Talking to Wise Women: Stories of Purpose, Meaning and Passion
Shapiro, Patricia Gottlieb, Aging Today
Stereotypes about older women abound in modem American culture. Ridiculed in television commercials that advertise dentures and incontinence products, mature women frequently are portrayed as incompetent, dull and stupid. But while researching my book, Coming Home to Yourself: Eighteen Wise Women Reflect on Their Journeys, I discovered that this is untrue: I found mature women who are bright, engaged, passionate and wise.
Take Edie Elkan, who gave up the love of her life - playing the harp - at age 22 for financial reasons and yearned for it for 28 years. Today at age 66, she runs Bedside Harp, which brings harp therapy to patients in hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her …
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Publication information: Article title: Talking to Wise Women: Stories of Purpose, Meaning and Passion. Contributors: Shapiro, Patricia Gottlieb - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2011. Page number: 13+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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