About ‘dr B’ (Barbara)
and Youngevity for the Second 50 years
While I may have a ‘dr’ in front of my name, the credentials for this blog are the same as yours – I am on a journey to Age with Pizzazz, whether that is body, mind, spirit or just fun and learning. It is important to me to share related information with others as well.
I currently live in Southern Oregon with my husband, Michael. I have had the good fortune (well, usually good fortune) to have called several states my home: Vermont, New York (family home with various locations along the way), Massachusetts (a short stint), Georgia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona and most recently (2014) Oregon.
I grew up in upstate New York to a financially-modest family and did most of my schooling there. My undergraduate work was in education (music and special education). I did post graduate work in music therapy (and became an RMT – Registered Music Therapist). My master’s degree from The New School in New York was in Hospital and Health Care Administration – and also convinced me that along with wonderful advancements, much is wrong with our traditional American medical and health care system (at least at that point). There was a year more of pre-med courses in the southeast and then a doctorate degree in chiropractic (an industry that also has its many up and down sides).
I often joke that I have had as many professions or jobs as I do fingers. To live up to that claim, I will name some: waitress, low-level banker, music and special Ed teacher, music therapist, mental health professional, gig performer, real estate agent (for which I had a shot at being the worst ever), probation officer, chiropractor, author and consultant.
I tend more toward the teacher/helper personality than salesperson. Thus the reason for this site.
I have partnered with my husband on several professional adventures. One of the last was Solar Savant, a solar broker business and lots of fun. My biggest time commitment over the past 14 years has been with the League of Women Voters. This is a party-neutral organization (established since the day women got the vote), which is interested in good government issues, voting rights and voter protection. It is also one of those organizations willing to take as much time and energy as you are willing to give.
120 Years and Holding: a Smorgasbord of Options for Everyday Wellness & Superior Longevity (2001). Out of print.
100 Choice Smorgasbord – a Blueprint for Aging with Pizzazz
(Booklet available free on this site.)
(Contributor and primary editor of) Health Issues Behind Health Reform; complied by the League of Women Voters of Arizona, 2009. Available at their site or by contacting drB.
Watching birds (although I know little), election reform and electoral systems, film, music, outdoor time, good food & drink, travel, my recumbent bike, and let’s not forget reading, continued education and learning about expanded ideas.