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Doctor, Broadway Star, Baker : Huh?

What happens when a mechanic, a Broadway star, and a fourteen-year-old boy ...
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Interview with Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller is an amazingly dynamic, funny, wise woman over 50 who ...
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Sandy & Lonnie Phillips: Inspiration for Trying Times

Anger. Hate. Guns. A lethal combination, as we all know, as we ...
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Wedding Bells–Can You Hear Them?

Why do I love June, July, and August? They’re sunny and hot, ...
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To Heel or Not to Heel? Women and Our Shoes

Just last week, I happened upon an article in the July 20 ...
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New Publication! “When You Write What Scares You—And Then See It in Print” in BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog July 23, 2019

Thrilled to have this piece published in Brevity's Nonfiction Blog! "We’ve all ...
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Interview with Laura Malfa — One Heart Healing

Last Thursday evening, I drove to Northern Westchester (two hours in the ...
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Lose the Shame and Dare Greatly: Shero Brene Brown

Dear WomanPause readers. I have something personal to share. Last week, my ...
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New Publication! “Little Secrets” in Burningword Literary Journal 91

Thrilled to have my piece "Little Secrets" included among all the beautiful ...
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To Dye or Not to Dye: That is the Question!

Hair! Mine has never been my best feature. I remember my younger ...
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Leaving Antioch And Taking With Me All I’ve Learned

UCLA’s Royce Hall It’s that time of year—graduation season. When you hear ...
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Interview with Sarita Sidhu

Sarita Sidhu! I loved her the minute I met her. Sarita is ...
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Nuns and Nones–Intergenerational Connection to Celebrate

We are living in exciting times. Even with all the divisiveness and ...
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Grow Bolder As You Grow Older

How important is your mindset? How much power does your belief system ...
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College Blues–Graduation Green

I always buy lottery tickets. Twice a week, I lay down $4 ...
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Women Wolves and Wambach

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the stories we grew up ...
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Gratitude is Not Enough!

Jessica Bennett’s Gender Letter appeared in my inbox a few weeks ago. ...
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Interview with Janet Rodriguez

Janet Rodriguez. I first met her at a Buddy Lunch at my ...
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All Aboard!

“It’s not the destination. It’s the journey.” Powerful quote. I’m pretty sure ...
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Three Questions: Stacey Abrams’ Lessons on Resilience

Resilience. It’s a powerful word. When it rolls off the tongue, you ...
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Interview With Deborah Briggs

Deborah’s Briggs is a certified Sage-ing Leader for Sage-ing International  (https://www.sage-ing.org), an ...
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Bored Enough?

Are you having trouble making an important decision?  Figuring out an answer ...
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Old Friends—The Best Fit

I went to a friend’s funeral last week. A dear friend, whom ...
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Mean Girls – I Was One

I love reading poetry. Slowly. Letting the words simmer in my brain, ...
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Interview with Dr. Diann Schindler

Last week’s post “Spring Cleaning—And Sparking Joy”  highlighted my small journey into ...
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Spring Cleaning– And "Sparking Joy"

Times, so Steven pulls out pages that he thinks I might like ...
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The Stillness Beneath the Surface

Transitions are hard.   I look around. There are kids in the ...
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Interview With Sharon Richardson

WomanPause readers.   Sharon and I spoke for close to two hours ...
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Iris and Tao: More Than Meets the Eye!

Whenever Someone Occupies Space in My Brain … She Has Something to ...
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Wake Those Sleeping Giants — Rediscover Your Dreams

https://dianegottlieb.com/lose-the-shoulds-and-rewrite-the-script/   Last week, we discussed one of the great opportunities that ...
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Lose the "Shoulds" and Rewrite The Script

The Problem of “Middle” Age   In my search, many of the ...
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Interview With Sue Matthews

Taylor at age 15[/caption] I’ve known Sue Matthews for many years. We ...
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"Age is No Barrier"

much older than I imagine most of my readers to be. Each ...
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Do You Believe You Can Change?

Really believe you can change? Do you want to? Really want to? ...
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New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?

New Year, New Change The beginning of a new year is truly ...
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What Is "Meaning" Anyway?

Ft Lauderdale Beach Today is December 28th—my birthday! I have officially turned ...
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Interview with Alison Taylor-Brown

I first learned of Alison Taylor-Brown from reading one of Dan Blank’s ...
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Celebrate Midlife–Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Life Reimagined

So …I’m in California right now, smack in the middle of my ...
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Becoming Buddha*

I did catch the errors, I think. I was typing fast. But I’ve always ...
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Get Out of The Car — Letting Go Of Trauma

WomanPause in September, and that amazing woman has helped me grow until ...
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Interview with Patsy Mertz

Patsy Mertz, the founder of the Ivory Coast Mothers and Children organization ...
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My Great Divide*

*This piece was first published in Lunch Ticket on August 11, 2017. ...
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The Ultimate “F” Word

Last week, we talked about time—and the exhaustion or urgency we feel ...
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It’s Time

It’s time. A turning point. For women. For this woman. Time. What ...
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Interview with Julia Caroline Knowlton

I met Julia on the first day of school—the first day of ...
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What’s in A Word? Much More Than We Think!

With Special Guest: Author Adrien Sdao   Waiting somewhat patiently at the ...
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We Are Not Invisible!!! Connie Shultz—My New She-ro

So … This is the first of my monthly posts where I ...
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Interview with Deborah Roth

Deborah Roth, the “Goddess” behind Spirited Living, is truly an amazing woman ...
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Welcome to WomanPause … And … Contests Are Overrated

Me 1965 My mom never would have won a Mother of the ...
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Progress*

Alexa. A-L-E-X-A. Three syllables, five letters, soft vowel sounds. Depending upon which ...
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Musings of the Season*

It’s that time again. We’re coming up on the holidays. Leaves have ...
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