Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The Huffington Post

Read the Report: Women, Health, Aging and Money

It seems we’re living in a country that penalizes women for: Taking time out of their own lives and careers to care for others Getting older Living longer than men According to a new study just published by OWL (Older Women’s League National Board), women over 50 are in dire straits.

New Book Contest: Name That Subtitle!!!

I’m almost finished with my second book. The title is . . . FIFTY RULES . . . and now I’m looking for the perfect subtitle. For example: FIFTY RULES: What Every Woman Must Know Before Turning 50 Here’s the deal: send your best shot at a subtitle, and the winning submission will get a signed copy of my first . . . Read More

Lose the Clutter, Find Your Life? (Guest Blog on the52Weeks.com)

The wonderful website — www.the52Weeks.com–which  is a blog by two women, Pamela Godwin and Karen Amster-Young, and their attempt at doing something new or different, facing challenges and moving forward in some way each week for 52 weeks. It’s all about crossing things off their ”to-do” lists – both big and small, with the hope of inspiring others to do the same–posted one of my . . . Read More

Derailed by the ‘Mommy Track’? Ten Tips to Get Back to Work

It’s been over 20 years since Felice Schwartz published an intriguing and inflammatory article in the Harvard Business Review called “Management Women and the New Facts of Life,” which was immediately nicknamed the “Mommy Track.” Ms. Schwartz’s premise was simple: professional women are more diverse than we realize, and quite different from men. Some focus on careers, while others choose to . . . Read More

FIVE WAYS TO BE FEARLESS AFTER FIFTY

Recently, I posted an article on The Huffington Post that generated many comments, and lots of shares. “The Seven Biggest Mistakes We Make in Midlife (and How to Avoid Them)” delved into some of the areas that seem to cause the most angst for us as we age, holding us back. I offered thoughts on how to address them head . . . Read More

Do You Feel Pretty?

There have been quite a few articles published recently about how people, especially women, “deal with” getting older. I thought some of the articles, and some comments, were a tad too critical of women who want to look attractive as they age. News flash: there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel pretty. Nothing, no matter how old you are. Yesterday, . . . Read More