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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, [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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:  https://youtu.be/7DdM-4siaQw  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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]