• Jane Leder

The Creative Process





In my last blog, I suggested a few potential titles for my upcoming podcast and asked for your input. Thank you to those of you who responded. But as is often the case while creating something new--a painting, a short story, a piece of pottery, a fashion design--things change, often many times.


And things have changed with the title of my upcoming podcast. Some of the initial titles for which I asked your response were already "taken." Even if they aren't copyrighted, there's no reason to step on another podcaster's toes.


So, here is the logo for "Older Women & Friends." I worked with a talented graphic designer and after many different ideas, I settled on this one with a line drawing of me wearing the engineer's cap that I wear all the time in warm weather. I like the idea of being the engineer who steers the podcast and gives it its structure.


I am now learning how to edit the interviews for the show. And it's not easy! I don't consider myself a complete newbie when it comes to computers and recording and editing, but this is a challenge. I bought a new professional mic and have been recording, recording until my voice is a bit hoarse (and sexy.) LOL


A podcast is only as good as its guests and the conversation. I have "booked" three terrific women and have a list of many more. And I welcome any suggestions of guests or topics.



  • Karen K. Brees, PhD and author of Getting Real About Getting Older. Brees and her co-author asked over 1,000 older people about the challenges and joys of aging and compiled their collective wisdom into this book.

  • Lorraine Miano, an integrative certified health coach, author of The Magic of Menopause. (Hmm . . . I can't wait to hear her talk about "post-menopause zest"!)

  • Judith Severen, PhD, master coach, who will discuss aging and "the fear of being fabulous." She and her husband have co-authored a host of books that "help us grow."


In the meantime, I have started "Older Women & Friends," a private group on Facebook. If you're on Facebook, please become a "follower." I post all kinds of questions about aging and comments by influential older women who shed light on older women and how we ROCK!!!


Once the podcast takes off, I will summarize the interviews and highlight key information and advice here on this blog. But as you know, you can listen to a podcast at any time on your cell or on your computer. In addition to YouTube, there are a host of podcast apps. At the start, "Older Women & Friends" will be available on YouTube, babyboomer.org, and nabbw.com which is the National Association for Baby Boomer Women site. Who knew?


Aging happily is all about staying involved, doing what you love, trying new projects/activities, and making new friends. Power to Older Women!




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Just a quick follow-up to my post last week. I only heard from a handful of you about the potential title of my upcoming podcast. Since then, the list has changed. Please take a look and let me know