Beauty and Fashion Interviews with Experts
We all love the holiday season for different reasons. I have to admit that I have a special weakness for wearing crystals and glittery tops when the cold arrives. After all, there are so few times during the year when adding a little sparkle to your outfit is actively encouraged!
5 Surprising Things that Are Different About Dating After 60 – Senior Dating Tips from Lisa CopelandDecember 6, 2014 | Margaret Manning 6
Women in their 60s have enjoyed wonderful relationships and experienced their share of disappointments too. Some of us got married right out of high-school. Others waited until their 20s or 30s to tie the knot. Still others of us decided to stay single and chart our own course.
Regardless of the paths that we took, most of us quickly came to understand men. We may not have always liked what we saw, but, unlike men, who constantly ask “what do women want,” we knew what to expect from the opposite sex.
“I’m a complete beginner to yoga.” “I’m a total newbie.” “I’m a bit stiff and overweight.” “I’m a complete novice, with practically no strength or flexibility.” These are a few of the ways that women in the Sixty and Me community described themselves when I asked them if they were interested me producing a series of gentle yoga videos for older adults.
Most women over 60 have them. They come in bright colors, intriguing patterns and fun floral designs. They are filled with items that we paid for but seldom use. In fact, chances are you haven’t seen the complete contents of yours since you first filled it. Yes, I’m talking about your makeup bag!
Most women are natural storytellers. After all, we’ve had plenty of practice with our kids and grandkids over the years! But, when it comes to writing a dating profile after 60, we often find ourselves lost for words. We may not even be able to describe the kind of man that we are looking for. Well, for those of you who are struggling to find your words, I have good news and bad news.
Women of our generation have a reputation for being willing to try new things. Through six decades of life, we have embraced new fashions, challenged the status quo and reinvented ourselves more times than we can count. Now, as we reach our 60s, we are once again challenging stereotypes and refusing to “age gracefully.” We want to stay active, flexible and healthy. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that so many women our age are taking a second look at yoga.
As a rule, women over 60 don’t like to follow trends. Every season we are bombarded with suggestions for new products that we mostly ignore. When it comes to fashion, ignoring trends is usually a good thing. After all, most “trends” are not designed with the older consumer in mind.
Women in their 60s are masters of negative self-talk. When our friends and family need help, we are always close at hand, offering encouragement and support. But, when we are faced with an opportunity to make a positive change in our own lives, we are full of excuses.
When it comes to yoga, for example, we have a hundred reasons that we can’t get started. “I’m too old.” “I’m too stiff.” “I don’t have time.” “I’m embarrassed.” Have any of these thoughts ever popped into your mind?
There are so many misconceptions about yoga. Some people believe that the goal of yoga is to “get flexible.” Others think that it is only for the young and fit. This last belief is particularly frustrating because the benefits of yoga for seniors are greater than for any other group. After all, we have decades of stress stored in our bodies!
The truth is that yoga is so much more than just a set of exercises and poses. It is an approach to life that includes breathing, relaxation, diet and meditation. Since so many women in the Sixty and Me community have asked about yoga, I decided to reach out to a true expert to find out more about the benefits of this timeless practice.
Professional makeup artist, Ariane Poole, has a wonderfully holistic attitude to beauty in general and makeup in particular. During our interview about beauty after 60, she reminded us that women are beautiful at every age. The problem is that, as we get a little older, we don’t always do the best job of bringing out our inner beauty. On the inside, we are radiant, but, sometimes, we need a little help expressing ourselves.
This is exactly what Ariane aims to do in her work as a professional makeup artist. According to Ariane, there are 5 things that all women over 60 can do to create a holistic beauty regime. It all starts with attitude.