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Embracing Aging

Why We Should View Aging As An Art Form

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 03.27.2016 | Fifty
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Physical prowess and aesthetics are constantly shifting from the day one is born until the day one dies. Children often bemoan waiting to grow up, and at some point adults begin to dig in their heels and attempt to freeze the process.

Trying to Embrace My Ever-Aging Face

Katie Morford | Posted 11.17.2016 | Women
Katie Morford

I admire the broken veneer of a meringue, just out of the oven. It's not a flaw, more like an invitation to pick it up, break it open, and not wait another single second before eating it. I know there is beauty in the cracks. I'm hoping, some day, I can see it in myself.

When My Teen Accused Me of Being Old, This Is What I Did

Lori Holden | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty
Lori Holden

Instead, I took to heart what she said. I am really old, to her very young eyes. And it appears she does not carry the same judgment in saying so that I do in hearing so. I've lived on this planet -- I've thrived on this planet -- for a long time.

Middle (St)age Techno-Not

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

There is so much in this vast territory to help us, teach us, and keep us current that we have to dive in. And let's face it, the faster we embrace it, the faster us Middle (St)age ers can take over the world! (Cue sinister laugh.)

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.

What Oprah Knows For Sure About Embracing The Age You Are

Posted 08.24.2013 | OWN

The lie we all need to stop believing about aging

What Age Will You Be in 2013?

Dorothy Sander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

What would the world be like if even half of us refused to look at a calendar again? Or stopped counting the number of candles on our birthday cake? Or ceased looking in the mirror and obsessing about the number of wrinkles on our face or the size of our jeans?

The Balance Of Defying And Embracing Age

Next Avenue | Posted 10.24.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Gross A writer's concerns begin to hold her back, but she can still hook up a TV My father was only in his l...

Make This the Year to Embrace Your Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

French Seniors Strut Their Stuff

Harriet Welty Rochefort | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Harriet Welty Rochefort

A top model who worked for Givenchy and Patou until she was 40, Françoise de Stael left the business to follow her husband, and re-started her career at 67.

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.