WE BELIEVE every woman
CAN REWRITE HER SCRIPT

We believe in art, science, laughter and the power of possibility.  Join us. Expand your world. Make the most of longevity. And enjoy the process.

Longevity is a gift that we get to design. Instead of mindlessly tacking time onto the end of our life, let’s expand the middle and live a whole new age in a whole new way.

The Science of Possibility Takes Us Outside of the Box. What are your wildly impossible dreams and plans?

We are all works of art

Art is for more than art. It’s how we learn and discover things about ourselves that we never knew before. What kind of art are you?

We are always becoming

Our evolution doesn’t stop at 50, 60, 70 or 80… In fact, who we become gets more interesting, grows in complexity and can even be thrilling. Let’s find ways to celebrate each other.

We didn’t get here overnight

Twisting the Plot emerges from a long meaningful friendship.  (Cecilia and Hannah have been friends for 40 years.) We met in the theatre department at the University of New Hampshire where Cecilia learned she was more Ethel Merman than Shirley Jones and Hannah did her best Eliza Doolittle in L.L. Bean boots.  We began laughing together then and have never stopped.

Of course things got serious now and then.  Life plots twisted, and twisted again.

For the last few years, we have been collecting stories and co-leading workshops and events for women over 50 who want to do and be more.  

Who we are

Dr. Cecilia Dintino

Dr. Cecilia Dintino is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Columbia University where she currently works with the medical center’s Women’s Program.  She is considered an expert on women’s issues throughout the lifespan. She has been a psychotherapist for 29 years and knows how to apply psychological findings to make vital and life enhancing change.  She is also a creative thinker, writer and speaker with the overriding goal to imagine things anew. She has been published in A Women’s Thing Magazine, print and online, Huff Post, Psychology Today, ART + marketing, Athena Speaks, and Aplus.com.  She is a drama therapist with expertise in playmaking and improvisation. Her mission is to design narratives for women over 50 that invite positive, diverse and thrilling potential for becoming.

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Hannah Murray Starobin

Hannah Murray Starobin is a licensed psychotherapist with a great talent for getting clients to look at their lives with a compassionate eye, helping everyone find the humor in life.  She spent years working in the theatre, both on and off Broadway, where she developed impeccable skill in innovation, perspective and active problem solving. Writing, creating and storytelling has been a vital part of Hannah’s journey.  She is the daughter of Donald Murray, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer who chronicled his own late life passage in a weekly column for the Boston Globe, Now and Then.  She grew up in a storytelling household and now assists women of all ages in turning their lives into page-turners.

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Recent blog posts

How to Build a Future with New Potential

Karen sits in my office pounding her fist on the arm of her chair.  “This is not where my life was supposed to go.  It’s too late for me to do anything new.  I made some bad choices, in career and relationships, and at my age …

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How to Build a Midlife Worth Living

For years I have been teaching and coaching clients to use certain skills during painful times. Lately I've been teaching the skills to middle-aged women. Dialectical Behavior Therapy—DBT—is a solution-focused, active treatment with t …

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Attention Women Over 50: Something's Happening

Have you noticed? Everywhere you look, women, in particular older women, are starting to assert themselves, achieve power, apply their well-earned wisdom and take on positions of leadership. It’s happening in politics. It’s happening in...

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Each week Dr. Cecilia Dintino and Psychotherapist Hannah Murray Starobin will speak with women who have twisted their plots and discovered that life after 50 can be filled with imagination, inspiration, laughter, and endless possibilities.

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