Author: Donna Ryan

Donna Ryan, a frequent contrbutor to thirdAGE, is the founder and editor of the blog www.50plusstickingtogether.com.

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The Broken Girl

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There once was a broken girl who suffered anxiety and was sickened by it every day. Everyone thought she was […]

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Time Off

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The airport was crowded with travelers the day I was returning from a family visit to New York. As I […]

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Where Do I Fit In?

Posted by Donna Ryan

Lately I feel like I am on a scavenger hunt trying to find clues about exactly where I fit in. […]

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My Little Princess

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My cellphone was on mute, but from the corner of my eye I noticed her name and sensed it was […]

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Don't Buy It Now!

Posted by Donna Ryan

I recently heard a commercial for a furniture store that said, “Buy now! No interest until 2025!” I had a […]

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Living with Joy

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The New Year had arrived, and the day after the ball dropped in Times Square, we were packing the car […]

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Bring Back Respect

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While I’m not a huge television watcher, I do enjoy a good awards show. With my remote control, a cup […]

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Sunday Dinner

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Do you remember being a kid when all you could do on Sunday was go to church and then spend […]

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Life at Francesca's

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I happen to think beauty shops are interesting places, and I wonder why the thought of doing a television show […]

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Tape Measure

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I have been feeling overwhelmed for the past few months. My husband Kevin and I have wanted to move out […]

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Relax

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It’s a beautiful post-holiday afternoon in December, and I’m relaxing with a cup of coffee and my laptop. I’ve lived […]