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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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Imagine Being in Love with your Body

This photo is very unique  It has many different aspects, many lines, various shapes within itself.   The shadows, the glow, the spiky parts. The photo speaks to who we are - as women.  We have these attributes. We are beautiful creatures. "Imagine a woman who... believes her body is enough, just as it is, celebrates the accumulation of her [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aging and the Great Rewards

Sometime between the ages of 45 and 55 I started questioning who 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 same time headed over this unknowing precipice towards what society considers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]