Why I’d rather age colorfully than gracefully.

Don't get me wrong. "Aging gracefully" is lovely. In a quiet, refined, elegant kind of way. Which is great, if that's "You." But it's definitely not "Me." I was never particularly graceful when I was younger. So, why would I suddenly become that way as I age? To me,  the term "aging gracefully" feels like a cultural corset that holds women to one tight standard. [...]

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Do you or someone you love suffer from Empty “Next” Syndrome?

I know this isn’t a condition that’s commonly discussed. A) Because it’s so uncomfortable. B) Because I just made it up. Of course, there’s lots of talk about “empty nests.” But trust me, you don’t need to be sending a kid off to college to feel that deep, hollow ache of “NOW WHAT?”  echoing  through [...]

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My Coming of Age(lessness). And 3 tips for navigating yours.

My grandmother Anya lied about her age. Well, not exactly lied. She just conveniently subtracted a year or two. (Every year or two.) Trust me, I've been tempted to do the same. But I feel even worse about lying than I do about having just turned s-s-s-sixty. (Wow, I just blasted that all over cyberspace.) [...]

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