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Dorothy Sander
Dorothy J. Sander is the creator of one of the first website networks to support women over fifty. Author of two books for the woman struggling to make sense of the second half of life, Aging Abundantly, A Little Book of Hope, and Caring for Mom, Midlife Reflections, she received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Hope College, in Holland, Michigan and a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.

Entries by Dorothy Sander

Abuse: The Gift That Never Stops Giving

(3) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:00 AM

I have watched and lived with -- for 40 plus years -- the trail of destruction that has followed in the wake of one man's lifetime of abusive behavior. The emotional, physical, and psychological abuse he visited upon his five children, and subsequently his five children's spouses, and their children,...

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What Age Will You Be in 2013?

(7) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Most of us know, intellectually, that our age is just a number, but it's our emotions that trip us up. Turning 50 (or 40, or 60) can be the tipping point for a downward spiral that can last a decade or more as our perceptions of ourselves and our success...

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My Boomerang Boy Is Bouncing

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 2:08 PM

Sooner or later it had to happen. Like my mother used to tell me, "I promise dear, they will not be wearing diapers when they go to college, nor will they need their pacifier." They grow up in spite of us most of the time! The thing is I was...

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The Caregiver's Silent Burden

(20) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 9:08 AM

My healthy and energetic husband, business partner and best friend had a heart attack at 52. We were still reeling from the affects of 9/11 on our psyches and our business, which needed our undivided attention six days a week. Our two sons were still at home, one homeschooled and...

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A 'New' Way of Looking at Aging

(17) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 4:32 PM

I can find no clearer evidence of beauty than in the faces of the women I have met since founding Aging Abundantly. Ten years ago, I turned fifty and the earth began to shift and quake beneath me; my children left home in search of their own destinies,...

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Keeping Up Appearances: Who Would We Be If We Quit Talking About Aging?

(28) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 10:06 AM

What would happen to us as women over 50 if we stopped thinking and talking about "anti-aging"? If we quit working on, reshaping, modifying and enhancing our outer shell and altering our inner dialogue to fit some preconceived idea of the perfect "mature woman"? What if we stopped trying to...

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