Posts Tagged ‘fearless after 50’

My Blue Period

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

I’ve always been a bit of a late bloomer and never once have I referred to myself as an early adopter. Trends and . . . well . . . just about everything . . . need to grow on me–sometimes quite slowly–before they “take.”

That’s why I’m only now wearing blue nail polish. (more…)

Fishnets: To Wear or Not to Wear?

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

An article in The Daily Mail (usually a blast of a read, with the prerequisite dry British humour–yes I spelled it the way they do–thrown in) stopped me in my tracks. I had actually been planning my outfit for a luncheon event and had decided to forgo my usual black on black and go with a peachy, swingy (but knee-length) skirt with off-white and beige accents. To top it all off (or bottom it, as it were), I thought I’d bring out my two newest purchases . . . nude-colored fishnet stockings and patent leather nude-colored pumps.  (more…)

Top Ten Things Advertisers Should Never Do (if they want us to love them!)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The television industry — and the advertisers who fuel it — catered to the post 50 market for decades, creating a true symbiotic relationship. But somewhere along the way, we started to age out of the highly appealing 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Boomers were pushed off the radar screen as soon as we hit 50, watching helplessly from the sidelines as advertisers continued to focus on everyone under 49, who were, weirdly, not ‘us’. It was a paradigm shift we didn’t expect, and certainly didn’t want. (more…)

The #1 Proven Way to Make People Like You . . . No Matter What Your Age

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Why Dale Carnegie is the Real Deal

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie for my 18-year old daughter, a freshman in college.

I remember reading it after graduating, embarking on my new life out in the “real world.” It was recommended to me by a professor who believed that this book should be required reading for every college student. He was right.  (more…)

Finding the Perfect Glasses for Your Perfect Face!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Who said reading glasses had to be frumpy?

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…)

“Generations of Strength” Award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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…)