My site, Pilgrim's Moon, is a home for every women in mid-life and older who refuses to be defined by society's expectations of what's appropriate for our age, whether that we'll put all our energy into attempts to look abnormally young forever or that we'll back down and become invisible.
"We need to turn off the wrinkle cream ads, stop dousing our heads in dye, and start looking in the mirror to tell ourselves we’re beautiful. Those gray hairs you’re starting to see? They’re amazing. Those laugh lines you always look for in photos? They’re wonderful. You are a ravishing Queen in your own right and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise! So smile, laugh, ham it up for the camera and know that your joy is more beautiful than boxed color or Botox could ever be."
On the same day we discover that there's a 22-month-old toddler out there that can climb to the top of a homemade bouldering wall, comes this extraordinary footage of a 86-year-old gymnast pulling off moves we dare not even dream of at the...
During her long life-time, she distinguished herself as a writer, mainly of children’s books, and as the creator of a magical garden; she was also an accomplished artist, who had studied drawing and painting in Vienna and an accomplished needlewoman who produced a series of beautiful and artistic patchworks.
Lucy Wood was born in Southport, Lancashire, on 10 December 1892, the fifth of six children of James Wood, engineer and sometime Mayor of Stockport, and Mary Garrett. She had two older brothers, two older sisters and a younger brother. In her memoir, Perverse and Foolish, she describes life in a typically solid and affluent middle class Victorian family of committed Wesleyans. Her father was "eccentric with big ideas, a small, good-humoured, dynamic man", to whom it was said she bore a striking resemblance. She was also said to be his favourite and she clearly loved and admired him.
Ageing Beauty. I've been thinking about aging lately. I find myself celebrating more fiftieth birthdays than fortieth, my teenagers are growing up fast, the years seem to be accelerating and I wonder how I will age.
It is totally possible to embrace the aging process and grow older fearlessly! But as with everything, the choice is yours. Choose fearlessness rather than denial, which does not produce the results you seek and keeps you constricted and stuck.
The triumph of 86-year-old Beryl Renwick and Betty Smith, 90, at a radio awards ceremony last week may have been notable because it was so unusual, but the pensioner DJs are part of a growing number of the "wellderly" – fit and active older people...
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