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Made to Feel Like a Failure

Made to Feel Like a Failure

10.24.2014
Where did those wrinkles come from? Somewhere between the rushing time of when I was a mother with young children, babies really, to now,...
Why The Renee Zellweger Photo Controversy Reminds Me How We're All Terrified Celebrities Inside

Why The Renee Zellweger Photo Controversy Reminds Me How We're All Terrified Celebrities Inside

10.24.2014
I may not be a movie star, but Renee Zellweger and I? We're not so different. At least, that's what I suspect. Let me explain.
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When "at First glance" Deserves a Second Look

10.24.2014
This particular measure, which usually takes a back seat to the official poverty rate in the news and media reports, paints a far more...
The Difference Between Renée Zellweger And Annie Lennox

The Difference Between Renée Zellweger And Annie Lennox

10.24.2014
If a female movie star, driven crazy by all demands and expectations, does go ahead and under the knife or other assorted tortures to pump...
Why Millions Of Middle-Aged Women Are So Irritated

Why Millions Of Middle-Aged Women Are So Irritated

10.24.2014
Here is a clear plea, written in legible 12-point type, from middle-aged women to package designers. Increase the size of the print on...
Give Ups

Give Ups

10.23.2014
Children and grandchildren, friends, people to see, places to go, things to do. I have NOT given up.
There's a Wall Up in his Studio Apartment, And it's Me

There's a Wall Up in his Studio Apartment, And it's Me

10.23.2014
The point of my visit is to give him a sense of family, to help him connect and feel less alone, yet from the moment I walk in, I'm guarded....
3 Life Lessons As Taught By a Toddler

3 Life Lessons As Taught By a Toddler

10.23.2014
Two-year olds have an enthusiasm for living and a zest for Life that causes them to sometimes bubble over in giddiness and laughter. There...

"I Love My Mother. But If She Passed Away Today I Would Be Thankful"

10.23.2014
I love my mother. But if she passed away today I would be thankful. That doesn't make me a heartless, horrible daughter; I only want her...
Aging at Home? Let's Get Physical

Aging at Home? Let's Get Physical

10.22.2014
Pull up your leg warmers and tie a sweatband around your forehead. Let's get physical. Having talked about the things that motivate us...

7 Reasons Why Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Desperately Needs an Infusion of Emotional Intelligence

10.22.2014
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, in his Sept. 17 Atlantic Monthly article, "Why I Hope to Die at 75," underscored his belief that age 75 is a dandy...
10 Reasons to Embrace

10 Reasons to Embrace "Aging Gaily"

10.22.2014
It's just a matter of tweaking your thinking. For every reason to feel like life as you know it has ended, there is an equally compelling...
6 Facts About Aging Everyone Should Know -- But Doesn't

6 Facts About Aging Everyone Should Know -- But Doesn't

Ann Brenoff  10.22.2014
Aging, they say, isn't for the weak. Here are some aging facts that we all should know and in many cases, don't: Sometimes, you will get...
Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read About Downsizing

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read About Downsizing

10.22.2014
While baby boomers are making choices about downsizing and many others -- what the forecasters are missing is what so many pundits have...