What’s Your Five Year Plan?

October 23rd, 2019 by Joan Maiden

“What’s your five year plan,” the doctor asked Helen. “What do you mean, my five year plan, I’m 80.” “Everyone needs a five year plan.  I think you need to start strength training.” “WHAT!  I’m 80!” “No excuses–let’s find you a trainer.” That’s how I came to do strength training with 80-year-old Helen.  Helen had […]

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My Shelter in Place Strategy

April 14th, 2020 by Joan Maiden

Starting week four of Shelter in Place, I feel like I’m handling it pretty well. When the order first came down, one of the first things I did was to load some library books on my Kindle so I would have plenty to read. The first book I read was A Gentleman in Moscow by […]

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Plan Courageously– Execute Fearlessly

January 7th, 2020 by Joan Maiden

This time of year it’s time to make resolutions for 2020. I am a master planner, goal setter and resolution maker. The lists are written and vision board for the new year started. In reading the Letters of Seneca, I was hit square in the face with this 2000 year old wisdom. “The fool…is always […]

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Golfing Ass Backwards

October 7th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

Did you ever have one of those dreams that when you woke up you weren’t sure if you had been dreaming or it was real? I recently woke up feeling frustrated at my inability to hit a golf ball. What was surprising is that I’m not really a golfer. In my dream, I couldn’t hit […]

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New Construction

September 28th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

“I am making all things new.” Rev. 21:5

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Die Young–At a Very Old Age

September 24th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

My intention is to die young—at around 102.  “How can you do that?” you may ask.  I plan to stay active and engaged in life as long as possible.  There have been numerous studies done on people who live active lives well past 100 from all over the world.  What is their secret and what […]

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Stuck in the Middle

August 28th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

“When one door closes, another one opens.” Have you ever gone through security doors where the one behind you closes and locks before the one in front of you opens? The door behind clicks shut but there is no sign of the one in front of you opening. You trust the mechanics of the doors, […]

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The Trash Collector

August 21st, 2019 by Joan Maiden

The house had a beautiful facade—what the Realtors like to call “street presence”. The landscaping was immaculate and the flowers were in bloom. Walking through the front door, the foyer was warm and inviting. “What is that strange odor?” Proceeding farther into the house I notice many closed doors. These rooms seem to be off […]

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The Bend in the Road

August 14th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

CELEBRATE WITH ME! After unexpected setbacks, I’m finally back on track.  To celebrate, I’m offering “F*ck Old Age” at 1/2 price to kick-start my comeback The book was written and published. Taking the leap, I was flying. Soaring, I felt free and light. I was on my way ready to run forward until I hit […]

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August 10th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! Start a Revolution! Baby Boomer women accepted the challenges of their generation and started a movement—the sexual revolution and women’s liberation. We demanded control of our reproduction. We were on the frontlines of social and environmental change. We now face our greatest challenge—aging. It’s time to start a new revolution to […]

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Who Was Boudica

May 22nd, 2019 by Joan Maiden

Boudica is the central character in “F*ck Old Age”. Who was she and what do we know about her?  Boudica was queen of the Icini tribe in eastern Britain around 62 a.d..  There is not much known about her other then what Roman historians have to say. The Romans were invading Britain and taxing people […]

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