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Inspirational Women

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?

My Mother's Inspiration

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Lev Raphael

When I was publishing literary short stories in the 1980s, my absurdly well-read, multilingual mother urged me more than once to write for a wider audience. She was right, though it took me a while to see that.

Child-Inspired Single Mom Success

Debbe Daley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Debbe Daley

One day, you are a single mom to a young child and the next, your 3-year-old little girl has turned into a young, single adult owning her own company in Manhattan at 27 and offering you words of encouragement. Where did the time go?

8 Women Who Already Made The World A Better Place In 2014

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

1. Afghanistan's first female police chief showed the world what courage looks like. Col. Jamila Bayaz was appointed to run security in the Kabul's...

How The Movie 'Frozen' Changed This 60-Year-Old Woman's Life

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Why is a 60-year-old woman going to see 'Frozen', an animated children's Disney movie, for the third time? The answer is that this film quite honestly changed my life.

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Truthfully, it surprised me that these 30-year-old women were so anxious about getting older. The more I thought about it, the more I wished that I'd had older women in my life when I was 30. If I had, I might have developed a more balanced perspective on aging much earlier.

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

Why I'm Considering a Second Date With an 85-year-old Man

Judy Katz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

met this man recently through Match.com. He is charming, fit, smart, still working at his profession, easy to talk to and seemingly interested, since he asked me out again. Does it matter, more to the point, SHOULD it matter, that chronologically he is 85 years of age?

Love Each Other This Thanksgiving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Thanks for every day of waking and breathing. Not just because it's my 90th Thanksgiving. But loving every day, every star in the sky, the sun and the moon every bird that flies and every beautiful memory in each of our lives.

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...

'I Was Afraid Of Being A Failure'

Posted 10.14.2013 | Women

Even the most successful women in Hollywood have struggled with self-doubt -- and Sandra Bullock is living proof. In an interview with Garth Pearc...

You're Not a Nobody.

Miriam Khalladi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Miriam Khalladi

Why do we believe we can't do certain things? I guess it remains one of the mysteries of the human mind. Luckily I have found that the solution can be quite simple.

An Inspiring Interview With Bo Derek

SlimPaley.com | Slim Paley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty

My dear friend Bo Derek who, at the age of 56 (and may I add, a wee slip of a thing is our Bo, as you can see!) decided she was going to compete in th...

7 Life Lessons From Tami Taylor

Posted 08.22.2013 | Women

There's a lot we can learn from fictional women. And who better to dole out life lessons than Tami Taylor, brilliantly played by Connie Britton on "Fr...

A Magazine You'll Actually Want To Read

Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

While mainstream women's magazines produce some great (and important) features, we're really over many of the things they keep pushing on us. (FYI, ou...

WATCH: Walking Away From An Abusive Marriage, In 3 Steps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Black Voices

When Dr. Brenda Wade first met Wendy Ida a year ago, nothing short of an "intensive intervention" could save her from the trauma she'd endured at the ...

WATCH: One Woman's Journey From An Abusive Marriage To Wellness Coach

Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

At age 43, Wendy Ida was 80 pounds overweight; by age 56 she was taking home the top prize in a body building competition. For Wendy and the three oth...

'I've Never Met A Woman Who Is Not Strong'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Women

Designer Diane von Furstenberg really believes in female power. In a June 2013 Vogue interview she described herself as "a woman's woman," and expa...

LOOK: Women Work On The Earliest General Purpose Computer In 1946

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

Think your MacBook Pro is a pain to lug around? Be grateful we've progressed past the first general purpose computer, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical ...

Day 31: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

I'm a million times happier today than I ever used to be. Which, I think, is reason enough to believe in all these things and much, much more. In my humble opinion, faith in power of joy is the foundation for everything.

Why You Should Look Fear In The Face

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

I used to think I couldn't do any of the things I wanted to do. I had thousands of thoughts on the subject of how scared and stupid I was. Then I started learning about thoughts and how 99 percent of them are simply negative nonsense.

Day 29: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Sometimes the highlight of your day can be with a total stranger. Sometimes a life opportunity comes along in an utterly unexpected way. And then because you have so many eggs in so many baskets, when you're faced with the occasional rejection, you'll hardly notice it at all.

Day 28: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

It takes vision to be successful at anything. You need to be able to see beyond the limits of what you believe to be possible.

Day 27: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Living a happy life then isn't about stamping out your fears but using them as a barometer to check whether or not you're living your life to the fullest: If you're feeling a little scared then the answer is yes!

Day 26: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

If life feels too challenging I remind myself that sometimes we need to be stimulated into action by adversity. Most social movements were the result of people finally getting fed up by being told what they couldn't do.