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[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 3,053 views]
“Writing about Me, Ourselves, and You”

By Suzanne Braun Levine,
“Happy Anniversary,™!”

Finding material to write about is not always easy. One route is the memoir, which is built on revealing material you know well. Or you can write about something you don’t know well but would like to learn about. I combine the two by weaving some – but not all – of my own life story with answers to the question “What’s going on with women?” I have spent most of my professional life chronicling that transformation of women’s lives at different stages, and the experience has, in turn, inspired and empowered my own. Every time over the past forty years that I posed the question “What’s going on with women?” the answers were different.

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[16 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 3,075 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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[16 May 2011 | One Comment | 4,071 views]
GETTING FIRED TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST THING!<br />Change, Fear and Taking the Plunge

By Suzanne Braun Levine

I’m not big on change. Most of us aren’t. That becomes a bigger problem the more choices we have and the more restless we feel. Second Adulthood is about choices and restlessness and trying something new, but that means change, and many of us get stuck at the edge of the diving board.

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[13 May 2011 | No Comment | 3,842 views]
“SMARTER, BOLDER, OLDER™” – A New<br />Concept for Bringing Women 50+ Together!

By Enid Weishaus, MSW, founder
Smarter, Bolder. Older™

Women Redefining Life after 50…

Smarter, Bolder, Older™ – a one-day event for women 50+ – grew out of my own experience of aging and conversations with other women. I am committed to changing the stereotype of aging and loss in midlife to one of vitality, embracing new opportunities and possibilities as women in midlife and beyond get clear on what matters and makes the most of this stage of their lives.

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[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 4,055 views]
“50 IS THE NEW FIFTY” CONTEST! Tell Us How You Celebrated the New 50, 60 or 70 to Win an Autographed Copy of the Book.


We’re celebrating “50 Is the New Fifty,” with a Contest for Women in Second Adulthood. Tell us how you celebrated the New 50, 60 or 70? The first 10 women to share their birthday stories will receive an autographed copy of 50 Is the New Fifty – 10 Life Lessons for Women In Second Adulthood.

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[10 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 4,386 views]
“FIFTY IS THE NEW FIFTY” – For Immediate Release from Plume Books

We are ALL at the height of our Power!

For Immediate Release from Plume Books
We are ALL at the height of our Power!
“Well the first thing I want to say about Fifty is the New Fifty, is that it’s not the whole title. The whole title is 50 is the New Fifty, 60 is the new Sixty and 70 is the New Seventy…and who cares about birthdays anyway. The best thing is that we are all at the height of our power, and we feel that …

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[24 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 3,386 views]

I’ve been advised to write an upbeat end-of-year note – to reinforce the message of my writing, which is that women over fifty are feeling upbeat about themselves and their prospects. And that certainly applies to me. My kids and friends are good; my husband has opened the art gallery of his dreams; and my mother is drifting off peacefully (so far). I have reconnected with old friends, which is an amazing gift; my longtime friends continue to nourish me and one another (one had major back surgery, …

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[7 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 5,092 views]

The Journey
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began…

I cited the Mary Oliver poem “The Journey” at the beginning of the Fertile Void chapter in Inventing the Rest of our Lives because it spoke so evocatively about the trepidation we feel as we enter unknown territory. The lines “and there was a new voice/ which you slowly/ recognized as your own” in particular resonate with so many women in transition.
This week as I listened to her voice on “Provincetown: …