Category Archives: Resilience

Mark your calendar! Dialogue with the authors online

POSITIVE AGING: A WEEK IN DIALOGUE WITH THE AUTHORS JANE GIDDAN, ELLEN COLE, AND MARY GERGEN November 6 – 10, 2017 Posted by Dawn Dole, Taos Institute Monday – Thursday, November 6-10, we will engage in conversation online in a … 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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Life is not easy to sort out

My husband of 48 years passed away almost 5 years ago. My friends and family comment on how well I have done moving forward and living independently. My choices are: look forward with optimism or backward with grief. Being human, … 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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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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Wish I had more girlfriends

Mary,  Age 70 I always thought that at this age I’d be “settled.” Nothing could be further from the truth. No relationship, my business is struggling and I worry way too much which I know is bad for one’s health. … Continue reading

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The New York Times article about our book

We celebrate the one-year anniversary of this Jane Brody article. Here’s a chance for those who missed it to read it, and a re-reading opportunity for others. Enjoy! Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond By Jane E. Brody Well Blog … Continue reading

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My 70’s story

Lois, Age 75 As of now I’m almost 75 (how did that happen). I am caucasian and live in Massachusetts where I’ve lived all my life. I worked as a secretary until age 65 when my husband who had diabetes … Continue reading

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Balance in all things!

Gail, Age 78 At age 78, just read your book, 70Candles! and applaud your insights and clarity regarding women in their 70’s living a vital life. You gave us a gift. However, those from age 50 on up should make … Continue reading

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Summing up a life

Nancy,  Age 81 I just found your blog accidentally, and am delighted! Just read a story, and feel as if I am with good friends, even though you all are somewhat younger than I….as I am 81. But am in … Continue reading

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