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Friendships after 40 – Less can be more

Friendships after 40 – Less can be more

July 17, 2018

I realized how much my take on friendships has changed as I have gotten older: my group of friends has become much smaller (which doesn’t mean I get to see them more often), we have closer bonds (so it doesn’t matter if we don’t see each other that often) and that I now value them much more than I did in my 20s and 30s.

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What’s up with your hair, honey?

What’s up with your hair, honey?

July 07, 2018

You know my hair is in serious trouble when even my husband of 29 years takes notice. Admittedly, I have never had great hair. My hair is not the shiny, thick, luxurious, abundant type you see in TV commercials. It is thin and I never have had tons of it. However, my husband – as many other husbands - would not typically comment one way or the other… until this morning.

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What my mother never told about Menopause

What my mother never told about Menopause

June 05, 2018

While I know this is a topic more openly talked about today, menopause is still seen as some terrible thing women will experience. Well, I have news for all of the women out there who fear their impending menopause; it’s not that bad. In fact, it comes at a great time in our lives, and, if we embrace it, it can be empowering.

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How old am I again?

How old am I again?

May 15, 2018

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn 44. Oh no, wait, I will turn 45! This is how I respond in most forms I have filled out since I turned 40. I find myself writing a different age than I am, many times younger, but sometimes older too.

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Do you like yourself more today than 10 years ago?

Do you like yourself more today than 10 years ago?

May 08, 2018

I may no longer possess the youthful looks of my 20s and 30s, but the confidence and wisdom I now have surely make up for that. Don’t get me wrong, I still care about looking good, and I still love a compliment. But the way I go about looking good now is completely different than in was in my 30s.

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Anyone Out There?

Anyone Out There?

May 03, 2018

It seems like in every article I read, and every chain pharmacy I walk into, the headlines read on creams to fight aging skin. However, now 52, I’ve been noticing changes in my hair, and it seems like no one else finds them relatable. Where are the products for aging hair?

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