Lorraine Ladish Photo Credit Phillippe Diederich.

Lorraine Ladish
Photo by Phillippe Diederich.

Lorraine Ladish is a 21st Century Communicator, helping empower women and others to achieve their goals. She is the founder and CEO of Viva Fifty! a bilingual community that celebrates being over 50. She’s worked as an editor and social media coordinator for a number of online publications. Her next book on embracing age will be published by HarperCollins in 2017. 

By choice, Lorraine always worked, but never on a payroll.  She thought everyone did what they loved.

Her Dad wanted her to be a Marine Biologist because he thought it was stable and she’d make a lot of money.  Now she makes more staying at home than Marine Biologists do.

Lorraine tries to inspire women to live their best life every day and to celebrate being over 50!

She wants to inspire women who speak both English and Spanish to live their best lives. When you do something you are passionate about, it makes you feel purposeful, happy and helps to avoid a downhill spiral in retirement.

The sections of her website are:

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Grace (Beauty)
  • Escape (what to do when you aren’t working)
  • Relationships

It turns out English speakers are looking for beauty and Spanish speakers are looking for Relationships

She caters to all types of people. There is no “one size fits all” for being over 50.

  • People are entering their 60s with young children
  • Some 50-year-old women are having children!
  • Some grandparents are raising grandchildren

Lorraine gave some great advice: Do what you love. Spain has a caste system that is difficult to break.  She did it, and if Lorraine did it you can too!  Think of what you wish you had done or would do for free, for example, YOU could write a book. Think of the one thing you want to do, and then just do it!  You CAN love being over 50!

Books: 

Contact information for Lorraine: Website VivaFifty.com and LorraineCLadish.com

Lorraine wanted to give her short book “REACH: From single mom on welfare to digital entrepreneur” as today’s freebie. Just go to

**Note: Lorraine initially thought she would be able to make her book, REACH, free for our listeners but unfortunately Amazon no longer allows for that.  So there is a small charge for the book.

Special Thanks to:

  • Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
  • Les Briney, my husband, and Danny Ozment of Emerald City Pro who edits the show and makes my guests and me sound terrific
  • Henry Shapiro, host of Retired Excited that airs on Fridays
  • YOU the listener for sharing on social media, telling your friends about it, and reviewing the show on iTunes

This post about retirement and Retirement Lifestyle first appeared on http://RockYourRetirement.com

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