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Archive for October, 2010

Wise Up to the Various Sources of Wisdom

Question: My aunts were wise.  When I was newly married, they emphasized the importance of being able to take care of myself.  Their sage words came in handy.  When I was divorced and raised my children (now in their 50s) as a single working mom, I indeed was self-reliant.   At 75, I now feel I [...]

Expectations Don’t Always Match Realities of Aging

Question: I just turned 70. Friends and acquaintances are surprised I am “that old.” I’ve had comments such as “Wow, you don’t look your age” or “I would never have guessed.” What do people expect a woman my age to look like, or do, in her seventh decade? I am flattered – while at the [...]