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2014-09-19-EmmaJNicholson.jpg Emma Nicholson humorously details the ups and downs of being an age 50-plus woman here on the Huffington Post and on her writing website. She has been interviewed on CNN and contributes regularly to women's blogs and magazines.

Deeply touched by the problems of veterans returning from combat and struggling to re-enter civilian life, Emma has recently become active with several organizations who use outdoor activities and alternative treatments such as massage therapy to reach healing warriors.

Also a massage therapist, Emma is certified in Massage for PTSD and is honored to serve veterans as they walk down the path toward healing and health.

Emma is a proud parent of a young man with autism and has been an advocate for the community for over 20 years. She has been featured on autism advocacy sites both nationally and internationally and works tirelessly to bring attention to the issues affecting those with autism.

Entries by Emma Nicholson

Three Men Who Inspired Me to Help Combat Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:58 PM

I have never served in our nation's military. My father served in the Navy during the Korean War but completed his service long before I was born. He never spoke about his experiences. I never asked. It was just not on my radar.

I became aware of the struggles veterans...

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7 façons sûres d'améliorer sa vie sexuelle

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Tout comme de nombreux couples mariés depuis longtemps, mon mari et moi sommes tombés dans un trou noir sexuel très rapidement après notre mariage. Les enfants, la maison, nos carrières, l'hypothèque -- tout, en fait -- ont pris le dessus sur la passion qui jadis nous consumait quand on s'est...

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My Son With Asperger's Reacts to Attack on Ohio Boy

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 6:20 PM

I awoke this morning to find this post on Facebook by my son who has Asperger's Syndrome. If you ever thought those who suffer from autism are unemotional, disconnected from others and untouched by the horrendous violence towards those in their community, Ben's words are going to change your mind:

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7 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

(41) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Just like many long-time married couples, my husband and I fell into a sexual black hole very quickly after our marriage seven years ago. The kids, house, our careers, the mortgage -- everything, actually -- took precedence over the passion that once consumed us when we were dating. For example,...

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Vadge Bras and Incontinence: A Conversation Only 50+ Women Can Understand

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Photo Credit: Emma Nicholson

Photo Credit: Emma Nicholson

And here we are not actually having lunch together but thinking REALLY hard about it.

Photo Credit: Emma...

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Why You Need to Stop Using LOL. Right Now.

(67) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 3:21 PM

The acronym LOL (laughing out loud) began as an efficient way to express amusement during internet communication. It has become so prevalent that it has found its way into not only the Oxford Dictionary but, dare I say it, everyday language. Nothing is more irritating to me to have a...

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My Disastrous Search for the Perfect Swimsuit

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Over the years, I have come to hate summer. The childhood excitement of the carefree days of the season have been replaced with a sense of dread knowing someone is going to force me to participate in the dreaded summertime ritual of strapping myself into an unattractive torture device and...

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The Jagged Stones: Over-50 Rockers Finally Find Success and Prove Time Really Is on Their Side

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Photo Credit: Tom Kettles

As Keith rips into the opening chords of "Honky Tonk Women," the crowd at the Tower Ballroom at The Bellagio in Las Vegas goes wild. Mick struts to the microphone and croons through pursed lips "I...

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Advocating for Your College Student With Autism

(4) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 1:17 PM

As throngs of students with autism head off to institutions of higher learning, colleges and universities are faced with the task of providing support to help them succeed. The detailed Individual Education Plans (IEP) required for younger students with disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education...

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Top 10 Worst Things About Being Married To A Younger Man

(11) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 6:34 AM

Being married to a younger man has been a learning experience, for sure. I'm not one of those women who fear my younger spouse will ditch me eventually for a young hot babe but there are definitely some drawbacks:

1. The Comments: If one more person, after finding out my...

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Too Much Internet News Can Drive You Crazy (or Why I Decided Putting a Microwave on the Toilet was a Good Idea)

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Like many people these days, I enjoy perusing the internet for news of what is happening in the world. It's great to learn about interesting people and faraway lands beyond the reach of my day-to-day existence. Internet news channels cover vast amounts of information and the content is constantly changing...

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Seashells Are Better Than Potato Chips. That's Why I'm Writing a Book

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 9:47 AM

I love writing posts here at The Huffington Post. With so many categories to choose from, I can write about anything I like and I am honored to have had so many posts receive such positive feedback.

I recently wrote a post called 10 Reasons Being 50 is...

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The Sexist '80s Commercial That Ruined Everything for Women Today

(2) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 5:45 PM

My day started with the realization my computer was infected with a nasty virus just after I planted my foot down into a fresh pile of dog shit. It could only get better, right?

The rest of my day went something like this:

1. Deposit child #2 at school


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Michelle Obama Might Get Plastic Surgery: 6 Reasons I Won't

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:37 PM

New Year, New You. This time of year we see a lot of ads for plumpers, fillers, extractions, and other painful ways that allegedly will make your life miraculously better if you just stop being what you are naturally. Plastic surgery has become common place and more women are opting...

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Advice I'd Give to My 30-Year-Old Self

(4) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 11:46 AM

After writing a humorous post about the benefits of being age 50, I was asked to appear on CNN to talk about my experiences at this age in light of Michelle Obama's 50th birthday. The host, Brooke Baldwin, asked me "What would you tell your 30-year-old...

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I Taught My Son with Autism How to Swear

(2) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 10:24 AM

My son has struggled with communication his entire life. Ben was diagnosed with autism at age 2, began speaking at age 6 and did not engage in full conversations until age 10.

In the beginning, most of his language was mere repetition of words and phrases he heard repeatedly. This...

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10 Reasons Being 50 Is F**king Awesome

(46) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 6:54 AM

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a "you look good for your age" response and I am not against shortening my life span for a...

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Advice for Women Dealing With Heartache

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 9:37 AM

My 18-year-old daughter is going through a really rough time these days and my heart is just breaking for her. I do not know how to fix her troubles but I did share with her these traditional ways of dealing with a crisis situation. They have helped me deal with...

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Why I Bought My 80-Year-Old Mother a Tiara

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 4:57 PM

Some years ago, I began a series of posts on my blog Hot Flashes of Inspiration chronicling conversations I had with my elderly mother. I figured the head-slapping moments my sister and I enjoyed were something my readers would enjoy. It would be selfish not to share these moments. Besides,...

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Getting Over Feeling Invisible After 50

(42) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 5:43 AM

I began to realize I had acquired a cloak of invisibility when it came to men a few years before I turned 50. I was no longer on the receiving end of the prolonged glance, the admiring wink, or, hell, even an acknowledgement I was in the same breathing space...

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