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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
2 Surprising Tips for Caring for Your Hair in Your 50s and 60s
4 days 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 – his is covered in depth in my book Grey Hair & You. Read More

Forget Brain Games! 14 Ways Reading and Writing Can Give Your Aging Brain a Boost!
2 weeks ago

Forget Brain Games! 14 Ways Reading and Writing Can Give Your Aging Brain a Boost!

Reading is a passion we can take into our old age and not worry about our performance! After all, it’s not a game we’re playing… we’re just keeping our brains functioning at optimum level. Let’s be clear…
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27 Ideas to Expand Your Horizons in These Times of Self-Isolation
2 months ago

27 Ideas to Expand Your Horizons in These Times of Self-Isolation

If you’re one of the many people currently in isolation, you may be looking at the days stretching ahead with horror. What are you going to do? Here in the UK, all of us septuagenarians…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grey Hair (#4 is Harder Than is Sounds!)
2 months ago

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grey Hair (#4 is Harder Than is 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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Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60
3 months ago

Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60

Sounds impossible, right?! Wrong! It’s very possible. Let me explain …

As we grow older and our body takes on different forms and dimensions (we become shape shifters), we may continue to dress as we always have, not realising it just doesn’t work anymore. Read More

Exploring the Many Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis
5 months 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

Leave Friends and Family at Home When You Go Shopping for New Clothes
5 months ago

Leave Friends and Family at Home When You Go Shopping for New Clothes

If, while shopping, you came about some poor woman your own age who was being helped by a friend, her husband, and a sales assistant in choosing something to wear, you know how frustrating it can be for an onlooker…
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How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
5 months ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

With Christmas approaching, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More

How Your Gut May Impact Your Alzheimer’s Risk
6 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. Read More

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Quit Doing
7 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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