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My Mother Was Buried on Mother’s Day

By Joan Leof
She was not only a pioneer; she was also highly creative. She painted. Sculpted. Played the piano. Wrote. This artist wholeheartedly plunged into each new art form, not worrying about being perfect. Or even good enough. The fact that she was an adventurous risk-taker in all areas of life was one of her greatest gifts to me.
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Molly Fisk: Not Quite There

By Molly Fisk
None of us is good at everything. We all need help. The way to make life work smoothly is to find people who can do the thing you’re hopeless at, and figure out what you can do for them.
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Rightsizing: A Late-Life Migration

By Judith A. Ross
We didn’t have to move, but we both wanted more stimulation and new vistas to explore. First, however, there’s gratitude. Not everyone in his or her sixties has the health, energy, and wherewithal to move across the country.
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Molly Fisk: Potlucks

By Molly Fisk
No more Molly's Grandmother's Famous Chocolate Cake this summer, unless you'd like to borrow the recipe. I'm going to man up for pot lucks. I'll bring the tonic, the limes, the Smart Food, or maybe a box of Altoids.
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Rightsizing Your Friends and Lovers

By Ro Howe
Rightsizing relationships is about the choices you make — not others’ choices — through attrition, pain, and, yes, death. Circumstances change, prompting decisions that have probably already been made subconsciously
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Molly Fisk: Where the Boys Are

By Molly Fisk
When I was young and single, a friend said to me, “Molly, in order to meet men, you have to go where they are! You know: race tracks, rodeos, ball games, new car showrooms… maybe the trading floor of the Stock Exchange.” I looked at her and rolled my eyeballs.
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RIGHTSIZING MY LIFE: DECAMPING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

By Eleanore Wells
“I never really wanted to just up and move to the other side of the world. But in the back of my mind, I was looking for some sort of adventure. At 59, I would too often find myself with people who spent much too much time talking about things they used to do. How often do we get a chance to start a brand-new life?"
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The Wednesday Five

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday Five, we've curated a selection of five commencement addresses from the 2016 graduation season by women of note — Maria Popova, Carrie Mae Weems, Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Marie Slaughter, and Hoda Kotb — that are sure to inspire and gear us up for the 2017 Commencement Season.
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