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50 over 50 2022 Edition

MaryGrace Giuliano

Meet the participants of the 50 over 50 Portrait Experience 2022 Edition. 

In their own words……

Gratitude. Mindfulness. Present.

I did not, I noticed a change at about 55.  Body, stamina and stress level change

I would say be gentle with yourself. Don’t wait to do what excites you.  Set boundaries, practice self care and embrace your authentic self.


That I follow the path of Bhakti Yoga.

I am the oldest of three children.  My mom is of Irish descent and my dad is of Irish/Norwegian descent.  I come from a large extended family.  I was the first in our family to acquire a masters degree.  

Being a single mom to my two girls.  

Losing my Dad within 17 days from a very aggressive form of cancer.

Setting boundaries,  putting my needs first and not feeling guilty about it

My daughters!

I love learning, practicing yoga and being on the water.  My boat is my happy place. 

At 52 I traveled throughout India, stayed in ashrams to develop a deeper understanding of Bhakti.

To hold to your core beliefs and what makes you the person you are without apology and without caring too deeply about how others perceive you

A genuinely happy person

Father moved to CT from Norway when he was 9, parents grew up in Greenwich- met as teenagers – a few years after they got married they wanted to move to a quieter area so they moved to New Milford in 1969 and I was born a year later. They still live in the house I grew up in!

This probably seems silly, but balancing family and friends has always been a challenge- less of one now as I feel I more appropriately prioritize family

The qualities my kids have developed that have made them who they are

Sharing in the beauty of God’s creation with my loved ones, and even when alone. Anyone I am close to knows how much I enjoy sunsets. They never get old! Sunrises, ocean air, watching the birds, animals, and human babies interact with each other – lots of joy from that. Not to mention cooking a beautiful meal with gorgeous produce grown at a local farm. And just being with each other.  All of these things bring me joy!

The Stories behind the faces

Each subject has a unique story to share – find all the stories in our exclusive magazine

The 50 over 50 PORTRAIT Magazine

Everyone has a story. The Planet Photo Portrait Magazine features the participants of the 2022 Portrait Experience and a little about each participant; their dreams, their real life stories and the experiences that shaped them.

Portrait experience

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