Kirsten Schowalter is the author of the memoir In My Own Skin and the creator of Aging Courageously, an online community and business which inspires and strengthens people to make their dreams real at EVERY age. Her work often focuses how to restore a sense of self during times of change. Her expertise draws from writing and publishing personal stories and her training in mindful movement and dance, Spanish, and demography/population studies. She holds a graduate degree from University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College. Her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide, including the Yakima Herald Republic, the Rochester Post Bulletin, Historic Tacoma Living Magazine, the St. Olaf Magazine, and online blogs such as BoomerRising!, Love Not Lost, and Death Café.

And… she baked the scrumptious pies below! Thank you to Johnson Orchards for the training!

Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie