Suzanne Braun Levine’s interview on her new e-book, “You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post Fifty Posse is Good for Your Health” is now posted. Suzanne, the former editor of MS. Magazine is a delightful wise feminist woman – and we discussed not only her book – but other feminist issues – and of course the 40 year anniversary of MS Magazine. It is an honor to share such wisdom and perception from a woman who shaped the early feminist movement. An interview worth listening to.
Holy Hormones Honey! If you are over 50 – you have to have a cadre of friends for your mental/emotional and physical health, according to author Suzanne Braun Levine. Suzanne will discuss this ‘affirmation of the power of girlfriends in the second half of life’ when she joins Leslie Carol Botha, on Monday, June 3rd to share her latest book, ‘You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse is Good for Your Health‘ Holy Hormones Honey! 6 to 7 pm MST only on KRFC FM Fort Collins.
Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor and nationally recognized authority on women and family issues and media. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine and the only woman editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. In her recent work Levine has defined a new stage of life – Women in Second Adulthood – and she reports on the ongoing changes in women’s lives in her books, on her website, on television and radio, as a frequent guest blogger and lecturer.
She is an advisor to several women’s and media groups, and organizations dealing with midlife transitions and on the Board of Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank on boomers, work and social purpose.
Her features – “Inventing the Rest of My Life” – appear on the More magazine’s web site; she is also a Contributing Editor to the magazine. She is a contributor to Encore.org, The Transition Network, ThirdAge.com, VibrantNation.com, SheWrites.com and a regular guest on “Feisty Side of Fifty” Radio with host Mary Eileen Williams, the founder of Feistysideoffifty.com.
According to Suzanne:
One of the best things a woman can do for her health, especially after the age of fifty, is nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. New studies show that women can change one another’s brain chemistry for the better, which means those laughter-filled get-togethers are crucial to aging well. In other words, the post-fifty version of “an apple a day” is “nurture your friendships.”
In her trademark style—a vibrant and accessible mix of anecdotes, personal observations, and relevant research—Suzanne Braun Levine’s You Gotta Have Girlfriends is an inspiring and eye-opening affirmation of the power of female friendship in the second half of life.
Praise for Suzanne Braun Levine
“Levine takes us beyond the frontier of our own expectations and into a new and hope-filled stage of life.”