Speaking Point: Embracing and accepting your age does not mean that you allow yourself to be defined by a calendar number, or the judgments and opinions thrust upon you by a society that worships youth. It takes a strong mind, courage and fierce determination to resist the onslaught of negative messages thrown at us by a youth-biased media and culture.
Speaking Point: The first step to personal freedom is to be honest about your biological age. If you hope to triumph over the repressive myth of aging, you have to start by being honest about you age.
Speaking Point: The next step is to rejoice at reaching midlife and celebrate it with like minded friends who honor aging instead of fearing it.
Speaking Point: At birthdays, reinforce and encourage each other with positive messages like another year older and better instead of dragging out demeaning and outdated slogans like fifty and over the hill.
Speaking Point: Find positive female role models who reflect your values and make a collage of midlife women you think are beautiful, sexy and attractive. Think Helen Mirren, Susan Sarrandon and Julie Christie, to name a few.