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

4 weeks 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

2 Surprising Tips for Caring for Your Hair in Your 50s and 60s

Over the decades, our hair, like our skin, suffers a sea-change. I’m not just talking about the trials and tribulations sometimes associated with going grey…

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2 months 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

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

Having finished Grey Hair & You, I came to the realisation that the greatest prejudice against grey hair in women comes from women themselves. There is an incredible number of women who believe they look younger with dark hair…

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2 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…

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3 months ago

Menopausal Issues Past 60? This Is Actually Normal

Let me start by saying sweats, flushes, flashes, whatever you want to call these side-effects of menopause, can last through to your 80s. You didn’t want to hear that, but it’s true. At 73 I still have hot flushes and they’re as bad now as back in my 50s. Why? The menopause just doesn’t know […]

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7 months ago

When Things Get Tough – Fight or Flight?

If you don’t remember The Jewel of the Nile, you’re too young to be reading this article. If you do remember The Jewel of the Nile, you’ll remember “When the Going Gets Tough.” Great song and Billy Ocean sounds the same today as he did then…

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8 months ago

Exploring Clothing for Hot Flashes: My Top 4 Natural Fabrics That Also Protect the Planet

This may seem an unusual article to write for women who are over 60, but, like me, there are still many women having to deal with some of the less pleasant effects of menopause. So, if you are one of those women and are still sweating, this little article…

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9 months ago

Have You Turned into a Lazy Old Lady?

Is it activity that keeps us young, or is it something else? Personally, I don’t believe it’s physical activity that keeps us young. There are some days when it can make us feel much older. You know what I mean; those days when everything aches, especially your knees!

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