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It’s only too late if you don’t start now.

Barbara Sher

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Do you love learning new things? Do you have far more interests than any one woman could fulfil in a lifetime? Are you in middle life or later and worried that time is running out? Do your friends sometimes wonder why you spend so much time navel-gazing? Do you think work is as much about making a contribution as making money? Do you believe in your bones that your life is becoming more valuable as you get older, not less? Are you spiritual but hate rules and dogma?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s ignore current mainstream ideas about women aging: that we must strive to look as young as possible as long as possible, that aging is something to be embarrassed about, to hide, that “old” is an insult, that menopause is something to be feared.

Here, we’ll explore living life creatively, with a sense of the sacred and in community with each other. We’ll share ways of keeping our minds and bodies as healthy as possible. You’ll find specific ways to help you live fully and abstract reflections designed to get you thinking.

You’ll be able to sign up for webinars, e-books, courses and events as they become available.

What this site is not about

You won’t find anything here about how to look younger. Hey, if you want to spend your money on botox or have some work done on those bags under your eyes, then good for you. Just make sure you’re doing it for you, not to fit in and be more acceptable.

I’m not puritanical about this, by the way, I have serious clothesaholic tendencies. But there are loads of other sites that cover how to choose the right lipstick and the latest skin peel techniques.

Why Pilgrim’s Moon

Why the name Pilgrim’s Moon? Because life at its best is a magical journey along a winding path, and sometimes we can see more clearly in the shadows cast by moonlight than in the noonday sun. We’re all pilgrims of sorts, sometimes stumbling, sometimes running forward along the path. And the positioning of the apostrophe? Well although we’re all on the path together, for each of us it’s an individual journey.

And lest (I do like the word lest, don’t you?) we descend too far into woo-woo land, let’s aim to keep a sense of humour and irony at all times.

Let’s begin

So let’s begin our journey:

click here to read The Crone’s Manifesto

click here to discover the Seven Stepping Stones to a joyful old age

click here for a growing list of resources for women like us

If you want to find out a bit about me, click here.

And if you’re new to blogs and social media, and feeling a little daunted, click here.

Monthly newsletters and a FREE joining gift

And please do sign up for our mailing list to receive free monthly newsletters and to be kept up to date with courses and events in due course. You will also receive a free joining gift: Seven Steps Along the Pilgrim’s Path. Click here to sign up.

Completely spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Finally, a word on spelling: ‘ageing’ or ‘aging’? It seems either is correct, in either British or American English. So I stuck a pin in the computer screen and went for the latter.

Tess Giles Marshall

 

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  1. Joanna Powell Colbert
    November 30, 2011 | 11:26 pm

    So glad to connect with you!
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  2. Sue Burness
    December 1, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    This is BRILLIANT-absolutely brilliant!!! I will be signing up for the newsletter, and that’s saying something, because I just “unsubscribed” from several. I’ll be “turning” 60 in February, and finding you here is perfectly timed!

    warmly, Sue

    • Tess Giles Marshall
      December 1, 2011 | 4:20 pm

      Sue, thank you and I’m delighted! Your timing is good, too, because I’m just literally putting the finishing touches to the latest newsletter. If you don’t sign up in time, let me know and I’ll email it to you separately.

  3. Bonnie
    April 4, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    Hello dear one- I just stumbled onto your site and love it already! Looking forward to your return.
    Many blessings and hugs
    Bonnie

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