Maggie Cranes book, Amazing Grays, is a road map for finding your own peace, adjusting your attitude and taking the journey like a class act. We can rail against pesky gravity, passing time and life s disappointments but in the end its all about accepting change, creating balance and finding value. Maggie s book will help you sort through fact and fiction to come up with a real life approach so that as you live longer you will feel better doing it! --Mary Jo Korn - Aging Physical Therapist
Reading Amazing Grays is like sharing a glass of wine with a girlfriend, and laughing your way through a heart-to-heart talk about what really matters as we age. With humor, tenderness, and great vulnerability on her part, Maggie encourages us to challenge our old ways of seeing things so we can truly embrace the next 50 years and live them with gusto! --Colleen Campbell - Biofeedback Specialist
With her elegantly straightforward style of writing, Maggie helps take us to a place of real joy, a step beyond happiness. As I continue to surrender outdated parts of myself on my own journey through aging, I am reminded by this book that this season in life can truly give us back to ourselves. --Sharon Kearin - Movement Educator
About the Author
Maggie Crane was born on the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation, and has had the quintessential boomer experience: she worked her way through college, married, had a child, divorced, thrived in a few careers, survived as a single mom, remarried and struggled with blended family issues.
After traveling the country for nearly a decade delivering leadership and life skills workshops for women, the demands of her travel schedule and the onset of menopause collided with the big 5-0. She was moved to press the pause button on her life and reassess her priorities. She watched in astonishment as her skin began to lose its elasticity, and was mildly horrified when her tummy morphed into a permanent flotation device. Smile lines etched in deeper and she found it necessary to color her hair more often. When she made the decision to stop dyeing her hair, she came face-to-face with her fears about aging in a youth oriented culture. And so began her not-so-graceful quest to age mindfully.
Gradually, Maggie learned that her frustrations, fears and anxieties about aging grew quiet when she faced them directly. She learned to refocus her energies on the people, things and activities that brought a smile to her face and a song to her heart. By letting go of old identities and rediscovering new passions, she has gradually (but not always gracefully) hitched her rope to a growing movement of Amazing Grays.