Judy Holland

12: Many Empty Nesters Today Have Failed to Build Healthy Social Networks, with Annette Lareau

Parenthood is about letting go—giving your kids roots and wings and allowing them to Fly off into The World. Annette Lareau is a sociology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Her ideas are so interesting that Malcolm Gladwell discussed them in his book Outliers. Annette...
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11: Build Your Psychological Courage Muscles By Living Bravely with Margie Warrell

Age Strongly By Pushing Past Fear, Embracing Discomfort and Leaving Your Comfort Zone Margie Warrell is an Australian motivational speaker who emboldens people to lead braver lives. She is also the author of four books: Find Your Courage, Stop Playing it Safe, Brave, and Make Your Mark. And she has interviewed fascinating characters including British...
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10: Forging Meaningful Friendships in the Second Half of Life with Margaret Clark

Develop Close Relationships by Sharing Vulnerabilities and Emotions Margaret Clark is a psychologist at Yale University and one of the world’s leading experts on personal relationships. Margaret and her husband Fred have lots of relationships—especially with students. They are in charge of 400 Yale undergraduates as heads of the Trumbull Residential College. Did you like this...
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09: Breaking Isolation Through Short, Bright Interactions with Relative Strangers with Mario Luis Small

People Often Banish Loneliness by Sharing Fears with Acquaintances or Relative Strangers Rather than with Close Friends or Family Mario Luis Small is a sociology professor at Harvard University. He is also an expert on personal networks. In his book Someone to Talk to: How Networks Matter in Practice. Mario reveals how people who need to...
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08: Finding Creativity, Ambition and Transcendence After Tragedy Strikes with Mary Ann Frank

When She Lost her Husband After Her Kids Left Home, Mary Ann Frank Launched Her  One-Woman Play: ‘Spinning.’ Mary Ann Frank, a clinical psychologist in New Haven, had much more than the empty nest to cope with after her last child went to college. She also lost her husband of 28 years to a brain...
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07: Finding Meaning When Your Kids Leave with Emily Esfahani Smith

Seeking Eudaimonia: Striving and Contributing to Something Beyond Yourself With Emily Esfahani Smith, a writer, editor, speaker and author of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness, an international bestseller that draws on psychology, philosophy and literature to explore why we are the way we are and how we can...
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