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[3 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 46,936 views]
My Best Friend Deb & Why Women At Woodstock East Was So Important to Me

by Ann Voorhees Baker, founder
Women at Woodstock

I’ve started to write about Women At Woodstock East 2013 a dozen times – and stopped, because I can’t really talk about what I experienced without first talking about my friend Deb. And for the last month I haven’t been able to talk about Deb, even via a blog post.

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[3 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 42,226 views]
Meet Barbara Young: Purpose Prize Winner  National Domestic Workers Alliance, second acts
for the greater good

When Barbara Young courageously transformed herself from immigrant nanny into passionate advocate, she launched an encore career with the power to change the lives of domestic workers across the United States.

In 2001, when Barbara Young signed up for a nanny training class in New York City, she didn’t realize how it would set her on the path for her encore career. She simply thought taking a certificate program could help her acquire extra skills, like CPR. She took pride in her work looking after a six-week-old baby round the clock, and was thirsty for knowledge. “I figured it would be really good for me,” Young says.

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[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 3,027 views]
7 Reasons I Would Never Want To Be Young Again

I spent last evening at dinner with my “post-50 posse” (that’s what I call that special group of special friends in my eBook You Gotta Have Girlfriends). We have been meeting once a month since 1989, and over the years we have come to count on each other more and more, until, like almost all the women I interviewed about their friendships, “I couldn’t have gotten through it without them” — “it” being any of the challenges, delights and disappointments of navigating a new stage of life.

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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 22,539 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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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | 7,711 views]
You Are More Beautiful Than You Think!

I’m not crazy about the current Dove campaign in which a police artist draws a portrait of a forty-ish woman from her description (dour and harsh) and then draws another from the description by another woman who has spent a little time with her (warmer and more pleasant looking); the punch line is “you are more beautiful than you think.”

This is not news. We have been prettier than we thought all along. When we are not comparing ourselves unfavorably to models and movie stars — who, the fan magazines show us gleefully, don’t look at all like their glamorous selves when out doing errands — we are comparing present selves with our younger selves.

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[22 May 2013 | No Comment | 13,058 views]
Cyma Shapiro Interviews Suzanne Braun Levine,  Author of <em>You Gotta Have Girlfriends</em>

Cyma Shapiro

Q: On the heels of your last book How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy After Fifty, what compelled you to write this new book?

With each book about women of my generation – Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, Fifty Is the New Fifty, How We Love Now – I talked to more women, did more research, and learned more about the exciting new stage of life we are exploring. Every interview, no matter how wide-ranging, eventually got to the subject of girlfriends. “I couldn’t have done it without my girlfriends!” was the phrase I heard over and over again. I realized that I needed to write a book that focused on that life-enhancing subject. Hence, my just-out e-book You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse is Good for Your Health.

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[28 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 20,675 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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[20 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 3,558 views]
A Manual for Encore Careers

by Richard Eisenberg

“The new ‘Encore Career Handbook’ is a terrific guide that shows you how to make a difference while making a living. If anyone can figure out how to overcome obstacles at the start of your second act, I think it’s Marci Alboher,” says Richard Eisenberg from PBS’ Next Avenue.”

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[24 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 2,196 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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[28 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 3,968 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!