The Longing To Belong
This website is about aging well, about the creative surge that begins in midlife. Ours is a story of embracing the years, and the gifts of years.
We are in the midst of a great cultural shift that encourages us to take pride in our stories, especially the ones that illustrate how we’ve paved a way and paid a price to benefit the next generation. To reflect upon the history that shaped us is to honor the defining milestones that now inform us. George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”
A generosity of spirit rises up to greet us. That’s the surge of creativity that women are experiencing today – we gather our broken pieces and weave them into wholeness. We are free and sovereign souls, fully engaged in the sacred endeavor of making a life that is akin to making art.
"Aging invites us to grow into a deeper beauty,” she writes, “it’s no longer the smile on our face as much as it is the expression in our heart.” Raffelock’s book will be a much-needed boost to readers of all ages.
FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Her stories and insights about how far women have come is nothing short of inspirational. A must-read for any woman who wants to embrace the strength and creativity of midlife.”
FROM MARCI SHIMOFF, #1 NYT BEST
Show us that art matters in times of despair... Show us those women coming together create something beautiful. It’s all here in these pages.”
FROM JENNI NASH, FOUNDER
& CEO OF AUTHOR ACCELERATOR