What Every Woman over a Certain Age Should Have

What Every Woman

There are a few things every woman over a certain age should have. Here is my personal list.

  • An attitude of gratitude.
  • A healthy self-image.
  • A positive attitude.
  • A little black dress that makes you feel and look gorgeous.
  • A good bra to give “the girls” a boost.
  • A good body shaper to wear under that fabulous black dress, thus hiding a       flaws.
  • Good teeth and a dazzling smile.
  • At least one sexy pair of comfortable shoes.
  • Two good (leather) purses.
  • A strong, healthy mind and body.
  • A “drop-dead” gorgeous (recent) photo of yourself.
  • A strong savings account.
  • At least one good girl friend who knows all of your secrets.
  • A healthy, vibrant companion who shares some of your interests – i.e., walking, traveling, dancing.
  • Something (or someone) you are passionate about.
  • A big screen TV.
  • Several pairs of reading glasses.
  • A Smartphone or I-pad.

What do you think? Did I miss something? If you would like to add to this list, please do.

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Be Heard and Seen… in 2015

Be Heard

Welcome to 2015! Resolve to: let your light shine a little bit brighter than it did in 2014… and have a stronger presence in your community. To do this, here is what I am suggesting.

  • Exercise. You don’t need 1 or 2 hours, you only need 20 or 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, to see results. Shoot for cardio, balance, stretching, and resistance training. For cardio, mix it up – walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, biking.
  • Eat and drink consciously. Be more aware of what and how much you eat and drink. Your food/drink choices can affect my body, mind, emotions, and overall well being – now as well as in the future. Making better food/drink choices isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Drinking consciously means adding more plain water to your daily diet.
  • Volunteer. To add some real excitement to your life, volunteer. The benefits are too numerous to list here. Just know, however, that your community AND you reap tremendous benefits when you give the gift of your time and expertise.
     
  • Listen more. Listen without interrupting, without giving advice, and without telling your own story. You can tell your story, later. Sometimes, people just want to be heard.
     
  • Connect. Have one person you connect with every single day. This is especially important as you get older. It lets at least one person know that you are alive and well. And, it lets the other person know that they matter. Further, it demonstrates your commitment to being heard and seen.
  • Be positive. Every day, resolve to do these three things to maintain a positive attitudesmile, focus on what you have not what you don’t have, and expect only great things to happen to you.
     
  • Be authentic. Everything is easier when you are relevant, helpful, authentic, and “do you”. To “do you” is another way of saying, be yourself.
     
  • Be thankful. Make thankfulness a daily habit. Each day is a gift. So, be gracious and grateful.

What are some of your plans for being heard and seen in 2015? Let me hear from you.

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