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Judi Freedman
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Judi Freedman is a corporate communications executive of a Fortune 500 consumer products company by day and an avid blogger by night. Her most recent award-winning blog, aboomerslifeafter50.com, captures her journey since losing her spouse, selling her house, and emptying out her nest. 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.

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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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When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 2:40 PM

Last month, I said goodbye to my 30-year career in corporate communications at one of the most beloved consumer food companies. I won't tell you the name of this company, but suffice it to say that Andy Warhol's painting made it even more famous many years ago. I actually have...

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A Mother's Day Tribute to My Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 5:50 PM

This is my first Mother's Day without my mom. She was a very special person in my life and left me and my sister N when she passed away just short of two months ago on March 13th. She was 91 years old and lived a very full life. But,...

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De-Stressing and Saging Away My Negative Energy

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 11:10 PM

"You seem to be very tense," said my esthetician, D, this afternoon as she prepared to massage my upper body. "Your neck and shoulders are extremely tight. Are you stressed?" she asked.

"I've just arrived back from a business trip where I was attending a three-day meeting and have been...

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A Caregiver Needs Body Care Too

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 2:42 PM

Last week in yoga class, my Zen card said "body care." I wondered if it was trying to tell me something. Am I not listening to the signs of stress that are all around me? As a member of the sandwich generation, worrying about my adult kids (I'm a mom...

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Hillary Clinton and Me... Retiring? Not Really!

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 1:19 PM

I loved Gail Collin's Op-Ed in the New York Times last week. "Take A Bow, H.C." was the title and it was all about Hillary Clinton and her retirement from her role as Secretary of State. Like Gail, I've followed Hillary's career from First Lady, to Senator of...

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Breaking Bread With Those I Love

(4) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 6:36 AM

The nest was full this past week with my two adult children, my daughter A and my son D as they arrived from the big city to visit with me in the suburbs. I was so pleased to have them home...to enjoy their company and to "break bread" with those...

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Caregiving: How My Mom Went From 'Failure to Thrive' to 'Ready To Launch'

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 10:20 AM

"What are you going to do about your mother?" said the social worker at the rehab center. "You know she cannot live alone anymore." My mom was 89 years old and had gone to rehab after a fall and an all-night stay in the bathroom due to her lack of...

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Giving Gratitude After Hurricane Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:57 AM

"What should I make for dinner this weekend?" I asked my kids after they told me they were leaving NYC tomorrow afternoon to spend the weekend in the warmth of their mama's home in Southern New Jersey. Both my daughter, A, and son, D, have been living without the bare...

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Finding the Courage to Choose a Different Path

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 6:43 PM

"I don't believe in therapy anymore, I just go get a blow dry at the hairdresser," said writer Delia Ephron at the Pennsylvania Governor's Conference for Women held at the Convention Center earlier this month in Philadelphia. Delia spoke at a session titled "Finding The Courage To Choose A Different...

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Time To Catch Up On Fall Fashion Trends

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 9:31 AM

Fashion Week in NYC is over, fall has officially arrived and the month of September will soon be behind us as well. ( I just threw out my summer flowerpot and put out my mums - which btw are already wilting). Next week will be the first week of October...

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