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Age-ism: Age-Denial or Age-Shame?

Accept this age thing without age-denial or age-shame. Good statement.  Says a lot. Age-denial – let’s see - so that would be getting my face “done”, my butt lifted, my boobs implanted, covering my gray hairs, dressing like I’m twenty-something?  Age-denial sounds like an oxymoron to me.  How do I deny age?  I started aging [...]

The Origin of Feminine Submission: The Chalice or the Blade?

The Origin of Feminine Submission:  The Chalice or the Blade? Riane Eisler in her book The Chalice and the Blade asks the question “Why is our world so full of man’s infamous inhumanity to man – and to woman?” Historically, Societies Were Partnership Based According to Eisler there were ancient societies, in prehistory Western civilization, [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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. [...]