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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Bundle of Rags

March 7th, 2018 by Joan Maiden

Last night I decided to stop in at my favorite Taqueria for a bite to eat.   Sitting by the window, I observed an older, dirty, African-American homeless man in tattered clothes park his shopping cart and come into the restaurant.  He had one of those box meals that you just add hot water to and […]

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The Miracle Drink

May 13th, 2016 by Joan Maiden

Looking at my garden the other evening, I noticed a little green shoot sprouting.  The next day I couldn’t believe the difference.  Green shoots were everywhere.  What happened?  It had rained in the night and the plants got a good drink of water. Can the same thing happen with people?  My client, Grace, at eighty-three […]

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Rock On

April 6th, 2016 by Joan Maiden

My Grandma did it.  My Grandpa did it.  I did it with my daughter.  As a mother, I learned rocking soothes a baby.  Is rocking beneficial as we get older? Contemplating this question, I was surprised to find that there has been research done on the benefits of rocking.  Just as rocking soothes babies, it […]

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Tyranny of the Birth Certificate

February 4th, 2016 by Joan Maiden

February 1, 1953—the date on my birth certificate.  It says I am 63 years old.  I’m not sure what 63 is supposed to look or feel like.  I wonder, “how old would I be if I didn’t know how old I was?” A study at Harvard put two groups of senior men in the environment […]

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Your Body–Asset or Liability?

September 15th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

  Sitting in a coffee shop in San Francisco, I’m reflecting on why I work out.  Yes, reducing belly fat is nice.  Looking great in your clothes feels good and being healthy is important.  But being strong is my motivation. As a personal trainer, I feel that it is my job to set an example […]

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