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Autumn of the Spring Chicken: Wit And Wisdom For Women In Midlife Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 85 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 094323347X
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007URPQ50
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Although I'd always been an on-again, off-again journal writer, I never envisioned actually writing a book. However, when I was forty-five, a Writing Muse grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and would not let me go no matter how much I resisted. And resist I did! To no avail... My first book, The Courage To Be Yourself, seemed to have a mind of its own and would not let me rest until I had completely committed to writing it. By the time the original book was published, a passion for writing had taken root in my heart. Having had a private psychotherapy practice for many years, writing about issues similar to those with which my clients and I grappled felt natural.

With the invaluable help of my husband, Gene, I've been incredibly blessed by writing and the relationships and experiences that have come from it.

Each of us plays many roles, and works in different arenas, during a lifetime. Below are a few roles I've played and some of the work I've done.

Wife, divorcee, wife again ... still "wife again"
Mom, single mom, stepmom ... once a mom of any kind, always a mom
Grandmother, mentor ... love these roles
Myriad acting roles in community theater

Public/keynote speaker
Seminar/group/retreat Leader
Hospice chaplain, trainer and counselor
Director of a counseling center
High school and adult education teacher

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Just when a woman becomes aware that she is aging and a cold chill invades her soul it is time to read "Autumn of a Spring Chicken". This lively, witty, and heart-warming book delights and encourages a woman to face her middle years with a smile and the thought that at last someone really understands. Each message is a joy and each poem touches the heart with a truthful and inspiring message. When the book reaches its end all too soon, one is left with a smile and the thought that growing into the middle years won't be so bad after all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 24, 1998
Format: Hardcover
"In a style reminiscent of Erma Bombeck and Judith Viorst" - after reading that review, I was expecting an insightful, humorous account of what it feels like to hit middle age. What a disappointment. The writing is choppy and amateurish...excuse me, I'm having a hot flash.
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Just as a hot flash can change our temperature, so the turn of a page can move us from tears to laughter. Ms. Thoele tells it all, from who we are now in mid-life to who we were in the sixties. Her poems are rarely more than a page or two, but they pack a wallop. She talks of child-rearing and empty nexts and illness of a spouse and the "pecularity and perks of aging" and we who are at this stage in life, know of what she speaks. Her midlife motto "I've decided not to worry about that" should be hung on every refrigerator door or pasted on every magnifying mirror. As one reads her poems, one nods in recognition. She not only affirms what we feel and endure, she validates it. She gives us the right to change and to feel better on the inside even though we don't look better on the outside. Her book makes the aging process humorous and acceptable.
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