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Accepting Growing Older

Why Women Should Stop Trashing Each Other Over Aging

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

There is such a thing as the aging wars. What is that, you ask? Well, the trend of women trashing other women over aging a certain way. It happens online, in gossip magazines, in conversation...

7 Numbers That Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty

Aging is not without a few pitfalls. But here are seven numbers that should bring you some comfort: 65+19.2. People who survive to age 65 can expe...

No Crocodile Tears

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A piece of advice. Do not try too hard to outlive your teeth.

Fight Aging With This 12-Step Nightly Routine

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Jacqueline Whitmore

While I was at the car wash the other day, I noticed a sign on the wall that read, 'Thursday is Seniors Day: Seniors 50 and over get $4 off any wash.' Even though I turned 50 last October, I still don't think of myself as a senior.

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Morgan-Beckett

It doesn't get any more grown-up than 40. But I found that, with this realization, my shoulders noticeably dropped. I don't have to try so hard to be in the know. There's a freedom in becoming a bit of an old fart.

How I Know I've Finally Reached Old Age

Richard Abrons | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

When I was 80, I wrote a personal memoir. This is what I said about old age: 'I am an old man. Eighty has got to be old. But, if in good health with all the joints and the brain working, what is the big deal?' Now, at 87, I wouldn't say that today.

60 Perfect Reasons You Should Be Psyched About Turning 60

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty

Remember how old 60 sounded when you were 20? Fortunately, today's 60 is nothing like that 60. In fact, there are loads of wonderful things about turn...

About Time

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
Ombretta Di Dio

I don't know if I've actually grown older or if my mind is trying to quickly catch up with my body because it doesn't want to be left behind.

Getting Old Is Not So Bad

Honey Seltzer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Honey Seltzer

I am made more aware each day of my own mortality, and how few years I possibly still have left on this earth.

25 Reasons To Feel Great About Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

There's no shortage of sayings that poke fun at growing older: "After 45 your ‘get up and go’ gets up and goes;" "middle age is when your age star...

Age: What Do YOU See?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We can easily end up spending the last half of our lives wrestling with the paradox of "How old I am isn't how old I feel!" I believe this internal conversation about "How old I am" versus "How old I feel" serves a purpose.