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Time to Let Go – of Llama Trekking!

Time to Let Go of Llama Trekking As I am getting older, I see things changing in my life and my body.  Not sure where to start on this one as it is a subject that pulls at my heart.  Needing to hike a little slower uphill in these Colorado mountains, running and then walking [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]