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Is 60 the New 40?

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

Is 60 really the new 40? In many ways yes, but if given a choice, for me, I'm thinking of embracing the sixties with open arms and I'm excited to make it the best decade of my life.

Why You Should Consider A 'Golden Girls' Lifestyle

Bonnie Moore | Posted 10.22.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Remember Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia? More than an '80s sitcom that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, The Golden Girls sparked a movement. From a surprising concept -- who has housemates past their twenties? -- shared living has become a national housing model.

A Single Man Reveals Why Previous Relationships Have Failed

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you get to be 50-plus, you've likely had more than a few relationships, and more than a few reasons why you haven't found that lifelong soulmate (who exists only in your mind). Have we failed? Not found the 'right' person? Sabotaged the relationships for reasons only shrinks can discern?

For Better or Worse: A 25th Anniversary Love Letter to My Dead Husband

Kindness Blog | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

I feel as if our life's story has been ripped in half. The latter chapters were snatched away and callously thrown into the wind. I've tried to recapture some of the pages, frantically grasping whatever I could as they whirled about.

5 Things Not to Say to a New Widow

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

One of the common threads that all widows experienced were having to bear witness to uncomfortable comments. Sometimes, people do say the wrong things, and it stings.

An Open Letter to My Mom and Black Women

N'Kosi Oates | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
N'Kosi Oates

Multiracial, intergenerational communities have proudly proclaimed that Black lives matter. But "Black lives matter" seems to be associated only with Black men. I want to tell you, Mom, that when I chant those three words, when I march, lie in the streets, or raise my hands symmetrically in the air, I do so to assert your humanity too. You are worthy.

A Walk for Widows

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

On January 10, 2015, the 53- year-old British attorney will be walking across India to benefit The Loomba Foundation. For the past several months he has adhered to a rigorous training schedule to prepare for this monumental journey.

Don't Dread the Holidays! It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, and love your enemies" is the...

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

The Art of Widowhood

Sola Agustsson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

"Widow's weeds" originally intended to simplify the female form and shroud a woman's grief, but the Metropolitan's new exhibit "Death Becomes Her" proves that these ensembles did just the opposite.

La Belle Indifference

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In my husband's final days, the young man I married came back --he became thin again, his face unlined, an innocence of intent and heart restored as he became increasingly both less and more himself.

My Husband Died, Now What?

Debra L. Morrison | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Debra L. Morrison

I invite each of you to notice and gain an awareness of who you are and where you are right now, as a way of quelling some of the obsessing either about where you were or where you "should" be.

United By Grief, This Couple Felt Whole Again After Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.17.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

This Remarried Couple With 8 Kids Has Some Thought-Provoking Marriage Advice

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.10.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

What Losing Our First Spouses To Cancer Has Taught Us About Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.03.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Reward Is In The Risk: Dating A Risk Taker When You're Widowed

Abigail Carter | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Abigail Carter

From Arron, his death and now from Jim, I have learned so much about living life. Doing things that scare you, saying "yes" as much as possible, being exhausted in a good way. From Jim, I have learned that some risks are fun and have adventuresome outcomes and some are not worth taking. The trick is knowing the difference.

Defending the Defenseless Is Wisdom to Thrive

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

We will not come into our own authentic power as grace-filled human beings until we first are able to give ourselves to others. Perhaps, we would not have to live through such great tragedies if we opened our hearts with love the way God intended.

The Widow's Guilt

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Kristin Meekhof

After my husband's death, I came home to complete silence. He died in the midst of a Michigan winter. This meant it was dark by 6 p.m. and cold. Curled up with a blanket on the couch, I had the fantasy that I would quit my job, move to Hawaii and walk on the beach.

The Parent Left Behind

Emily Cappo | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Emily Cappo

I think I was around 42 years old when I first started to worry about my parents getting older. My mom had just turned 70 and my dad, 75.

The Appalling Thought That Just Occurred To Me

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

A really appalling thought recently occurred to me. I would even go so far as to call it an epiphany.

Do We Frown Upon Widows Seeking Love? (EXCERPT)

Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty

After all I’d seen, all I’d done and failed to do, I couldn’t imagine having the will again to take on responsibility for another person. The idea that I might stand before my friends in a white dress and pledge to love someone else in sickness and in health? Unthinkable.

The Danger Of Comparing Your Widowhood

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Please do not look at others in the widowed community and compare your progress (or what you may perceive to be a lack thereof). Your healing journey is not a competition, and it is certainly not a race to some imaginary finish line.

8 Tips for Enjoying Your Holiday Season

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Many people in the midst of loss or facing a life challenge at this time of year have questions about coping with the holidays. How do you handle the holidays, especially if you don't feel like handling them at all? Read on for answers and a few great holiday suggestions.

7 People Who Will Love Windows 8 (And 5 Who Will Hate It)

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Microsoft's Windows 8 wants to be everything to everyone -- an operating system that's terrific for both personal use and businesses, for tablet-owner...

Second Chances

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

We weren't totally done with our mourning, we never would be, but that day we were all ready to celebrate. Bill had captured us all with his smile, his sincerity and his love, and now we were celebrating a new beginning with a man who was welcomed in with a communal hug.