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Living with devastating loss is like dancing on a trap door. One moment I feel light hearted and weightless and the next, like I’m falling fast onto the shards below. Since my son’s death fifteen years ago, I’ve discovered that when I dance more I fall less. Dancing allows me to see myself in a …

I have been afraid of the water since I was six years old and my mother carried me out in the Atlantic Ocean to “teach me to swim.” She took me to where it was over my head and up to her neck. Dropped me there before she turned and walked back to the beach. …

Why I Love Bike Commuting in Boston

Lisa Mae DeMasi
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Commuting to work on my bike has brought my competitive spirit back—a quality I thought I left behind on the softball field my senior year in high school. My heart pounds in excitement as I gear up to ride, just like it did when I stepped up to the plate. The ride into Harvard Square …

Fearless Flying

Fearless Flying brought a group of women together to celebrate the launch of Fiftiness! Behind the screen at Fiftiness, we always knew that we wanted to get off the page and gather women in a room together, doing something. There is magic that occurs when we are in action, talking, laughing, and most importantly, learning from …

Triathlon

 An Athlete (temporarily) interrupted by injuries and illness, I roared back at 50 with my first sprint triathlon Three strokes, inhale on the left, three strokes, inhale on the right. That’s my normal swimming pattern, but I’m not in the pool anymore. Each time I come up for air saltwater fills my nostrils, threatening to sink …

Walking Practice

How to Create a Walking Practice and Make it a Natural, Enjoyable Part of Your Day Find your natural rhythm Figure out the best times to walk for your schedule. Maybe it’s first thing in the morning. Or with your kids on the way to school. After lunch. Taking the dog out. After dinner.  Before bedtime. …

Motivation Flagging?

Motivation Flagging? It’s Time for You to Fall in Love with Fitness When you are motivated, you make a million fitness goals. You buy new workout clothes, you join a gym, you plan to go to a spinning class or learn how the free weights can work for you. You are ready! But, it usually …

New Career & New Body in her 50's

Sometimes the best gift you give yourself is accepting a bit of help. Dana Rahe reshaped her 50’s by hiring a personal trainer. . .   Something clicked as I was approaching 50. In large part, it was the encouragement of my family, but also, it was just time – time for me to get …

It’s Day 31 of our Just One Thing Challenge – How making one small, maintainable change can have huge effects… Every heard of the butterfly effect? The idea that small causes can have large effects. It’s been said that the flapping of the wings of a butterfly on one side of the planet can cause …

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 …

Yoga For The Body You Have Today

Kimberly Dark
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Teaching yoga, it is not unusual to witness yoga students over age fifty struggling into poses that likely sent them searching for the icepack later. Most recently, it was a man and two women. I’m guessing about their ages; over fifty is erring on the side of youth. The man was straining in an easy-to-categorize …