About KWAT (Kachin Women's Association Thailand)
If you are over 60 and yearning to
live with more passion and purpose, here are a few steps to get
you started on your own reinvention. Think of the opportunities
for your newfound independence if you have just retired and are
searching for something purposeful to fill your life.
When divorce is combined with other
changes in your life, like retirement or taking care of an ailing
parent, it's tempting to never want to leave the house. Although
feeling bogged down and confused during divorce is typical, avoiding
these common boomer blunders can save you unnecessary drama and strain
so you can move on with your life.
Dealing with pain
Divorce feels awful because, as a
culture, none of us are taught to plan ahead for it.
right? For several years, physicians have been telling us to take care
of ourselves so we will feel better as we age. Financial advisors
preached about preparing for retirement for years. Why don't we apply
those same standards to annulment?
I'm planning to tell you an
adventure that is so prevalent and so troubling it is effectively
split off from the emotional lives of young women, hidden into
whatever neural recesses exist for the purpose of shelving information
that seems pointless yet distantly terrifying. I wonder if young women
will check this out? The paradox is that they most likely won't, and
the quietly nodding heads will be ones that are graying, like mine.
After passing out of younger years and into adolescence, I, like
most women, entered a three-decade phase of my life that included an
adolescence and young adulthood that was peppered with the sexual
harassment, sexism in the workplace, mommy wars, pay gaps, and
gendered put-downs that few females escape. It was a huge chunk of
time. The issues feminism took up throughout those years were vital,
and they continue to be. I am grateful to all the women and men who
battle and continuously fight for women's equal rights, reproductive
system rights, and freedom from violence and harassment. It is gutsy
and necessary work.