Category Archives: Stories

Turning 70 YAHOOO!

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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

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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

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Moving on-seeking advice

Mary,  Age 73 Here I set at age 73 in an isolated location because my Husband has decided that the safety of his dogs is more valuable than my happiness. I am a people person and need to have people … Continue reading

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The secret of longevity

Lynne, Age 71 Every day when I wake up I am surprised. Why is this? Well, both my parents died young. Mom at 49 (breast cancer) and dad at 52 (ruptured aortic anurysm). I had no parents since my early … Continue reading

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What to do about depression?

Bonnie,  Age 70   I have fought depression all my life and have been on meds for about ten years which has helped. But my seventieth birthday really turned an off switch in my head. My mom, who is 95 … Continue reading

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Taxing tale

Marie-Andrée, Age 70 Ellen you were my advisor at Goddard in 1985…If Picasso had a Rose Period I have my Ellen Period…life was never the same… Here is my story when Mr. Robertson asked me about my retirement…since I am … Continue reading

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Without a Script: A Caregiver’s Journey

Sent to us by blog contributor, Lois Kipnis is her book, Without a Script: A Caregiver’s Journey, published by ProPress Books. It’s a sequential series of vignettes in a short but moving compilation, describing her roller coaster of emotions as caregiver … Continue reading

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A survivor at 70

Janet, Age 70 I just ran across this blog and really wanted to add my little thoughts. As you can see I was born in 1944 a war baby. I had a horrible childhood, a battered child my life was … Continue reading

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Finding your life’s work…at any age

Nancy, Age 79 I found the class in the Community Education schedule,”Finding Your Life’s Work at Any Age.” I thought. even at my age? This is what I shared with the class at the last session. We’re supposed to start … Continue reading

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