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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Your Story: Part 2 Apr 16, 2021

In my last column, I addressed the benefits of writing a memoir, both for yourself and your family members. After working with close to two dozen individuals who wanted to commit their life experiences to paper, I have learned that everyone's story h... Read More

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Your Story: Part I Apr 09, 2021

When I'm not working on my own writing projects — or lost within the pages of a spellbinding bestseller — I spend a lot of time helping other people write their memoirs. Since I live in South Florida, there are plenty of baby boomers (and... Read More

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Do You Have a Morrie? Apr 02, 2021

Twenty years ago, the international bestselling book "Tuesdays With Morrie" was published, and since then, over 15 million copies have been sold. Millions more watched the ABC movie adaptation of the book, which starred Jack Lemmon as Morrie and Hank... Read More

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Seniors and Alcohol Abuse: Part 2 Mar 26, 2021

In the last column, we discussed the surprising trend of increased drinking among older Americans, as well as the risks that accompany alcohol dependency. We all most likely know someone who has overused alcohol for a long time — perhaps it's a... Read More