58 and Holding

Anything is possible - even after a certain age.

I know I’m overly sensitive to ageism and the stereotypes associated with “maturity.”  Statements like “Can you believe, she’s 70 and training to run a marathon?’  Or, “She really looks good for her age.  She’s over 60, you know.  Do you think she’s had work done?  I’d like to know... Read More...

Olga Murray & The Nepal Youth Foundation

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 So what do you do when, in your early 60s you decide to retire after serving 37 years as an attorney at the California Supreme Court?  If you’re Olga Murray, you embark on a mission to help the children of Nepal who suffer from extreme poverty and cultural handicaps.  Almost 30 years later, more than 45,000 children have been impacted... Read More...

Women in The World

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The seventh annual Women In The World Summit just concluded three days of amazing women sharing incredible stories of life for women around the world – good, bad, and often devastating.  Organized and hosted by Tina Brown in association with The New York Times, the summit featured journalists, activists, artists, and “feminist firebrands”... Read More...

Color Me Happy

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Adult coloring books are the rage this year making the best-seller lists and tempting browsers at the Barnes & Noble check-out counter.  Art therapy has often been used as a stress-reliever for both children and adults.  Now, stressed out adults, especially women, may soon give up their knitting or Farmville in favor of coloring.  The new... Read More...

Lots of Candles and Wisdom

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It helps to know you’re not alone.  Not that I’m a fan of the “Misery Loves Company” tribe, I just like to know I’m not the only crazy at the asylum. Anna Quindlen, who celebrated her 62nd birthday this July, shares her life progression in her book Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.  Section topics cover “stuff,”  marriage,... Read More...

Olga Murray & The Nepal Youth Foundation

olga-headshot

 So what do you do when, in your early 60s you decide to retire after serving 37 years as an attorney at the California Supreme Court?  If you’re Olga Murray, you embark on a mission to help...

58 and Holding

Anything is possible - even after a certain age.

I know I’m overly sensitive to ageism and the stereotypes associated with “maturity.”  Statements like “Can you believe, she’s 70 and training to run a marathon?’ ...

Wills, Probate, Taxes & Estate Planning

Estate Planning

You know the old Mark Twain saying, “There are only two things you can depend on, death and taxes.”  Even more dependable are the death taxes your estate is subject to.  If you haven’t...

Gal Pals Are Good Medicine

Toast to Good  Friends

CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a segment on the health benefits of friendship.  We always knew our friends made us stronger but now there’s scientific proof.  The University of Virginia...

Five Foods To Reduce Wrinkles

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I’ve always admired friends with that porcelain complexion typically reserved for romantic sculptures.

Even as a teenager, my skin had begun to disintegrate – oily and marked with...

Lots of Candles and Wisdom

lots of candles

It helps to know you’re not alone.  Not that I’m a fan of the “Misery Loves Company” tribe, I just like to know I’m not the only crazy at the asylum. Anna Quindlen, who...