About Marilyn Murray Willison

Marilyn Murray Willison

Marilyn Murray Willison

Marilyn Murray Willison, a UCLA graduate, is a six-time award-winning author and former international journalist, who has a unique perspective when it comes to the complicated issues regarding America’s seniors. Her byline has appeared in over 25 publications on both sides of the Atlantic, and her opinion pieces, personality profiles and celebrity interviews have reached millions of readers.

Since 1984, Willison has lived with multiple sclerosis, which has given her a unique perspective on dealing with the myriad challenges that accompany a disability. As former health and fitness editor for the Los Angeles Times syndicate, Willison brings both a personal and professional background to her columns for seniors. 

As a wife, mother and grandmother, Willison approaches aging with an optimistic curiosity and an undisguised enthusiasm. Visit her website at www.marilynwillison.com.

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Gratitude Attitude: Part 2 Feb 28, 2020

Are you having a down day? When that happens, oftentimes it can be all too easy for us to tell ourselves that when we were younger, our lives were simply better than they are today. But I would like to remind ... Read More

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Gratitude Attitude: Part 1 Feb 21, 2020

After reaching the age of 50, many of us fall into the trap of thinking that everything was better "when we were younger." I refer to this as the Old Fogey Syndrome because it's almost a clear indicator of liv... Read More

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Does Older Equal Happier? Feb 14, 2020

Like most baby boomers, I had always embraced the "Forever Young" mantra of Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart, which suggests that life's best blessings are reserved for the youthful. Now that I'm officially a senior citizen, I find it reassuring to learn th... Read More

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Ways to Face Hard Times Feb 07, 2020

By the time you have celebrated your 50th birthday, it's a pretty safe bet you have gotten several doses of unpleasant news. Perhaps someone broke your heart. Maybe you experienced an unwelcome health challeng... Read More