Category Archives: Our bodies, our health

I want much more…

Pat,  Age 70 I turned 70 this week…15 years ago, my husband moved out of our bedroom and never returned…but we live together, and at this point, are friends. But we went through years of fights and hatred. He says … Continue reading

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Up from Down Under

Eleanor,  Age 69 I live in Adelaide, South Australia. For the first 21 years of my life I lived in a religious cult. I was born into that cult. When I left I walked into a huge social change taking … Continue reading

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Seeking wise words

Jo, Age 71 Hello, Already I feel less alone reading the blog posts. Here is my story. I am almost retired as an autism consultant and former academic. I’m single with 3 grown children in 3 corners of the U.S. … Continue reading

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On Nearing Seventy

ON NEARING SEVENTY by Janet Adams Dunn This one is different. The sixty-nine others came and went so smoothly. They didn’t change me, or cause discomfort. They didn’t mess with me like this one. I still felt the same and … Continue reading

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Such is life

Elaine,  Age 70 Well I am wondering how to live under the pressure that 70 is the new 60! Really….Tell both of my arthritic knees that. I remember my grandmother holding onto everything as she walked and I as a … Continue reading

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Am I insane for taking all this on, or should I just keep on trucking?

Noel,  Age 70 I must be in complete denial. I am 70, will be 71 in December. I have broken my femur, two wrists, a pelvic fracture 11 years ago, and breast cancer when I was 57. This week, I … Continue reading

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I miss my old house

Anonymous,  Age 70 Okay I wrote in this blog about living in an extremely rural Area in Montana and finally sold our home and land. Excited about change after 17 years of no friends and the loneliness over came me. … Continue reading

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My life’s purpose became clear

Barbara,  Age 70 I retired 2 ½ years ago and recently turned 70. I have always looked for meaning in my life, and found it in my work. But it’s been a struggle finding day-to-day purpose in retirement. I love … Continue reading

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Knitting a life

After hearing in our 70Candles! discussion groups and on this blog that many women are wondering how they might spend their time, I glanced back on these seven years of my own retirement and offer this summary of how I … Continue reading

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Do you know the signs of stroke?

Dixie, Age 73 May is National Stroke month. DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF STROKE? I didn’t the first time around, 2012, and put off going to the hospital beyond the time limit for receiving the “clot buster”. Last Saturday, … Continue reading

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