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About Barbara Younger

Barbara Younger writes Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause and Midlife Roller Coaster https://friendfortheride.wordpress.com. The author of over twenty books, she lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with her husband Cliff. She’s the mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to one adorable little boy.
Latest Posts | By Barbara Younger
6 Tips for Putting a Positive Spin on Life After Cancer
7 months ago

6 Tips for Putting a Positive Spin on Life After Cancer

When I was diagnosed two years ago with endometrial cancer, I felt my life closing in. Sometimes if I shut my eyes, I saw a black circle around me. The circle blocked out thoughts of everything but the cancer. My illness was all I could really focus on. Read More

This Father’s Day, Remember Your Dad with All 5 Senses
9 months ago

This Father’s Day, Remember Your Dad with All 5 Senses

By  •  Family

When I taught writing, I asked my students to describe their parents by using the five senses. Read More

A Different Kind of Mother’s Day Week: Celebrating Your Mom When She’s Gone
11 months ago

A Different Kind of Mother’s Day Week: Celebrating Your Mom When She’s Gone

By  •  Family

I love this statement by Sophia Loren: “A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child.” How true! And, after you mother dies, you think of her often. Your mom lives with you all the time, even when she’s gone. Read More

Dealing with Insomnia? The Middle of the Night is a Great Time for Creativity
11 months ago

Dealing with Insomnia? The Middle of the Night is a Great Time for Creativity

When insomnia began to ruin this happy sleeper’s nights, I tossed and turned for hours. After a few months of misery, I figured out it’s best to do what the experts suggest: Get up. Read More

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends
1 year ago

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends

On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.” Read More