Many women in midlife think about blogging. What is the appeal?
I think that women of a certain age have raised families, had careers, etc. and realize they have a lot to say, but no one to listen—so they turn to blogging. They have many experiences that could help someone else who is struggling so they begin another type of mothering, but on their own terms. They want to make a difference in someone’s life.
You are a Writing Coach. Tell us how you help people tell their stories.
I help people get out of their own way and write the story/book that wants to be written versus the one they think they “should” write.
So many people come to writing with an agenda, which at its root literally means, “list of things to be done.” Nothing freezes you up or causes writer’s block more than having an agenda about what you should write. (more…)
Compliments on a pair of pearl earrings Diana re-envisioned would lead her to embrace a new creative career and eventually begin her own jewelry company focused on unique, elegant, wearable designs.
Tell us more about the mission of Silvernest and what need it is seeking to fulfill.
Silvernest is an online service that pairs boomers, retirees, empty nesters, and other aging adults with compatible housemates for long-term home sharing. Through these creative living situations, homeowners can earn extra income, remain in their homes longer, and keep isolation at bay.
Years of playing sports eventually required Kathy to get foot surgery, but left her toes misshapen. Desperate to resume her active lifestyle, Kathy had to resort to designing a product that corrected the problem—one she knew others could use too. Out of need and perseverance, Toe Tamer was born!
When Deborah fell out of love with teaching, she chose to leverage her passions for history and writing to help the elderly share their life stories—a beautiful way to leave a legacy!