proceeded to Lincoln Center. I will say that the entrance to The Lincoln Center Library was scary. It was totally white and the pavement looked as though it hadn’t been swept. It had been somewhat swept, but not very well.



I followed my friend, the lovely and very caring and community serving, Jae French. She took hold of my arm and was helping me stay erect when I realized I had good balance on my own now. It seems as though the exercises I’ve been doing for the past several years have, indeed, strengthened my core and I did quite well walking on my own. I kept saying to myself, “Walk slowly and steadily Bobbie. You’ll make it.”



When I left to go home took a bus down Broadway to Fifth Avenue and 34th St. and then had to change for the 34th Street Crosstown Bus to First Avenue. The streets were tick with snow. I just kept saying “Walk slowly Bobbie and you’ll make it!” There were no available Taxi’s and I was glad. It forced me to do the job. Having a “positive” attitude and giving myself the time and believing I could do it – got me home safely and happily! I, actually, enjoyed my walk in the freezing cold and thick snow!



I know you can do things you’ve been afraid to. Yes – give yourself time and keep your eyes opened. Do the exercise and nutrition work it takes for you to get into your best shape possible. Then work on doing something just a bit more “difficult” than you customarily do.



If I can do it – YOU can do it too.

Published in: on January 8, 2017 at 3:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Just When I Think I Got It All Down …… I DO! (Note: I’m re-posting this because it hadn’t gotten on to my Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward site)

I just realized that I got a major life “break through” while writing lyrics to a new song! I had no – I mean NO  idea – this would happen as a result of writing this particular song!


I now realize that very often this how I do get major “break throughs”! The very opposite of a thought I’ve been holding turns out to be my truth.


I was busy trying to think of how to work out the lyrics to a song that I’d asked a well-known composer/musical director to consider writing music to when I got the lyrics to him. He liked the idea I was working on and said he’d definitely consider putting music to it when I’d gotten it done – if he felt it could help people.


I made a schedule for writing the song and put it in my planning calendar.

Every time I sat down to get the song written something would distract me from writing it. I’d get a call from someone who needed to change the date for a meeting or one of the performers in my upcoming cabaret show would get cast in an out of town Equity musical or my bedroom window shade would break or …or …or…


I felt I wasn’t destined to write this song and I was feeling very nervous about it.


Then, while on the bus to the musical presentation workshop I take, I found myself writing lyrics to a comedy song about handling my life. I was calling it “Just When I Think I Got It All Down!” Of course, in this song just when I would think I had life handled, something would come up that would keep me from handling it – so I never get life handled!


Guess what?

  • I’d been trying to reach a prospective client, who said she’d be interested in booking me for a private image consulting consultation, for weeks.   While I was on the bus, writing this song, that very person ran up to me and said they’d been unexpectedly called out of town and were so glad to be back and to run into me so she could book her session. I got the date for the session booked on the buss ride!
  • Then I looked at my emails and saw that I’d received a request to give a talk about my book “Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward!” at a book fair. I’d put the intention to book a talk about my book at a book fair into my planner a few weeks before this.
  • Then, when I got home that evening, I received and email from  a wonderful performer asking me if I might write a special song for her. If I may say so, it felt as though the lyrics to that comedy/truth song I wrote for her came to me from heaven and she performed it amazingly well!


I’ve changed the title to the song I was writing on the bus when I was so frustrated with myself. I’m now finishing it up. The title tells that all the negative stuff I’d thought was my truth – isn’t my truth at all!  When I look back over my life I realize this is how it’s very often worked for me. It might take a day or two longer than I’d planned; but things work out.


Of course, Monty Python took the title I’d like to use – “Always Look On the Bright Side of Life!”Oh well…I’m not worried…I’ll find a title. … wait a minute!


The title of the song now is: Just When I Think I Got It All Down …… I DO!

Published in: on November 24, 2016 at 5:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

You & I Are & Have Enough To Contribute What We’re Here To Contribute

I’ve been planning my workshops that help you know what YOU should best wear if you’re working or have a business or are looking for romance, etc. etc. In the process of preparing these workshops my mind kept getting drawn to myself and the word “ENOUGH”.   I’m capitalizing that word because although there are great songs like “Enough Is Enough!” (with that word in it) – I was, once again,  wondering what it takes to truly know you’re “enough”.


If I’m the one who’ll be teaching  “you’re enough” –  How come I sometimes feel as though I’m not doing enough, saving enough, etc. etc. etc.!  If the “you” in “yourself” IS ENOUGH – how come the “Me inside Me” not “doing” enough often bothers me?


Then, when I go over my bio, once again,  I realize I’ve done a lot! I’ve done more than many, many humans have.  My goodness!  I Am Enough!


I’m GLAD this happens to me. Why? I’m glad because it makes me breathe and take a moment to look at my “to do” list that’s in my head and let myself know that it’s ok to take a rest now and then. When I sit back and look at what I need to accomplish to get the tasks I set up for myself done I can make a list of things to cut out; things which won’t affect my getting the things done more quickly or done better.


Some people are “lazy” because they’ve been taught to be.   If you think you are, I say, for now, make a list and don’t plan interfering partying until you complete your list. Once that’s done you’ll see you aren’t lazy!

Most of the people I know are “Doers” like me.  To the people like me I go back to one of my favorite radio shows (remember radio shows?) “Archie Andrews” – and I tell myself “Relax Archie! Relax!”


I think I posted a similar post last autumn. Wow! I just looked it up – it was last October!  For some reason autumn is  the season it usually hits me. Perhaps it’s because it’s the beginning of the new theatrical performance season  (Hmm… I feel a song coming on!)


I’ll repeat the idea of the Autumn Post because it’s important. We are each born ENOUGH! With whatever physical or mental conditions we have we are each a cell in the Universe and here to contribute what WE (we as individuals) are here to contribute. We are ENOUGH to do that.


If you’re reading this I bet you are contributing to the world.  You can make little changes, as needed, when they’re needed – and – YOU ARE ENOUGH! (I AM TOO!)


Published in: on October 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Finding My Way To Make It Pay!

I’ve just realized that when I truly love what I’m doing – there will be… there must be… a way to make it pay in every way! What I have to do is find the way that works for me to make it happen.


What I’m up to now is finding the way to find my way. Then I can help you find “your way” too.


It’s the same as each of us getting as healthy as we can be – by finding THE STEPS THAT WORK FOR US – and then breaking them down to find the least number of those steps we need to take on each day of the week (some are daily, some weekly, some yearly, etc.) to achieve the result. I’m realizing that getting anything I want to achieve will have this type of step by step method.


  1. When I needed to restore my health I found what was best for ME to eat for breakfast, then lunch, then dinner + snacks that help me through the day…plus
  2. What movements that exercise MY body should I make each day and when should I make them.


I know one is probably not supposed to let potential supporters know they’re they have any concerns about their plans to reach their goal in any business – i.e., earning a certain amount of money or gaining recognition for having created it, etc.  But how can anyone know what they’ve earned until they’ve kept the plan going – and changed the plan as needed – until the profits came?


Could I have known for sure that I would have lowered my cholesterol level to a very healthy level until I lowered it? No – of course I couldn’t have! Could I have known, when I started, that I would have weighed just what I should weigh after a certain number of weeks? No! I knew I could after I saw positive results coming in.


I had a wonderful coach who got me going and connected me with people who helped me. I’m forever grateful to Barbara Van Diest for getting me to start my plan. I, actually refined the “idea” of the word “plan” and I allow myself to think of it as “research” toward developing a “plan” that would change people’s lives. I guess Barbara Van Diest thought of it similarly when she was starting. She did pass on at, what we now think of, as an early age – BUT – given what she began with – she lived quite a bit longer than might have been expected and she helped hundreds of people and, therefore, achieved what she was born to achieve.


I achieved the results I did because I kept going with my plan and when I reached a period when I wasn’t getting further results I asked questions and revised the plan a bit, where needed. I kept going, whether or not it was working at a particular point – until it worked!

Surprising fact! It worked more quickly and easily than I thought it would!


I just leaned something so interesting!  I was feeling stressed because I didn’t yet know what was going to happen!



Join me as I begin my plan for being able to relax and know I always have the funds I need to live and to produce those books and shows and songs and give Image Workshops that I feel will “up” peoples’ lives.


My plan for this is beginning as I put the final period on this blog post! I want my life and your life to be “Fit and Fabulous From This Day Forward”!

Published in: on September 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Love Cured My Tummy Ache!

I understand that the title of this post can sound a bit “cutesy pooh”. But it’s true. Loving thoughts, quite unexpectedly, cured a tummy ache I had this week!


I hardly ever get tummy aches since I’ve found the foods and exercises, etc. that suit my body best. I think I allowed myself to get nervous about accomplishing everything I’d planned to that day. I ate lunch very (much too) quickly and I felt pain, but still ran out to get to a crosstown appointment. I could feel my stomach burning when I sat down in the coffee shop, in which my appointment was taking place. As is usually the case, I was a few moments early. I hadn’t felt my tummy hurting like that in a very long while.


I started to think about the meeting I was going to have and started thinking about how much I liked the woman I was meeting. I started to think about lovely things I’d heard about her. Then I started looking around the coffee shop and out the window at the street and saw several wonderful people I know. When I’m in the theater district I can usually count on seeing people I know.


I thought about how blessed I am to know and care about so may wonderful people … my mind drifted to recent happy memories and “BOING”   I noticed that my tummy totally stopped feeling any pain!


Simply sensing the love I feel for so many people relaxed my system and fully removed the sensation of pain I’d been having. The love I was feeling calmed my nervous system and quickly calmed my stomach and digestive system. I stopped feeling any pain and felt no discomfort since that initial burning that I thought would probably be with me throughout my meeting.


My tummy hasn’t felt any discomfort since – and, I now, given that I eat foods that are beneficial or, at least, not harmful for my system I know I can cure pain should I feel it – by thinking of people and things I love.


What’s that song? – “Love Cures Everything!” – I’ve discovered that it does cure pain, at least pain that’s been induced by nervousness – as long as I’m taking care of myself.


Try LOVING THOUGHTS to calm your tummy. Love works for me.

Published in: on September 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm  Leave a Comment