Category Archives: Gratitude and Spirituality

A glimpse of the big picture

Karen, Age 70 In January, 2014, I spent three weeks in India with two women who are not family members, not of the same nationality, and not in the same age group. Drawn together by a keen interest in the … Continue reading

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My story…my story

Dot, Age 70.5 My story..my story, what is my story and where do I begin my story. At birth, teenage years, when I was married, the birth of my two children, my divorce, and now here I am 70 and … Continue reading

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Almost at the big 70

Ellyn, Age 69years and 10 mos. Almost at the big 70. Very conscious of this forthcoming birthday. I feel excited and in awe. My life has evolved in very unexpected ways…. I began as a high school English teacher, married, … Continue reading

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Late bloomers last longer!

Joyce, Turning 70 on May 8 Hello to all the ladies out there who are approaching the decade of their 70′s. I am turning 70 on May 8, 2014…and wondering how that could be possible! :O) I can tell you … Continue reading

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70 Things to Do When You Turn 70- A new book!

We, Jane and Ellen, have an entry in this recently released book, edited by Mark Evan Chimsky. Our chapter, called “Gather Together!” describes the powerful energy and warmth we felt among the women in our many conversation groups. The 70 … Continue reading

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Facing the inevitable

Anita Landa, age 80 IT’S AN OLD TRUISM that you’re old when you start thinking of time left.  “Oh, look, I’m 50 and I only have 40 more years left to live…”  But counting the years left isn’t exactly like … Continue reading

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares her story about turning 70

Letty Cotttin Pogrebin, Age, 74 With permission from Letty, we post this excerpt from her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, © Letty Cottin Pogrebin. PublicAffairs, 2013. MY SUMMER OF BLISS JUNE 9, 2009. MY … Continue reading

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The joy of turning 80!

Here’s a wonderful piece by Oliver Sacks, from The New York Times, worth reading. Although we’re devoted to the voices of women, here at 70Candles, the message from this extraordinary man speaks to us all. www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-old-age-no-kidding.html?r=0 Enjoy! The Joy of … Continue reading

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Thanks-giving

Elizabeth, Age 77 I am 77 and when my knees don’t hurt I feel like 47! For 20 years until January, I worked for a florist, but got laid-off (he down-sized) at the beginning of 2012. The thing I liked … Continue reading

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Atlantic article about women in their 70s!

Ellen was interviewed for this interesting article about our generation. http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/what-boomer-women-can-learn-about-aging-from-gasp-older-women/265356/ Read and enjoy!

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