Since entering my 50′s, I’ve had to keep a 6x magnifying mirror adhered to my bathroom mirror so I don’t end up putting mascara on my lips.Presbyopia (an age-related condition whereby eyes have trouble focusing on objects that are close) is a natural byproduct of getting older, and I have it in spades. According to the Vision Council, the leading trade organization representing the optical industry, an estimated (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘aging’
I am thrilled that the National Osteoporosis Foundation has chosen to recognize me as a leading voice of positive and healthy aging with the “Generations of Strength” Award, which will be give to me at the NOF annual “A Gift From Mothers to Daughters” luncheon on September 24th. (more…)
|So thrilled that FOF, a leading website for women over 45 invited me to come on board as their “Chief Pundit.” I’ll be covering topics that are of interest and importance to women, especially those–like me–who want all the tools we can get to live our best lives as we get older. Here’s the lovely introduction from FOF’s founder, Geri Brin. I hope you’ll check out FOF every week to see what this pundit is yakking about. (more…)|
I just read the FUNNIEST article on slate.com which simply must be shared. But first, here’s a short blog I wrote last year about my addiction.
I write frequently about being fearless after fifty because a few years ago I chose to embrace my age with confidence, dignity, and joy. Part of my life’s mission is to share that message with others. Admittedly, getting older isn’t always easy: all kinds of changes — wanted and unwanted — go hand-in-hand with aging, which can often be so scary it stops us in our tracks, keeping us from moving forward.
But fear isn’t as evil as we think. While it’s usually viewed as an emotional experience we should avoid at all costs, in truth fear can turn our lives around by forcing us to make change for the better — if harnessed correctly. (more…)