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Sheree Clark tricked Me Into Talking About My Laundry…

Sheree Clark tricked me into talking about my laundry – not my dirty laundry, mind you; in fact it was my very clean laundry… but it was an odd moment in our recent phone conversation, which incidentally also happened to be a recorded interview for her upcoming podcast series, It’s YOUR Time: Turning the Midlife Crisis into[…]

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On Her Deathbed, His Mother Said…

One of my dear Women At Woodstock friends, Janet Riccobono, came to town last month – but instead of getting together for lunch or a bike ride as we’ve done in the past, this time she and her partner Rob came to our home and stayed with us for a couple of days.   It was[…]

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Feedback Is a Gift

A couple of weeks ago, I sent an email to all of last year’s Women At Woodstock attendees. In the email, I filled them in on what I’d learned from the survey I’d asked them to complete at the end of October; the workshops they liked most; things that maybe fell a bit short of expectations;[…]

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Two More Info-Packed Podcast Series – Nearly 4 Dozen Experts to Teach You a Thing or Two

I guess January has become the time to start out our year by learning a lot and opening our mind to new ways of thinking about things – about relationships, living healthy, starting a business, investing, trying new adventures – what have you. So last week I told you about Sheree Clark’s podcast series, and now[…]

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New Podcast Series on Healthy Living After 50 – Sheree Clark

I just met Sheree Clark, a very interesting woman whose work is helping women lead a happy and healthy life – physically and mentally. Sheree is a healthy living coach who’s just started a podcast show and is kicking it off with an interview series called “The Magnificent Midlife Woman.” She’ll be talking with more[…]

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I’ve Been Texting With A Dead Woman

I’ve been texting with a dead woman. But let me explain… Someone from my group of writer friends recommended a book to me. She said it was as quirky and out there as some of the work that I’ve written.  So I got the book, and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. The author,[…]

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Could You Do This? Talk About Overcoming Fear…. Debbie Nigro Does the “Mrs. Claus Rap”

She says she yaps – ’cause, yeah, it’s not really rap. I prefer to call it Patter – a la Gilbert & Sullivan. No matter, whatever you call it, it’s frickin’ brave, and talented, and crazy. Is this climbing the Swiss Alps? No. Is it pulling children from burning buildings? No. Is it speaking out[…]

What is a questionologist? (and how can one help you?)

By Laura E. Kelly When you’re innocently finishing up your breakfast and you see a group of women across the room putting their heads together while looking at you, you know something is up. You just hope they aren’t talking about the way you’re scarfing down your delicious granola. The group beckoned me over to[…]

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I’ve Been Promoted: I’m Now a Featured Contributor on Sixty and Me!

Well, a pat on the back for me today. I’ve been writing pretty regularly for Sixty and Me, a giant and respected website for women 60 or so and up, and today I received a “Congratulations!” letter from Margaret Manning, Sixty and Me’s founder and publisher. She said: Dear Ann – Congratulations! I talked with the[…]