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Mary K Armstrong is a former yoga teacher and psychotherapist. She writes about aging and taking charge of your life, on moving, living well, and finding personal happiness.

Latest Posts By Mary K Armstrong

5 months ago

Listen to Me! Why Good Listeners Also Deserve to Be Heard

Do you feel that you are always expected to be the listener and to show an interest in others’ lives? And do you feel frustrated when others don’t listen to what you want to share? A number of women have told me that those whom they had just listened…

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4 years ago

Your Positive Energy is Like Money in the Bank

I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest things about aging is my lack of energy.

At the end of the day, I wonder where the time has gone. I’m too tired to keep going, but I’ve done so little. There’s much more I planned on, yet I really don’t have the energy to keep going. Read More

8 years ago

How to Help a Friend Who Experienced Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Have you ever found yourself listening to a friend’s disclosure that she was sexually abused as a child? How did you handle it? What’s the best way to receive such news?

Here are some of my ideas, based on my thirty years as a trauma therapist. During that time, I helped women who had been sexually abused in childhood. Read More

8 years ago

How to Develop True Friendships in Retirement

­­I’ve moved to a new city and I don’t know anyone. Like many older women, I left my comfort zone to be near my family. When I say I didn’t know anyone in my new city, I mean I missed people with whom I shared history and a comfortable sense of belonging. Read More