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Guerrilla Aging: Weighing In

July 25, 2014

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Children may grow up and leave.  Husbands, jobs, finances may come and go. Residences, hair color, and bra size may change. Sometimes it seems that, for many of us, the only constant in our lives is the desire to lose weight.  What is it about weight that has so many women in turmoil? We blame […]

Guerrilla Aging: Physical Surprises

July 11, 2014

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After all the years we have spent looking into mirrors, why is it that we didn’t have a clue what was going to happen to our bodies after age fifty? We received advance warning about the effects of both puberty and childbirth, but nobody mentioned the changes that begin slowly around forty-five, then pick up […]

Guerrilla Aging: Guerrilla My Dreams

May 16, 2014

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        The following is a guest post from Janis, the author of the blog Retirementally Challenged.  Today is her actual last day of work. On this most special occasion, she shares with us what it means to look back and to look forward.  ***** As a young girl, I would often daydream about […]

Guerrilla Aging: Reinventing. Again.

May 2, 2014

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The following is a guest post from Anna “Muddy River Muse” Schmidt.  Anna, like so many of us at this age, has reinvented herself more than once.  And she has discovered, as so many of us have, that it is the questions that often move us forward, rather than the answers.  ***** I was offered the […]

How to Buy A Swimsuit

March 18, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been so busy shoveling snow, losing gloves and stocking up on milk, toilet paper, and the makings of chocolate chip cookies, that she has failed to notice that Spring starts in two days. Spring is the season in which all of LBL’s senses undergo their yearly reawakening, and she […]

Guerrilla Aging: Navigating the Third Half of Life

March 13, 2014

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Some time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had the brilliant idea of starting a second blog, titled “Guerrilla Aging.”  Because whatever talent she has does not extend to spelling, she bought the website “guerillaaging.com”  After discovering her error, she purchased the correct website. And, because whatever talent she has does not also extend to […]

Seven Myths About Women Over 50

March 8, 2014

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Back in 2005, two friends and I wrote a book titled “Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50.” We did it to dispel the myths about women of a certain age and to celebrate the good, the bad, the ugly, the inexplicable and the always-joyful that comes with being who e are […]

10 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You, Post-50

January 30, 2014

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An alert reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article from purpleclover.com titled “17 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You Post 50.” By the time LBL was finished reading the title, she had come up with over 30 items of her own. But she will now address herself to the items […]

Online Dating: A Joke Without A Punchline?

January 24, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s cup runneth over. Actually both of her cups have been runnething over ever since menopause, but that is another matter entirely. This time, she is referring to a plethora (that means three, in this case) of single women who are sharing their online missives with her. She will start with […]

When Good Bras Let You Down

October 16, 2013

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Revlon has just announced that it is bringing back five iconic lipstick shades from past decades, starting with Icy Violet, introduced in 1946. This will make anyone over age 90 extremely happy. The other colors span the years from 1956-1999. Jungle peach (1963) might be remembered by the oldest Boomers, Sandstorm (1999) by the youngest. […]

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