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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets “Wiser Than Me” with Jane Fonda and Isabelle Allende

Julia knows that "Wise women have had a lot more time than we have to figure this life shit out." On a recent car ride I binged her first 3 interviews interviews  -- Jane Fonda, Isabelle Allende and Fran Leibowitz and can't wait for the next one. The podcast of Wiser Than Me, aired for the first time on April 11. Julia Louis Dreyfus sits down with women over 70, 80 and more and "goes to school on them."  Julia is casual, funny and after all these years of watching Veep and Seinfeld - we know Julia and it's like listening in on a friend's conversation or one you would like to join in on. Julia addresses how we learn from great women who are older and wiser and man oh man can she engage in a great interviews.  At the end of each episode Julia calls her 89 year old Mom Judi.  "Hey mommy, you won't believe who I talked to today?" And, they have a little Mom and daughter chat which is beyond precious.  Here's a little look at what you can expect from the Podcast --...
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Deepak Chopra Said 70 Is Middle Age : Oprah Turned 69 This Year And He Told Her That Years Ago

Oprah turned 69 in January and once again she takes the lead on embracing age at every step. “For me, it is such a reward to be turning 69 and to be strong and healthy,” she wrote on Oprah Daily. “This time last year, I was getting over a double knee operation, and now I have never felt better. As I turn 69, I choose not to focus on the number. For me, the number has always just been a marker. Instead, I choose to celebrate the time I’ve spent living, taking note of all the shifts, the wins, the accomplishments, how much I’ve grown over the past year and I look forward to all that is to come.” We may not have what Oprah has had in her life - including her birthday party guests, such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, but we can have her frame of mind. I really hope that someone played back this interview that Oprah had with Deepak Chopra at her birthday to remind her why turning 70 is when middle age starts. BA50s you are going to love this interview, it is incredibly empowering. Deepak says, "No one dies of old age - everyone dies of diseases. You can reverse the biological effects of aging -- you can improve hearing and eyesight and blood pressure. Is aging normal? No it's not. People who are 40 act like 70 or and reverse is true. You can do things with your food, stress level and your quality of life that will override your genes. In nature there are mechanisms that can respond so we can change our aging trajectory. Deepak says 70 is the best time of your youth and it begins our middle age -- listen up here. ...
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9 Products That Work To Make My Dry Hi-lighted Hair Silky Smooth

If you have fine hair and want it to look silky smooth, full or body and fresh you will want to watch this video and learn from Hairdresser Meika. She has worked on the Celebrities on Yellowstone, Disney Films, Diane Keaton, Sharon Stone and little ole me. She's got pearls for us girls. Here's 9 products I learned about from Meika and how to use them. This interview was so much fun and my friend Carlene filmed it - we both were amazed at how much we learned even at our age of incredible wisdom.... Here you go........
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Women In Our Prime Begins At 60

Don Lemon got slammed by his clueless comment about women in their prime on air and is now undergoing formal training. CNN’s chairman, Chris Licht, said … that [anchor Don Lemon] “has agreed to participate in formal training” after making on-air comments widely regarded as sexist. — New York Times, Feb. 20, 2023.  What the hell is formal training?   Whaaaaat! Women in their 60's know that Don Lemon got it wrong by 2 decades. Yes we know that in our bones! But frankly we aren't going to worry about Don's insensitivity because that's how he feels and that may never change and we are tuning out...bye bye Don. You know why? ...
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7 Reasons My Feel Age is Way Younger Than My Real Age…What About You?

Everyone is guilty of asking....How old are you or How old is She?  But why do we ask that question? What are we really getting at when we ask that question? Is it a competition as younger is better? Maybe that's why we ask? But I've been thinking, I mean most of my friends are within 5 to 7  years of each other -- why are we so obsessed about how old we are?  What's strange is that question has always annoyed me because it makes me feel pigeon holed --- and that's because my real age casts me in a place that doesn't reflect how I really feel. Disclosing my real age strikes me as incorrect, that I need to rethink the number as there may be some miscalculation. When I think about my real age, I think someone got it wrong. I mean how can I be in my 60's which feels perhaps too old to feel the way I feel . I am still doing pretty much everything I did in my 50's... Yes....almost everything with modifications and some things I'm doing way better!...
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Can I Take HRT After 60? Answers To Your HRT Questions…: Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith Interviewed By Felice Shapiro

Taking Hormones pre and post menopause when symptomatic is a discussion that every BA50 should have with their GYN. The HRT door was closed on most of us due to a 2002 WHI (Women's Health Initiative) study that has recently been revisited and determined to be flawed and therefore not the last word. See New York Times post by Susan Dominus Titled: Women Have Been Misled About Menopause. So the question for women of whether to start HRT,  meaning -- Estrogen, Testosterone and other hormone replacements in your 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's -- is front and center and back on the table thanks to Susan Dominus. I was thrilled to talk to Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith, Founder of the Complete Midlife Wellness Center in Houston, about HRT and the decision to start taking hormones even 10 years post menopause, in our 60's, for the first time. This is an important interview that every BA50 will want  to listen to if they are interested in educating themselves about whether HRT is something they may want to talk to their Dr. about. Dr. Susan deals with the benefits and risks to consider when making your decision and she is very encouraging. This interview is a continuation of last week's discussion on BA50 about why Doctors are  still making decisions for us about our hormone health based on a study that is more than 20 years old which has so many flaws?  Dr. Susan addresses the risks of HRT as it relates to blood clots, heart health, bone health and breast cancer and who is at risk and if you are over 60.  Be sure to listen all the way through because we have many more options than we were previously told. Dr. Susan believes everyone is a candidate for HRT as it addresses so many of our aging symptoms. Question: "If we aren't in menopause and don't have hot flashes BUT have bone health, memory concerns, thinning skin, sleep, vaginal dryness, UTI issues etc....should we be taking Estrogen?" Question: "What are the risks and can we take Estrogen long term?" Click to listen this interview........

Menopause And After: The Truth About Hormone Therapy…Every BA50s Right!

"You mean we can take Estrogen now, after 60, we can start now?  I was hoping I would be allowed to take estrogen for specific issues  but also because frankly, I have read that the benefits can help with the aging process like our memory, bone health, heart health and our skin.... Is this really true I asked one of the top Doctors, Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith, GYN, who is the founder of the Complete Midlife Wellness Center in Austin. "Absolutely... but not orally, but yes, every woman in menopause and after menopause should find a Dr. to talk about this topic and educate themselves!" "I was told I had missed the window...  and now after 60, I was 10 years post menopause and it was risky?" "This is not true," said Dr. Susan. "How could I/We have been so misled?  Two years ago my very smart OB told me I had missed the window on Hormone Therapy as I was 10 years post menopause." "This is so frustrating to hear but thank goodness for Susan Dominus' New York Times article...."Women Have Been Misled About Menopause," published on Feb 1 (just 2 weeks ago)." "Yes, that's why I called you... we need to continue this conversation. My friends in their 60's all were told absolutely NO Hormone Therapy and 2 weeks ago, since this article was published we are learning this is no longer true... this is so upsetting that we were so misled but how do we know what the truth really is...can we just rely on this article?"...