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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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Elderly – Not

Amy Bryant Elderly . . . elderly! That’s the word my cleaning lady used the other day referring to me. It’s a good thing she cleans well, or she’d be out of a job! I’m used to being thought of … 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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Broken bones – 76

Noel, Age 76 I’m a mental health counselor and I still ride my horse and feel 56 even though my physical self has a lot of metal in it. I’ve been through two bouts of breast cancer, all early thank … Continue reading

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Forever homes

Sherrill Pool Elizondo, Age 74 My husband and I moved to our vacation home 8 months ago after being in our home in Cypress, Texas for 42 years. Difficult physically, mentally, and emotionally! Possibly it would have been easier at … Continue reading

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Leaving an end-of-life letter

Jane, Almost 74 I thought I would leave this end-of-life letter behind for my daughters-in-law when I die. My experience with them has been difficult, I have not been able to communicate with them effectively, and I find that writing … 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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An aha! moment for a cranky old lady

Jane almost 74 I had an “aha moment” the other day. I met up with a couple who are friends of mine, and I noticed how one of them barked orders at the other and the subsequent hurt look on … Continue reading

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Being relevant on purpose

Susan, Age 74 More and more I hear MEN say they don’t feel relevant. On a recent inquiry, I asked why. “People don’t seek me out anymore. Ask my thoughts. The young mingle with the young. The forty-somethings think they … Continue reading

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