by Nechama Liss-Levinson

Assertiveness at Any Age

Tuesday mornings at 11:00 a.m., I am on the telephone. I am speaking to Rose and to Blanche, to Sylvia and to Norma, to Helen and to Gertrude. All at the same time. The average age of my phone companions is 76. We are discussing how to be more assertive in one’s life. I am serving as the facilitator for this group of senior women, who are speaking from their homes, while I am teaching from my office.

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