Are You A Happy Woman? Find Out Now!

USA TODAY asked Healthways to tease out of its articles what brings happiness to women age 45 to 55. Here is the well-being data and one happy woman who lives it it.

WOMEN AGES 45-55 MARY CLAIRE ORENIC, AGE 50
Live in California Loves her community of Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Work full-time for an employer Works 40-60 hours per week for Siemens Healthcare
Household income of $120,000+ Household income of $120,000+
Report a good standard of living Very satisfied with beach community; owns home; on board of local chamber of commerce
Married Married for 23 years
No children under 18 One son, 17, still at home
No care-giving responsibilities Mother is healthy; father is deceased
Strong support from family and friends Ten friends she could count on to jump in if needed, although they are scattered across the U.S.
Have about 1-5 hours of social interaction per day Spends every night with her family, walks and talks regularly with a neighbor, socializes at her son’s sporting events
Work as a manager, executive or official Director of business development for Siemens Healthcare
Satisfied with their jobs Engaged in work in positive, healthy way
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