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No Foolproof Way To Make Friends After 50

No Foolproof Way To Make Friends After 50

Can you believe it?  Almost 7 years ago I wrote a (perhaps overly) optimistic post about how people like me could connect with other potential friends in midlife.  I was one of the fortunate ones who had a great experience following the tips I developed. Many others were not so lucky. In the time since […]

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Tell 3 People Who You Are

 Last night I was listening to HayHouse Radio, which is so inspiring that it deserves a whole post of its own.  I heard for the first time Peggy Rometo’s weekly show “Intuitive Insights.”  Peggy is an intuitive medium and psychic healer.  She told a story about receiving a message from her spiritual source a number […]

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Going Public as a Clergy Abuse Survivor

When I was a teenager I was molested by a Catholic priest who worked at my high school.  For more than 30 years I hid it from everyone.  In many respects I also hid it from myself. Though I never spoke about it, the impact on my life was profound.  Two failed marriages were just […]

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Covering Up Your Creativity?

I was doing a Q&A session at a book signing event last week when a member of the audience—let’s call her Molly—made this comment: I’m very creative, but when I’m in a job I find myself hiding my creativity, because a lot of businesses don’t seem to appreciate it.  Tomorrow I’m going on a job […]

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How Do You Quiet Your Mind?

In this video of Asheville, NC artist Jonas Gerard,  he is painting a big abstract work to music, practically dancing as he works, his strokes racing across the canvas.  It looks like a boisterous  process, but in fact Gerard says that painting fast allows his mind to be quiet.  Gerard’s distinctive approach may not be for everyone, but […]

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Holmdel Park (NJ) one of Maggie’s favorite walking haunts

Goodbye Maggie

My friend Maggie died in October 2008.  I  found out just two days ago. I lost touch with Maggie about ten years ago after a twenty year friendship. By then I lived in Boston and she had recently moved from New Jersey to Richmond, Virginia, where her youngest daughter Kristen lived.  The last time I […]

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