WOMEN AFTER 50: Amazing Grace, elegance and style!
After a very busy morning, restoring an old door to its former glory, I realize I love restoration. The deep satisfaction I get from bringing an old door covered in beige Formica, that I thought was ready for the tip, back to its beautiful, original state, quite frankly, makes me sing with joy! As I take a step back and admire my efforts, I am completely amazed why anybody would want to hide such beauty!
Lightning bolt moment!
And then it struck me! This is exactly what some of us as women do to ourselves as we age. We hide, neglect or forget who we really are. If we allow life to wear us down we become like Old Doors covered in beige Formica, obscuring and hiding our beauty, gifts and talents. Our Formica is in the form of people pleasing, anger, bitterness, comparisons and disappointment… need I go on!
So this started me thinking…
Maybe, just maybe, as we acquire age instead of allowing the years to cover us in beige Formica we embrace the aging process and look for opportunities to restore our souls back to their original, beautiful state, but like all magnificent works of art, increase our value and beauty at the same time. All the lessons we have learned, and strength we have gained serves to enhance our beauty and we simply enter The Restorations Period. How I hear you ask?
Well by first taking an inventory of all the things we have in place that hide our true essence: negatives thoughts, stories, limiting beliefs; false-assumptions about how we look; our thoughts and feelings about aging, diet and health. When we become aware of our thought patterns we can challenge them, and change them if they are not serving our higher and more radiant selves.
The Restoration Period
During the Restoration Period (after all we are all a work of art!) we focus on reconnecting with our dreams, desires, beauty, talents and strengths. Imagine what transformations would take place! I know many women, after the age of 50 that should be working in television and/or theatre playing the roles of successful and beautiful women. Women that should be on the cat walk showing the world that beauty can and should be appreciated at all ages. Take a look at just three women I admire greatly who are stunning examples of beauty, talent and grace. And just for your information they are three of the kindest, most generous and compassionate people I know.
Michaela is a wife and mother of two beautiful girls. She fills her time running a very successful career in health and fitness as well as a very busy home. Michaela has the gift of laughter. When I spend time with Michaela my energy and vitality is renewed, as is my self belief!
Diane (voted THE BEST acting teacher for Kids & Teens in Los Angeles) has worked all over the world as a singer, dancer and actress while raising two incredible children. http://dianechristiansen.com When I spend time with Diane I re-connect with my potential and set outstanding goals!
Ann (Former Miss World) has traveled the world as an actress, singer and dancer. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her book, ‘Surviving Miss World’. Spending time with Ann increases my confidence and compassion. She empowers women to connect to their strength and talents!
All these women are stunning examples of beauty, elegance and grace. All of them have stories about how they have grown as life’s lessons has taught them self acceptance, love and compassion.
Join Us – Every Woman is beautiful and Every Woman is WELCOME!
I invite you to join us today to celebrate your beauty and elegance. Subscribe to our monthly newletter and become part of a community of women after 50 that are role models who leave the gift of contentment and wisdom where ever they go. The beauty and charm that women after 50 have is dazzling, and can only come with age. Beautiful older women, stands out: the way they hold themselves; their confidence, and assurance not only gets them noticed, but also makes them unforgettable!!!
I invite women after 50 to connect and support each other, to offer their beauty and confidence as a gift for the younger generations both male and female. I invite you all to promote the notion that age need not restrict us. There are many women after 50 who have remarkable goals and have achieved incredible things. Here are a few women that are not allowing anybody or anything to constrain their energy and dreams:
Cindy Joseph, a sixty six year old model, is challenging the whole concept of anti-aging – she advocates the pro-aging revolution and has brought out her own line of cosmetics for the more mature woman.
Dorothy Davenhill Hirst, decided at the age of 89 to travel to the North Pole.
Eleanor Coppola at 80 has made her directorial debut feature film, called ‘Paris Can Wait‘.
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So take massive action and start on a journey of loving yourself more and more every day while being a role model of style and grace. Let us restore each other, and lift each other up for ALL to see. After all restoration is a work of art!
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Lots of love