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Embrace Aging: Resilience of Older Women

From the Show: HER
Summary: Many women notice that their older years are the richest, most enjoyable phase of their lives.
Air Date: 2/21/19
Duration: 33:14
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Mary Pipher, PhD
Mary PipherMary Pipher graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969 and received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Clinical Psychology in 1977. She has worked most of her life as a therapist and she has taught at the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan University. She was a Rockefeller Scholar in Residence at Bellagio and has received two American Psychological Association Presidential Citations, one of which she returned to protest psychologists’ involvement in enhanced interrogations at Guantanamo. She is the author of ten books including Reviving Ophelia and her latest Women Rowing North. Three of her books have been New York Times best sellers. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times.
  • Book Title: Women Rowing North
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/authormarypipher
Embrace Aging: Resilience of Older Women
The cultural ideas of “old” women in the United States are toxic, so no one wants to grow “old.” Aging itself is not the enemy, but the cultural stereotypes of aging women vilify aging.

Many women notice that their older years are the richest, most enjoyable phase of their lives. Happiness is a choice and a skill. Most women by age 70 have realized what they need to do to grow and find happiness in the present.

Emergency situations allow the opportunity to grow.

Listen as Dr. Mary Phiper joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share the truth and wonders of aging for women.

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