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What Can Grace and Frankie Teach Us About “Perfectly Hidden Depression?” You May Be Surprised!

By Margaret Manning November 28, 2018

Like so many things in life, anxiety and depression are often over-simplified in the movies and on TV. And, while tears and social isolation can indeed come with both of these conditions, the reality is often more complicated. So, today, I would like to share an article by one of our bloggers, Dr. Margaret Rutherford, on the topic of “Perfectly Hidden Depression.” This is a phenomenon that occurs when we hide our depression from others… or mask it with perfectionism, over-responsibility and plenty of forced smiles. I think you will find her connection to the show “Grace and Frankie” fascinating. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Grace and Frankie: An Unexpected Example of PHD (Perfectly Hidden Depression) After 60

By Dr. Margaret Rutherford November 13, 2018

Binge-watching Netflix, or binge-watching anything really, had never sounded appealing. But that was before I started writing a book and desperately needed something to distract me from my own brain. Read More

Film Review: Fonda and Tomlin in Moving On

By Howard Fishman May 28, 2023

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are at it again. Last year’s follow-up to the seven year run of Grace and Frankie was, 80 For Brady, a whimsical quest to meet and ogle superstar footballer, Tom Brady. Even with the addition of co-stars Sally Field…

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Jane Fonda and I Happily Agree About Drinking After 60

By Kathleen M. Rehl June 08, 2022

We’ve said goodbye to Jane Fonda’s long-running series, Grace and Frankie. In character, she often held an ice-cold martini. However, in a recent interview with CBS News about the show’s last season, Fonda said she stopped drinking in real life at age 84…

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Are You a Frankie or a Grace? A Signature Style Can Speak a Lot About Your Personality

By Andrea Pflaumer June 21, 2020

The stay-at-home order and social unrest has made all of us a little wacky… and turned a lot of us slightly feral. (I took a scissors to my own hair this past week… that’s why you won’t see any current photos of me!) One important escape…

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A List of Vacation Book Reviews

By Ann Boland August 06, 2023

Summer reads – what a joy to curl up with a hefty book and let the hours spin. I’m off to Spring Green, WI for a family and theater (American Players Theater) holiday. My selected book for the trip is so long it must be on Kindle! I’ve never enjoyed “beach reads”…

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6 Reasons We Need to Explore Our Sexuality After 60

By Perley-Ann Friedman August 19, 2022

Exploring our sexuality when we’re over 60 is not a joke. Society may laugh at the idea of people over 60 being sexual, but we are. We may not be the same as we were when we were younger, but we still have emotions and desires…

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Hippie Trends That Are Back! Can Women Over 60 Wear Them?

By Andrea Pflaumer November 21, 2021

In fashion this year we are seeing a return to some of the hippie trends of our past. Maybe after all the restrictions and shutdowns and social turmoil, we’re longing for the freedom and hope we felt in the 60s that was reflected…

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Are You Ready for a Roommate in Your 60s? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Riley Gibson August 27, 2021

Having a roommate is probably something you haven’t done since your college years. But four decades after hanging up their caps and gowns, many people are considering it again. A 2018 AARP survey found significant interest in homesharing…

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Reinventing How Women Over 60 Live in Retirement

By Lori Martinek January 13, 2020

We urgently need to reinvent how women live in retirement. Here’s how we might do it.

There’s a lifestyle shift in progress as single women are searching for new ways to live in community as they navigate their 60s and beyond. Read More