The Invisibility of “Vintage” Women

Excerpts from a tell-it-like-it-is article - Huff Post "The Taboo that Surrounds the Aging Woman". "Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures, women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to [...]

Imagine Being in Love with your Body

This photo is very unique  It has many different aspects, many lines, various shapes within itself.   The shadows, the glow, the spiky parts. The photo speaks to who we are - as women.  We have these attributes. We are beautiful creatures. "Imagine a woman who... believes her body is enough, just as it is, celebrates the accumulation of her [...]

Are You a Delicious Being?

No matter your age, and as long as you are still inside your body, you are a sexual being. A popular myth for women of age:  As you become older, you are less desirable and a less delicious sexual being. The story goes that after 50 or more, or whenever menopause occurs, women have been brainwashed [...]

Go Back to When You Were a Kid

Go back to when you were a kid... and remember the first time you balanced on a two wheeler without anyone holding on to the seat.   I was 8 years old.  I had a big blue klunky 28" Schwinn two wheeler, the latest in bike tech. My bike was just like this, a picture [...]

My Girlfriend’s Top 5 Concerns of Aging

Relax and Then Move It! I recently did a survey with some of my girlfriends.  They were between the ages of 45 and 65 years old.   Interestingly, even though they had a good 20 year span, their answers were the same. It was a multiple choice question with 11 topics that could be a concern for [...]

Embrace Your Physical Body

The myth "The older you get the stiffer and less flexible you become and eventually become dependent" is going to be true for you if you don't move that butt of yours.  Out of the top 5 myths of aging, this one is the easiest and the quickest to see the results.  Getting started might [...]

Are You The Chicken or the Eagle in This Story?

Hi girlfriend, We aging women are pioneers in some sense, taking back the ownership of ourselves that we may have given away sometime around adolescence.  I know so many women who have just thrown up their hands in resolution that getting old means going south and I don't mean Dixieland - body parts, mind, energy and [...]

Tough at 71? I’m Debunking All the Old Lady Myths!

Here I am at 71 and after 30+ years even thinking about carrying a backpack again!  Can I do this?  Training hike with 20#'s in pack, 6.5 miles.  I did it and it didn't hurt. Getting ready for summer with friends packing up on the Colorado Trail, sleeping at 12,000' or 13,000', hiking 10 or [...]

Aging and the Great Rewards

Sometime between the ages of 45 and 55 I started questioning who I was as a woman, at least from an age perspective.  It was a kind of limbo, knowing I was leaving the younger woman that I considered myself to be and at the same time headed over this unknowing precipice towards what society considers [...]

Over 50? One Stat You Need To Know

Here are two direct quotes from Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD. "70 percent of aging, for women as for men, is do not have to do it." "You can also skip 50 per cent of all the sickness and serious accidents you'd expect to have from the time you [...]