Inspiration

BOOKS:

RUNAWAY HUSBANDS by Vikki Stark
When my husband left me, I was blindsided and felt so very stupid. How couldn’t I have seen this coming? This book helped me to see I wasn’t stupid – and I certainly wasn’t alone. Calling on her own experience and those of many other women, Vikki Stark led me through my past, present and the promise of a future.

FROM EX-WIFE TO EXCEPTIONAL WIFE by Donna F. Ferber.
This book takes you on a 365 day journey through divorce. It’s a book you can dip in and out of. Some entries give practical advice, others emotional and some challenge you to look at your role in the failure of your marriage. This is a book you can either follow day-by-day, or dip into.

MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING – Viktor Frankl
A neuroscientist, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor, Frankl’s book delves deep into human behavior and emotional survival.

WEBSITES:

SIXTY AND ME: Margaret Manning
This wonderful website is for all women sixty and over, not just divorcees. It’s inspiring, practical and thoughtful, examining issues that apply to all of us ‘over a certain age’. Check out her daily videos.

MUSIC:

Dawes – Things Happen (official Video) – Youtube

Firework – Katy Perry – Youtube

 

ARTICLES:

IN PRAISE OF OLDER ORCAS: Sarah Hampson
In praise of older orcas and the value of postmenopausal life by Sarah Hampson for the Globe and Mail. This article takes a look at how being older and beyond the demands of hormones can bring its own richness to life as women.