My big fat European vacation and why it’s taken me two years to take it

July 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Just Me, On Life

I’ve wanted to go back to Italy since my last visit in 2005. The plan was to do it at 40. That didn’t happen. I’m 42 now, and finally, after 2 years of making excuses, I’m finally headed back…

Our summer reading series begins with…Annie Begins

June 17, 2011 by  
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Annie Begins, a novel by Michelle Toth, kicks off our summer reading series, and WAF reader Traci Delisser reviews the book and shares how she relates to a certain character who lives life, without apologies, on her own terms…

Let’s make history: Women’s History Month

March 1, 2011 by  
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While we honor women in history throughout the year, March is officially Women’s History Month. The Women at Forty Project recognizes and honors the achievements of women, of all ages, around the world and we’re spotlighting four women-run organizations that celebrate the power of women…

Dangling Over the Precipice of 40

February 14, 2011 by  
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by Esther Kane

Although I’m not quite sure how it happened, I turned 39 this year. This came as a huge shock as I remember my 20s so vividly- as if they were yesterday. It seems to me that once you hit 20, the process of aging accelerates exponentially until you’ve barely gotten used to the decade you’re currently in and no sooner-whoosh!

Rachel on: A new me at forty

January 31, 2011 by  
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I never really wanted a new me. The new (just new, not improved) Rachel Dachel still looks and sounds the same as she always has. But simultaneously, EVERYTHING has changed. I don’t know this new woman in my mirror…

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