Many years ago, when I turned 50, I came to the realization that there are two distinct approaches to the aging process. In fact, they were so obvious and so disparate, that I chose to call my company Aging Disgracefully.
Good skin care is always important, and especially so once we reach 50 and beyond. One of the many ways in which you can start caring for yourself is by taking care of your skin. You know it’s the largest organ in the body, right? If you’ve never really taken care of your skin, now is the time to start.
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 – unless we want to bury our heads in the sand, or have discovered the secret to Eternal Youth and still have the body we had when we were 18!
I swear, since I have lived in Florence, I have aged 10 years!
It’s interesting to note how governments are universally at pains to promote the employment of the over 50’s. They aim to keep them working as long as possible.
Is this to prevent governments having to pay pensions? Or are they beginning to understand that people over 50, are no longer old? Personally, I think it’s the former.
We’ve all seen the jokes about social media and mobile phones. For so many people these days, it seems an impossible task to put their phones in their pocket or purse.
For most women, shopping is an inherited or possibly even genetic characteristic. We don’t need to take classes because most of us are born with a shopping degree. But we do need to follow certain guidelines if we are to be awarded a postgraduate degree.
The importance of a wardrobe makeover is a topic I feel very strongly about. In fact, I have included a whole chapter to this subject in my book Hot Stuff. I have also successfully completed many Wardrobe Workouts for women who chose not to do it alone.
Dressing in an age appropriate way is something that strikes fear into the heart of many women. We don’t want to look like “Mutton dressed as Lamb.” We don’t want to look like granny.
Why is it that so many women, once they reach a certain age (usually taken to be about 50), allow themselves to sink into grannydom; yet again, living within the expectations of others.