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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 22,282 views]
“Suzanne Braun Levine –The Importance of Friends for Women Over 60!”

Margaret Manning

In this episode of the Sixty and Me show, I share a conversation with Suzanne Braun Levine, a woman who was a legend in the women’s movement and is now an inspiration to midlife women. Suzanne is a best-selling writer, editor and nationally recognized authority on issues facing women over 50. She was the first editor of Ms. Magazine and her passion for the history and lives of women shines through in our conversation.

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[5 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 3,457 views]
Join our “LIVE” WHOA! Network Celebration of  “You Gotta Have Girlfriends” June 11, 7PM ET

WHOA! Network, Women
Honoring Our Age
Invite your post-fifty posse over to your house on Tuesday, June 11 for a 7:00 p.m. (ET) for a celebration of one of life’s most important relationships – our girlfriends – on the WHOA! Network. You can watch it together  ”Live” on the WHOA! Network “You Gotta Have Girlfriends”  Show Page.
Joining me on this program – in addition to the wonderful co-founders of WHOA!, Lynn Forbes and Darryle Pollack – are my friends Mary Eileen Williams, Pat Wynn Brown, Amy Ferris and Karin Lippert who are …

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[23 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 4,675 views]
“Retirement or What Next™” for <br />Women Over 50 in Transition

May 18-19, 2013
Denver, Colorado

Ruthie Neubauer, my most cherished childhood friend, has become a wise therapist and with Karen Van Allen leads workshops for women like us. The next “Retirement or WHAT NEXT™” weekend is May18-19th, in Denver, CO. — Suzanne

This Weekend is for you if you…

Feel pressure to respond to the question: What do I do with the rest of my life? Know what you want but feel inhibited. Feel isolated with your inner questions. Wish to express yourself in new ways. Want support to play with ideas and dreams. Plan to retire and have concerns.

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[29 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 4,676 views]

by Suzanne Braun Levine

Years from now you’ll wish you looked this good, so show your body the respect it deserves…

One of the peculiarities of being an older mother is that your children see your younger self as a stranger. Any photograph in which I appear chic or sexy or simply young elicits the same stunned response from my 26-year-old daughter: “Is that you?” She can’t picture me actually wearing the hip ’60s clothing that I pull out to impress her, especially since I can’t even get any of it over my head now.

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[26 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 3,518 views]
SELF- INVENTION – The Bond Among Women of All Generations

By Suzanne Braun Levine

One thing about being an older mother is that you are constantly reminded of the truism that age doesn’t really describe the shape of a person’s life. Nor does our place on the family tree, the generation we are assigned to at birth. When my daughter was born I was 44, old enough to be her grandmother. When she went to school, I was old enough to be her teachers’ (and her friends parents’) mother. At the same time my contemporaries had long since forgotten about coping with babies and young children – they were on to the joys of grandchildren. My most meaningful cohort was other women with children my children’s age, but not my age themselves.

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[6 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 3,773 views]

Suzanne Braun Levine

“Having it all” is probably the most misunderstood phrase since, as the late great Erma Bombeck once said about the ERA, “one size fits all.” It has come up whenever there is a backlash — and there have been many — against the increasing empowerment of women. The implication that the women’s movement promised or even endorsed that greedy notion is still with us.

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[25 May 2012 | No Comment | 4,710 views]
Permanent Parenthood – A New Life Stage?

by Jane Adams, Ph.D.
Author, Life Coach

My friend Jane Adams has written a terrific blog about an experience I know personally – having a grown child live at home. She has some enlightening statistics and insights.

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[23 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 3,370 views]

by Amy Ferris

May 20th, 2012 – 10:57am

oh. life stories.

we were deciding on whether or not my mom should be moved one more rung up the assisted living ladder.

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[28 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 3,622 views]
The Conversation Continues:<br /> Suzanne Braun Levine

Suzanne Braun Levine,

Last December in New York City, Suzanne Braun Levine captivated the TEDxWomen community with her frank, humorous and insightful words on womanhood and aging. Ms. Levine has one of those stops-me-in-my-tracks resumes: the first editor of Ms. magazine; an editor of the Columbia Journalism Review; a producer of the Peabody Award-winning documentary She’s Nobody’s Baby: American Women in the Twentieth Century; a web maven, with a thoughtful and resource-filled website of her own, who blogs on many popular sites; and the author of numerous books, including the recently released How We Love Now: Sex and Intimacy in Second Adulthood.

Wanting to hear more from Ms. Levine, we asked her to answer a few questions to share with the TEDxWomen community. We’re thrilled she said yes!

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[6 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,963 views]
We Are Each Other’s Role Models

By Suzanne Braun Levine,

My new Column at – Navigating Second Adulthood – will look at the many challenges raised by the question: “What Will I Do with the Rest of My Life?” The answers are different for every woman, but they all reflect new opportunities for self-discovery, intimacy, and activism.

The first column in the Ongoing Series – “We are Each Other’s Role Models” – is an excerpt from How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood: