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Michele Willens

So What If We Turn Into Our Mothers?

Michele Willens | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I am well aware that many folks have mothers they truly don't want to emulate: those who were not nice ladies, who didn't have the energy or compassion to grandparent well, who couldn't find a way to age with grace. I pledge never again to say, 'I have turned into my mother' unless I make it very clear that I am, in fact, bragging.

Face It: Those Masks Are Made For Hiding

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Another step in dealing with our changing appearance is confronting the "masks" we employ. Yes, I said employ, not wear. We are not talking about Halloween playthings.

FACE IT: Experience Is Back

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

I was at a friend's 60th birthday party recently and noticed that, far from impaling herself with the cake knife, she was beaming. She hasn't looked this fit in years, and is writing her second book.

FACE IT: We All Have Our Uh-Oh Moments

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Many women come to their doctors for other symptoms, but eventually focus on how they feel about the role appearance has or had in their lives. Therapists call this important step the "uh oh moment."