Host Sherrilynne Starkie welcomes author Rona Maynard to episode 27 of the 50 Women Over 50 podcast.
Rona’s successful career in publishing culminated as the editor of Chatelaine, Canada’s most popular women’s magazine. Soon after she had retired, Rona’s husband talked her into rescuing a little dog. Casey proved to be Rona’s muse and she’s recently published her third book, a memoir entitled Starter Dog: My Path to Joy, Belonging and Loving this World.
In this interview Rona discusses how letting Casey into her life gave her a new way of seeing the world as she explores her neighbourhood on their daily walks, making new friends and discovering hidden beauty spots.
She shares how she felt about leaving the world of work. “At first, I did not know who I was anymore,” she explains. “Then you realise it’s up to you alone to make your day meaningful. It is an opportunity to ask yourself, not how am I doing, but how am I interesting? What did I love about this day?”
About Rona Maynard :
Born in New Hampshire of Canadian parents, Rona Maynard went to the University of Toronto, where she met and married Paul Jones. A career in journalism, including a spell at Maclean’s, led in time to her becoming editor of Chatelaine in 1995, where she attracted a new generation of readers to the most enduringly successful magazine in Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband Paul and her dog Casey.
- Rona Maynard
- Starter Dog: My Path to Joy, Belonging Loving this world.
- Reader’s Digest
- Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
About the 50 Women Over 50 Podcast:
Sherrilynne Starkie started this show as a creative project with the goal of interviewing 50 women past their 50th birthday to learn how they see the world, what lessons they’ve learned and what advice they have for us all. She’s been blogging and podcasting for 18+ years as part of a successful marketing and communications career and loves learning from all the women she interviews. Subscribe to 50 Women Over 50 wherever you get your podcasts and please share it with your friends. Get each weekly episode dropped into your inbox by subscribing here. If you’d like to be one of the 50 Women over 50 featured on this podcast apply by clicking here. If you’d like to be one of the 50 Women over 50 featured on this podcast apply by clicking here. If you feel like it, you can buy me coffee here.