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14 Blog Posts From 2014 That Everyone Over 50 Should Read

Hundreds of bloggers have contributed pieces to 50 providing the life’s blood of the site in 2014 and I wish there was a way to personally thank each and every one of them. For now, suffice it to say that their work is enjoyed and very much appreciated. Fortunately, I cheap Canada Goose do have a way, in this space, to call out at least some of our favorite bloggers as the year comes to a close. canada goose canada goose outlet clearance For the third year in a row, we’ve curated a list of bloggers who’ve empowered us, sparked conversations among us, and made us realize that you really can tick any box you want to, whether you’re 50 or 100.

Here are the lessons we learned last year from 14 standout storytellers.

In her blog “My Naked Truth,” Korth wrote honestly and openly about the time a man she was dating complained that her 59 year old body was canadian goose jacket too wrinkly to be sexually attractive.

“I was stunned. The buy canada goose jacket cheap hurt would come later. I canada goose coats asked him slowly and carefully if he found my body hard to look at. He said yes. ‘So, this means seeing me naked was troublesome to you?’ I asked. He told me he had just looked away. And when the lights were out, he pretended my body was younger that I was younger. My breath came deep and full as I processed this information. My face blazed as I felt embarrassed Canada Goose Parka and shamed by memories of my easy nakedness with him in days just passed.”

2. From Tim canada goose deals Peek, we learned how to put fun, passion and commitment back into a marriage.

In his blog, “The Scary Thing One Couple Did Every Day For 365 Day Straight To Save Their Marriage,” Peek wrote about how he and his wife, Meg, got their own relationship back on track.

“For 365 days, ours was a day by day marriage. Once we got serious about re inventing our relationship, Meg and I got down to the basic proposition: Yes, we love each other; that much we never questioned. But do we really want to be together? Like Lord Voldemort, it is a thing so dreadful that we had avoided asking it for years. In relationships consecrated with the phrase until ‘death do us canada goose clearance sale part,’ this is no casual question. But not only did we buy canada goose jacket ask the question, we asked it every day for a whole year.”

3. From Kat Forsythe, we learned that sometimes it’s OK and even necessary to be terrified after the end of a long relationship.

In her blog, “7 Ways To Use Fear To Your Advantage,” Forsythe wrote about being single again after 33 years of marriage.

“A hard bright light dawned on moving day. Dozens of brown, cardboard boxes filled with my belongings were stacked everywhere in my otherwise empty house. My entire history was packed up, ready to be hauled off to San Francisco where I would reinvent myself. My 33 year marriage was over. I was single again. And I was terrified. Even though I’m a strong woman, a leader, a person who normally doesn’t break down, I cried tears of desolation. With red, swollen eyes, I looked at my friend and whispered, ‘Oh, Michael, I’m so scared.’ He grabbed my shoulders, placed me squarely in front of him and said, ‘Look at me, Kat. If you’re not scared, you’re not doing it right.’ He was right, of course. Not only is it OK to be terrified, it’s necessary. It was a lesson that helped change my life.”

4. From Pat Gallagher, we learned Canada Goose sale how to ask the right questions.

In her interview with Kevin Costner one of many insightful celebrity interviews submitted by Gallagher this past year she wrote about how blessed the star feels to be the father of seven children.

Gallagher asked: “What’s the one thing you hope your children remember about you?” Costner replied: “I think that I played with them. That I didn’t talk down to them. That I was on ground level with them. That their dad wasn’t canada goose store afraid of anything.”


In her blog “5 Years After I Lost My Job: What’s Changed?”, Brenoff wrote about the devastation that rocked her peers Canada Goose Jackets during the Great Recession.

“I see friends in their 50s and 60s still hustling for gigs, others who have lost their homes, watched their marriages cave to the stress of unemployment, and who die a little more with each rejection they get when they venture into the job market. I know many who have just stopped looking for work. They laugh at the government’s ‘falling’ unemployment Canada Goose Outlet numbers knowing that the reason the numbers are dropping is because these people who have retreated from the job market aren’t being counted anymore. They’ve gone underground, disappeared from our radar, getting by by stringing together piecemeal work and draining what remains of their savings as they live with in laws, adult kids.”

6. From Ken Solin, we learned that not all single men over 50 are looking for casual sex with a younger woman.

In his blog “What I’ve Learned About Living Life To The Fullest As I Approach 70,” Solin wrote about appreciating what we have now and looking forward to what’s still to come both in and out of the bedroom.

“I’m grateful I still function well sexually. I’ve become more of a slow dancer than a steam driven piston, and it’s this sweet waltz that has redefined lovemaking in my relationship. The good news is that the more my partner and I deepen our emotional intimacy, the longer my sexual warranty seems to get extended.”

7. From Sharon Greenthal, we learned that being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time.

In her blog “What I Learned After 25 Years Of Marriage,” Greenthal wrote that a marriage has to be bigger than either person in it.

“Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person’s individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person. The marriage has to take priority over anything Canada Goose online else in your lives at least most of the time.”

8. canada goose From Erica Jagger, we learned that people over 50 are enjoying hot sex and a lot of it.

In her blog, “The Difference Between Mediocre Sex And Mind Blowing Sex,” Jagger wrote that great sex is an art form.

“Great sex is erotic improv. You know where it’s headed, but you don’t know how it will get there. It takes shape as lovers read each other’s body language, calibrating tongues, lips, touch and movement. What might make you cringe during bad sex panting, a musky odor, the sound of an enthusiastic tongue might make you shudder with awe during great sex.”

9. From John Tarnoff, we learned how to successfully reinvent ourselves after 50.

In his blog, “The Reasons Why Our Longer Lives Are Going To Be A Blast,” Tarnoff wrote about how to use our extra years to build a legacy.

“Our generation is going to have a longer period in which to make a lasting impact. For some of us, it means we’re just going to be able to keep on going, and to maintain our direction and our output for longer. My first thought, as someone with roots in the entertainment business, is that we’re going to see our favorite film directors making great movies for a lot longer. Look at Clint Eastwood’s amazing and multi faceted career: he is currently completing his 37th film as director at age 84.”.

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