My bible for my 40th:Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style
My every day self.
A flippy bob is simultaneously fun and work-appropriate.
Start by misting a heat-protection spray all over. Then, wrap sections under a round brush and blow-dry, pulling away from your head at a 90-degree angle.
To lock in the style, finish if off with hairspray, and for even more texture rub a dab of pomade on the ends.
That's kind of more like me after 40
I am sceptical about the new age trend. I've been there, done that. Mainly I do not like it because it envolves rich and famous people boosting each other's bank accounts. More importantly, because it envolves embracing a pantheistic approach which can easily derail your soul into the waves of the new age "goods" of self-centered "help".
However, some of the ideas that new age uses are quite sound, and it helps to remember to practice respect to our God given bodies.
Start with sleep. Sleep eight hours or more each night.
Then try eliminating "white" foods, those that are made with sugar, white flour and milk. If you eliminate them one at a time, start with flour, then eliminate dairy and then sugar. Sugar is easier to quit after a few weeks of no other "white" stuff.
Exercise regularly.Start by walking 15 minutes a day and add a minute every day for the first month.
Police your thoughts and deal with your feelings constructively. Most of the background chatter in our mind is worrying, judging, criticizing, defending and complaining. Catch yourself and create a distraction by redirecting your thoughts toward the things that you are grateful for and optimistic about.
Eat real foods. Returning to a more natural way of eating is the best way to avoid disease and premature aging. It also keeps the weight off. Buy organic foods, shop in your local farmer's markets. Increase the consumption of vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains and legumes.
* Avoiding all refined carbohydrates including white flour and sugar
* Avoiding all foods with chemical preservatives and flavorings including foods that contain toxic elements (such as heavy metals, e.g. tuna)
* Drinking at least one to two liters of pure water daily to help the body clean and detoxify itself
* Eating fruit and vegetables that are ripe, fresh and as free of chemical fertilizers as possible
* Minimizing tea, coffee, dairy products, and alcohol* Boosting your health and vitality with a diet rich in organic, ripe fruits and vegetables.
* Eating protein such as white fish or white meats with each meal
* Sleeping at least eight hours a night and practicing some gentle exercise, yoga or meditation every day to reduce the effects of stress on the body.
Two interesting books to read while getting on track Sweat Your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice and Clean: A Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself.
The latter involves:
I shall also add: maintain a religious practice that is close toy your heart and culture. Sing grace.
If someone could please let me know what happened to my June issue of Cookie...It features my teens attitude icon, Tori Spelling. Both my eldest and myself have read sTORI Telling cover to cover and I'm now waiting for Mommywood.
Tori, if you are reading this, you make my smile blossom. Thank you for the beautiful times we've had together and that are still with me. Be happy.
Here are my picks from the Health interview.
Q: You’ve said that being a working mom leaves you exhausted. How do you reenergize?
A: Exercise is the only thing that reinvigorates me. I make appointments with other people [to go hiking], and I meet them at the base of the hill—because I’ll answer to that. I usually enjoy [exercise] after much more than I enjoy it during.
Q: What’s the most surprising thing about getting older?
A: The older I get, the younger I feel. Growing up, I was always the kid, but I spoke like an adult and was in adult roles. I didn’t feel like a kid. The older I get, I actually feel younger! Which is good. I always thought when you get older, you’ll want to slow down, but I want to do even more.
A: Not learning to love the way I looked earlier(...)I think I would have been much more in touch with myself. I think I wouldn’t have had issues with weight—I carried this protective 20 pounds [in college]. It was all connected.
Q: What’s the best marriage advice you’ve ever heard?
A: Someone wrote on a card at my shower, “Don’t ever go to bed angry.” It’s one of the oldest ones in the book, but it’s so interesting what happens when you do. It’s toxic. Your dreams are affected, and then in the morning, you’ve already been damaged. We’ll resolve at least to disagree. And then, I just find I sleep so much better.
Cindy McCain watched her son John McCain IV graduate, wearing a ruffled pink dress with matching bolero jacket, a string of oversized pearls, and a straw hat to block the sun.
Mrs McCain is a very stylish, very beautiful woman. I like her more now that she is relaxed and smiling than I did during the election campaign. I love her new look. A handsome son, too, God bless him.
(Via Huffington Post Style)