There’s Something Wrong Here

Something is wrong here, very wrong. We secretly search for a cure for mid-life crisis, yet we despair of finding it. We are alone and lonely. We are isolated from each other. We speak in sound bites on Facebook and Twitter. We love one-up-man-ship, and we live in a What-Can-You-Do-for-Me world. A Better Way This isn’t the best way to get things done. The best way—take the early Christians as an...
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You’re Only Old Once

The following article was written by Diedre Macken, who writes for the The Australian. Macken lists some older women who are powerful, and the lessons we might take from them. Especially remarkable is 94-year-old fashionista Iris Apfel, whose name I just learned. However, I had seen this picture of her and was captivated. There is also a documentary about her called Iris. She once said, “I don’t...
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Never Too Late to Bloom–excerpts

Here is an excerpt from my book,Never Too Late to Bloom: Becoming the Woman You Were Meant to Be. I hope you enjoy it. I will post more excerpts on future blogs. How I Came to Write a Book “I had been pondering my mission off and on for many years. Having read Betty Friedan’s classic book The Feminine Mystique in the 60s, I had known for a long time that I was destined for another, perhaps...
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The Privilege of Growing Older

Not everyone is allowed the privilege of growing older. Some lives are snuffed out almost before they are lived–others in their prime. When I reflect on this, I feel very sad. I lost my father when he was only 49. I don’t reflect on this sadness often. I prefer to live my life in a positive manner, looking forward, moving ahead. I feel very grateful and blessed that I have had this “growing...
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Turn, Turn, Turn, (With Apologies to Pete Seger)

Turn, Turn, Turn (With Apologies to Pete Seger) What are you turning? Is it 40, 50, 60, 70, 80? Every decade has its demarcation. Every time a zero comes up and smacks us in the face, we begin to think more seriously about our lives. I just had one of those zero birthdays last year, and it did set me thinking about my life. Because I expected to live a long life (my mother lasted to a hundred),...
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Let Go of Guilt

If our mothers raised us “right”, we all have some guilt to deal with. Do this, don’t do that. What will happen to us if we do or we don’t. What will the neighbors think. How would it feel to let go of all that guilt and just be ourselves? How would it feel to say to yourself, I did the best I could. But surely, if we allow ourselves to be guilt free, won’t we just become raving,...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom