women over 50

Fight the Flab: Get the Arms You’ve Always Wanted (Even After 50!)

Posted on 08/22/2012 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAfter I turned 50, it dawned on me that I had been letting myself go, packing on the post-menopausal pounds and not doing any regular exercise. It’s not that I didn’t care, but simply too busy with work, family, friends, life,  to focus on . . . me. Sound familiar? Unsure of what steps to take, I did what so many of us do under these circumstances: nothing. When the weight gain was inching past 15 pounds and my arms …

Finding Fab Clothes for Post 50 Fashionistas Just Got Easier

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe older I get, the more I have embraced these two key concepts: “less is more” and “the simpler the better.” This is especially true when it comes to fashion after 50. When I turned 50 a few years ago, I was so confused about what I should or shouldn’t wear that I preferred unloading the dishwasher — my least favorite household chore — to looking for clothes. Shopping, for me, was intimidating and time-consuming. I usually got hungry, tired, …

Can Turning 50 Save Your Life?

Posted on 08/9/2012 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAs a new columnist for AARP, I wanted to introduce myself and share a little background about why I wrote  “The Best of Everything After 50” and have become a very loud supporter of embracing your age . . . whatever it is. I look forward to having a lively dialogue with all of you in the months ahead! Is this your story, too? Five years ago I turned 50 and everything seemed to change overnight. 
In my 20s, 30s and …

Guest Post: Why the World Needs Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on 10/24/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThis past month’s protests from Wall Street to Portland, Oregon, to London symbolize a growing need to define the next economy—one that recognizes that meaningful jobs and wages that afford quality of life while also assuring  healthy and thriving communities is critical. A new way of doing business that creates products and services that promote interconnectedness and collaboration above competition are critical to this new economy. Collaboration is a natural strength of women, and a world with more women leaders …