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Sandell Morse – Podcast – The Orchid Series

In this episode, I chat with Sandell Morse. Our conversation is part of a collection of interviews called The Orchid Series. The interviews feature inspiring men and women over 75 years young. Curious, engaged, active, interesting. The sort of human we all hope to be when we grow up!

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Sandell and I discuss how she and her husband have aged differently, the importance of a community, developing interests separate from our partners, and what we should pay attention to as we age. I loved hearing about her charming town and neighborhood, how living apart works for Sandell and her husband, her furry friend, her writing, and how she keeps active. I especially enjoyed learning about her year as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette!

At age 81, Sandell published her first memoir,  The Spiral Shell: A French Village Reveals its Secrets of Jewish Resistance in World War II. According to Sandell, “It’s never too late!”

“You don’t give things up, they give you up.”

Subjects we reference:

Yoga with Adriene

The newsletter Sandell reads every day

Eulogy For A Dress: Or the Life I Didn’t Live

Scandinavian Shrimp Salad

The  Spectacular by Fiona Davis

Portsmouth, New Hampshire


For more information, please visit Sandell’s website, or follow her on Instagram. 

Photos courtesy of Sandell Morse

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