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Not Sure What is Happening to Me…

Restless, lost, lacking purpose.  Seems strange to think this, write this, and even tell anyone about this, even myself.  One of my intents for myself and the women of Women Aging Proud is to have integrity with ourselves and each other; to acknowledge our challenges, to speak them out loud and to know we are [...]

Women and Water – What You Are Missing

Women and Water.  Ladies - you are 80 to 90% water.  Your brain is 90% water.  That is a lot of water and yet about 90% of us are chronically dehydrated. Which shows as aches and pains, brain fog, wrinkles on the face, dry skin on the body, leg cramps, overheating (not necessarily hot flashes but [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Ladies – Curious as to How Long You Could Live?

Gail Sheehy in her book New Passages, Mapping Your Life Across Time notes some pretty amazing longevity statistics for us ladies. "A woman who reaches age 50 today - and remains free of cancer and heart disease - can expect to see her ninety-second birthday.5" "Even when all women, sickly or well, from every income group [...]