CHANGE: Shelley Singer’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 25, 2015 by Shelley Singer


By Shelley Singer

“I’m not suggesting that we woman of a certain age take on nothing new—only that we be kind to ourselves and make the change when it feels right.”

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CHANGE: Susan B. Johnson’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 24, 2015 by Susan B. Johnson


By Susan B. Johnson

Was she a fool? Did she need to change? Oh, yes! Let her count the ways.

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CHANGE: Suzanne Russell’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 23, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

It is my personality and my habit to be low-key, even self-effacing, so it is going to be a big challenge for me to be self-promoting. But in years to come, it is important for me that I know that I did my best to achieve my dreams.

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“Women Are Wondrous”: Lynne Halliday’s Response to Our Challenge to CHANGE

March 22, 2015 by Lynne Halliday


By Lynne Halliday

“Think it’s too late? Think you won’t be able to see it through? Think it’s just too much trouble? Well, get over that real fast. It’s never too late to plan a new project, explore a new field, or make a sharp left turn.”

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Molly Fisk: If You Like Sex, Spring Is Your Season

March 21, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

The bombardment of sensory input is enough to make anyone swoon, and that’s exactly what it’s designed for: Spring is nature’s way of keeping the game going.

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On the Money: A Female Face on the $20 Bill!

March 21, 2015 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

What female face deserves to replace Andrew Jackson’s on the $20 bill?

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CHANGE: Toni Myers’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 20, 2015 by Toni Myers


By Toni Myers

Our correspondent had avoided exercise all her life. A bad fall last year provoked a significant lifestyle change.

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CHANGE: Barbara Fertig’s Response to our March Challenge

March 17, 2015 by Barbara Fertig


By Barbara Fertig

“Worst of all, I imagined that if I retired I would never find the time, or the energy, to create anew a comparable life of intellectual and social pleasures.”

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CHANGE: Desperation as the Great Motivator

March 14, 2015 by Eleanor Foa Dienstag


By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

“Profound unhappiness has pushed me—after days, weeks, and months of passivity, anxiety, resistance, and clinging to old ways—to take a leap that has led to personal and professional transformation.”

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Molly Fisk on Asparagus Season

March 14, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

“I’ve done some longitudinal studies of asparagus-lifespan in my icebox. They generally last a week. Any longer and the stalks get floppy, the heads with their little cedar-shingle-like design begin to slime up.”

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The World According to Weber: Loving Your Age—Just Do the Math

March 10, 2015 by Nancy Weber

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Nancy Weber

If you’re over 40, you’re definitely old enough to wear black pearls.

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CHANGE? Diane Dettmann Responds to Our March Challenge

March 10, 2015 by Diane Dettmann


By Diane Dettmann

In which the author tries to placate the Change Lioness with convincing excuses for staying put.

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CHANGE? Grace Graupe-Pillard Responds to Our March Challenge

March 8, 2015 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

I am not old! Not me! I am as youthful as ever, as curious as ever, as passionate in experiencing the drama and vicissitudes of life as ever. My eyesight might be getting weaker, but I “see” better than ever.

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CHANGE? Susan Lieberman’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 7, 2015 by Susan Lieberman


By Susan Lieberman

Am I am being bold enough, active enough, creative enough? ENOUGH with “enough.” The change I am making is to quiet my lioness in order to embrace my inner lamb.

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Molly Fisk on Masculine Solicitude

March 7, 2015 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times a man has acted protectively toward me—I well remember that warm and startling feeling. For some reason I’ve never been the kind of woman men take care of.

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