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:  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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. 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. [...]

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 [...]