I have a “girl crush” on Meryl Streep. It’s not just her accents that attract me, but the way she has maintained a long-term marriage, a high profile career, and motherhood. Proving she’s got chops – not only in the acting department but in the “aging gracefully” department — she’s on the cover of the January issue…
“The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible. ~Judith Regan
http://www.ehow.com/way_5233184_50th-birthday-present-ideas-women.html Some ideas for the friends in your life…though we like the cheekier ideas at A Pillow That Prevents Wrinkles? Bring On The ZZZs by Total Beauty (http://www.blogher.com/member/beautyblogger)
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. “ ~Anna Quindlen
http://women.webmd.com/features/50-great-things-about-women-over-50 Need an upper? Read why women love their age from this WebMD feature including why – post 50 – we’re freeer, more self-assured, have more fun, are wiser and sexier. Of course we at BA50 are in total agreement, especially with one of the last lines which claims we are just getting started. Let…
“We are always the same age inside.” ~Gertrude Stein
http://operationbeautiful.com/release-form/20-ways-to-love-your-body/ It’s the holidays which means I’m trying not to overindulge and eat (and drink!) sensibly –as the old metabolism doesn’t work the way it used to. Which is why I found this list so inspiring. Though it was posted a while ago, it continues to ring true. Check it out and tell us what…
“Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.“ – Author Unknown
This is the week that defines the holidays for us. It’s a time to celebrate life with children, who are more adult than anything else. It’s my time to dive into each of them and to re-establish contact in a new and meaningful way. Let’s face it, they aren’t the same people they were last year at this time.
“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” ~Emily Dickinson
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” ― Maya Angelou
“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.” ~Brigitte Bardot
Indulge in some of life’s well-earned treats (AARP) http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/life-long-learning/info-11-2011/things-you-deserve-when-youre-over-50.html We’ve worked hard. We deserve manicures, facials, fabulous teeth as well as catered holidays. Agree? If so, read on in this story by renowned author Jacquelyn Mitchard.