The Week That Was: Appreciating Life

Let's see.I wrapped up a project this week that involved working with a person who was the 'other woman' in a volatile relationship I had thirty-five years ago. I knew about her and she knew about me but I don't know if she knew that I knew about her. We didn't discuss it. Now I realize that maybe I was the 'other woman.'...more

"I've Never Felt More Attractive in My Life" said the 50-Year-Old Woman. He Said, "I Don't Believe You."

In my writer's group recently I shared a piece I was working on called Dancing the Fifty Fandango about turning 50 this June and how I've never felt more curious, ambitious and even attractive in my life.I awaited my notes and am used to having to trash pieces and start all over. So I was surprised at how chafed I became when one of my middle-aged, male compatriots said he thought the piece was a bit forced and that he wasn't really buying it, especially the bit about me believing I'm "at the apex of my juiciness."...more

The 30’s Are the Foundation to a New Beginning, Not the End of Life

By: Karina Velasco, Her 30's Guest BloggerTen years ago I was 35 and at the most I possibly looked 25. Yet I was certain my life was on a spiral to its end, the end of my being relevant anymore....more

Do I Enjoy Growing Old?

I enjoy growing old because there’s really no point in fighting it. There’s been time to experience life, gain depth and collect more interestingness.Since I was young, I always admired women who aged gracefully. Sophia Loren was one of my favorites.“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren...more

Forever Young

NaBloPoMo, Friday, November 14Do you enjoy growing old or do you fight against it?...more

Aging Gracefully

  By: Wendy Castellanos-Wolf...more

Ann Curry is Iconic Beauty at 55

I love Ann Curry and was saddened to learn that her NBC career came to an end but I can only imagine that she will soon be in demand. Thanks for letting us see Ann’s authentic side, Jackie.____________________________________________________________________The television reporter embraces aging.BY: JACKIE SILVER...more

Aging gratefully

I celebrated a birthday this week and I am in a reflective mood. I turned 52 and appear to be keeping good company. Barbie is just a year older than I am. The ever-popular mini skirt (second most-sold skirt worldwide behind the A-line) turns 50 this year. And news on the fashion street is that the clothing company known for its youth inspired advertising, American Apparel, has hired a 60-year old woman in its new advertising campaign called "Advanced Basics." Her name is Jacky and she has never modeled before....more