Aging well has only helped me to stay strong and resilient. Maybe it has been a distraction to help me get through the hard times, either way, I am proud of who I am and if being a little obsessed with staying young is seen as shallow and trivial, then so be it. That attitude is one of my beauty secrets!
For Beverly Johnson, New York Fashion Week is, at the risk of making a person sound older than they are, old hat to a superstar model who, at 62, can easily pass for 39.
This process doesn't have a clear end, it's ongoing. If you have any draw to the practice, move toward it. You can start by simply starting to pay attention to what's happening in any given moment. Even if you feel skeptical, you know on an intuitive level -- bitter does not age well.
At heart, I am basically lazy and the thought of spending hours getting my hair dyed, not to mention the expense, seems like more effort than I can summon. This doesn't mean that I don't care about my appearance because I do.
If you'd like to make your diet healthier by adding more vegetables to your meals, cucumbers are a great choice. Cucumbers are widely used in traditional diets as well as spas across the world for a reason: They are good for health.
After so much fun in the sun (yes, even if you SPF), fall is the time to peel and reveal.
It seemed a wild, impossible dream a year ago when I told my wife and young daughters I was going to drive a bus shaped like a coffin across America to raise life extension issues.
Yep, this is me. I'm now made of lumps, unsightly hairs, and aches in places I didn't know existed. My body used to always be there for me, ready to go, like a loyal servant. I put it through thick and thin, made it work.
Anti-aging is a physical impossibility, so let's focus on the glam instead.
Fighting the process of aging is a sad waste of time. I'd rather reassess and embrace the process while using common sense to help prevent PREMATURE aging. It's all about being healthy: body and mind.
Embarrassed to get pedicures? Or been disappointed by every latest Sai Baba-ointment-infused double slough-scuff "spa" pedicure?
No one warns you about 40. Instead, you learn as you go from appointment to appointment, or notice little changes day to day that let you know that your life (well, really your body) has changed, and not necessarily for the better. So this your warning, your memo.
However, one of the best ways to keep the side effects of aging at bay may be something anyone can do, for free: get better sleep. The more we learn about rest and biology, the clearer it is that sleep plays an important role in keeping skin, bodies and minds young. In fact, it may be one of the most effective things you can do.
The quest for eternal youth will never fade. Whatever the method, the end goal is always to hold off gravity and our natural aging process just a little while longer. But here's a little tip -- our skincare routine isn't the only thing that can help you achieve that.
I'm traveling today. Back to my hometown. Each time I make this trip, more and more about Long Island seems foreign to me. More traffic than last time. Not much chance I'll see someone I knew once. And if I do, will we recognize each other?
Once you move into midlife, which is between 40-ish and 60-ish, it's more important than ever to have and actively pursue meaningful goals. Why? Because this is often the time that many people begin to lose hope or even give up on the idea of a purposeful and rewarding life.