Shattering Age Old & Old Age Perceptions

Shattering Age Old & Old Age Perceptions

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Lifestyle2021-12-10T04:35:26-05:00

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

The Power of One Another

by: GENEVIEVE PITURRO Starting every New Year with a promise to ourselves is a universal tradition. Resolutions mark new beginnings and this New Year is no different … or is it? So many of us have re-discovered ourselves over the past two years. Some of us would be more comfortable erasing these months and returning to the way it was at the end of 2019. [ 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 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 ]

Happy, Vital, Active, Joyful… AGELESS

By Dr. Vonda Wright What was the best day of your life?” the moderator asked me as a room full of executives waited for my answer during one of those get-to-know- each-other moments at a recent retreat. My first impulse was to regale the room with stories from my amazing days of family, career, life experiences (and perhaps throw in a few accounts of my [ Read More ]

Why Pro Aging Changed my Life and Can Change Yours Too

by: PIRIE JONES-GROSSMAN Have you ever wondered why an older woman with prominent laugh lines, a probable result of her joy for life, can look a decade younger than her best friend of the same age? The decisive benefit of pro-aging thinking is not found in an expensive moisturizer or multiple visits to the doctor’s office, although our society markets those options as remedies to [ 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 ]

Searching for Happiness in Spite of War

by NICOLE LACHANCE Is it alright for me to want to be happy right now? Am I still allowed to celebrate the little things? Is there happiness etiquette in times of war?  What is happening in the world right now is incomprehensible to me. The fact that Russia has invaded Ukraine in this most savage and barbaric way is something that I just can’t process. [ 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 ]

Resilience

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 ]

A Modern Midlife

by CATHERINE GRACE O'CONNELL If you type “midlife” into your browser, guess what Google gives you in return? Yep… midlife crisis. I say F#*k Google! (BTW, Brene Brown says there’s massive science behind the use of the four letter word!) I’d like to introduce you to a Modern Midlife. This ain’t no crisis… You, Sister, are the perfect storm. It’s taken me quite a while [ 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 ]

That Time I Didn’t Have a Midlife Crisis

- DARA GOLDBERG Fifteen years ago, everyone around me thought I was having a midlife crisis. And, I agreed with them.  If you looked at my life from the outside, you’d think I had everything going for me. A great career. Great colleagues. Amazing friends. A loving family. My own home. Good health. And, the list goes on from there.  But, on the inside, something [ Read More ]

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