Aging With Grace, Strength, and Beauty

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  1. Lyn says:

    Great commentary for all us mature ladies. The other day I walked out of the grocery store with a bounce in my step thinking in my head that I’m only 25! I think self care and positive thinking are two ways to stay young at heart.

  2. Lin Taylor says:

    Thank you. One of your best posts yet. And, incidentally, I really love your new hairstyle.

  3. Rhoda Clark says:

    Great post today! I really needed this this morning. Turning 75 has been an eye opener. Accepting the reality of three quarters of a century does put everything in perspective. When I retired 15 years ago, I determined that I would no longer compete with anyone or anything. Then came becoming a care giver to my soulmate for ten years. That put everything but him on the back burner. Now I am creating the life that works for me, that gives me pleasure and makes me smile. Here’s hoping that my perspective will give others some ideas or comfort.

  4. Zenda says:

    Aging gracefully beautifully described! Thank you!

  5. Kathleen says:

    I am 71 and totally agree with your wise words. I feel the same! Thank you for the encouragement and for the great recipes too!

  6. Paula says:

    Beth, this was very good. I have been struggling with becoming older and holding on to regrets of the past. I turned 71 in December and I think of this a lot. What you said was very helpful. Thank you. That is why I follow what you have to say. Have a great weekend.

  7. Sangita says:

    Well said Beth I couldn’t agree more. Always enjoy your posts. Have a great time at the beach!

  8. Vanessa says:

    Agreed with the previous reader’s comment : this is one of your best posts.
    Thank you for encouraging me to live out my best version and hold a positive attitude toward aging .

  9. Janet says:

    Such a thoughtful post, Beth! We women of a certain age need to be reminded that although there’s a long view behind us, there’s a lot of promise ahead, too, and we can put into practice all of the lessons we’ve learned along the way to make our lives more meaningful while ditching the baggage. I also wanted to chime in about your new hairdo—it is so very flattering and, as the French would say, it’s gamine. Love it!

  10. Carolyn says:

    Such a thoughtful post. I totally agree with everything you said. I always look forward to reading your blog.
    Have a happy beach break.
    PS Oscar looks especially good today! That smiling first picture is my favorite. Hugs to Oscar.

  11. Pam says:

    Great post, Beth. You are that wonderful friend that, by example, encourages us to be better, live our best life and enjoy trying new things. Wishing you a fabulous trip.

  12. Sharon says:

    Your comments on aging are right on. I read your blog every day but seldom comment. We must remember tomorrow is not promised, so make the best of today.

  13. Carolina Girl says:

    Great post. You look youthful … and I want to steal Oscar! He has a big smile today.

  14. Suzanne Doherty says:

    Good morning Beth,
    Your post was beautiful. Thank you for sharing exactly what I needed.. I wish you lived next door but reading your posts makes every day better.

  15. Spot on, Beth. Loved your comments and your attitude about aging. I’m 10 years ahead of you in age but share your committment to growing older with grace. Thanks for the help. Kate

  16. Andrea says:

    Spot on – not for sissies – lol.

    I have never thought about trying to please others, with regard to fashion etc.. It’s not that I don’t want to look my best, I just think we should follow our heart in all matters of ageism. I think when we feel our best internally, we automatically shine on the outside. I do find I have to be mindful of expressions that have clung from our pasts, like saying something makes one look young, when I just mean it looks current, fresh, suits, or just plain great. Navigating ageism is a journey. The one thing that we can always rely on is our core – if we treat others with kindness and respect, it will shine, regardless of makeup, fashion, wrinkles or disabilities.

    Love your take on the linen shirt. Not totally in love with linen, but this casual take is the perfect solution.

  17. Kathy says:

    Dear Beth,

    You continue to be such an inspiration to me. I listened to your podcast a week ago and was so moved by your life story. In my 50s, I never thought aging would be a problem, but once i hit the 60s, it hit me with force. You’re right, it is not for sissies. We all have to work through it, but your positive, but realistic, attitude is a great help.
    Kathy

  18. Thank you for pointing out that how we feel about our selves is all about our attitude towards life. As I age I try to also not be judgmental and give other people grace. Grace after all is the unearned, undeserved, unmerited love from God and we should treat other people with the same grace.
    Have a great time at Tybee.. Hi Oscar! Hi Ollie!

    • MaryLynne says:

      Today is my 80th birthday but I can still look good thanks to you ,Beth. I am a little old lady but haven’t given up on being a fashionable one. Enjoy soaking up that vitamin sea!

  19. Kathleen McDermott says:

    I’m 68. Because I was born in 1953. So I’m older than people born after me. So what? I’m the same girl in an older body. I consider myself lucky to be alive and enjoying life – many loved ones never reached my age. I do not feel inferior to people born after me – on the contrary, I feel some degree of superiority. I make no effort to hide my age, and I loved growing up when I did. There is no age limit on fun or style, as Beth and her readership know. P.S. Charming outfit and hairstyle. Cute recipe too.

  20. Chris says:

    Beth you are amazing! You help us to know we can be amazing too at any age!
    Between family, health, fashion, home decorating and cooking you are so talented! Your blog helps affirm that we’re not just getting older we’re getting better!!! We still have so much value and purpose ! Thank you!!

  21. Cal says:

    Well said. I was a subscriber to More Magazine. They always talked about how to dress in your 40,s 50’s and 60’s. I think I let myself believe that there is a certain way to dress as we get older. I have commented a couple of times that a particular outfit or hairstyle makes you look younger and you definitely called me out. Good to have a different perspective. Love the new “do”.

  22. Lesley C says:

    A thoughtful post and such words of wisdom in the comments section. What an inspirational community of women. Wishing everyone a healthy joyful weekend and season ahead.

  23. Suzanne says:

    I am happy to be 71 ! I don’t make time for negativity in my life. I’d rather embrace age and the wisdom that it brings.
    You continue to inspire me each day and your attitude is so spot on.
    Thank you for all that you do,
    Suzanne

  24. Jamilla007 says:

    Beth – I’m really pleased with your new Zine – it’s helpful, interesting and full of fun topics. The addition of Kelly and her content is fantastic! I’m 64, recently retired and living back in the Bay Area after living in Europe, Asia and the Middle East- your travel tips come from experience and deep knowledge which I appreciate! I’m thrilled to see how well your enterprise is progressing- I’m truly a fan girl!

  25. Jacki F. says:

    Amen, regarding aging! Thanks for the pep talk and perspective. Your hair looks so cute in this latest style you’ve been sporting!

  26. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    I agree that this is one of your best posts. Aging is not for sissies, that is for sure. We are the same age. You look great, and inspire me to be the best version of myself. Aging with grace, beauty, and strength is a mantra to live by. You continue to give great ideas for style, cooking and decorating. Thank you so much!

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