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Shel Harrington is a regular conference speaker audiences love. Her most popular talks include:


If you’re over 50, your holiday wish list probably looks a lot different than the ones kids send to Santa. What are fun yet practical gifts to give to the seniors in your life? Shel offers her top ten stocking stuffers for those of us who have put our first half-century behind us, and the hilarious quinbloits they relate to.

As we pass 50, we may start assessing our lives (and bodies) with a critical eye. But author and humorist Shel wants us to laugh and appreciate what is still right about the wonderful gifts God has given us. Her “quinbloits,” wacky invented words that perfectly capture the experience of aging, help shift our focus to the chuckles in the challenges.

Gen Xers are rebels and creatives, techies and teachers. So it may be hard for them to face the quirks of old age that sometimes slow us down. Shel offers a funny take on the things we all tend to do as we get older: from losing our glasses (that are sitting on top of our head) to turning down the volume on the car radio so that we can see better.

Did you INJUNKLE last night (read instructions on the food box, confidently throw it away, then retrieve it from the trash seconds later to recheck the instructions)? Are you frustrated by JIGGELBITZ (the ongoing movement that occurs when you come to a sudden stop and parts of your body don’t)? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you’re probably over 50. With her “quinbloits,” wacky invented words that capture the aging process perfectly, Shel shares the humor she’s found in moving past middle age.

Most of us enjoy a good chuckle. But did you know that laughter actually relieves stress and has many other physical benefits? Shel shares ways to add laughter to your days so you can improve your health and chuckle through the challenges.


Shel knows that if marriages stay strong it could put her out of business as a divorce lawyer. “So put me out of business!” she says, “I’ll find something else to do.” Shel uses her expertise in what dissolves marriages to give tips that help keep them together.

Many marriages coast along for years with full-time work and raising kids playing major roles in the family dynamic. What happens when it’s time to retire and each person has a very different idea of what life will now look like? Shel uses her expertise as a divorce lawyer and humorist to offer tips for maintaining a happy marriage after retirement.

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