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A Call to Further Becoming

The New Declaration from WOMEN OVER 50

“A stunning achievement … not only a call, but a summons to all of us to live boldly into a new narrative that embraces all we are capable of becoming.”
~ Pam Noble, author, Becoming Tree

“This book should be one of Oprah’s top picks for 2020.”
~ Gael McCool, author, Be Wise Now

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“Sue Brightman’s book should be on Oprah’s top picks for 2020. It is so full of deep wisdom that resonates at every level. Its interviews show women aging with grace and power, declaring and defining themselves on their own terms. Sue has done a brilliant job of harvesting the uniquely feminine themes that unfold within each decade. Women over 50 will see themselves in this book, and younger women will be inspired by it too.”
     ~ Gael McCool, author of Be Wise Now: A Guide to Conscious Living

“When you open this amazing book you will find the voices of women who offer beautiful pieces of their stories in a chorus of strength, courage, humor, diversity, and compassion. Sue Brightman is the master choir director who brought these voices together as a gift for this very moment!”
     ~ Elizabeth Fuller

Available now on Amazon worldwide!

In this groundbreaking book, Sue Brightman beckons us into timely and promising news about women over 50: it’s not about aging, it’s about becoming more of who we really are and doing what we’re called to do. Based on 100 interviews with women age 50-70+, Brightman discovers emerging themes of burgeoning creativity, spiritual growth, and a zesty freedom to experiment with new roles, new businesses, and new priorities. Blasting out of the water the old narrative about disengagement and decline, this exciting and spiritually rich stage of life comes alive page by page with women’s stories, pithy quotes, and Brightman’s insightful narrative.



“Imagine feeling a warm hand on your back, reminding you that you do matter, and another beckoning you to reach beyond what you think is possible. Both of these unfold from the pages of this glorious book, crafted by Sue Brightman.”
     ~ Dawna Markova, Ph.D., author of Living a Loved Life: Awakening Wisdom Through Stories of Inspiration, Challenge and Possibility and I Will Not Die An Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion

“This book is a stunning achievement by a woman who has deeply listened to a diversity of women … It is not only a call, but a summons to all of us to live boldly into a new narrative that embraces all we are capable of becoming.”
Pam Noble, Author of Becoming Tree, Mystical Wanderings in Nature Through Essays, Poems, and Art


Welcome to my work and this site!

After 30 satisfying years in Conscious Business consulting and coaching, I’m thrilled to have established this site to reflect the shift in my professional focus to women: specifically women over 50 who represent the whole new phase of life called Adulthood II or the “age of active wisdom.”

At this time of the Coronavirus, we need this wisdom. We need to be able to tap into universal truths that allow us to take hold of our lives, respond to what is calling us, and not be swept away by anxiety and uncertainty.

I’d already been impressed when witnessing what was happening with women in their 50s, 60s, 70s coming into renewed brightness and purpose before the pandemic hit in March 2020. I interviewed over 100 of them and heard ten distinct themes about a whole new definition of life at this stage! And having led 3 groups of women through the 10 Declarations since the pandemic and during so much global turmoil, I can see how these 10 themes provide dominion and relief ~ like a light on the path during a dark time ~ as we apply them to our lives and the callings to contribute to a better world, no matter how seemingly small our contributions may seem to be. The reality continues that a stage that used to be defined by the word “retirement” is shifting entirely. I believe women are leading the way.

Finding a new way forward in our families, workplaces, communities, nations, and our world is clearly needed. The pandemic and all the other social upheavals taking place give us the calling we are here for to help shape and re-form what must come from wisdom and experience.

So, welcome to this site. I’m so glad you’re here. Here you will find 10 “declarations” I discovered from 100 interviews with women between 50-70+. You’ll find information on my upcoming book about the astounding breakthroughs women are already making; stories of what vibrant and meaningful lives look like well over 50. And you’ll find ways I am here to support you if you’re in the bewildering, expectant, hopeful process of re-purposing your life after 50 at a time when we are laying down whole new tracks for ourselves and the women coming along behind us. 

Women’s Further Becoming Retreat October 2020!

A Virtual Retreat for Women Over 50
on the Journey of Further Becoming

Ready to work on the big “What Now?” using the wisdom and intuition that’s calling you forward?




An intimate Retreat, thoughtfully designed over weeks of Oct 4 & 11
Max 8 women.