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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

2 years ago

How to Live an Active, Healthy Life with Osteoporosis

I met Joanna Brown last year, a few days after I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I was shocked by the news and searching for support and information. I knew instinctively I would need guidance as to how to move, work and exercise safely…

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2 years ago

What Can We Do When Anger Shows Up?

This stage of life is hard sometimes. So much is changing, suddenly and simultaneously, internally and around us, and it’s difficult to process everything objectively. Sometimes, things happen that just make us mad. When someone makes an inappropriate joke about an age related aspect of our appearance, when we’re overlooked for a job opportunity or […]

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2 years ago

Are You an Empty Nester Looking for Purpose in Life? Volunteer!

What is your purpose in life? The answer is elusive for most of us, especially as it is prone to change depending on many factors, age being just one of them…

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2 years ago

Staying Current with Technology Is Essential – For Many More Reasons than We May Realize

I bought a new iPhone, a significant upgrade from my six-year-old version. I was excited to dive into all the new features and use the much improved camera to capture the beauty of the immerging spring…

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2 years ago

A Healthy Dose of Distraction

This era of our life can be hard. We try to be positive and look for the best in every day but sometimes we just need to admit we’re struggling. This week, I lost a friend, then spent several days in bed with a bug. It was the perfect formula for slipping…

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2 years ago

Pushing Ourselves to Stay Physically Fit without Hurting Ourselves

Staying physically fit, strong, and flexible into our 60s, 70s, and beyond is a worthwhile goal. We all want to remain active and independent, and our physical well-being is key. But it’s not easy to find that delicate balance…

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2 years ago

Intuitive Journaling – Finding Your Own Wisdom

Curled up in my cozy nest with only the glow of the screen illuminating the world before dawn, I write, I read, I understand. The words flow from my fingertips and my mind grasps what was previously unknown. Mornings are for writing…

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2 years 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. They’re deeply intrenched in our culture and difficult to dispel…

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2 years ago

Don’t Wait for the Perfect Moment – Make Your Moments Perfect

The older I get, the more I believe the adage “happiness is an inside job.” Life doesn’t seem to generously dish up the thrills and emotional highs it once did when I was part of a greater social scene and professional community. And in talking with my woman friends…

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3 years ago

Asking for and Accepting Help: How Difficult Can It Be?

I’ve always been strong, resilient and able bodied, the first to rush to the rescue of others, the one who shows up, brings food, and can face with my friends what life delivers on a bad day. What I am not, is good with asking for and accepting help…

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