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    2016

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Marcia Kester Doyle, Author of Who Stole My Spandex?

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    Marcia-Kester-DoyleYou recently released your first book, Who Stole My Spandex?: Life in the Hot Flash Lane. Tell us more about this collection of stories and what inspired you to write it…

    Whenever I related a family story to friends or relatives about the strange antics occurring in my home, their first comment was usually, “Did you write it down? You have to share this!” I did record some of the funnier stories in a spiral notebook, but they remained neglected under my bed for years with a growing colony of dust bunnies. My parents and my sister were very supportive of my writing and urged me to put together a book, but I was too busy raising four children and running a business out of my home. I put off the project until eight years ago when I lost both my father and my sister unexpectedly. The best way to honor their memory was to complete the task I’d promised them. Spandex was written for them, and for my children, to help preserve the memories of our family for generations to come.

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    Aug
    2016

    Becoming an Advocate for Positive Aging: Lynne’s Story

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    LMS headshot 2016One more naysayer was the final straw for Lynne to quit her job and devote herself full time to writing, in her 50s. She became passionate about empowering women to celebrate growing older through her writing, both fiction and nonfiction.

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    Aug
    2016

    Launching a Travel Business at 46: Mylene’s Story

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    Hollick-1With her kids in high school, Mylene needed to find a new pursuit. And because her husband is in the Army, she needed to be able to work anywhere. A chance to get some business advice convinced her to start her own agency; she puts her research and planning skills to good use while helping her clients realize their travel dreams—affordably.

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    Aug
    2016

    Writing a Memoir About Divorce: Amy’s Story

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    amy cover photoWhen her husband left her for another woman after 27 years of marriage, Amy was forced to look for work for the first time in her adult life, eventually discovering her passion for writing. She’s now an author, blogger, writing instructor, and creator of writing retreats for women.
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    Aug
    2016

    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski, with Dr. Sharone Rosen on The 2 Boomer Broads Podcast

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    Screen Shot 2016-08-12 at 4.53.49 PMRebecca, tell us a little about your backgrounds and what led you to work together.

    I’ve worked for over 35 years as a professional voiceover actor in Los Angeles doing voices for film, television, cartoons, video games, and anime. However, Sharone and I met at a local Chamber of Commerce. My husband had died in 2001 from cancer and I had two young children to support.

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    Aug
    2016

    Writing a Memoir about Conquering Abuse: Karen’s Story

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    DSCN6906One last horrific beating convinced Karen to leave her first husband, but she soon fell into a second abusive relationship. It would take years of therapy and finding love later in life to heal old wounds and give Karen the courage to write about survival in her new memoir, The Full Catastrophe.

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    10
    Aug
    2016

    What I Learned from Having my Wallet Stolen

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    Coach's CornerA couple of months ago, I attended a Meetup for Life Coaches at a coffee shop in Chicago and somehow left my wallet at the counter when I paid for my drink. I did not notice my wallet was missing until five hours later, by which time I was back home.

    Naturally, I freaked out. I jumped in my car and called the coffee shop while driving there at breakneck speed (yes, without a driver’s license), hoping that somehow my wallet had been safely returned or might be lying on the floor, awaiting my retrieval.

    No such luck.

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    Aug
    2016

    Becoming a Hearing Health Advocate in Midlife: Shari’s Story

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    Shari!Growing up in a household where her father’s genetic hearing loss was treated as shameful made it hard for Shari to confront her own progressive hearing issues as an adult. She now seeks to educate people about living with hearing loss and to create a community for others with hearing loss.

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    Aug
    2016

    Becoming a Corporate Productivity Expert: Sharon’s Story

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    Sharon-DanzigerThe physical limitations of aging, a desire to downsize, and a newfound passion led Sharon to shift gears from residential organizing to productivity training. She now runs fun and informational programs in companies, with the goal to share time-saving strategies her participants can implement immediately.

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    Aug
    2016

    Defining Your Life’s Purpose—At Any Age

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    Coach's CornerI have lived most of my life “mindlessly,” that is, without clear thought behind my actions and decisions—and often driven at least in part by fear. I chose the college I did because that’s where my older brother was going, joined a sorority because that’s what “everybody” was doing, majored in History because it had few credit requirements, pursued a career in retailing for lack of any other interests, married my first husband because I was afraid of being alone—you get the picture.

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