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Susan Boyle Found her Voice, Literally – how can you?

Susan Boyle, the T.V. sensation from Britain has Talent, was shy, portly, middle-aged, nonthreatening – the classic underdog. It happens to lots of people all the time. Who hasn’t been influenced by early memories of feeling misrepresented or misunderstood? Perhaps you can personally relate to that. Boyle performed well in the final competition – but didn’t win. And afterwards she was hospitalized with emotional exhaustion. But she came out the other end with her sense of humor intact and even more confident. Take a lesson from Susan Boyle. Focus on … Continue reading

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Amy Dickinson Responds to NourishingRelationships’ Readers

Plenty of nourishing relationships’ readers and sandwiched boomers tuned in yesterday to take part in our interview with Amy Dickinson. We had a spirited discussion with Amy, author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter and the Town that Raised Them. Our thanks to Amy for being so generous with her time. You can still read all of the responses, in full, through yesterday’s “comments” link at the bottom of the post. Here’s a sampling. Several Readers had concerns relating to their teenagers: “I too have a … Continue reading

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Diverse Women

Visiting the Veterans Cemetery yesterday to honor our brave servicemen and women, I was struck by the diversity of the names on the graves. Men and women from all kinds of backgrounds had served and died together through the years and are forever joined together in this burial ground. While we continue to struggle today with enriching our country by such diversity – ethnic, gender, religious, social, economic – our troops have already learned that they can count on each other, no matter what their origins are. Nowhere is the … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle, Boomers and Self Discovery

Susan Boyle had learning difficulties in school and was bullied. She said her classmates’ taunts left behind the kind of scars that don’t often heal. Can you imagine how the initial negative reactions from the talent show audience felt to her? It seems as if, according to society, you should have the physical ability to seduce if you’re going to be a torch singer. But when she sang about wasted youth and lost dreams, the crowd went wild. Don’t we all love a surprise? She’s the classic underdog – shy, … Continue reading

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