Penelope Jane Whiteley is the self-appointed Queen of Aging Disgracefully. A writer, international speaker, clothes designer, stylist and traveller, she helps other women to live their lives on their own terms. Her courses include “Lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes,” “The Reboot,” “Just Write the Damn Book.” Find her on http://www.penelopewhiteley.com, Twitter, and Facebook.

Latest Posts By Penelope Jane Whiteley

2 weeks ago

10 Things That Aren’t Coming Back with Age – And 10 New Ones That You Can Discover Now!

I know almost every woman over 60 bemoans certain assets they had previously, which are no more. One woman’s loss isn’t necessarily your own but most of us can empathise if not sympathise. I know this because I have very thick hair…

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3 weeks 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…

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4 weeks 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….

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2 months ago

Can Living in Fear Age You Faster?

Most of us would probably answer yes to that question, although there really isn’t any definitive physiological connection between psychological stress (fear) and premature aging. If you’re looking for a definition of fear…

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3 months ago

How Your Gut May Impact Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Did you know your gut bacteria affects your body’s metabolism? Research is showing that the bacteria in a healthy person’s gut is different to that in, for example, someone who is obese. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system…

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3 months ago

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Quit Doing

Like me, you probably know all the dos and don’ts of being of a certain age – whether you believe them or apply them is another matter. All these items are key to my own learning to fly…

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4 months ago

8 Hair Colour for Older Women Mistakes… And How to Fix Them!

You know it when it happens because you start to look washed out and tired – your hair colour isn’t working. To say it isn’t flattering is probably an understatement. Are the things you’re doing to hide the grey hairs aging you? That’s not the way it’s…

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4 months ago

10 Big Makeup Mistakes for Women Over 50… and What to Do About Them!

I know, it sounds very negative to write about the 10 biggest mistakes, as opposed to writing about the best makeup tips! But for me, the key to the best make-up at any age, is to follow the “Less is More” rule. This is especially true once we are over 50…

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6 months ago

The 6 Most Known Types of Dementia Any Older Adult Should Learn About

Before we go any further, let me start by saying that the risk of you having dementia as you age is much lower than you probably think. Nevertheless, dementia is the most feared condition in women over 55 which is…

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7 months ago

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Of course, the answer is, “Nothing.” There is nothing wrong with me just as there is nothing wrong with you – in case you were wondering. However, I am in the age group considered to be old and undesirable for employment…

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