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Taking Back My Past, One Song at a Time

By Jude Walsh May 31, 2022

Divorcing after a long marriage is difficult, made even more so when the divorce is ugly, and you are left feeling not only disrespected but erased. I know, no one can MAKE you feel any one way. Your feelings are your own. And, in theory, I agree with that…

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Do You Feel Invisible or Invincible Over 60?

By Elena Karplus May 30, 2022

In our youth-oriented society, women are often written-off by age, and if you watch TV or read articles, you would think that after 40 we begin a wild ride up and over the hill. It’s as if we begin a steady course toward invisibility…

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Traveling Solo in Mexico as an Older Woman

By Sandra Roussy May 28, 2022

Mexico is not only Cancun, tacos, and margaritas on the beach. It is an immensely diverse country with palm-lined beaches, pine-covered mountains, magical towns (yes, they are called “Pueblos Magicos”), and also ultra-modern cities..

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Why Rebounding Is the Perfect Exercise in Tough Times

By Nicole Christina May 28, 2022

As a psychotherapist of 30 years, I’ve accumulated a toolbox of mood boosters and self-care skills that are tried and true. And they have come in handy since the pandemic started! My general philosophy, both clinically and in life…

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Uplift Your Spirit and Sing Your Way to Health and Joy in the Years Beyond 60

By Jan Moore May 26, 2022

I think many of us harbor a secret dream about singing onstage with a rock band. I had this dream fulfilled when my choir director, Leah Hokanson, gave us the opportunity to sing with her backup band…

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An Interesting Black Spring in the Arts

By Ann Boland May 22, 2022

Black people have always been writing and singing, but few companies were producing Black Art. To garner the substantial funds to produce for storefront theater, much less Chicago Lyric Opera or Broadway, requires a guarantee of success…

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Need Balance in Your Life? Check Your Wellness Wheel!

By Kay Van Norman May 17, 2022

To draw your wellness wheel start with six pages, each having one dimension at the top and a vertical line down the middle with Deposits on one side and Withdrawals on the other. Using the brief overviews below, list “deposits” supporting well-being…

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Could Finding Self-Acceptance Be the Greatest Gift of Aging?

By Dr. Margaret Rutherford May 09, 2022

As a 66-year-old woman, I’m facing the challenges all aging women face – not only the physical challenges caused simply by wear and tear, but emotional ones that have to do with getting older in a world where aging stigma exists…

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Are You Thinking of Hiring a Funeral Photographer?

By Alexandra Kathryn Mosca May 07, 2022

Today, photographing the dead is making a comeback. But this time it’s not only the deceased who are being photographed – it’s the entire funeral service. Candid shots of the somber rituals, loved ones embracing, mourners comforting…

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Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Lifelong Learner

By Terri Edmund May 03, 2022

All through college and in my first writing job, my work horse was an old black Corona typewriter. Things were a little fancier at the corporate headquarters, where I clacked out copy on a state-of-the-art IBM Selectric…

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