Category Archives: 70candles

Boston gathering – do you live near here?

Mary, Turning 71 I’m Mary Hirsch of Boston, (turning a youthful 71 tomorrow) with an UPDATE for the pending FIRST 71Candles get together as soon as our HOT/HUMID “peasant weather,” as my tiny, aristocratic French grandma called it) passes. I … Continue reading

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On The Other Side

Natalie, Age 65+ ON THE OTHER SIDE is a living portrait of the aging woman as her “youngness” slips away. Based on a poem by Natalie H. Rogers, the film interweaves voice, animation and music to lay bare the essence … Continue reading

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Book Group Discussion Questions – now avaiable

We’ve found that our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade is an excellent catalyst for rich conversation among women in book groups. Inevitably, each participant finds at least some topics, among the many in the book, that are … Continue reading

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What aging is teaching me

Lois, Age 73 Back in 2008 I decided to start a website offering my art knowledge to all for no cost. It is http://www.free-online-art-classes.com and ranks well in the internet. As a light specialist I signed on with Home Depot … Continue reading

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Starting a group!

Carolyn, Age 75 Found the book on a whim when I saw the title. From there, the first sighting, came the reading, WOW an answer! Now we are beginning a Seventy Candles (that includes women in their eighties as well) … Continue reading

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Feeling guilty – hoping for some insights

Briony, Age 66 66, married for 15 years to a man 18 years younger. But he looks my age, I look his age, and he’s more grown-up/adult than I. And he’s currently getting chemo for colorectal cancer (all cancers run … Continue reading

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“The Meek Are Getting Ready”

Lisbet, Age 69 In March I’ll be turning 70, along with 2 other gals I know. To celebrate, we’re going to Neskaya Movement Arts Center in NH, for a long weekend of partying and Sacred Circle Dance with friends, colleagues … Continue reading

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Worried about aging – thinking 70 is “ancient”

Sandy, Almost 70 I will turn 70 in 10 days. Having a very difficult time emotionally with it, even though I have no ongoing health problems, a good boyfriend (5 years younger), adequate money, two great kids, a lovely apt, … Continue reading

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Sooner than tomorrow

Dede, Age 72 At 72, I’m setting up a website and blog. My techie daughter is helping me do this and I’m learning as I go. You can find it at Soonerthantomorrow.com My purpose is twofold: 1) To provide a … Continue reading

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A life full of twists and turns

JoAnn, Age 70 I had a brief fling with a fifty year old man. I found myself shocked that he was attracted to me. We look about the same age and it was quite a rush being kissed like I … Continue reading

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