Shattering Age Old & Old Age Perceptions

Shattering Age Old & Old Age Perceptions

Fashion & Beauty2022-04-15T13:37:30-04:00

Movement Is A Privilege

Celebrity Trainer, Kacy Duke believes “Movement is a Privilege. It is one of the most important age-defying assets we have.” Kacy and I met at Equinox gym in New York City, about thirty years ago and I immediately fell in love with her. How could you not? She is a thoughtful, spiritual and positive person. Through the decades I watched Kacy rise to fame [ Read More ]

An Exciting Groundswell Within the Beauty Industry

by DARA GOLDBERG Anyone who knows me was not surprised by how fired up I was after reading the November 2021 Vogue article about Sarah Jessica Parker’s age-shaming experience. There was no holding me back from sharing my 55-year-old voice in a rally-ing cry so loud and clear, it would make buildings shake the whole world over. I grabbed my notebook, and set my anger [ Read More ]

Yes, We Can!

- ROBIN LANE I was born February 13, 1934 in the height of the depression and grew up during World War II. I came of age during the conservative Eisenhower years. For females from lower middle class families like mine, the options were either to become a housewife, bookkeeper or teacher. But having one unique asset made me opt instead for movie star. Though I [ Read More ]


by: SUSAN SILVER One  of  my  heroes,  a  true genius, Stephen Sondheim, recently passed. I worshiped him. As a writer, I marveled at his ability to express what we all feel, deep down, fearful and courageous, looking for love but terrified of finding it.  And, as he wrote in Follies: “Good times, bum times, I've seen 'em all, I’ve run the gamut, A to Z, [ Read More ]

Mirror Vs. Soul

Here lies the conflict that arises throughout our later years. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could see our soul as the reflection in the mirror, to see who we are authentically rather than superficially? What would that look like for us? To dig deep down to our essence, our truth and let this define our beauty. The quest for our legacy lies within, in [ Read More ]

Aging – my Journey to Freedom, Love and Joy

by LORI KLEIMAN For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to older women. Not all… just the women who seem to embrace their age, exude confidence and sensuality, move as if they are at home in their bodies and souls, and live life boldly despite the physical and emotional realities of getting older. Now… at 60, I understand that what I [ Read More ]

The 5 Activators To Reinvent Your Life – Step Two

by PIRIE JONES GROSSMAN WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Changing and creating your next chapter is within you. In the last issue, we talked about reinvention and how to create the next chapter of your life. Many women ask me, “How do I know I need to change something and create a new chapter in my life?”  My answers to this question have remained [ Read More ]

The Light We Can’t See

By: CATHERINE HARRISON "Take a good look at the faces of your three sons because you will not be able to see them as grown men".  This was the cruelest way I can think of to tell someone they are going blind...yet that is exactly what happened to me.  I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a blinding, genetic retinal disease in 1995 and told [ Read More ]

Faith & Gratitude

by FURAHA MOYE At the start of this New Year there was a significant amount of trepidation as to how to proceed. How was I to continue on the path that was so clear in the years before Covid-19? While I’ve realized a number of virtual auditions on Zoom, and continued to go out and walk New York City as a photographer, I was still [ Read More ]

The Beauty of Diversity

by SUSIE LANG On my recent trip back to my birth country, Australia, I was invited to my sister’s home for her bookclub gathering. A group of pro-actively inspired, creative, funny, inspirational and intellectual women all over 60 allowed me to experience the celebration of their community and connection. The importance of community for women as we age often gives new life, particularly as their [ Read More ]

March Cover Feature with Kym Douglas

I am thrilled to be The Cover of this issue of The Pro-Age Woman eMagazine. I so align with the vision of the pro-age community; seeking and living with positivity. I’m so darn happy that I am the age that I am. I’ve never felt more vibrant than I do now.  Here’s a little secret…this is the best age. How wonderful is it to be [ Read More ]

Author Alka Joshi of The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

I am in love with Alka Joshi’s writing. Anyone who can take me out of where I am and transport me to another time and place, is easy to love. And this is exactly what Alka did, during Covid, at a time when traveling was impossible. She took my hand in hers and lead me to post-Raj, 1950’s Jaipur, also known as the Pink [ Read More ]

Style Is Never Basic

As a Pro Age Woman, I strive to live a timeless existence, not focusing on my age (71), but on my faith; joy, happiness, and loving people Unconditionally! Q: What does pro-aging mean to you? Aging is a Blessing! For me, being 71 is a true blessing! I plan on maximizing everyday.  All of the experiences I have had make me stronger, wiser and smarter.  [ Read More ]

Wellness Karma

by: KRISTEN COFFIELD In am fascinated by the power of karma in our lives. Karma means action, work, or deed. The term also describes the spiritual principle of cause and effect, known as the principle of karma. In a nutshell, the actions of an individual (cause) influence that individual's future (effect): with good intent and good deeds leading to positive outcomes and harmful intentions and [ Read More ]

Oh Come On

by SUSAN SILVER I like to say ‘I am between fifty and death!  ‘Some annoying woman told me that was “being ageist” and yelled at me when I was a GUEST on her radio show! Really? I broke feminist ceilings before she could talk! And I was nice enough to finish the interview when I wanted to hang up!  Oh come on! It’s all about [ Read More ]

Ruth Yunker on Turning 70

What can I say about Ruth? I just love her spirit. She’s a shining light. She exudes warmth and compassion. She’s open and honest and shares more than you’d expect from a new friend, and I just love that. Meeting through social media is one thing, but when we finally met in real-time, she more than met my expectations. The following depicts who Ruth [ Read More ]

Change It Up

How often have we heard from within the Pro-Age community, how annoying it is to see ads for anti-aging products when it’s obvious the models are in their teens or early twenties? Do advertisers truly think we are gullible enough to believe that these young models are seeing results from these beauty products and that’s why they look like this? So what are advertisers [ Read More ]

Fitness Can Be Your Superpower

by BOBBI PARKER-HALL   I am living proof that being fit and feeling fabulous is always ready and waiting for us—even after our fifties and sixties! No matter what you are going through, life can suddenly take you in a surprising new direction. Passionately pursuing something such as physical fitness, can be one of the most powerful ways a sudden turn of events can shift you [ Read More ]

The Importance of Respecting Your Body

- GAIL GENSLER Body positivity has grown over the last decade or so. We see more and more models and spokespeople with common and relatable body types which is great for inclusivity. As a 60+-year-old pro-aging fitness enthusiast and lifestyle influencer, this movement has helped me tremendously; I keep myself in good shape, but I'm far from perfect like the models we're used to seeing [ Read More ]

Pelvic Sense – Part 1 – Your Amazing Pelvis

- Evelyn Hecht Y O U R  A M A Z I N G  P E L V I S Understanding what your pelvic floor is and all its functions can lower the mystery and misery of ongoing pelvic issues.  Knowledge is one of the doorways to healing. What IS the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found in everyone lying [ Read More ]

In Praise of Older Women

Images Susie Lang Photo (above #1, 4, 5, 7, 9) One of the perks of dufferdom is an increased capacity to appreciate people. Friends. Spouses. And, for me, women. All women. When I was 20, I had eyes only for girls my age. Any woman over 30 was ancient, over 40 invisible. Today, at 71, I still appreciate the 20-year-old for her youthful [ Read More ]

So, I’ve Been Thinking…

by: MEL GREENBERG So, I’ve been thinking… about the “V” word. A lot! Vulnerability. My vulnerability in particular. It came to light on a drive in Southern California the last week of June 2020 – on a stretch of PCH I’d driventhousands of times over my lifetime. It was, however, the first time I’d ventured out of my secluded corner of the world since an [ Read More ]

It’s my Turn Now

by JENNIFER TODD Phd I have had the great honor of teaching at university and helping to shepherd students through their academic journeys for about 15 years. Every new semester brings a new set of challenges (like teaching during COVID) as well as a new set of gifts, and I celebrate both. For example, the challenge of working with a new student who shared with [ Read More ]

How To Stay Accountable to Your New Year Fitness Goals

by: BOBBI PARKER-HALL How many times have you started a New Year's Fitness Resolution to get in the best shape of your life and two weeks later you were over it? Well, you're not alone. In order to make your New Year's resolutions stick, they need to be clearly rooted in the heart. The more passionate you are about a goal, the more motivated  you'll [ Read More ]

Dare To Wear

Fashion vs. Style STYLE is a self-portrait, a reflection of who we are. It announces to the world THIS IS ME. It is a form of self-expression that comes from the inside out. It’s our unique individual voice. FASHION is about trends. It is the collective voice. The designers’ voice. It comes from the outside in. Here, at this moment, I want to speak [ Read More ]


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