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    Launching an Anti-Aging Skincare Line at 50: Cecil’s Story

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    Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 8.52.39 AMWhen Cecil was postpartum at age 40, she was distressed at the state of her hair, skin, and waistline, and shared her dismay with her sister, a gynecologist specializing in hormonal wellness. They formed a partnership to help women achieve hormonal balance and vitality through their lifetime, with VENeffect.

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    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Dorie Clark, Author of Reinventing You

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    Dec. 3, 2014. Boston, MA. Portraits of Dorie Clark. © 2014 Marilyn Humphries

    Your book focuses on professional reinvention. When thinking about my audience of women in midlife, what challenges do you see them struggling with midway through their careers?

    I think the biggest struggle is that many mid-career professionals assume – erroneously – that it’s too late for them to reinvent. As I discovered in the course of researching my book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, it’s entirely possible to reinvent yourself professionally at any age. Of course, there are important factors to be considered; if you need to keep earning a robust salary, you can’t turn on a dime and jump into an entirely new career right away. But you can certainly begin to position yourself for a positive change.

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    Rebooting a Writing and Speaking Career: Lee’s Story

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    leegaitan-e1404119587585At 40, when Lee thought she was finally launching her next act, her husband left her and their daughter for an old girlfriend, after having squandered all their money. It would nearly ten years of working two or three jobs at a time for Lee to get back on her feet and relaunch her dream with a new book, where she somehow finds humor in her misadventures.

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    Founding a Nonprofit to Support Caregivers: Lisa’s Story

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    Lisa most current headshot (1)Lisa completed both a college degree and a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology in midlife. With her father’s passing, and his inspiration, she chose to use her gifts to launch a nonprofit helping the unsung heroes who care for the ill and the elderly.

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    Shining a Light on Women and Transition: Linda’s Story

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    rosetti_018full_RESOLUTIONA call from her husband about a mix up in childcare was the last straw for Linda. Soon, she would leave her corporate job and begin a journey that would culminate in the publication of her new book, Women and Transition.

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    Launching a Recipe Testing Blog at 54: Karen’s Story

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    Unknown-20After her husband’s tragic death, Karen kept his talent agency business going, but her heart was not in it. She followed her passion and launched a blog where she tests and recommends plant-based recipes.

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    Publishing Her First Novel While Living Off-Grid: Jenni’s Story

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    Jenni Ogden author picAfter 24 years as an accomplished neuropsychology professor, clinician, and researcher, New Zealander Jenni Ogden is living off-grid on Great Barrier Island, off the northeast coast of New Zealand, and finally making good on her dream to publish her first novel.

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    2016

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Lisa Tener, Book Writing Coach

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    SAJ_6136-1In interviewing women in midlife, I come across many who are writing, or wish to write, their first book in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. As a professional book writing coach, focusing on nonfiction, do you think everyone has a book in them? 

    Not necessarily everyone, but many, many people do—and many of them question whether they can really do it. Often, people were shut down in some way at an early age—told they could not write well or told to be quiet and not make waves. So, there may be some challenges in overcoming that self-doubt.

    One thing I tell aspiring authors is that they don’t have to do it alone. They can get guidance, feedback, and editing. You don’t have to be an expert in writing a book in order to write one. You just need to pull together a qualified team of support and be coachable.

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    Opening an All-Girl Public School: Mary’s Story

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    IMG_0550A speech about the launch of a public school in New York City was the “aha” moment for Mary to bring her interests in education, children, and her city together. She and her team opened the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls in 2015, serving under-resourced, high potential, St. Louis students.

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    Writing About Delayed Motherhood: Debbie’s Story

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    656A8488HRThe realization that her and her friends’ daughters were not having children of their own prompted Debbie to delve deeper into the subject, eventually publishing UnPregnant Pause, based on dozens of interviews with health professionals and parents alike.

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