Category Archives: Turning 80

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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Our podcast interview

We, Jane and Ellen were recently interviewed by Janice Neely of Restless to Renewed. We had a most enjoyable conversation about our long friendship, the origins and evolution 70Candles, and where we are today. To listen, download the Podcast app, … Continue reading

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Time to dump my 80th birthday candles

Miriam, Age 81 Nine months after my 80th birthday, my “8” and “0” candles still sat on my bookcase. I couldn’t decide if I want to be reminded of this frightening milestone or if I should forget it and continue … 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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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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