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About Joan Frances Moran

Joan Moran is a keynote speaker, commanding the stage with her delightful humor, raw energy, and wealth of life experiences. She is an expert on wellness and is passionate about addressing the problems of mental inertia. A yoga instructor, Joan is the author of her wise and funny memoir, "60, Sex, & Tango, Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer" and "I'm the Boss of Me! Stay Sexy, Smart & Strong At Any Age". Her latest book, a thriller titled “An Accidental Cuban” is now available on Amazon. Check out Joan's website http://www.joanfrancesmoran.com and follow on Twitter @joanfmoran.
Latest Posts | By Joan Frances Moran
Boomer Travel: Getting Along with Your Travel Partner
3 years ago

Boomer Travel: Getting Along with Your Travel Partner

Boomers are already out in numbers traveling the world. It’s March and the march is on. Let the travel season begin. Read More

The Art of Maintaining Platonic Friendships as an Older Woman
3 years ago

The Art of Maintaining Platonic Friendships as an Older Woman

No matter how old we get, women have a need to bond, nurture, listen and empathize. Read More

This Valentine’s Day, Give Yourself the Gift of Choice
3 years ago

This Valentine’s Day, Give Yourself the Gift of Choice

Have you ever wondered how many choices you make every day?

As I listened to President Obama’s state of the union address, in January, I noticed that he used the word choice many times throughout his speech. I like that word – choice. Read More

The Bucket List: 5 Tools for Getting More from Life After 60
3 years ago

The Bucket List: 5 Tools for Getting More from Life After 60

I was recently a participant at the Healthy Aging Conference – Taking Control of Your Life, hosted by the UCLA Longevity Center. Since I am a boomer and a senior, Dr. Gary Small, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, thought I would be a good a good candidate to serve on a panel titled Bucket List: Setting and Focusing on Goals. Read More

This Thanksgiving, it’s Time to Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance
3 years ago

This Thanksgiving, it’s Time to Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing our gratitude with the world.

It is also an opportunity for personal reflection. As we give thanks for the many wonderful people, places and things in our lives, we can learn about ourselves and our values. Read More

Sowing the Seeds of Autumn: 7 Ways to Change Your Life This Coming Season
4 years ago

Sowing the Seeds of Autumn: 7 Ways to Change Your Life This Coming Season

Season alert: autumn has arrived. This is actually my time of the year because it feels abundantly joyful to adhere to the custom of planting new seeds and witnessing new growth. In a spiritual sense, autumn is about taking inventory and making an assessment of where you are on your life’s path. It’s a time of questioning and a time of answering the unresolved. I always ask myself, “How are you feeling, Joan Frances? What’s the latest in the land of Joanie Moran?” Read More

Longevity is a Resource – Here’s How to Get the Most from It
4 years ago

Longevity is a Resource – Here’s How to Get the Most from It

You’ve all heard it before and it is the one constant and true axiom in life: You get better as you age. Do you believe this? Is longevity really a resource? Or is this mantra just a fabrication of modern consumerism? Does American advertising use this slogan just to get you to buy a quick fix and look ten years younger with a face-life, pill or personal trainer? Read More

If Not Now, When? What Marion Ross Taught Me About Getting the Most Out of Life
4 years ago

If Not Now, When? What Marion Ross Taught Me About Getting the Most Out of Life

You’ve all heard the phrase so many times that it has become a universal mantra: If not now, when?

I said that same mantra to myself in March, 1984. I was standing backstage at the Old Globe Theater, in San Diego, waiting for my cue to go on stage. The woman in front of me was no other than Marion Ross, the quintessential mother in the hit TV series, Happy Days. Marion was in the same drab, unexciting play, written by a Hungarian about, what else, Hungarians! I was playing the younger daughter of the master of the house. My character added absolutely nothing to the story – whatever the story may have been. I truly can’t remember. Read More

Sleep Deprived but Staying Alive – The Importance of Sleep in Life After 60
4 years ago

Sleep Deprived but Staying Alive – The Importance of Sleep in Life After 60

Have you ever experienced something that sounded like a good idea… but, turned out not to be? This happened to me last week, when I joined a PhD research project on sleep and source memory at University of Texas. My boyfriend requested (more like pleading and imploring) that I join him. Read More

This Retirement Advice Could Change Your Life
4 years ago

This Retirement Advice Could Change Your Life

Cher and I have one thing in common. Along with other rock groups like “The Who,” Cher and I have had several final farewell, retirement tours. I’m on my latest, and maybe not last retirement tour. Just like Cher. We’ve still got mileage. Read More