Category Archives: Inspiration as we age

Thriving beyond 70 with wisdom and connection

Here is the direct link to the podcast at Restless to Renewed. We, Jane and Ellen were asked by Janice Neely about our decades long friendship, the evolution of our 70Candles project and lessons learned. We hope you enjoy listening … Continue reading

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Remembering

Anonymous My best friend in high school called last week. We spoke about friends we lost. How some obituaries read like a curriculum vitae. I suppose this was how this person was valued during their life. I see this on … Continue reading

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Late to the environmental party but making up for lost time…

Barbara Greenleaf   When we were growing up, there was an ethos of hard work: anything you produced of value would have to be serious and difficult to do. Throughout my life, I bought into that idea, big time. This … Continue reading

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Embracing Old Age

By Amy Bryant “Oh, Amy, you don’t look your age. I would have taken you for _______ (here they insert a number 15 years younger than my number),” and I beam with pride over the compliment. We live in a … Continue reading

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At age At 72, what words of wisdom would you impart to your progeny? 

Jane Hallowell, Age 72 My sons gave me StoryWorth.com as a gift a year ago. This involves writing answers to questions they ask me once a week. It also allows me to choose my own questions to answer if the … Continue reading

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Embracing uncertainty

Amy Bryant, Age 81 Like many of you in the 70Candles generation, I grew up in an era of certainty. Graduate from high school, and college (if affordable), get married, be capable of working (but preferably spend several years as … Continue reading

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Jane Brody on her milestone 80th birthday

Jane Brody Birthday Milestone: 80! – The New York Times 5/18/21, 11:08 AM PERSONAL HEALTH A Birthday Milestone: Turning 80! The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you … Continue reading

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This second call

Sandi Peters, Age 71 For much of my professional life, I have worked with older people. At 71, I think I should know what the 70ies are about. In fact, I frequently surprise myself. Looking back, I realize that many … Continue reading

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Happy New Year- Welcome to 2020!

 A new year and a new decade ahead! We, Jane and Ellen send all our best wishes to you, our 70Candles community. We value your thoughts and all your wonderful contributions to this 70Candles.com blog. Along with you, we benefit … Continue reading

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Inspiration

I’ve been gathering a collection essays, poems, quotes from books, and other writing that I come upon. I find these inspirational, they strike a chord and feel relevant to my aging self. I’ve decided to share them here and invite … Continue reading

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