Transitional situations are often accompanied by mixed feelings, such as feeling overwhelmed, excited, stressed and sad. It is important to note that transitional stress does not only occur during our senior years.
Step back for a minute, turn off the 24-hour news outlets and talk to seniors and other people in your lives who have experienced challenging times in our country and have witnessed many other campaign seasons.
Studies have shown a serious discrepancy between the way we perceive older men (distinguished and sexually viable) and older women (sexless and unhealthy). But Judaism reverses things; women increase in value, in fact, the older they get.