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    Apr
    2018

    Becoming a Politician in Midlife: Kerin’s Story

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    Tell us a little about your background.

    I was born Kerin J. Sturino in Chicagoland, into a devout Roman Catholic family. I was the seventh of ten children. My mother dropped out of high school at the age of 15, married my father who was 21, and they started immediately having children. My father joined the Navy after graduating high school and then became a factory worker in a suburb of Chicago where the Italian side of his family lived.

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    Apr
    2018

    Sheila Warnock, Launching Share The Care™ Non-Profit in Midlife

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    Tell us a little about your background.
    I was born in the US and was about to begin first grade when my family moved to Germany a few years following WW II. Under the Marshall Plan (The European Recovery Program), military families were being sent overseas and an American School System was being established. My dad, not in the military, went over as a high school teacher and rose through the ranks of the American Dependent School System. I was, at various points, the Principal’s daughter and the Superintendent of Schools’ daughter and, after I graduated high school, he was Director of Curriculum.

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    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Nicole Christina, Eating Disorders Psychotherapist

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    We often think of eating disorders as afflicting teens. How much of an issue is it with women in midlife or older? 

    It is an issue we are seeing more and more with women in midlife. For the sake of clarity, let me briefly define the three major eating disorders, because there have been some changes in the last revision of the DSM. Binge Eating Disorder describes eating much more than one would typically eat in a discreet period of time, and there is a feeling a lack of control around it. My clients describe it as a sort of fugue state—they are not really tasting the food. It’s more about relieving an uncomfortable emotional state.

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    Mar
    2018

    Becoming an Entertainer Later in Life: Ginni’s Story

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    Tell us a little about your background.

    I grew up in Long Beach, California, and married at 19 to Bob Gordon. We were married for 33 years until he died in 1991. I have four children and five grandchildren. The death of my grandson, Christian, of leukemia in 2007 led to our founding the nonprofit, Gold Rush Cure Foundation, which gives personalized gifts to children diagnosed with cancer and provides mentorship for parents who are experiencing cancer with their children.

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    Mar
    2018

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Erica Baird and Karen Wagner of Lustre

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    You both recently retired from your legal careers and launched Lustre. What needs are you seeking to address with your website?
    Retired career women are as vibrant, experienced, and wise the day after they retire as they were the day before, but suddenly they become invisible, stuck behind images of old women who are dowdy, frail, and withdrawn from the world. Those dysfunctional images are not good for our mental or physical health. We need to become visible again, and that is the need that Lustre is addressing.

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    Feb
    2018

    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Joann Dobbie, Founder of Legacy and Lores

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    Legacy and Lores helps to preserve family stories. Why did you launch this business?

    It’s extremely important to preserve our family stories! Documenting them in writing is the best possible gift a family gives to future generations. Without this legacy, every generation starts over. By embracing the importance of family, we bring life to the family tree.

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    Feb
    2018

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Dr. Stephen Snyder, Author of Love Worth Making

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    You have just published this book, Love Worth Making, which you subtitled How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. What need did you see that you were trying to address through your writing?

    In our sex-saturated era, I noticed sex advice just kept getting edgier and edgier — bondage, threesomes, prostate massage, and so on — and all this relentless pursuit of sexual adventure struck me as misguided. The key to sexual happiness in a committed relationship is to take care of your sexual feelings. But there was very little sensible advice out there about that. So I knew I’d have to write that book myself!

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