Watch This – Fiftiness in Conversation

Erica W. Jamieson
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Optimist

Fiftiness in Conversation: Waking An Optimist Thank you to the women of Fiftiness – my early R&D group for letting me facilitate and record them in a conversation about being over 50! In this video I asked whether you wake an optimist or a pessimist. I had been walking in the mornings to Rihanna’s song …

Unconditional Love

Still Celebrating National Poetry Month Oh, how we love our pets! What better way to express their unconditional love of us than through poetry! I give you . . .   I Don’t Floss I don’t floss, I pee in the shower and last night I ate an entire gallon of slow churned, chocolate fudge …

peri-menopause

I Am Pink Hot Tamale Red! If it’s April, it’s National Poetry Month! We are so excited at Fiftiness to celebrate National Poetry Month by introducing poetry to our site. What a perfect form of the written, or spoken word, to give us perspective on the universal truths of being a woman over fifty. Introducing Julie Grass . …

Live 10,000 Extraordinary Days

Erica W. Jamieson
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Extraordinary mornings

More Extraordinary Birthday Reflections, this time from a 54 yr old! You should buy yourself a random gift on your birthday. I did that today. My fifty-fourth birthday. I packed up the husband and the college freshman (home on spring break) and drove to the desert. We live in one of those pleasant states where …

tips for good loving

To infuse Valentine’s Day with good loving we spend a lot of energy on planning. There are the cards hidden in sock drawers, boxes of chocolates bought and bouquets of roses ordered. Then there are the reservations needed for dinner dates followed by hours of research into best speakeasies for late night dancing. But here’s a thought – how …

Rejecting Retirement

We love a good story about women changing the narrative of life after fifty. When I first started thinking about starting this website, Fiftiness, I wasn’t sure I had it in me at the age of 53 to start something new and make it come to life. I spoke to an octogenarian friend of mine, a …

Invest In Yourself With A Good Lunch!

Erica W. Jamieson
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Invest in yourself with a good lunch

Invest in Yourself with time for exercise & for healthy eating because you are worth it! Everything involves an investment. For lunch today I had a herb crusted halibut taco (mixed grain tortilla) topped with feta cheese and Mexican spiced cabbage slaw. It was an assembly lunch made from leftovers. It took about ten minutes to …

jumpstart

What if the notion of getting unstuck is simply overwhelming? I asked Libby Gill, CEO of the business coaching and brand strategy firm Libby Gill & Company for some steps on how to get started.  Libby provided the following exercise to. . . Jumpstart Your Year with a Bold Risk Sometimes we need a little …

Once upon a time, aging gracefully meant acceptance. A woman simply accepted a few more wrinkles, a few more pounds and little less hair through her 50’s and 60’s. She acquiesced to those changes and she wore them proudly as women had done for centuries, wearing their age as badges of wisdom and experience. Women …

  Fiftiness began as a conversation in early summer 2015. Two years into my fifties, and just coming out of the fog of sending my oldest to college, with my youngest getting ready to begin her applications, and about to celebrate twenty-five years of marriage (to the same person!), I was feeling as if I …

Walk Your Heart

Erica W. Jamieson
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walking with purpose

I am a lone walker. I am not one of the women who walk around my neighborhood park with their dogs. These dog walkers are ubiquitous where I live, women and dogs, and they are a community all unto themselves. They know each other’s dogs by name. They stop to chat about dogs and children. …