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“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]