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Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Walking And Working: A Healthy Formula For Turning Back The Clock

Eric J. Hall | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While none of this will necessarily make you look younger, it may make you feel younger, which could rub off on the perception of you as a person far younger than your chronological age.

70 Tidbits Of Wisdom As I Inch Toward Turning 70

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.25.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

The longer I live, the more I realize that a life is always 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION' so it's important to engage in the following.

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

The New Jet Lag: Transition, Age And Time

Sandra McDonald | Posted 08.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

My biological birth year puts me squarely in middle age, yet even as I dutifully provide the relevant birth date, I feel a sense of disconnect -- of not legitimately feeling part of that age group. For me, it's not the stereotypical mid-life denial; something much more fundamental causes my "age citizenship" to be on shaky ground.

I Got Botox for my Babymama

Kathleen Dennehy | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Kathleen Dennehy

Dear Reader: This is the backstory of This Old Mom, and happened in 2012. Clarification: Babymama is NOT my biological mother, but a birth mother we...

The Surprising Way Your Name Can Give Away Your Age

Lori Day | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

I was born in 1963, when the most poplar girl names are now relics of history: Lisa, Mary, Susan, Karen and Linda. Not far down the list were the cutesy names like Cindy, Marci, Tracy, Stacy, and yes, Lori. They all scream, "I'm a child of the '60s! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" That is so helpful when I am submitting writing to millennial editors named Amber or Tiffany.

Bill Cunningham, Famed Street Fashion Photographer, Dies At 87

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.26.2016 | Style

Bill Cunningham, the beloved photographer known for his keen eye for street style, has died. Cunningham died in New York on Saturday, announced The Ne...

No Words...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Let there be such oneness between us that when one cries, the other tastes salt." ~ Rosabelle Believe No words can fill in the deep wound inflicted ...

The End Of Men: Gender And Geriatrics

Frank Browning | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Frank Browning

Two women face each other at a small table at the back of a café in Berkeley, California. A hot autumn sun pulses through the glass. One of the wom...

Mirror, Mirror

Donna Henes | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Donna Henes

Like most women, I can't help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I've aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue. But do I mind? Not really.

When Is A Woman Too Old For Long Hair?

Sabine Reichel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

'Your hair is really -- pause - long, don't you think?' said a girlfriend the other day while gliding her fingers demonstratively through her own neat and practical chin-length bob. 'Too long!' was what she really meant, with that little addendum 'for your age' in mind.

Is 100 the New 90?

Eric J. Hall | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

At the time of the 2010 census, there were 53,364 Americans who needed a lot more candles on their birthday cake than the average cake could hold.

7 Fitness Myths -- The Real Story

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

As a beginner, you may become a victim of oversimplified concepts and half-truths. The problem for most people is just getting started. (As if getting off the couch isn't hard enough!) These 7 myth-busters will help you make smart choices and find real ways to meet your fitness objectives.

At My Age -- Different Perspectives

Lesley Lyle | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Lyle

I've just spent a week with a group of wonderful people in a log cabin within the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. We were gathered there on a...

The Best Exercise For Your Age | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.08.2016 | OWN


Our Youth Is to Keep or Surrender As We Choose

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

For decades I have enjoyed the hobby of bird watching and while far from expert, the activity has given me cause to travel, read, learn and enjoy the company of similarly inclined individuals. It has encouraged a youthful outlook in so many ways.

The Very Best Part Of Growing Old

Lori Day | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

Sometimes I feel smarter than I was 30-something years ago. I don't remember how to do Algebra or how to diagram a sentence, but I can read several newspaper articles about seemingly disparate issues and immediately see how they are connected.

5 Quotes That Prove Kerry Washington Is Just As Badass As Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, on "Scandal" is known for "handling" any situation thrown her way. But that's not a just front Washington u...

Retirement as an Open Door

Judith Newton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty
Judith Newton

Two years ago I decided to attend a Screenwriters Conference in Hollywood and, despite my reluctance to embarrass myself in public, signed up to prese...

Carrie Fisher and the Cult of Casual Body Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The ways in which we talk about girls and women's bodies in our everyday matter every bit, if not more, as the way they get talked about by critics, columnists, and cultural pundits.

Registration Games: Gender, Race, Age

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Kimann Schultz

I get that stats are constantly being compiled for this n' that, and I get that this n' that is often a multi-nuanced gathering of positively skewed info posturing, when often the tabulation of who knows what is in the end financially founded, as are all things in this capitalistic land of ours.

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

Letter To My Daughter On Her 29th Birthday

Teresa Kindred | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Today is your 29th birthday. While I am sure you are thinking, 'One more year until 30! Oh my!' I'm thinking, 'Where did 29 years go?' It seems like yesterday the nurses placed you in my arms and I fell in love with you.

Netflix And The Other Things I'm Truly Thankful For In Middle Age

Amy Koko | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Let's be honest, 55 is sort of getting up there. As happens anytime I hit a milestone birthday, I decide to take stock of where I am and give thanks for all the wonderful things life has brought me in the last few years. Here's how it shapes up.