Over 45? The Vanity Crisis

So you are 45 or older.  You've done one of two things - rushed off to the hair colorists, the cosmetic surgeons while struggling to hang on to the few remaining strongholds of your changing body or you threw up your hands in complete submission and took on the Barbara Bush model. Whether you like it [...]

Aging Into The Light

Ladies - when you think of aging do you see yourself as coming out into the light?  Or do you think it's only going to get darker? Aging is inevitable.  It can be one of the most creative, fun and freeing times of your life.  A lot different life than the one you've been having so [...]

Staying Alive Out There

When I was in my thirties, I remember seeing an "old" woman standing on top of a very high mountain.  She was all of 63, and I said "Gail, when you grow up, you want to be doing that". For years I've had people, especially women, ask me how I stay so young. Good energy, [...]

Anti-Aging or Pro-Aging?

When you anti anything you resist it.  What you resist gets bigger.  Harder.  Badder.  Worse. When you pro something it gets better.  Exciting.  More joyful.  More fulfilling. Wrap those beautiful arms around your Pro-Aging bodies and tack on a little bit of attitude to that embrace. Because guess what, trying to anti-age is a lost cause, impossible and [...]

Ladies, Are You 45 or So and Feeling Like This?

I asked this question to a small group of women recently who were mid-forties, approaching fifty.  "What is your most challenging thing about getting older as a woman?" Having my face, boobs and butt go south. Losing my mind to Alzheimer's. Facial wrinkles. Not seeming like a sexual being to the world. I don't think it's [...]

Thoughts that Can Alter our Aging Genes and Bodies

"In 1981, eight men in their 70s and 80s attended a five-day retreat at a monastery in Peterborough, NH, organized by Harvard University, where they were asked to pretend that they were 22 years younger than their present age." Portions of this post are taken from Lynne McTaggart's blog, whose work contains exhaustive research that produces [...]

Sexism, Racism and now Age-ism

1.  Discrimination against persons of a certain age group.  2.  A tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. Origin - 1965 - 1970; age + -ism, on the model of sexism, racism, etc. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, ©Random House, Inc. 2013 Women Aging Proud is [...]

Are You Destined to Have Your Parent’s Health?

This might seem pretty radical, but you DO have an effect on your genes and your DNA. Some of you might think that I am so healthy because I have great genes.  Far from the truth.  My mother died at age 56, my father at age 61. I read The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, [...]

Are We Invisible as We Age?

This is truly beautiful. What is wonderful about this is that people will walk past older persons as though they don’t exist. I sometimes think that in the eyes of anyone, let's say under the age of 45 or so, we become invisible as we age, especially these days of such a strong anti-aging obsession. [...]