Influencers In The Elder Ecosystem

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Influencers In The Elder Ecosystem Word pairs are powerful; remember “outside agitators?”  If the agitators are from outside, that implies people in the community are fine with the status quo.  But are they, really?  Or take my current least favorite pair: “young influencers.”  If influencers are automatically young, that implies the old lack influence.  But do […]

Retirement Till the End

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Retirement Till the End Retirement is a lovely vacation that ends in death.  Our exhilaration when we first retire is tempered by how it will end. Back when I was working, if I had two weeks off, I reveled in the first week and spent the second week dreading the return to the office.  Even […]

Into Your Eighties Joining Hands Across Generations

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 Into Your Eighties Joining Hands Across Generations In Part One of our series on Joining Hands Across Generations, forty-something Tera Johnson-Swartz (founder of Midlife_It) posed a question to sixty-something Stella, which Stella answered in Part Two. In this final part, Stella (the sixty-something) talks with Dr. Ruth Saxton, our eighty-something, about the importance of older […]

Joining Hands Across Generations

Joining Hands Across Generations

Joining Hands Across Generations – Your Fabulous Sixties In Part One of our series on Joining Hands Across Generations, forty-something Tera Johnson-Swartz (founder of Midlife_It) posed this question to sixty-something Stella: If there were something you wish you could have told a younger, more naive you, or even a woman approaching or just entering midlife, […]

Joining Hands Across Generations | Newly Minted Crones

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Joining Hands Across Generations – Newly Minted Crones Cronedom is not just one generation.  It begins in our forties and extends to the end of life, which for some of us happens in our nineties or more.  At each stage we have much to learn from one another:  Newly menopausal women can learn from sisters who […]

Falling In Love With Characters

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Falling In Love With Characters I understand now why authors write sequels:  Because it’s tough to walk away from your characters at the end of your novel.  The lead women characters in Brilliant Charming Bastard—Rose, Joyce and Maxine—have been my companions for almost two years. Rose Bingham spent her career as a professor of Biology […]