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by Danielle Pergament, executive editor of Allure Here’s the upside to a midlife crisis: black eyeliner. No, obviously, I don’t mean pretty, flattering (office-appropriate!) black eyeliner. I mean the kind of black eyeliner you’d wear if you were having a […]

By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described […]

By Susan Snapp  I decided to clean up my home. I hadn’t been able to do “heavy” cleaning since March 2007 because of injuries so you can imagine how dirty it is/was. I started it all by deciding to install […]

By Anna Quindlen All my babies are gone now. I say this not in sorrow but in disbelief. I take great satisfaction in what I have today: three almost adults, two taller than I am, one closing in fast. Three […]

By Anne Lamott I was at a wedding Saturday with a lot of women in their 20s and 30s in sexy dresses, their youthful skin aglow. And even though I was 20 or 30 years older, a little worse for […]

I am not a Crone. I was not a Crone on my 50th birthday. I was not a Crone when my periods were officially declared over after thirteen months of no shows. I was not a Crone at my second […]

By Sister Joan Chittister From The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully “I am luminous with age,” Meridel Le Sueur wrote. Her words give us pause, make us think, call us to the bar of judgment. The truth is that older […]

by Roslyne Sophia Breillat  This sacred power available to the menopausal woman is the power of wisdom infused with the power of love. It is the power of the female spirit infused with the power of justice and strength. It […]

Have been reading John O’Donahue’s book, Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, which, translated from the Celtic means “Soul Friend” I’m going to copy out for you part of it entitled “The Soul as Temple of Memory” The Celtic […]

  Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on […]

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