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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

How To Practice Gratitude During Your Life After 50

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 5:07 AM

Tomorrow will mark eight years since my husband M died. As my grief instructor S said shortly after M's passing: "The hole in your heart will get smaller, but it will never fully close." S was right.

My life has evolved a great deal since those dark days of December...

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My Foodie Retirement Project: "1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die"

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 4:29 PM

If you're a foodie like me, you'll want to go get a copy of 1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. Over the years, I've enjoyed reading Mimi's restaurant reviews in The New York Times, and her articles in food and travel magazines. It was...

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My Yoga Journey: It's About Mind, Body and Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 5:37 PM

"Welcome to yoga training Methods & Techniques I," said my instructor B as she addressed our first weekend class at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Camden, NJ. "We come together as strangers, but we leave as a tight-knit community. These are your sisters."

There are five women,...

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My Foodie Feast at the Fancy Food Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 4:07 PM

"I've never eaten so much at a food show," said my friend J as we exited the Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City last week. "Me either," I replied after five hours of walking through what seemed like hundreds of booths filled with...

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IRIS , A Fabulous Film About A 90+ Fashionista

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 4:03 PM

I've always adored the style-maven Iris Apfel. I've followed her flamboyant fashions and over-sized iconic eyewear since I was in college in the '70s. As a student of textile and clothing design, it was a treat to see what avant-garde outfit and costume jewelry Iris was wearing on the fashion...

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My Yoga Journey: Losing A Soul Mate, Finding A Soul Mat

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:37 AM

In January I started training to become a yoga instructor. I thought I would share my transformative journey as it unfolds. For fellow yogis -- my stories will remind you of why you practice. For non-yogis -- come along for the ride -- maybe I'll entice you to try a...

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Growing Friendships At Midlife

(10) 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

(0) 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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