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The Trending Fashion For Women Over 50: Body Shame

A few months ago we ran a guest post about eating disorders by Nicole Christina, LCSW, called “The Tragedy of Body Shame,” and it drew a lot of attention; the post spiked our web traffic! Clearly, the problems of appearance, relationships with food, and body shame are plaguing our demographic. And we wear these problems[…]

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Beginners Guide to Publishing in Literary Magazines – Advice from Ann Stoney

One of the many women who impressed me at the Women At Woodstock 2017 Writers Retreat was Ann Stoney. Not only is she a beautiful writer, she gets herself out there. Ann has racked up an impressive list of stories published by literary magazines over many years of writing. She’s a pro. I asked Ann[…]

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Mothering Adult Daughters – The Job For Which You Have No Training Goes On

I just heard from Sandra Butler of the 70 Candles group (women aged 70 and over) about her new book, co-authored with Nan Gefen: It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Women. Published by She Writes Press, the book is available on Amazon. This is a topic I don’t often see discussed; and as I read Sandra’s description[…]

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Lonely Over the Holidays? Don’t Be…

Roommates4Boomers, the roommate-matching service for women over 50, announced a month of FREE service throughout the 2017 winter holidays. People who live alone feel loneliest during holiday season. And in these days of political invective, sexual scandals, and tragic shootings, the collective angst adds an extra layer of stress to the isolation felt by those[…]

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A Chance To Mentor About Love & Money – “Just In Case”

At last year’s Women At Woodstock, Alice March gave a rousing speech at the Mastermind Session about how we need to take action – to talk less and do more – to mentor those who are coming up behind us. We need to do what we say, share our knowledge, and serve as models for[…]

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Fab Find: Farm Box To Your Door

For all my Women At Woodstock community members who live in California – I wanted to share this recent find: a service called Farm Fresh To You, which delivers a box of fresh-picked, in-season, organic produce and other food products from local farms right to your door. I always buy mostly organic foods but I don’t always[…]

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Free Thorlo Socks – Worth $15

Thorlo makes fabulous socks; like socks-on-steroids – specially padded, long-lasting, custom designed socks for different foot types and activities. They’re a little bit expensive because they’re so good: $15 a pair.  We’re giving away free pairs – as long as supplies last – to anyone who asks; courtesy of the Thorlo company, who helped to sponsor[…]

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Who Will Take Care Of You? “Me” Is A Wrong Answer.

According to a nationwide survey*, women age 50 and older fear becoming a burden to their families more so than men; 66% of women versus 50% of men are nagged by this thought. More than 75% worry that they won’t have money for what care they may eventually need. Yet more than 60% of women haven’t[…]

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Single? Here’s How to Cut Your Rent or Mortgage In Half

Post kids. Post Marriage. Maybe never married… At any rate, single now and living by yourself… Is this you? Maybe living alone is not proving as satisfactory as before, especially as you look toward the future. You might be seeing lots of articles about how living alone is actually not good for your health.  You[…]