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Badass Women at Any Age

Dec 6, 2022

Dr. Frieda Birnbaum  is no stranger to challenging the status quo and redefining the rules.  The daughter of holocaust survivors, Frieda was tasked with helping her parents navigate their immigration and assimilation to a different country and new life.  With an innate passion for helping others and a strong sense of purpose, Frieda has defied the cultural norms and expectations of every decade of her life and continues helping others do the same.  Frieda is a research psychologist and psychotherapist in Saddle River, New Jersey and the award-winning author of LIFE BEGINS AT 60: A New View of Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves and WHAT PRICE POWER: An In-Depth Study of the Professional Woman in a Relationship. An expert on topics such as family dynamics, parenthood, relationships, addiction, anxiety and depression, Frieda is a seasoned media personality and commentator who is adept at discerning the psychological underpinnings of current issues and parsing the psychological profiles of various newsmakers- politicians, celebrities, criminals, etc. Notably, Frieda is the oldest woman in America to give birth to twins. The mother of five, her youngest sons were born when she was 60, lending her a unique perspective on issues related to parenting and the empowerment of women at any age.


What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

02:02  Dr. Frieda’s personal story

04:23  Making her own rules at an early age

09:45  Defying cultural patterns and self empowerment

18:09  Why it’s important for women to redefine age

19:26  Me Too and Ageism

21:04  60 as a redefining age and the  effects of negative and positive beliefs 

24:11  Frieda’s new view on motherhood and marriage

25:33  The power of words. Middle age vs peak age, retirement vs reinvention

28:02  Countering gendered ageism



“ I have always defied the odds at all my ages.”

“I happen to have a degree, but that degree does not define me. I think that degree makes people feel that I'm qualified.”

“The only one that can support you is you .”

“Don't have any fears about getting older, have wonderful expectations.”

“Absolutely throw out the rules and live your life. “

“ We need to be open to changes in our lives and not to be afraid of changes. “

“Age is across the borders defined in a way that is antiquated.”

“We need to realize we are the authority. ”



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