Life after 50 can definitely have its challenges. I try to follow my own advice about working out, eating well, getting enough sleep, and staying engaged and positive about aging. But sometimes life throws curve balls that make you want to pull the covers over your head - and stay there.
When we think of braids we usually think of schoolgirl pigtails. Perhaps Cindy Brady, Pippi Longstocking or Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz come to mind. Braids long have been the exclusive domain of youth, but the truth is, if done right, braids are an interesting-and free-hair accessory, even for women over 50 and especially in summer.
A new year is here . . . the perfect opportunity to throw out the old and bring in the new (beauty products, that is!). If you don't usually wear makeup, maybe it's time to harness the power of a few well chosen beauty products to brighten our faces and polish our looks. And, it's fun! Remember: embracing your age and wanting to feel pretty are NOT mutually exclusive.
Traditions and rituals --particularly when they're connected to food --are an essential part of life and can often be the glue that keeps families from drifting too far apart, especially during one of the busiest times of the year.
It's the holiday season: a time of year when most of us think more about giving than receiving. And of all the demographic groups, which one do you think gives the most?
An article in the New York Times about Oprah Winfrey and the declining readership of O, The Oprah Magazine, her 12-year old publication, stopped me in my tracks. Here's the paragraph that leapt off the page and gave me my own "Aha!" (but not in a good way) moment:
Do women embrace aging better than men? Are we happier with our lives and better equipped to handle the myriad changes that life often throws our way? Are we better at digging deeper to our very core to pull out our inner resources for what we truly need as we get older?
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