March 22, 2023
Please join us and our guest, Dr. Frieda Birnbaum, for a show on Age Isn’t What It Used to Be! Redefining Age to Fit Social Norms. During this episode, Dr. Frieda will discuss her book, “Life Begins at 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage and Reinventing Ourselves.” Dr. Frieda made headlines several years ago when she gave birth to twin boys at the age of sixty. And despite being a psychotherapist who had counseled other mothers for decades, she secretly wondered: What have I gotten myself into? Can I keep up?
It turned out she could, and then some. Like so many people who take on new things at age sixty and older, Dr. Frieda discovered a new lease on life. She felt more energized than ever (on most days, anyway) to run after twins Josh and Jaret. She parlayed the fame into TV and radio appearances. Her psychotherapy practice flourished. And as she reinvigorated her career, her relationships with her family, including her husband of more than forty years, grew even stronger. To be incredible mothers (and partners), Dr. Frieda believes women must be fulfilled and challenged as people first. The secret, she discovered, was to welcome growing older rather than fear it.
Frieda Birnbaum, PhD, is a research psychologist and psychotherapist in Saddle River, New Jersey and 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, Dr. 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.