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.
All in Fearless Not Fearless
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.
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.
Whether you choose to say your age or not, you all had something important to say.
“I’m as old as God,” I’ve even told my daughters rather than reveal my exact age.
When my savings started dwindling, I remembered that audition years before
I spent more than a few long days on set hanging out with Brooke Shields. A fellow 50-something working mom dealing with the realities of career longevity, Brooke described her personal business plan to me in Blue Lagoon-like terms.
Interview with NY Times Best-Selling Picture Book Author & Illustrator, Antoinette Portis,
I wanted a less-than-conventional lifestyle. One that included community and creativity. So I channeled my inner-bohemian and got it in spades.
A study by the CDC found that women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any age or gender in the United States. Overall, the highest lifetime risk of depression was found among baby boomers aged 45 to 64.
Ask any teenager and they’ll tell you Facebook is for old people (i.e. anyone over 35). But we’ve got news for you youngins. Surprise! The coolest women over 50 are some of the hottest influencers on Instagram.
“Carrie Holzman-Little - you are an Ironman!” Those are the words every athlete wants to hear at the end of a 13-hour triathlon — after a 2.5-mile swim, 114-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon. I did my first race two weeks shy of my 50th birthday, and 11 years later at the age of 61, I am still racing and still smiling.