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About Fran Braga Meininger

Fran Braga Meininger writes personal narratives about the years beyond youth, a time in a woman’s life that can be vibrant, fulfilling, and wonderful, despite – or perhaps because of – all that comes with age. She lives in northern California where she hikes, bikes and lives life in big bites. You can visit her website at https://www.theyearsbeyondyouth.com
Latest Posts | By Fran Braga Meininger
5 Evergreen Truths to Mindfully Becoming an Elder
3 weeks ago

5 Evergreen Truths to Mindfully Becoming an Elder

Many people dislike the word elder. I never had a reaction to it because I never really thought of myself in those terms. But a recent spontaneous and heart-warming exchange made me realize…
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Lies, Myths, and Misconceptions About Getting Older
2 months ago

Lies, Myths, and Misconceptions About Getting Older

We’ve all heard them. We may have even helped to perpetuate them – those old adages about aging that are limiting at best and can be downright damaging to our well-being after 60…

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Enjoy the Solitude in Maturity: Time Alone Can Be Delicious
4 months ago

Enjoy the Solitude in Maturity: Time Alone Can Be Delicious

Einstein said, “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity.” I live there too, these days. It’s new to me, brought on by shifting circumstances and changing times…
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Do You Know How to Bloom Where You’re Planted? These 7 Steps Will Get You on the Right Track!
5 months ago

Do You Know How to Bloom Where You’re Planted? These 7 Steps Will Get You on the Right Track!

As life goes on over time, we change; everyone does. Sometimes we drift off course, caught up in a tide of circumstances that turn our world into something different than we anticipated. It happens…
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8 Ways to Be with a Sick Friend When They Most Need It
7 months ago

8 Ways to Be with a Sick Friend When They Most Need It

Recently, I came down with a terrible bug that progressed quickly and mercilessly into bronchitis then asthma. I was rendered helpless for a few days, feeling too weak to venture far from my bed. Read More

How Can Boomer Women Create New Friendships in the Tech Age?
8 months ago

How Can Boomer Women Create New Friendships in the Tech Age?

The world and how we relate to it has rapidly changed, impacting how we interact with each other, stay in touch, and maintain an active social presence. Read More

Potlucks for Boomers: 6 Creative Ideas for Hosting a Culinary Connection
9 months ago

Potlucks for Boomers: 6 Creative Ideas for Hosting a Culinary Connection

As time goes on, we may find entertaining guests less attractive, even overwhelming. We may not have the energy or the inclination to prepare a full dinner party for a large group, nor the extra cash to foot the bill. But we still want to stay in touch and spend time with our dear friends. Read More