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The Humor of Aging

In light of shifting the conversation from "anti-aging" to "pro-aging" and having a little fun with this aging thing, I'm including a few positive stats around aging and a few cartoons to include the humor of aging.  Let's lighten up a bit about aging - for so many it is so serious! Today a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Go Back to When You Were a Kid

Go back to when you were a kid... and remember the first time you balanced on a two wheeler without anyone holding on to the seat.   I was 8 years old.  I had a big blue klunky 28" Schwinn two wheeler, the latest in bike tech. My bike was just like this, a picture [...]

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 [...]

Tough at 71? I’m Debunking All the Old Lady Myths!

Here I am at 71 and after 30+ years even thinking about carrying a backpack again!  Can I do this?  Training hike with 20#'s in pack, 6.5 miles.  I did it and it didn't hurt. Getting ready for summer with friends packing up on the Colorado Trail, sleeping at 12,000' or 13,000', hiking 10 or [...]

Over 50? One Stat You Need To Know

Here are two direct quotes from Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD. "70 percent of aging, for women as for men, is voluntary...you do not have to do it." "You can also skip 50 per cent of all the sickness and serious accidents you'd expect to have from the time you [...]

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, [...]