The 'Age of Discovery' is turning '50 Young'.
Finding Emotional and Spiritual Support for
Guidance and Experiencing Fulfillment for Tomorrow!
Shirley W. Mitchell, past elementary teacher, past chairman of the Marshall County Women's Club, past owner-rider of championship walking horses, is a Mother of Three, Grandmother of Ten and a Great-Grandmother of eight. Her favorite pastimes are her Faith, spending time with family, and travel - promoting her works and speaking all across the country!
Raised in the South in Northern Alabama, on a tenant cotton farm working with all her family members in the tenant cotton fields... Even at that young age, she had a "Vision and Passion" to make her life and others' lives more productive, seeing what hard, long work days and getting older did to those around her. Days in the South are hot, sometimes very humid, and it's a difficult job picking cotton. Shirley's desire was to help all those who are struggling to find a comfortable zone from which to inspire their own passions, hopes and dreams.
Since those early days, Shirley's life "Passion" and "Mission" has been to promote "Positive Aging and Vitality in Health". She was writing about, and promoting, a "Positive Aging Lifestyle" before most were even thinking about it. She is highly recognized as one of the Top Writers and Speakers on Aging, Seniors, Senior Lifestyle, the Baby Boomer Generation, Women's Issues and Healthy Lifestyles of Today. We call her "The Original Baby Boomer Promoter" because of her tremendous insight years previous to the coming of the Baby Boomer Wave of Aging Younger.
In her early years she kept journals of her writing, and that was the beginning to her writing career. Shirley is the Author of 8 books that include: The Beauty Of Being God's Woman and Spiritual Sparks For Busy Women published by Strode Publishers of Huntsville, AL; The Christian Writer's Diary, a Self-Published, Hard Bound Desk Calendar, and Fabulous after 50~Finding Fulfillment for tomorrow and Sensational after 60~Loving Life All Over Again published by New Leaf Press of Green Forest, AR. Fabulous after 50~Finding Fulfillment for tomorrow and Sensational after 60~Loving Life All Over Again were then updated and published by Whitaker House of Kensington, PA, along with Radiant after 70~Adding Sparkle and Spirit To Life. Shirley has 6 more books in the process... A novel; children's book; a Women's devotional print and ebook; grandparents book and a First Ladies Gift Book.
Shirley is the co-author of 5 books to include: Love Notes for Mom and Love Notes for Dad published by New Leaf Press of Green Forest, AR; 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life published by Self Growth, Inc. of New Jersey and, Love Like God~Embracing Unconditional Love and Women Will Save The World published by Absolute Love Publishing of Austin, TX.
"Going back a few years, the reason I started writing about the boomers was because I experienced a negative event in my life – divorce after 38 years of marriage. Rather than sit around and feel sorry for myself, and let my life wilt away, I decided to do something about it. I attended an Aging Conference in New York; became a contestant in the Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant, and embarked on a journey of traveling all over the country".
Ms. Mitchell has appeared on many local and national radio & TV programs and shows, and has authored many articles that have appeared in several National Magazines including Progress Magazine, Christian Life, Sonlite Gospel, The Gadsden Messenger, The Shantyman, Mature Living, The Sand Mountain Reporter for over 25 years, Senior Lifestyle Magazine, plus several other publications. Shirley is the publisher of the Fabulous after Fifty Syndicated On-Line Column, which includes all of her articles for the past 30 years, and she is a member of The Lit Chicks Literary Writers Critique Group of Sand Mountain Alabama. She is a past columnist for Senior Lifestyle Magazine, Passionate for Life and the Passionate Sparks On-Line Newsletter.
Jeanie L. Davis, Senior Writer with WebMD Health, interviewed Ms. Mitchell for a WebMD Special, "50 Great Things About Being 50" and, Tatiana Munavar, Assistant Editor, Writer and Journalist for the Life Style Section of El Tiempo Newspaper, interviewed Ms. Mitchell for a Special El Tiempo article, "Women Over 50 - Their New Role in Our Society".
Ms. Mitchell is the celebrity radio talk show host of the syndicated radio shows Aging Outside the Box® ~ Talk Radio With A Twist™ and Aging Outside the Box® Christian Spiritual Sparks™, which are produced by Lighthouse Coastal Productions in Sardis City, AL.
Shirley received the "1997 Woman of Achievement Award" from the Business and Professional Women's Club; She won the "Most Stunning Smile Award" at the "2000 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant" and most recently received the "2004 Citizen of the Year Award" from the Albertville Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to the city and local venues. In 2006, 2007 & 2008, she was nominated for inclusion into "The Purpose Prize", with Civic Ventures, in recognition of her life-long commitment to local and national venues, and for promoting positive aging lifestyles. A Dale Carnegie Graduate, she is also a Competent Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. She supports groups such as the American Heart Association and the GoRed for Women Program.
"Everyone seems to think that when you get to that "Golden" number, you are going to wilt away and dry up! Most boomers don't mind "owning their age", and I'm one of them. I'm proud to have lived this long, I love life and live life to the fullest each day! Aging is mostly all about one's attitude and faith. I loved being Fabulous after 50, then graduating to Sensational after 60, and now living my life as Radiant after 70! It's like graduating from grade school, going to junior high, then high school and entering college. God only gives us one day at a time, so we need to spend that gracious time to the best of our ability"... Shirley W. Mitchell
Shirley W. Mitchell
Author, Writer, Columnist, Speaker &
Celebrity Radio Talk Show Host
Shirley W. Mitchell, Author of the new Aging Boomer Series, is the Owner and Founder of the Fabulous after 50® Media Group - a Motivational, Inspirational and Educational Company providing products and services related to Organizing and Conducting Educational Conferences, Classes, Symposiums, Seminars, Workshops, Speeches, Training Courses, and the Distribution of Materials including Multimedia Audio, Video, CD, DVD, Books, Newsletters, Articles, Electronic Books and Audio Publications focusing on Aging, Baby Boomers, Seniors and Senior Lifestyles, Women’s and Men's Issues, Health, Diet, Exercise, Fashion, Beauty, Nutrition, Faith, Travel, Reference, Culinary and Literary located in Northern Alabama.
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