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Danna Walker is a writer, educator and student of media. She is passionate about getting better at life no matter what age. Danna got her Ph.D. at 50, got serious about exercise at 65 and has rekindled an early passion – style.

Latest Posts By Danna Walker

3 months ago

I Gather, Therefore I Am: Finding Other Women for Health and Happiness

As I sat in a local restaurant at lunchtime, waiting for my friend, I looked around and saw a large room filled with women doing exactly the same thing. We were all gathering to commiserate, share, expound and take or offer encouragement and advice – woman to woman, beet salad to beet salad – no topic too large or too trivial to take on.

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5 months ago

“Older Girl” Trend Isn’t Everywhere but Maybe It Should Be!

As a woman over 70 who attended the 1977 National Women’s Conference, challenged her first employer for equal pay, dutifully wore sneakers with her suits while storming the halls of capitalism in the 1980s and later published as a feminist scholar…

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9 months ago

Sign Up to Show Up: How to Torture Yourself into Change (And Have Fun in the Process)

My mantra when I was a manager at an internet company was: Embrace constant positive change. I used to relay that to my staff all the time. It came from a tech guru I admired, and considering the fast pace of the work we were doing…

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10 months ago

Stop Beating Yourself Up! Embrace Your Clutter! (Well, Some of It Anyway)

I recently paid a high price to figure out I can’t and won’t get rid of all my clutter. Even my “throw-it-all-out” husband colluded with me in this discovery. I say this after: Putting 30 garbage bags full of my clothes out for a porch pickup from Purple Heart…

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11 months ago

How I Took a Scary Leap into the World of Teen Girls and Glamour for a Good Cause

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity in retirement, but I wanted to avoid the deep-brain work I was used to – writing, editing, teaching, and communications and social media strategy, etc. – you know, all the stuff I retired from…

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1 year ago

Easy Ways to Honor Those You’ve Lost (And Yourself)

I recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, where music pours from every bar, restaurant and hotel, in a raucous and often heartfelt tribute to life, love and the human condition.
After listening to no fewer than 18 singer-songwriters…

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1 year ago

Are You Illiterate When It Comes to Media?

Most of us in this age bracket didn’t have to give a lot of thought to media and how to consume it. There were two major delivery channels – print and broadcast. Print consisted of newspapers that landed on the front doorstep each morning…

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1 year ago

Does Thinking About Your Life Drive You Crazy?

As a person with more years behind me than ahead, I am constantly reading and hearing about fulfilling my goals, living a good life, reimagining “this one life we’ve been given” and generally making these final years count…

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