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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Whiteley is a coach and mentor. Her lifestyle blog for women over 50 focuses on beauty, fitness & fashion and travel for the solo woman, as well as lifestyle and anti-aging: http://www.penelopewhiteley.com
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Expect a Miracle When Attempting a Mid-Life Revival
1 year ago

Expect a Miracle When Attempting a Mid-Life Revival

Are you attempting a mid-life resuscitation? If like me, this includes starting a business. Have you ever woken up at three or four in the morning, usually from a disturbed sleep, to find your first thought is “What do I think I’m doing?” Read More

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grey Hair (#4 is Harder Than is Sounds!)
1 year ago

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grey Hair (#4 is Harder Than is Sounds!)

Having finished my book Grey Hair & You – and seen it released on Amazon and distributed in various book stores – I came to the realisation that the greatest prejudice against grey hair in women comes from women themselves. Read More

Exploring the Many Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis
1 year ago

Exploring the Many Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis

We all know regular exercise is beneficial: mentally, physically and emotionally. We also know it can be hard to motivate ourselves sometimes, especially if we are dealing with the pain of osteoarthritis. Read More

Age Appropriate Dressing? 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Personal Style to Life After 50
1 year ago

Age Appropriate Dressing? 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Personal Style to Life After 50

There is a lot of information in books, magazines, blogs, online and on TV, on how to look more youthful and improve your sense of style. I have noticed that overall, they seem to cut off at 50. Read More

What Are the Best Ways to Cover Thinning Hair? We Have Answers!
2 years ago

What Are the Best Ways to Cover Thinning Hair? We Have Answers!

Thinning hair and hair loss can be a devastating problem as we move on in years. I was reminded of this earlier today when talking to a lady at the station.

“Your hair looks lovely,” I said. The reply was, “Oh, it’s dreadful; it’s so thin now.” She then regaled me with her morning routine which sounded exhausting – but her hair did look nice. Read More

What Are Your Favorite Moisturizers for Dry, Mature Skin?
2 years ago

What Are Your Favorite Moisturizers for Dry, Mature Skin?

My skin is so dry, it’s embarrassing. I go to have my legs waxed, and the Italian beautician practically has a nervous breakdown over the state of my legs – and my feet! Read More

Become a Sleeping Beauty: 9 Steps to Better Sleep After 60
2 years ago

Become a Sleeping Beauty: 9 Steps to Better Sleep After 60

As we grow older, we seem to require less sleep, although it doesn’t always feel that way, especially when the alarm goes off! But in fact, this is not strictly true. If we once needed eight hours sleep a night, we still need the same amount of sleep as we age. Read More

5 Amazing Shapewear Selections and Other Fashion Over 50 Finds
2 years ago

5 Amazing Shapewear Selections and Other Fashion Over 50 Finds

We all acquire lumps and bumps and wobbly bits as we become women of a certain age.

By the time we are 50, we start feeling and seeing the effects of gravity and the loss of elasticity in our skin. Even thin people lose this elasticity. Pull the skin on the back of your hand; it no longer bounces back into shape – and it happens all over your body. Read More

7 Healthy Aging Foods that Will Also Make You Happier
2 years ago

7 Healthy Aging Foods that Will Also Make You Happier

We always need good nutrition, no matter our age! But as you age, your diet begins to be of greater importance – in your lifestyle, your moods, how you handle menopause and post-menopause – and for remaining as youthful as possible for as long as possible. Read More

Embrace the Magic of Aging to Boost Your Self-Esteem
2 years 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