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“I Am Not Old” says Samantha Reynolds

THE WISDOM OF THE OLDER WOMAN I Am Not Old by Samantha Reynolds I am not old...she said I am rare. I am the standing ovation At the end of the play. I am the retrospective Of my life as art. I am the hours Connected like dots Into good sense. I am the fullness [...]

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 [...]

Ladies – Some Guy Humor for Us

This was funny enough and so true.  I hope you get a laugh out of it.  I hike with a group of men and women - the men try to figure out how to get across, the women walk upstream or downstream and cross easily. Three Men on a Hike Three men were hiking through [...]

Which Direction Are You Headed Now?

Luna, my friend's dog, isn't sure which way to go. Let's say the kids are off to college, or you've just retired, or just divorced or any number of things that will change or has changed the landscape. "The stage after 45 is exciting more and more women to soar into the unknown.  As family [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

96 Year Old Yoga Teacher “Age is Just a Number”

Tao Porchon-Lynch is the Guinness-certified world's oldest yoga teacher.  At 96 she is still teaching.   She marched with Gandhi in the 1930s, fought in the French Resistance in the '40s, hobnobbed in Hollywood in the '50s, took up competitive ballroom dancing at the age of 87 and is still going strong. Click on link [...]