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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
Age Appropriate Dressing? 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Personal Style to Life After 50
1 year ago

Age Appropriate Dressing? 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Personal Style to Life After 50

There is a lot of information in books, magazines, blogs, online and on TV, on how to look more youthful and improve your sense of style. I have noticed that overall, they seem to cut off at 50. Read More

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60
2 years ago

7 Fabulous Accessories That Add Flair and Style for Women Over 60

I was blessed with a mother who could take a scarf and a couple of cheap bangles and turn an inexpensive outfit into a fashion statement. It was a knack she acquired by watching her aunties; women from the twenties! It’s a knack that has been handed down. We are all women who love our accessories. Read More

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Make New Friends When Travelling After 60
2 years ago

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Make New Friends When Travelling After 60

As we age, we often find it harder to make friends. Many of the friends we still have are those we made as children, teenagers, or as adults with small children. Read More

Always Dreamed of Writing a Book in Your 60s? Prepare Well and Find the Perfect Writing Space
2 years ago

Always Dreamed of Writing a Book in Your 60s? Prepare Well and Find the Perfect Writing Space

If you have decided, now that you’re in your 60s, that this is a good time to finally write the book you’ve been promising for so many years you’ve lost count, you have to start with some very basic questions: how, why, where, and when? Read More

What Are the Best Ways to Cover Thinning Hair? We Have Answers!
2 years ago

What Are the Best Ways to Cover Thinning Hair? We Have Answers!

Thinning hair and hair loss can be a devastating problem as we move on in years. I was reminded of this earlier today when talking to a lady at the station.

“Your hair looks lovely,” I said. The reply was, “Oh, it’s dreadful; it’s so thin now.” She then regaled me with her morning routine which sounded exhausting – but her hair did look nice. Read More

Are We Over-Estimating Our Alzheimer’s Risk? It Depends… 
2 years 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, none of us will escape the onslaught. Read More

How Jamie Lee Curtis Rocks the Magic of Short Hair for Women Over 50
2 years ago

How Jamie Lee Curtis Rocks the Magic of Short Hair for Women Over 50

Have you noticed how many celebrities seem to have zero ‘problems’ with grey hair as they age? Unlike the rest of us, who are often in a tizzy about what we should do with our grey hair. Read More

Exploring Clothing for Hot Flashes: My Top 4 Fabrics
2 years ago

Exploring Clothing for Hot Flashes: My Top 4 Fabrics

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 on the four best fabrics to wear may help. Read More

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”
2 years 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. Read More

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

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

Over the years, I have discovered there are certain pieces of common sense that apply to our weight and overall health. Read More