Maryanne Reed Contributor

Maryanne Reed Maryanne Reed is a journalism educator and freelance writer who lives in Morgantown WV. She writes the column, "Life in the Middle Ages" for the Dominion Post and a corresponding blog, Middleagemaryanne.com. Maryanne turned 50 last year and has vowed to make her second decade even better than her first. In her free time, she is a fitness fanatic, dog lover, avid reader, and an award-winning cookie baker.


How Did My Body Get Middle Aged?

November 9, 2013
how did my body get middle aged

While you may feel like a 20-something at heart, your body is showing signs of wear and tear, with occasional breakdowns.
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Gaining Weight Gracefully

November 8, 2013
weight gain at menopause

I’ve already accepted my new weight as the new “normal” and recently replaced all of my slacks with the next size up.
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How Facebook Changed My Life

July 9, 2013
how facebook changed my life

Now, we’re even getting together in real life, planning races and reunions in cities where one or more of us live.
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Losing My Hearing and Finding Jill

May 14, 2013
Losing My Hearing and Finding Jill

You can overcome almost any obstacle if you have good food, a warm bed, regular exercise and people you love who also love you.
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Mothering My Niece

May 10, 2013
mothering my niece

The voice on the phone was calm, at first. It was my niece Maya describing her last day in New York, getting ready to leave for film school. As she continued to talk, her anxiety ratcheted up. Then, she burst into tears. “I don’t have any clean pants to wear,” I heard through her
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Running For My Life

April 9, 2013
Running For My Life

Middle-age runners (40-plus) are among the fastest growing group of marathon finishers.
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A Lesson In Love and Loss

November 27, 2012
A Lesson In Love and Loss

My dad was also in a hurry to dispose of anything that reminded him of my mom.
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