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Judi Freedman
Judi Freedman is a boomer blogger and communications consultant. Her award-winning blog,, captures her journey since losing her spouse, selling her house, emptying out her nest, and leaving her full-time corporate communications job to pursue her passions during her life after 50. Her optimistic philosophy about aging is to always keep her head up, so her neck stays forever wrinkle-free. Also follow her at Twitter@judiboomergirl and “like” her on Facebook@ Judi Boomer Girl.

Entries by Judi Freedman

Growing Friendships At Midlife

(8) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 5:52 PM

I attended my first blogger conference eight years ago. I was a newbie blogger and one of only a dozen or so bloggers in the audience who was nearly 50. I was welcomed among crowds of "mommy bloggers" with babies in tow. Despite our age difference, I was smitten with...

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How to Plan a Romantic Rendezvous During Your Life After 50

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 2:35 PM

According to Dr. Pepper Schwartz, co-author of Frommer's Places for Passion and AARP's ambassador for Love & Relationships, "Long-term relationships are strongest when romantic trips are part of their history, present, and future." ( Hear that, L? We need to plan more romantic vacations. When are...

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Are You Taking Care of Your Heart?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 8:05 AM

February is filled with red hearts thanks to Valentine's Day. It's also a month to honor your own heart and make sure it stays healthy year-round. I learned more about heart health from the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red For Women Campaign. Boomer women are especially prone...

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Boomers Are Big Travelers: Where Are You Headed?

(8) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 7:48 AM

Last month, I attended The New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in NYC. I perused the exhibits and participated in seminars for travel writers and bloggers. Since I aspire to be a travel blogger, I listened closely to all the speakers and am now following some key...

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Take Me Back to Warm Miami

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:53 AM

The snow is piling up on my patio and the pine trees are covered in white. While beautiful to look at, my mind, body and spirit keep saying "take me back to warm Miami." Since I don't have any plans to visit soon, all I can do is drink hot...

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7 Ways I've Changed For The Better In The 7 Years Since Turning 50

(19) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 5:09 AM

This month marks seven years since the passing of my husband M. He left me two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. I often think about the words my bereavement coach S said during our class: "The heart never mends after losing a spouse, the hole just gets smaller."


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Diane Keaton Imparts Her Wisdom On Aging

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 1:29 PM

I've always adored actress Diane Keaton's individual style from the moment I saw Annie Hall. When I was in college in the later 70s, I tried to emulate Annie. I went to the thrift store and bought a navy man-tailored vest and tie and wore the combo with a long-sleeved...

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Jane Pauley Shares Insights For Reimagining Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 3:46 PM

Last month, I attended the Pennsylvania Conference For Women along with almost 8000 other women. It was an impressive showing and an important audience. I learned from the media kit that not only do women make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population per the census, but the...

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A SoulCycle Experience

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:57 PM

Celebrities are doing it. Oprah just had an arena-wide session at her "The Life You Want Weekend" in Newark. It's called SoulCycle, "indoor cycling re-invented," as the company's website says.

"Do you want to take a SoulCycle class?" asked my daughter A since I had planned to visit NYC for...

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Boomers Play Major Role In Changing Family Dynamics

(3) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 5:49 AM

This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Paley, Trend Strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's "Meet The New Family" research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the USA and abroad.


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Retiring the Art of Perfection

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 5:28 PM

Now that I'm embarking on year two of reimagining my life after a 30+ year corporate career, I realize that it's time to retire the art of perfection. Am I ready? Is this the most challenging task I have ever tried to achieve? Yes, yes, and yes.

Being Perfect

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Expert Beauty Tips For Women Over 50

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 9:23 PM

I was excited to review the new beauty book Toss the Gloss by Andrea Q. Robinson. Andrea's illustrious career spans more than forty years, with chief roles at Estee Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and editorial at Seventeen, Vogue and Mademoiselle.

Since I'm trying to age...

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Travel Is Booming for Boomer Women: Tips to Plan Your Next Trip

(2) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:09 PM

Last month, I was invited to attend The New York Times Travel Show at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC. I walked the floor and entered all the sweepstakes, but didn't leave with any trips.

I did enjoy the seminars, particularly the one about Global Travel Tips...

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Two Thumbs Up For Le Week-End

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM

I was invited to attend a screening of the new movie Le Week-End. I said yes to the publicist right away when I heard it was a romantic comedy that takes place in Paris. My BFF L joined me as we ventured into Philadelphia early last Saturday morning. I was...

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7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

(15) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 5:07 AM

"It looks like you may have had a heart attack," said doctor S as she read the EKG during my annual checkup in December.

"OMG! Are you kidding me?" I gasped. I grew faint. I thought about all the stomach and chest pains I had experienced throughout the year. I...

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Reflections on My Role As a Caregiver

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 11:57 AM

It's close to year's end. Only about two weeks left in 2013. As I start to reflect on the previous 11 months, I've been thinking about how my role as a caregiver has changed this year and how it has changed even more during the past several years.

My role...

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For All That You Do: Giving Thanks to the Caregivers

(6) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:31 AM

November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is sponsoring a Thanks Project to thank the more than 42 million caregivers in the U.S. As a member of AARP's Kitchen Cabinet on Caregiving, I wanted to send a special shout out to all the boomer girls (and their...

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Playing Around and Re-imagining My Life After 50

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 10:45 AM

It's been three months since I left my full-time corporate job. So, why am I still having tension headaches? Why am I busier than ever? Why am I racing to yoga so I can slow down when I get there?

My coach, Dr. F, says that "while I am semi-retired...

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A Wonderful Trip To France - First Stop Paris

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 11:39 PM

Bonjour mes amis! I am back from France and I had an amazing and delicious time with mes enfants - my daughter A and my son D. I have so much to tell - but don't want to overwhelm you with everything all at once. Rather, let's take things slowly...

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Caring For the Family Caregiver

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 12:38 PM

As a member of the AARP Blogger Kitchen Cabinet On Family Caregiving, I frequently write about caregiving topics. While caregivers are very giving to others, I often find that caregivers (especially female caregivers) are last on the list when it comes to taking care of themselves. If you are a...

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