Aging Gracefully

Over 50 & Accepting The Changes

I was raised by a mother who was a model.  Beauty was her life.  She is over 80 years old and still looks like she is 60.  When I was in high school and college, people thought we were sisters.  I remember her dipping her fingers into the cobalt blue of her Noxema jar every night before bed.  To me, she was perfect.  So for her, aging was a difficult thing. She had always relied on her looks and her youth to get modeling jobs.  Mom had always been complimented and told she looked so young.  She didn’t prepare herself for aging gracefully.

Not the Same for Me

I, on the other hand, have not been one who wears a lot of makeup.  Unfortunately I haven’t been faithful about putting creams on my skin every day/night.   I was a sun goddess growing up, so the damage to my skin would eventually show, and I didn’t think it would bother me when the day came!


One day I was 50 and felt like I was still 20.  The next day I am suffering through menopause and I looked in the mirror to find someone who looked like me, but was wrinkled.  What?  Where did my smooth face go?  Even though I didn’t rely on my looks in my career, it didn’t make it any easier once I noticed the changes. I thought I would be ready for this.


I’m not ready for this but I am slowly learning how to accept myself just the way I am. I am determined to age gracefully.

I am going to start experimenting with products.  There must be  something that can at least slow the process down. I want to nurture my body and help it along.

Natural Healing Center

I have found a wonderful NP at a local Healing Center for Women. She is helping me get my hormone levels back to normal so I feel alive again. 

I will share what I find!  And maybe it will help someone else who may be starting this process.

Wish me luck!

GABA Trex to help me sleep is something my new holistic nurse practitioner told me about. I wake up at 4am all the time!  She said that when I wake, immediately chew a Gaba Trex with the amino acid – L-the anime to help relax me. I tried it last night and it worked!!  I’ll keep you posted. 



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