Positive AgingSeptember 10, 2015
Becoming Stronger at the Broken Places: Practicing the Art of Kintsugi for Resilience
Have you ever broken your favorite mug while washing the dishes? Do you remember that sinking feeling in your gut? Realizing in just a split second that it’s gone and can’t be replaced? What in your life feels broken, beyond repair? A fractured relationship, health challenges not improving despite your best efforts, your body not cooperating with the aging process, grief around the loss of someone/something important to you?Read more...
June 16, 2015
What Not to Wear After Age 50: The Final Say
Google 'what not to wear after age 50' and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old ass body. I want to point out to the writer who wrote the 'no-no' article, you need to remember you are writing for over 50 women, not preschoolers. I don't think I've said 'no-no' since my youngest was a toddler.Read the full article
June 15, 2015
Your Great Big Juicy Life No Grit, No Pearl: Turn Your Burdens into Blessings
This month we debut a new column “Your Great Big Juicy Life” by Linda Mickle, NP, of www.YourGreatBigJuicyLife.com. Linda will be writing about the resilience, the art of being flexible, creative and adaptive in life, and how to bounce back stronger and excel in life in the midst of transition and change.Read more...
June 15, 2015
Second Blooming:Do you really want to ‘reinvent’ yourself?
Reinvent yourself! This seems to be the hot advice lately, but I think it has led many a woman to cast off parts of herself and her life unnecessarily. Personally, this push rubs me the wrong way, making it sound like I’m not good enough as I am, that I need a total re-do to have any value. I have spent my life studying, learning, listening, working, and gaining experience. As a navy wife, I moved often, and at each new place, I’d have to find new activities or a new job. At one point, I wondered, Will all of these odd things I’ve done ever fit together? At my husband’s last duty station, I was hired by a hospital to be the Coordinator of their Employee Assistance Program. The job required that I use all of my skills: teaching, writing, helping businesses improve their employee relationships and personal skills, conducting supervisor training, and counseling.Read more...
June 15, 2015
Watch What Happens When This Young Couple Sees What They Will Look Like In 70 Years
If you haven't yet seen the viral video showing a couple in their 20s get transformed by makeup artists to look age 50, 70 and 90, take five minutes to watch it (below). The video will make you think about stereotypes of aging and also about what it means to grow old with a partner.Read the full article