Share Your Story Podcast Episode 8: Who Are You Calling “Old?” How Today’s 50+ Women Are Redefining Their Experience

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:17:46 PM

“We don’t deny our age. We deny the cultural scripts about what it means to be an older person.” That’s Mary Pipher, clinical psychologist and best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country and her newest book, Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age.

 

Community Leadership Program

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 5, 2019 1:25:49 PM

Are You... Respected as an expert in your field? Involved in your community? Trusted by friends and neighbors? Excited to be part of a larger movement? Someone who loves to help others? 

Keys for Connected Living

Posted by Sue Ronnenkamp on Dec 18, 2018 11:56:56 AM

The following is an excerpt from a series called "Rethinking Aging" from speaker, writer, and aging specialist, Sue Ronnenkamp. Sue recently facilitated our Community Kickoff Event in Westminster and Arvada, CO, and used this as a handout for the attendees.

 

Homesharing for Veterans: Companionship Is Half the Battle

Posted by Lisa Smith on Nov 8, 2018 4:35:41 PM

When military members serve their country, they have a brigade, a battalion, a shipmate, a battle buddy and many other forms of community and connection. But after they hang up their beret or Kevlar, they have a different battle to fight: loneliness.  

Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 29, 2018 12:47:35 PM

Have you ever caught up with a friend after years of being apart, but everything falls into place and it’s as though no time had passed between you? Nothing feels better than the love and understanding of an old friend. The nature of our friendships is really interesting because we often prioritize them after our romantic partners, parents and children. We tend to them when we have the time. We have times of year—holidays and celebrations—that bring family together in an organized way. But the time we spend with our friends is completely voluntary.

 

Solopreneurs: Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Dec 12, 2017 12:54:42 PM

As the year is nearing a close, now is a great time to take stock of your business and your financial and emotional investment. 

Friendsgiving: Celebrating Your Family of Friends

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Nov 21, 2017 6:06:22 AM

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When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a family holiday. I remember heading to my grandmother’s house in central Pennsylvania and walking into a room full of aunts, uncles and cousins. Not only was the old farm house brimming with people, it overflowed with farm-fresh dishes loaded with whole milk and butter.

 

One Tough Cookie: Interview with Author and NBA Spouse, Cookie Johnson

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 30, 2017 4:41:50 PM

Cookie Johnson's stormy courtship with Earvin "Magic" Johnson was a prelude for the very public life they have led since his announcement, two months after their wedding, that he is HIV positive. Cookie Johnson is a woman of substance. And she’s finally telling her story of their 14-year courtship and 25 years of married life in her new book, Believing in Magic.

 

Retirement Rule #1: Understand and Embrace Its Stages

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 29, 2017 6:47:54 AM

After the honeymoon of retirement relaxation, the feeling of being on vacation, the relief of leaving the rat race behind—boredom sets in and many people find themselves saying, “Is this all there is to retirement?” This disillusionment is one of six stages of retirement (originally seven) identified in 1975 by Robert Atchley, a professor of gerontology.

 

Women Friends: One of Midlife's Gifts

Posted by Cathy Lawdanski on Sep 27, 2017 6:33:07 AM

Cathy Lawdanski is a 50-something wife, mother and grandmother, embracing the challenges and adventures of being on “this side” of 50. Her blog is My Side of 50-Embracing the Midlife Adventure. Cathy shares her life with us, along with inspiration and great tips, from great summer reads to wardrobe to food and drink. We especially love her perspective on girlfriends at midlife, so we’re sharing it with you!