• Activism,  Beyond 40 Achievers,  Midlife Women

    Are we nearing “Critical Mass” on big social issues?

    Last night, I had dinner with several professional women I’ve known from serving on a non-profit Board. Our conversation ranged from families, personal travel, the recent disasters and our own disaster recovery experiences, and of course our favorite books and movies. All personally revealing, honest and authentic. Many funny stories with wise insights. Although very different life experiences and backgrounds, every woman shared several common traits: wit, grit, grace, wisdom and resilience. The conversation moved into the social issues we women face “still after all these years”. Starting with the recent #metoo campaign and sexual harassment and workplace hostility. We were all amazed the hear how so many people seem…

  • Caregiving,  Midlife Women,  Retirement,  Self-Care

    5 Real Fears of Women in Midlife

    While out on a recent morning walk, a good friend and I were discussing some of the challenges we and other women are dealing with now. Overall, our own lives are good today—our grown kids are thriving, everyone in our immediate families is healthy, we feel financially secure and blessed to have good, solid marriages. Even so, we have our own fears about what this second half of life holds–fears most all midlife women have. Health–our own health and the health of those we love–will it change and when? Financial— will we have enough money to last us our lifetime? Friends—our relationships and communities are changing, who are my friends?…