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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 20,028 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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[15 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 6,030 views]
Celebrate “You Gotta Have Girlfriends” on  “Feisty Side of Fifty” Radio, April 16th

by Mary Eileen Williams
Feisty Side of Fifty


It’s been said that, as we age, our body-mind connection becomes even more important to our overall fitness. How we view our lives, what we think about growing older, and the importance we give to taking care of ourselves are major factors in the state of our wellbeing. But, perhaps not so surprisingly, it’s a different type of connection that impacts our health in a major way. It turns out that those wonderful women who share our lives rank right at the top of the list—especially during the second half of life.

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[28 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 19,782 views]
You Gotta Have Girlfriends – A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good  For Your Health – My First Ebook Coming Soon!

Suzanne Braun Levine
Open Road Integrated Media

You Gotta Have Girlfriends – A Post-Fifty Posse is Good For Your Health is the fourth installment of my on-going exploration of women’s lives after fifty – the stage known as Second Adulthood – and my first ebook. The book will be available on April 16th from my digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media, a company co-founded and run by my friend Jane Friedman, the CEO.

The special nature of our friendships with women – Our Circle of Trust – is one of the main themes in all my books, blogs, lectures, and interviews and it is at the core of the on-going story of my generation as we grow, change, age, and discover our authentic selves.

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[13 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 4,040 views]
A Touch of Mothering for a “Mother’s Helper”

by Karin Lippert

Long before Ann Martin wrote her bestselling series The Baby-Sitters Club® I was a baby-sitter on Long Island at age 12. Looking back, I continue to be amazed that a family – a mother – would trust me to take care of three children [one an infant] at that age. It was the ‘50s and I was paid 50 cents an hour in a far more innocent time. I loved the family, enjoyed the kids. I also remember I tried one of the mom’s Lucky Strike cigarettes – cough, cough! Not good.

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[24 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,579 views]
Thank God It’s Thanksgiving

By Suzanne Braun Levine,
Mothering In The Middle

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day of the year. The way I do it, it has all the advantages of a holiday with none of the oppressive side-effects. There are no presents, so there is no guilt or financial stress. The food is wonderful and comforting (with lots of leftovers). I can enjoy a jello mold or sweet potatoes with marshmallows without shame.

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[4 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 3,516 views]

We celebrated my husband Bob’s 70th birthday by easing him out of his comfort zone with a raft trip down the Delaware River. Joining us were our children Joshua and Joanna and Dave Greenbaum – a wonderful potter and Bob’s partner in the BlueStone Gallery