Join with me as we interview two amazing women who have raised families and have had successful careers (and each a divorce along the way.) Now, each of them past sixty-five, they are embarking on new adventures, and explorations into the future. Marilyn Turner and Rose Longworth are senior citizens who believe life is an exciting adventure filled with new challenges and growth. It is to be lived to the fullest. Join with me as we explore with them what it means to live a fulfilled life.
Rose, born in Ireland, immigrated to the US when she was in her thirties. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who just retired after fourteen years of counseling to follow her psychoanalytic passion of working with dreams and art. She has been recording dreams since she was 21. She is particularly interested in Mandalas, seeing them as a way to get in touch with the unconscious psyche. She gains inspiration for her art and her writings through daily meditation.
Marilyn Turner was born in Waterbury, CT nearly ¾’s of a century ago (her words, not mine). She moved to Hartford, as a young adult, to help get Johnson elected. She raised three wonderful children, and then divorced. Meanwhile she earned her degree from UConn, through taking night classes. After selling her home, she took a year and explored where she would live and work next. She became a Park Ranger in Maui, for a time and then chose Harrisonburg, VA, as her home. Her love of the Shenandoah National Park brought her here. She still works in Community Health at the hospital. She is still hiking and she is well known in the community for her activism and her involvement with people. At the age of fifty-seven, she hiked the Appalachian Trail from one end to the other. She has recently taken up pottery, and did say she had to repeat the class on “plates.”
Join with me as we have an amazing conversation with these women, and I allow them to tell you more about themselves.