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Amy Sherman


Amy Sherman has a master's degree in counseling/psychology from Vermont College. She is a therapist, Relationship Coach, author and the founder of the Baby Boomers' Network, a website dedicated to educating, inspiring and supporting boomers as they transition through midlife.

Amy is the co-author of 99 things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating After 40, 50, and Yes, 60! which helps women avoid the disasters and disappointment they often experience when starting over and dating again. She is also the author of the digital Distress-Free Aging Transformation Package and The Joy of Optimism 10-Lesson eCourse. Both offer strategies and tools for overcoming adversity and other challenges of middle age. Amy is a Contributing Blogger to www.FinallyOver50.com and an Expert Advisor to www.ParentalWisdom.com. Amy can be reached at amybethsherman@gmail.com or go to http://www.yourbabyboomersnetwork.com.

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Posts by Amy Sherman:

  • When You Retire: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife

  • January 25th, 2016
    With a surprising number of boomers heading towards retirement, most are not ready to spend their days hitting the golf balls or playing bridge. Instead they are looking to the future with enthusiasm and gusto. Why? [...]

  • Domestic Violence and Baby Boomers

  • October 29th, 2015
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Which means that the media will be featuring many stories to bring awareness of and support for this devastating and insidious problem. You may read about the estranged [...]

  • Be Kind to Yourself

  • August 20th, 2015
    You’ve heard the expression, “You are your own worst enemy.” Well, this statement is unfortunately very true. You are probably more accepting and forgiving of others than you are of yourself. That’s because you [...]

  • A Boomer’s Secret to Success

  • July 13th, 2015
    There is more to life than planning for retirement. It’s really about making good choices and living life to the fullest. It’s about making a promise to yourself to discover the joyous secrets that will change [...]

  • Releasing A Child Into The World

  • June 12th, 2015
    One of the hardest parts about being a parent is letting go. We don’t pay too much attention when our children are babies that one day we will have to release them into the world to start their lives on their own. [...]

  • Forget What You Have Lost

  • March 19th, 2015
    Sometimes, our lives can change swiftly. Aside from the death of a loved one, change may actually be a good thing. If you are moving out of a long-term relationship, such as divorce, changing jobs/careers or retiring, [...]

  • A Simple Thank You Will Do

  • February 16th, 2015
    Just because you’re an adult, mature and wise, it doesn’t mean you should take this wonderful life for granted. When something great happens to you, how do you show your appreciation? Do you just ignore it or do [...]

  • You Can Make a Difference at Midlife

  • January 5th, 2015
    I am always impressed with people who risk their own lives to save another, who will help you all hours of the night, who open their wallets to help those less fortunate. I wish I was more like that. I try to be. I’m [...]

  • Coping With Job Loss

  • November 12th, 2014
    You’ve spent many years building your career and establishing a place in the corporate world and feel secure about your future and the future of your family. But what happens when it ends abruptly behind the euphemism [...]

  • Dealing with Midlife Guilt and Shame

  • Dealing with Midlife Guilt and ShameOctober 15th, 2014
    John Bradshaw, the award winning author of “Healing the Shame that Binds You ” says that “shame is the all pervasive sense that [you] are flawed and defective as a human being.” Guilt, on the [...]

  • Making Midlife Magnificent

  • September 17th, 2014
    Midlife doesn’t have to be a depressing time of your life even though your challenges are getting tough. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. It can be something good and enjoyable. And it can [...]

  • Caught In The Middle, Again!

  • August 21st, 2014
    Are you ever caught in the middle of family conflict, trying to keep the peace between family members who just don’t get along? Are you the mediator, who is always put under a lot of stress, anxiety, heartache [...]

  • Baby Boomers And The Dating Scene

  • July 22nd, 2014
    Relationships should be life enhancing and ever lasting. That’s why if you are recently divorced, widowed or between relationships and are ready to start dating again, you should know what to anticipate and how [...]

  • Do You Support Or Do You Meddle?

  • July 2nd, 2014
    Is there a difference between being a support to your children and being too supportive? Should we as parents be worried? I am the mom of two wonderful adult children. Both are college educated and on their own. My married [...]

  • Life Is Full Of Bumps In The Road

  • May 28th, 2014
    In the face of adversity and uncertainty, it is so important to remain “mindful” of how much control you have over your life. It’s all about perception. What you perceive to be bad, may not be as bad [...]

  • Self-Sabotage Is Your Greatest Enemy

  • May 10th, 2014
    Business people, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians and others are adamant about one thing: If you want to succeed in whatever you do, you have to stay focused. This means that you must keep the task and goals in sight [...]

  • Are You A Born Optimist?

  • April 9th, 2014
    Even though sustained negativity is toxic and bad for your health, many people are still more intrinsically pessimistic than optimistic. Is this because they can’t help themselves? Are they born with a propensity [...]

  • A Few Tips to Avoid Nagging

  • March 23rd, 2014
    “Clean your bedroom!” “Pick up the wet towel after your shower!” “Shut the light when you leave the room!” These are a few of the things I would scream –  like a broken record [...]

  • The Epiphany Of An Aha! Moment

  • February 5th, 2014
    How often do you have an epiphany? In psychology, the term is often used when a client experiences a deep release of emotions associated with an awareness of repressed feelings.  This breakthrough often frees the individual [...]

  • Be As Proud As A Peacock

  • January 10th, 2014
    When my son earned his PhD from The University of Florida in Biomedical Engineering, you can imagine how proud I was. But it was his pride in having accomplished this amazing goal that made it so wonderful and special. After [...]

  • Looking Forward With Anticipation

  • December 30th, 2013
    Where did the time go? It seems just yesterday my son was playing in little league and my daughter was taking ballet lessons.  I used to be the young woman with little kids and now I’m Ma’am or getting into [...]

  • Are You Going Through A Midlife Crisis?

  • November 11th, 2013
    As you transition through life, you are making many changes and going through many different stages. With a life expectancy of 78 (5 years longer for women), when you turn about 40, you are entering what is known as [...]

  • Do You Remember When?

  • October 17th, 2013
    How many times have you had this conversation? “Do you remember when candy was one penny, school books were carried in a strap, and Good Humor trucks would drive down your street? So many memories.  You have seen [...]

  • Aging With Grace: Skip Over Your Stumbling Blocks

  • September 23rd, 2013
    It’s strange how, when you least expect it, your life is redirected because of a chance meeting. As a mental health professional, I do many groups, seminars, workshops and presentations that put me in touch with many [...]

  • Create Your Fountain Of Youth

  • September 9th, 2013
    Although most people think longevity is solely related to genes, it really depends on genes, attitude and lifestyle. Centenarians attribute their long lives to eating well, being optimistic and keeping busy. The Census [...]

  • It’s Time To Be A Little Selfish

  • July 30th, 2013
    How many sacrifices have you made over the years for your family, so your children could have a comfortable, happy life? I’m sure you’ve made many.  The long hours at work, the shortened vacations so kids [...]

  • After The Kids Leave, What Next?

  • July 10th, 2013
    Remember your senior year of high school and the prospect of going off to college in the fall? Remember how exciting and special it felt to be leaving home and embarking on a new and amazing adventure? You’re at [...]

  • How Can I Be 50, When I Still Feel 25?

  • June 24th, 2013
    Where did the years go? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was considered the youngster in the crowd?  Somehow the years kept creeping along and now I have a 30-year-old daughter who looks at me as if I’m an old [...]

  • Ageless Boomers

  • June 6th, 2013
    If your goal is to live longer, to live your best life and to contribute to society in a positive way, you are not alone. Most people would like to achieve this level of satisfaction and fulfillment and are realizing [...]

  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

  • May 22nd, 2013
    Are you still the fairest of them all? When you look in the mirror, do you see someone you don’t recognize or someone much older than you feel?  Baby boomers want to remain vigorous and healthy, yet many are sinking [...]

  • Podcast: Midlife Dating: 5 Keys To Dating Success

  • May 20th, 2013
    Listen Here: Amy Sherman is a Therapist, Relationship Coach and the founder of the Baby Boomers’ Network. She is the co-author of 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Dating After 40, 50 and Yes, 60! and has [...]

  • Empty Nest All Over Again

  • May 8th, 2013
    Some boomers are past the empty nest syndrome by many years, yet others may be in the midst of it right now. Whichever you can relate to, there are probably moments when nostalgia and sadness creep in, leaving you feeling [...]

  • A New Perspective On Courage

  • April 22nd, 2013
    Wayne Dyer says, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Such good advice to follow, since you know that challenges will come your way as you age and your perspective [...]

  • What’s Age Got To Do With it?

  • April 16th, 2013
    Has anyone ever said to you, “Boy, you look great. You’re how old?” That must make you feel really good, since nobody wants to look his/her real age.  But what if you’ve heard the opposite.  “I’m [...]