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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

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
Are We Over-Estimating Our Alzheimer’s Risk? It Depends… 
2 months ago

Are We Over-Estimating Our Alzheimer’s Risk? It Depends… 

We seem to be inundated with stories of doom and gloom on the likelihood of our acquiring Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia. In fact, if you listen to the varied and disparate reports we seem to be inundated with lately…
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8 Things to Remember as We Age and Come to Terms with Hormonal Changes
2 months ago

8 Things to Remember as We Age and Come to Terms with Hormonal Changes

Whether we want to lose or gain weight, we cannot ignore these facts. That is, unless we want to bury our heads in the sand, or we have discovered the secret to Eternal Youth and still have the body we had when we were 18!
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10 Things That Aren’t Coming Back with Age – And 10 New Ones That You Can Discover Now!
3 months 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 Essential Tools of the Trade for Applying Makeup After 50
3 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…
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Keeping a Makeup Journal – What Can You Learn That You Didn’t Know?
4 months ago

Keeping a Makeup Journal – What Can You Learn That You Didn’t Know?

We don’t usually associate keeping a journal with our beauty products. Neither skin care or makeup. I have certainly never done so, but in review, it seems to be a good idea. No more buying something that gives you a rash…
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The Art of Saying No After 60: Set Boundaries and Free Yourself from Guilt
4 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…
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Can Living in Fear Age You Faster?
5 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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How Solo People Cope in Isolation
5 months ago

How Solo People Cope in Isolation

Learning to live in isolation is something many of us have had to do in the past few months. Some have coped better than others but for us all, it’s a challenge. Many people, women in particular, had already learned how to live…
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8 Hair Colour for Older Women Mistakes… And How to Fix Them!
6 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?
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Less Is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula
6 months ago

Less Is More! 4 Reasons Most Older Women Need a Fashion Formula

If you are a woman who follows the blogger, Instagram and Twitter fashionistas of the world, you have probably gained the impression that you need to wear something new and different every single day. Wrong!
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