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Robin Korth

The Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Sex In Middle Age

Robin Korth | Posted 07.06.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I don't have a partner in my life right now. But when this special man does show up, I won't be able to be sexually intimate without pain and days-after discomfort, unless my body is being helped along with the enhancing effects of this daily medication.

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

The Day My Grown Son And I Decided To Be Honest With Each Other

Robin Korth | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Robin Korth

My son and I have known and loved one another for 21 years, but this was different. The veil was coming loose. For three hours, I sat there as my son unfolded towards me and I towards him.

'It's Taken Me Almost 60 Years To Realize There Was One Thing I Was Never Taught'

Robin Korth | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I was never taught to love myself. In fact, I was taught the opposite. I was taught that loving myself was selfish and 'wrong.' I was taught that others always came first and that self-sacrifice -- being loving and kind to everyone else -- was the way to happiness.

The Day I Looked In The Mirror And Really Saw Myself For The First Time

Robin Korth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I will never forget the day eight years ago when I looked in the mirror and really saw myself looking back at me. I saw me! My breath caught in my throat as I stared in a self-fascinated kind of horror at my own image. I was not 35. I was not 45. I was 51. Two-thirds of my life was truly gone.

What I Learned After Living With An Eating Disorder For 42 Years

Robin Korth | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.

How I Mistakenly Tried To Keep My 'I've Still Got It' Fantasy Alive

Robin Korth | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

We should have been in a good place. We weren't. I'd limited myself. I'd held back big parts of me in the six weeks we'd been dating -- an older couple who'd come together with surprise and a lot of 'like' going on.

Trying To Come To Terms With The Loss Of My Mother

Robin Korth | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

For the past several days my family has been in an uproar of energy, opinions, emails and phone calls about how to care for our aged mother. The care system we've had in place is falling apart and we are stumbling as we struggle to find a solution.

'Everyone Thinks and Feels that Way!' -- A Slippery Slope to Excused Living

Robin Korth | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

This phrase offers us an excuse for not paying attention to what we are doing, thinking and feeling. We want to hide from the truth by pulling the whole human race on board as our mass-market permission slip. But it doesn't really work!

The Hands of Time

Robin Korth | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I wasn't planning on getting old. Do any of us? But into my future I must go. So, with my heart open and my spirit very curious, I am walking full-wide and brave into this next great adventure of my life. I'm walking into the hands of time.

Hello, Hello and Goodbye

Robin Korth | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Learning to say "goodbye" -- and hopefully doing it well -- is something that simply comes with getting older. We say goodbye to our youth, to some of our dreams and eventually to some of the people that walked the road with us.

Learning to 'Unlove' My Mother

Robin Korth | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

For most of my life I thought my childhood was the epitome of healthy wholesomeness. I even thought I had the stories to prove it. As a writer, storie...

A Life Comes Shining Through

Robin Korth | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Perhaps your life has become someone else's idea of what you should be doing. Perhaps that you that sparked and shimmered in your dreams has winked small. Perhaps it is time to journey through your years and revisit and reclaim the child, the teen, the young adult.

Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed

Robin Korth | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Of course, I would like a partner and special friend in my life. I would love to have a confidant and lover. If this man shows up -- wonderful! If he doesn't show up -- wonderful! I don't need to fill the other side of the bed anymore. Because being with my "self" is enough now. I am enough.

I'm No Longer A 'Good Girl'

Robin Korth | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

My life was all about how I fit into other people's lives -- as mother, sister, daughter, wife, teacher, student and friend. I didn't know I was allowed to have my own life. As a good woman, I am a full partner in my own life.

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

The Last Six Months of Dying

Robin Korth | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Ever since that day almost eight years ago, I have sought to come from this centered "I" -- with honesty, quiet bravery and ever-growing self-love. As I have learned to come from this source of me flowing always towards myself, I no longer judge me, I no longer see myself as "other."

The Power In Being Honest About A Shared Human Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I am an honest and brave woman who writes about her life. I write about my feelings, experiences, insights and ideas with a purpose-filled courage and openness. I recently wrote a blog about an event in my life that was extraordinarily painful and very personal. In bringing this experience into words, I shared a deep hurt and, in doing so, I made a powerful claim of my body and spirit.

A Message For Men Who Can Only Get Turned On By Young Women

Ken Solin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

If you're a guy who's only capable of functioning sexually with women with perfect bodies, continue your hapless pursuit. But if you're a guy who sees beauty in terms other than perfection, then you already know how beautiful and desirable boomer women are. And you probably own a full-length mirror and are aware that your attractiveness to women isn't tied to perfection either.

My 'Naked' Truth

Robin Korth | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image. I opened my eyes and looked very carefully at my body. And my heart lurched at the truth.

I Refuse!

Robin Korth | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

With this soul punch of how fleeting the days of my life really are has come a profound and powerful inner cry of, "I refuse!" This may sound like an "in your face" angry sort of cry, but it is not. This is a cry of awareness, honesty, responsibility and joy.

The Pieces of Me

Robin Korth | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I no longer have that hole in the center of me that aches for the comfort of feeling loved. That hole of need -- that no partner or lover could ever really fill -- is where these pieces that I set aside belonged. It was so very simple and elegant in the rightness of it all.

The Fear Factor

Robin Korth | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I no longer fear being alone. By rising up in quiet love for myself, I have upset the "balance of power" in many of my relationships. With gentle firmness, I now refuse to participate in interactions that hurt me in any fashion.

It's Okay to Stop Looking

Robin Korth | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I am beginning to truly understand what love is. It is a powerful owning and gentle honoring of my own heart and soul as I walk into each day loving, learning and cherishing just me. And in doing this, I am at last fully able love others -- honest, open, grateful and free.

The 'Rules' I Choose To Live By

Robin Korth | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

As my years are folding one into the other, I have come to the immutable fact that there really are no outside "rules" in life that really work. They are dictated and designed by someone else. So they reside exterior to my own soul.