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     I’d like to tell you a story.  Over a decade ago, I was hired to write for a website devoted to the needs and concerns of women over fifty. The internet was in its infancy, and this site was the first of its kind. We were also a generation of women trying to understand what it means to be over fifty in the 21st century.

     My mother was dying, my children were readying themselves to flee the nest, and quite suddenly I was “over the hill”.  My sense of self and my life was in complete disarray and my heart was breaking into a million pieces.

Little did I know, that this writing gig would change my life. As I began to share my thoughts and feelings with the incredible group of women that gathered voluntarily in the blogging forum, and listen to their stories, I woke up to the realization that I was not alone. Buoyed by their kindness, generosity of spirit, guidance and understanding, my life slowly began to feel more manageable and I began to feel that I was needed too. When I returned home from a particularly difficult weekend with my 90 plus year old mother, I knew where to go to share my thoughts. When sorrow and loss threatened to break me in half, I knew the women of Women Etcetera! would say, “we’ve got your back”. It didn’t matter that we had never met, what mattered was their heart. It came through loud and clear and it kept me going.

We can get through anything with a little help from our friends! 

Like many things in the age of technology, the website dissolved, but the friendships it created did not. In fact, several of the original members are now members of the Aging Abundantly community. My only goal in creating this community is do my best to re-create a similar community of women and pass on to others what I so lovingly received.

Social media once offered a platform for connection like none before it. Now, however, it has become a battle ground for competing political agendas and advertisers. I often find myself wanting to avoid it. But, good things can still happen there and I’m not one to give up! Facebook, in particular, still remains the best option available to us. All that’s needed is a different approach and few tweaks to the way we use it to converse.

To that end, I have created a new, completely private small group for Aging Abundantly members. It is carefully monitored and a moderator checks in often. In just a few short months we gathered an engaging group of women.  We have fun, share information and support each other through difficult times. In addition, small circles have been created for caregivers, political discussion, and book lovers. When an interest arises and enough people want to participate, new circles are formed. These are generally between 8 and 10 people.

I hope you’ll consider joining us.

Dorothy’s Blog



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Finding Hope quotes


A completely revised and expanding version of Dorothy’s collection of quotes for women at midlife and beyond is now available in both paperback and eBook version.  It includes quotes by writers, teachers, authors, mentors and wisdom leaders from all walks of life, and organized by topics such as courage, forgiveness, silence, wisdom, abundance, and more. An essay by the author opens each section, and several blank pages are available at the end of the book to add your own favorite quotes.


Navigating midlife is challenging. Our parents are aging, our children are leaving home and our bodies are morphing into something we barely recognize.  Finding Hope provides support, comfort and food for thought and mediation for all navigating life’s challenges.