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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, Twitter, and Facebook.

Latest Posts By Penelope Jane Whiteley

7 years ago

Skincare for Older Women: 2 Tips for a Brighter Complexion After 60

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. Read More

7 years ago

5 Things Living in Italy Taught Me About Looking and Feeling Younger

I swear, since I have lived in Florence, I have aged 10 years! Read More

8 years ago

6 Ideas for Creating Cash Flow and Escaping Ageism in the Workplace

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. Read More

8 years ago

After 60, Change Your Dress Style to Reflect the Way You Think and Feel

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. Read More

8 years ago

Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal – Don’t Slip Quietly Into Grannydom

Why is it that so many women, once they reach a certain age (usually taken to be about fifty), allow themselves to sink into grannydom; yet again, living within the expectations of others. Those expectations include putting on weight, doing strange things to their hair, dressing old, baking, disappearing, baby sitting, knitting… knitting?!?!

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8 years ago

Losing Your Voice in Your 50s… and Getting it Back in Your 60s

Here I sit, all dressed up and nowhere to go! I was going to Positano, which, for those of you interested, is a bus ride from Salerno to Amalfi and then another bus ride or a ferry to Positano. It even sounds wonderful! Read More