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Alone at Fifty

Alone at fifty By Michele Tjaden, an Experience 50 Podcast listener Why is it so many people think that because I live alone, I must be lonely? I went through a divorce at the age of 52, and have lived alone for 7 years.  What comes as a surprise to…

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Making Friends Over 50

How to make friends after 50 By Mary Rogers You need to make friends. Somehow, it just happens. We look around and realize that our social circle has shrunk like comfy jeans in the dryer. Maybe our posse never was as big as we wanted but now, yes now, we…

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E163 The Five Commencements of Midlife

A lifetime is marked by the celebration of milestones: A sweet sixteen party, a bar mitzvah, Quinceañera, high school graduation, college graduation, marriages, retirement, and finally, a funeral. Doesn’t it seem that there should be a milestone event for 50-year-olds? A half-time party maybe? A Golden birthday party? In the…

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E161 Family Secrets with Diane Dewey

In this episode, I speak with Diane Dewey, the author of a new book, released this week Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee’s Story of Truth and Lies, a book that grabbed me and stayed with me well after I finished it. Her book presents itself as a memoir. It is…

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