We are women who don't believe age defines us. We are women who believe substance is the new sexy. We are women who are kicking ass, not sitting on it. We are women who love to have a good time as long as we we are home by 10. We are Girls Gone 50.
Heading into the unknown is the great adventure of mid-life. But as we let go of what has become familiar and move toward what is to be,
I’ve heard a friend say at the death of their second parent, “Well, now I’m an orphan.”
We lived together, then we lived four blocks apart. We flowed between homes.
One morning I got a Tinder “Super-Like” from an especially interesting man.
“My voice has been to get women out to conquer the next five minutes,” explains Guisewite.
Sure we love our bottled water, our salads-to-go and our frozen coffee drinks with the big, green straw as much as the next woman, but did you know that it takes at least 450 years for a plastic container to decompose in a landfill?
Life was normal on our street in 1968 in a small sleepy suburb of Boston. Every family had secrets. My mom's secret was her love of alcohol and its effects. In those early years, we paid little attention to it.
The first time I became aware of organ donation I had just woken from what I thought, mistakenly, was sleep.
Fittingly, it was hormone replacement therapy that finally made me part with my black hair.
Make your own oatmeal and other delicious ways to financial independence.
How many of us have gotten into fights on Valentine’s Day over Valentine’s Day?
After years of overpriced dinners, gifts that get returned anyway, and getups that make us feel like mutton dressed as sausage, we’ve arrived at this profound bit of wisdom:
Love means never having to say, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
In case you just crawled out from under a pile of old t-shirts and regretful purchases with the tags still on,
Imagine walking into a beautiful home and meeting incredible women who instantly make you feel valued instead of judged.
Now with both of my parents gone, it feels like the end of an era. And, in fact, it is.