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Aging Gracefully

Remember when you couldn’t wait to turn 21 to get asked to show your ID?

After 50 the opposite is true, it hits you hard when someone asks if you qualify for a senior discount when you are not even 55 yet!  Ouch that hurts!  I say that from experience.

I’ll be the first to admit that aging sucks, but there are some great ways you can actually look and feel younger than your age, without botox or plastic surgery.

The now aging Baby Boomer generation is obsessed with youthful appearance (thanks to the Media).  Why do you think the Plastic Surgery is such a booming industry? 

But think about it, do you really want to look like Joan Rivers, whose had so much plastic surgery she looks like she’s been in a boxing ring and lost?  She can barely smile anymore!   Recently stars, like Julia Roberts are voicing their oppostion of using Botox and Plastic Surgery because of the negative impact it could have on their career, with changes of their facial expressions, and overall appearance.  Good for you Julia!  Remember the comedian Roseanne Barr?  After her plastic surgery, even though it improved her looks, people couldn’t relate to her any more, and her career took a nose dive.

There are so many plastic surgery nightmares that have ruined women’s lives more than enhanced them.  People don’t think  of the future, really would you like to have boobs like Pamela Anderson at age 80?  Yikes, that’s a scary thought!

How about all those grandmas with tatoos and piercings?

Generations before us knew how to grow old gracefully (without the aid of Botox or face lifts), we could learn a lot from them.

Let’s look at what Happens to our Skin and Hair as We Age: The effects of sun exposure, smoking, diet, and heredity become evident on our skin as we get older. Stress, gravity, and obesity also affect how well skin looks. And as we age, our skin doesn’t produce new cells as quickly as it used to. Skin gradually becomes less elastic and prone to dryness. Something similar happens to the cells that give our hair its color. Hair pigment cells become less efficient at renewing themselves, which makes our hair turn gray.

Here are some great tips on how to take care of your skin, to help you look and feel 10 years younger:

Stay out of direct sunlight when the sun’s rays are the strongest (bet. 10am -4pm). If you have to be outside, wear a hat and sunscreen or an anti aging moisturizer with SPF 15 and both UVB and UVA protection. Damage to the skin from excess or unprotected sun exposure causes wrinkles and an uneven skin tone, and worst case of all skin cancer.

Eat right and hydrate. Good nutrition helps the body repair skin. Drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated from the inside out.

Use anti-aging products. For women over 40, anti aging creams and lotions can enhance natural beauty by rejuvenating your skin. Look for products with Pentapeptides that help prompt skin cells to produce more collagen, which is the support structure that gives skin a firmer look.

If you smoke, stop. Research shows that smoking prematurely ages your skin.

Quotes on aging from some wise and famous men:
“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul ” –Douglas MacArthur
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”. — Abraham Lincoln

Here are 10 of my personal tips for Growing Old Gracefully, the More or Less of it:

Stress Less, Smoke Less, Eat Less, Complain Less, Criticize Less
Smile More, Laugh More, Exercise More, Play More, Love More

Enjoy Life to the fullest no matter what age you are because you only have one life to live!

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True Beauty is a State of Mind

Beauty is expressed differently in every culture around the world. It means different thing to different people. But there is a universal view that holds true to all cultures and all ages.

It is what is on the inside that counts!

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In the Western World, we have a hard time grasping why women in the Middle East wear veils. Women since ancient times have worn veils. The veil represents God’s protection over the woman. No man is allowed to touch a veiled woman, with the exception of her husband, or her father. You can not judge her by her appearance, only by her words and her actions, that reflect her heart. 

The only place you still see veils in the Western culture is at Weddings.  Brides still wear veils, but the meaning is pretty much lost.  We know traditionally that the Groom is not supposed to see the Bride before the Wedding, but it doesn’t mean much since most already have intimate relations before marriage.  In ancient times the groom never saw the bride at all until the wedding ceremony.

Westerners believe physical looks are everything.  The obsession with youthful appearance is why Plastic Surgery is big business today.  We need to realize that the  purpose of media advertising is to make us feel inadequate so that we will buy things to make us feel or look better.   But in reality it does not work, the more you buy the worse you feel, not the better.  The attempts at perfecting the flesh are unfulfilling in making us happy about ourselves.   

Have you ever thought someone was gorgeous, you just idolized them, until you actually met and talked to them? All of a sudden you realized they were not beautiful at all.  In fact they were downright ugly! What changed your perception of them?

You see “true beauty” is not in the outward appearance, it is in the heart.  In The Bible there is a proverb that states, “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”.

Those who are rotten on the inside may be able to fool people temporarily with their attractive appearance, but eventually people will see right through them.  

A beautiful heart makes a person beautiful inside and out.   How do you perceive yourself?  

Here is a good test.   What do you see in this picture?  

illusionAn old woman or a young woman?

Invision yourself how you want others to see you, and you will become what you see! 

If you compare your looks to whoever is on the latest tabloid cover you will be disapointed.  But ask yourself why.  Are they really as they appear?  Take Pamela Anderson for instance, how much of her is real?  Her greatest asset that made her famous is fake!  It’s the same with countless others. 

Their lives are not worth imitating.  Unless you want to live an over dramatic Soap Opera life.   

What is so attractive about a beautifully wrapped empty box?gift_box_promo-3?

It is what’s inside that counts! 

How about someone like Barbra Streisand?  Her beauty is not in her physical appearance, with her cross eyes, and big nose.  Her beauty comes from within her, her amazing voice is the redeeming quality that makes her beautiful.   What is yours?

Pretty packaging does help to present your special gift,  but it is not the gift itself.

For a real shocker click here to see what men find attractive in women.

Your Talents, Your Abilities, Your Experiences are the Gifts You have to Give!

The real you is not what you see in the mirror!

Search your heart for your inner beauty.   Improve yourself from the inside out, and you will be amazed at the compliments  you’ll receive of how beautiful you are (no face lifts, tummy tucks or implants required!).

by Tricia Tulak

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