Lorraine C. Ladish is a beautiful baby boomer on fire with the entrepreneurial spirit, an artist’s heart, and a writer’s mind. An articulate, and poised free spirit, Lorraine is a woman on a mission to do great work in the world connecting, elevating and empowering others, especially bilingual Latina women.
Lorraine’s life has been charmed and challenged. She’s come full circle from comfortable international family of writers, to poverty and despair and back again. Today, Lorraine’s is an inspiring and colorful success story.
Even if you’re not bilingual and don’t speak Spanish, you will find much of interest on Lorraine’s beautiful site, VivaFifty! If you’re a baby boomer woman, you will find lots to engage, inspire and delight you.
There are so many good articles on her sites. Two of my favorites articles on VivaFifty! is Lorraine’s articles on 10 Signs That You’re Rocking Middle Age, and Famous Authors Who Were Published After 50.
Lorraine started VivaFifty! just about a year ago, at age 50! She had worked in a well established web publishing company, but as she approached her 50’s, she realized that if she really wanted to do work that mattered to her, she needed to create her own site.
“I realized that if I don’t do my own thing, I’m never going to be in charge.” Lorraine C. Ladish
Lorraine’s message—and life—is a lot about empowering others by sharing what she’s learning in her own journey and by bringing some of the best resources to her audience through her articles and resources as well as that of the contributing writers of VivaFifty!.
You may also be interested in learning some of the surprising cultural differences in the Latina and American communities. We touch on that and the struggles of youth and self image, and now coming more fully into the strong, confident woman Lorraine is today, inspiring others to have the courage to become more fully what they can be.
It’s interesting how it can take us a long time to become more fully ourselves, but when we do, there’s no putting that genie back in the bottle!
Life Remade and Remarried
A love story… a soul mate… a blended family… and today Lorraine is happily remarried to Phillipe Diederich, also an author, whose debut novel is coming out in June 2015, titled Sofrito.
Lorraine and Phil met through a chanciest of encounters—one of those things that each could have missed if not open in the moment—not long after she went through a specific emotional and mental exercise about herself, aging and relationships.
“When you’re in your mid-forties and you have kids, you love a man who treats you like a lady, who respects your children, who comes home when he says he will, and who worries about putting food on the table. So yes, in midlife, my biggest turn on is a faithful, loyal, hard-working guy.
I will never forget when we first met…”
“He had also done his share of soul searching and maybe that’s why our souls met. All I know is that we met at the right time.” [Reprinted from Lorraine’s article on VivaFifty!]
Today Lorraine is fully reinventing her life, liberating her entrepreneurial and writer spirit to soar.
She is just revving up her second half of life, filled with creative ideas awaiting birth, including two new books on the way, one in English!
Lorraine C. Ladish started VivaFifty! to inspire women to see the opportunities of aging over the obstacles and possibilities over problems.
Lorraine believes in women helping each other.
We agree and we’re looking forward to keeping up with her at VivaFifty.com and LorraineCLadish.com, and hope you’ll drop in for a visit too. Let us know if you have issues or challenges you need help with and also if you have stories of triumph over tribulations.
We’re all in this together and if we can help you by bringing you the resources you need, or help others by sharing your story, that makes a day well spent for us here a Boomers Reinvented and over at Viva Fifty!
For anyone interested in launching or building their own blog or website, Lorraine shares some of what she’s doing and how she does it and what’s working for her.
Lorraine C. Ladish is a bilingual author of 17 books, writer, editor, speaker & social media influencer. She is the Founder and CEO of Viva Fifty! a bilingual community that celebrates being 50+. Before this she was Editor-in-Chief of Mamiverse.com, the award-winning online hub for Latina moms. She’s contributed to People en Español, La Palma of The Palm Beach Post, NBC Latino, Babycenter, Latinamom.me and Redbook, and was the managing editor of VOXXI Mujer, an online news site for English-speaking Hispanics. Lorraine lives in Sarasota, FL with her quirky blended family.
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