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How Do You See Yourself – Beautiful or Average

I went on the Internet to find a video about women and beauty. I found this one:  https://youtu.be/7DdM-4siaQw  It's just 3 minutes. It’s put on by Dove (the soap not the chocolate!) and it shows women from 5 countries deciding if they are going to walk through the door marked Beautiful or the one marked Average. [...]

The Secret to Holding on Each Year

Does your life ever feel like this poor little girl? You and I are getting older.  Period, end of sentence.  Life seems to be moving very fast lately.  Sometimes I can barely hold on. Sometimes  I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder what the heck am I doing.  How do I want [...]

Brains or Looks – Which One For You?

Sadly, I still think of what's wrong with me as a woman.  How about having long Tina Turner legs, thinner thighs, and not such a red face? You know by now, I am the loudest proponent of Women Aging Proud, and even if I don't like it, I still think these things.  Dam! It was drilled into me as [...]

A Different Kind of Crones Disease

I live in an intentional community in south west Colorado, just outside of Durango.  The women take the opportunity to have ritual. When a young girl becomes a woman, having entered her bleeding time, all the women come together and honor her. She is dressed like a goddess, surrounded with flowers, and placed in the center of our circle [...]

The Awkward Place of Aging

Moving from a "Younger" Woman to an "Older" Woman Sometime between the ages of 45 and 55 I wasn’t sure of whom 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]