What’s the secret to being WOW? (A Wise Older Woman)

#1 for me is to maintain a positive attitude.

There’s a quote out there: “We can’t always control the things that happen to us, but we can control how we react.” I try to stop and think before I say something or do something I might regret. Our spoken words are powerful. Choose them wisely.

#2 Put life in perspective.

Don’t take it personally…

A young woman had a life-long dream to become a Catholic nun.

She entered the convent at the age of eighteen. The life she longed for was nothing like the life she led. Scrubbing floors, and cleaning toilets somehow didn’t satisfy her desire to save the world. Six months later she left. Her high-school boyfriend had waited for her to come to…

My Mind has been on my mind

When the pandemic started, I self-quarantined because of my age.

I was once given 6 months to live in 2008 for incurable heart disease. So I wasn’t taking any chances. I remember sitting on my tiny patio in Istanbul watching the ships move along the Bosphorus Strait. My boyfriend had just delivered cases of water and diet cokes to me…

It’s his birthday Sunday, and my last conversation with him was ‘challenging.’ I shared the highlights with my ex-husband — we are good friends — but my son had got to him first! My ex just laughed.

I think that is so unfair. I mean, I don’t expect to live…

Photo of and by Author Lynda Filler

When we are young, we want to be older.

We want to get our driver’s license, date boys, or girls, have a career, maybe marry, have children, travel…be OLDER so we can do all these things. I will turn 75 in March. So for some crazy reason, I find myself thinking about age far too much. Maybe it’s because…


It’s ten years later.

I think if I was going to be found, or abused in some way, or even eliminated for what I might know, it would have happened by now. I even moved to a different country, on a different continent. Do you suppose I will ever feel totally safe?

But let…

My 65th birthday in Punta de Mita, Mexico

My top 8 tips for living a good life

In 2008 I was given six months to live.

It’s amazing how an experience like that can change your life. But don’t wait until you’re faced with your mortality to live life to the fullest. Here are the things that come to my mind to share with you.

#1 Maintain a positive attitude!

There’s a quote out there: “We can’t always control the things…

Lynda Filler

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun! Amazon Author. Troublemaker. Sexy after 70! Traveler. Author. 19 books on Amazon https://amzn.to/2KfYKGO

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