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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Jane Whiteley is the self-appointed Queen of Aging Disgracefully. She helps other women to live their life on their own terms, to be true to themselves, to do and say what they want, to stop living within other people's expectations and to abandon the quest for perfection with apologies to nobody. Check out Penelope's website http://www.penelopewhiteley.com and follow her on Twitter @the_pjwhiteley
Latest Posts | By Penelope Jane Whiteley
Embrace the Magic of Aging to Boost Your Self-Esteem
4 weeks ago

Embrace the Magic of Aging to Boost Your Self-Esteem

The other day I found a variety of material on the topic of the magic of aging. It was one of those days when I was feeling particularly un-magical.

Having fallen up the stairs the previous night, I was licking my wounds. Anyway, it got me thinking and it’s true; there are so many aspects of aging that are truly magical. Read More

How to Give Your Aging Feet the Pampering and Love They Deserve
2 months ago

How to Give Your Aging Feet the Pampering and Love They Deserve

If you’re anything like me, fashion has been unkind to your feet over the years.

From pointed-toe stilettoes, to the towering heels and platforms of the seventies. Or the little ankle boots and high heel sneakers of the 80s. Who can forget the incredibly thick heels of the 90s moving back to the towering heels and platforms! Read More

7 Surprising Packing Tips from a 60-Year-Old Nomad
2 months ago

7 Surprising Packing Tips from a 60-Year-Old Nomad

Deciding what to take with me when I travel has always been a challenge; so much so that I have even created my own detailed packing list. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much good because I seem to travel to so many different places with so many different climates. Read More

Aging with Attitude: Daring to Be Different After 50
2 months ago

Aging with Attitude: Daring to Be Different After 50

Many years ago, when I turned 50, I came to the realization that there are two distinct approaches to the aging process. In fact, they were so obvious and so disparate, that I chose to call my company Aging Disgracefully. Read More

3 Essential Tools of the Trade for Applying Makeup After 50
2 months ago

3 Essential Tools of the Trade for Applying Makeup After 50

A variety of brushes and other make-up applicators can help us apply makeup with more precision and subtlety. They can have a considerable impact on the way we look and investing in a set of superior quality brushes is a wonderful idea. It’s also economical in the long run. Read More

Skin Care Tips for a Brighter Complexion After 60
3 months ago

Skin Care Tips for a Brighter Complexion After 60

Good skin care is always important, and especially so once we reach 50 and beyond. One of the many ways in which you can start caring for yourself is by taking care of your skin. You know it’s the largest organ in the body, right? If you’ve never really taken care of your skin, now is the time to start. Read More

9 Healthy Habits for Women Over 60
3 months ago

9 Healthy Habits for Women Over 60

Over the years, I have discovered there are certain pieces of common sense that apply to our weight and overall health. And whether we lose or gain weight, there are also certain undeniable facts that we must acknowledge – unless we want to bury our heads in the sand, or have discovered the secret to Eternal Youth and still have the body we had when we were 18! Read More

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
3 months ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

Writing about the 12 Days of Christmas, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
5 months ago

The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt

Why do so many women, often at about 50 years of age, lose the ability to say “no” without making excuses or providing an explanation? Are we so indoctrinated with the belief that our purpose is to serve others? Do we not understand that unless we serve ourselves first, we lose the ability to serve others? Read More

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60
5 months ago

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60

I was blessed with a mother who could take a scarf and a couple of cheap bangles and turn an inexpensive outfit into a fashion statement. It was a knack she acquired by watching her aunties; women from the twenties! It’s a knack that has been handed down. We are all women who love our accessories. Read More