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Patricia Sands is the author of the best-selling Love in Provence trilogy. Her fifth novel Drawing Lessons was published in October, 2017. She lives in Toronto, when she isn’t somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home. Find out more at

Latest Posts By Patricia Sands

7 months ago

5 Tips to Keep Playing Tennis as You Age

The older I get, the more I realize that age is no reason to stop playing sports. In fact, as the “golden years” sneak up on us (really, what are they anyway?) and the demands of family and employment lessen, we may have more time to participate…

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7 months ago

Why Traveling with Your Grandchildren Is a Great Bonding Experience

Have you tried travelling with grandchildren? If you haven’t, we heartily recommend the experience! In recent years, multigenerational travel has become a growing market. An emerging subset based on this is grandparents and grandchildren are taking trips together, leaving the parents at home…

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2 years ago

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women

Nordic pole walking originated in Finland in the early 20th century as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers. With the proper technique and equipment – just two poles and good walking shoes – there’s an astonishing list…

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4 years ago

10 Ways to Dare to Live a Wholehearted and Authentic Life After 60

Did you or didn’t you make New Year’s resolutions last year? Studies show there are those who go through the process year after year. Inevitably, disappointment follows. Read More

7 years ago

You Are Never Too Old to Join a Book Club!

There are people who love chatting about books. Then there are others who have no desire to join a book club. Which are you?

If you believe you are the latter, please continue, gentle reader. Read More

8 years ago

How Has Your Definition of Home Changed Over the Decades?

What does “home” mean to you? I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. For the past year, it’s been a theme that I’ve explored in my writing. The protagonist struggles with this question in my latest novel. Then, as the migrant crisis overseas intensified, I was caught up in thinking about how those countless numbers of people had everything in their lives decimated. I imagined, with a heavy heart, the definition of “home,” for them, will be complex and painful…

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9 years ago

Be a Possibilitarian – Pursue Your Dreams and Get More from Life After 60

As I round the bend toward seventy, one thought becomes clearer with each passing year. The longer we live, the more opportunities we have to pursue our dreams. This is a message I love to share… and, to my great surprise, I have the street creds to go with it! Read More