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Shit Kickers and Western Hipster Boots For Fall 2022

Shit Kickers and sturdy western style boots are killer. I'm obsessed with this western style sturdy walkable boot and the look sold on the LL Bean and Frye sites.  These boots all look great with jeans, skirts and yoga pants and they go from snow to rain to dinner. Personally, they make me feel forever young, maybe because I wore them in Boulder, Colorado for a few years in my teens. Whenever I need boots I love this look.  The best thing about these boots is they have big toe beds. They are way easier to wear than shoes for our aging feet. Check out these boots from LL Bean and Frye that are my personal favorites....
Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique | Cynthia Thurlow | TEDxGreenville

Healthy Aging with Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique | Cynthia Thurlow

So here's what you need to know about Intermittent Fasting: Breakfast being the most important meal of the day is wrong; It is more important when you eat than what you eat; Exercise more and eat less doesn’t work. Calorie counting doesn’t work. Healthy aging is all about Intermittent Fasting.  Listen to this Ted Talk by Cynthia Thurlow and see if this is for you....
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Oscar Worthy Emma Thompson: Sex After 60 and Body Acceptance in Leo Grande

Last night my husband and I were mesmerized by Emma Thompson's performance as Nancy, a 63 year old retired schoolteacher and widow who has never had an orgasm in the new Hulu film GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE ... Nancy hires Leo Grande, a much-younger sex worker (Daryl McCormack) for a series of encounters in a hotel room. We meet her in the hotel room as she nervously awaits her first encounter and from that moment we watch Nancy find her way sexually and emotionally at this later stage of life. There is so much to discuss about this film and I recommend every BA50 see it. What was most remarkable about the film.......
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BA50 Recommends: Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast Interview With Arthur Brooks…Strength to Strength

BA50 LOVES Oprah's Super Soul Podcast and on April 6th  Oprah talked to Harvard Professor, social scientist and author Arthur Brooks about his #1 New York Times bestselling new book, From Strength to Strength: Finding Happiness and Success at Every Stage of Life.   This podcast is truly the perfect gift of advice and insights and inspiration for BA50s. We learn about the key to happiness in the context of our priorities: faith, family, real friends and service. We learn that no matter what stage of life you are with this mindset and commitment comes greater happiness which is really relevant for those of us who are empty nested and looking for meaning at this stage. I particularly love the way Brooks embraces difficult situations. He says that every 5 years we have life quakes and these are the moments that create the most meaning. Most people spend too much time trying to avoid unpleasant choices but in fact this is where we do our best learning and growing....
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What BA50s Are Wearing This Spring

Finally, I'm ready to buy some #BA50BadAss hip clothing for spring and it's shaping an easy look that's got me dancing in the living room  I love this outfit and it's easy to wear from night to day. My shopping cart is beginning to fill after a winter of cozy easy sweats.  Love this look curated from Anthropologie's Levi fringe bottom jeans, Orange suede Birks, two-toned Blundstones, and my new favorite find, The Porter Collective Jacket and a sexy print blouse  Check out my Instagram Reel ...
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It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart

This article, It's Your Friends Who Break Your Heart by Jennifer Senior from The Atlantic  with the tag line...."The older we get, the more we need our friends—and the harder it is to keep them," was recommended to me by a dear friend. We often talk about friendship and how important it is at our age and how these past 2 years have been especially challenging on friendships.  Please read this piece or listen to it all the way to the end.  I am betting every single one of you will find this totally relatable at some point in the piece. It gets even better as Jennifer Senior breaks down the different categories of friendships.  Her writing is spectacular. And this is where it begins.... "It is an insolent cliché, almost, to note that our culture lacks the proper script for ending friendships. We have no rituals to observe, no paperwork to do, no boilerplate dialogue to crib from....