Author Archives: Blog Mavens

My poem

Ella Mahler In my own thriving in the eighth decade I am doing it. It is okay. If can make it It is okay. I can get up at four (as Sylvia Plath did) and write. If I can just … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, Goals ahead, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How might Susann spend her time?

Anonymous,  Age 70 Susann is a bright and physically strong 70 yr old woman.  She is opinionated but compassionate – she works well with the elderly and loves caring for her grandchildren – reading, instructing, and helping them stay fit. … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, Family matters, Networking, What do we do with our time? | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turning 70 YAHOOO!

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Family matters, Looking ahead, Our bodies, our health, Resilience, Share your story, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seeking advice

Anonymous,  Age 69 I want to know how l can get on this mailing list to read about and get some advice on turning 70 and aging!  I am 70 in the fall!

Posted in About turning 70, Networking | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

No time to waste

Laura,  Age 70 My birthday is January 15, tomorrow.  I will turn 70.  I retired in 2012 when caring for my mother consumed me.  She passed in 2013 and I have just come to terms with her passing.  I still … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Family matters, Goals ahead, Looking ahead, Traveling, What do we do with our time?, Work life and retirement | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

If not now…when?

Beverly,  Age 71 I turned 70 last January and more so than any other turning point, it bothered me!  I spent the year just floundering, wondering when my depression would lift and why I couldn’t move forward.  I’m in good … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Goals ahead, Looking ahead, Our bodies, our health, Resilience, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Age is a mind set

  Anonymous,  Age 73 I am turning 73 this January.  I live on my own…I have had a very busy life and experienced many wonderful things. I am self employed and working!  I love my work as a designer.  I … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, Goals ahead, Looking ahead, Our bodies, our health, Resilience, Technology and contemporary culture, Traveling, Where to live, Work life and retirement | Leave a comment

Getting your 70Candles! book

Elena,  Age 71 I am reading the book 70 things to do when you turn 70 and in chapter 10 I found out about your blog and your book will be getting it soon. About your 70gatherings in PA…where and … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, Networking, What we're reading | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Open to suggestions

Anonymous,  Age 70 I turned 70 recently, and that thought visits me more often than I would have expected. Neither good nor bad, it just jumps into my consciousness, and makes me stop and reset my head, so to speak. … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Family matters, Goals ahead, Looking ahead, Networking, Our bodies, our health, Resilience, Share your story | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Our book is here!

70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade by Jane Giddan & Ellen Cole—Available now! We are proud to announce the arrival of our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade. It’s offered by Taos Institute Publishing and is available … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Ageism anecdotes, Family matters, HUMOR, Looking ahead, Networking, Our bodies, our health, Poetry, Read Stories, Resilience, Stories, Technology and contemporary culture, What do we do with our time?, Where to live, Work life and retirement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments