Felice Shapiro

Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur and publisher. She is the Founder/Publisher of Better After 50. She also teachers Entrepreneurship at Tufts University. She loves to spend time with her BA50′s sharing conversation while running, hiking, skiing, and after yoga.

Boomer Questionnaire: Where Will We Live Next?

(originally posted on Better After 50)In the new French “comedy,” All Together, Jane Fonda’s character, Annie, asks, “we plan out so much of our lives, so why didn’t we plan for this final time?”...more

Six Tips on What NOT to Write on Match.com

(originally posted on BetterAfter50 - by A. Chertorofsky)...more

Survival Story: Visiting Adult Kids

It was touch and go for a bit, there was no telling, once we started our six-hour journey to upstate NY, that it would be successful.  The expectations seemed realistic – my two boys and I were going to have family time and since my younger boy was deep in work, we would visit him in “his space.” It would be our own version of visiting day. I certainly didn’t think I had oversold the adventure to my eldest son, but I was beginning to think that perhaps I had oversold it to myself....more

Death with Dignity?

Peter Goodwin was the doctor who successfully lobbied for Oregon’s Right to Die Law. In a week that has been filled with the bad news of death and sickness for me, I paid particular attention to an article about him in the March 26, 2012 issue of Time Magazine. The week began with the 18th anniversary of my father’s suicide. In the shadow of my father’s traumatic death, the Time article injected the issue of choice and free will in choosing to die rather than suffer....more

The Hats of Life

I love hats – I’ve been told I look good in them – not baseball caps – real hats – the ones with brims. Because I love costumes and as my favorite holiday is Halloween, it’s no surprise that I have quite the collection.Often I have to cycle through my assortment to find the one that feels right. Sometimes, it takes a while to find the right look and feel. Especially when it comes to my Professional Hats....more
Would love to see a pic of you in your fav hat. I've always loved them too but just don't look ...more

Yoga and Sex

This article was originally published on Better After 50....more
You almost have me talked into yoga. My speed and heavy bags need a rest. No yoga classes in my ...more

I Have a Crush on Jane Fonda

This article was originally published on Better After 50....more
I've loved Jane for so long. She is stunning and not just for her age. Thank you for sharing!more

Where We Should Retire

Five good friends at dinner and the topic turned to my friend Molly’s mom.  Although “Mom” was the trigger,  the topic was us.  Molly had just relocated her mom to a senior living center and was saddened that mom didn’t have any friends there. Mom is fine, actually quite happy and relieved to be in a supportive community with activities and meal plans. But Molly – not so much. Actually she was churning. ...more
After 55, retirement villages are the best places to retiremore

Practicing What I Preach: Launching a Business Publisher/Editor Betterafter50.com

I say to my students of Entrepreneurship at Tufts University ...... forget your inhibitions let's just come up with an idea that seems almost impossible but makes you smile -- gets your heart fluttering and is something people want and need. I ask them to think out of the box. Dare to Dream.  And so for three years running this is how we begin our first class each semester....more