The Joys of Early Cronehood

Bless Cheryl Coyote.

Somehow I was led to find this YouTuber today and feel inspired to share this video with the world.

I am creeping up on my 50th year of life and I agree with everything she says here. Any woman who finds herself reaching or having surpassed this milestone year of life should watch this.

Cheryl has magnificent mermaid hair, a real love of life, and an energy that inspires and uplifts.

My view is that we women do not get old unless we WISH to…we only grow better, wiser, and much more luscious with the passing of time if we embrace our aging and realize there is nothing in the world to fear.

Beauty and style…through the eyes of one approaching the big 5-0

The first month of 2015 is nearly gone, and in this first month of a new year I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on things.

I’m not one of those who set resolutions each year, but rather I am one of those who do sit back and think about my life and where it’s heading.

As I age, I find that the things that once mattered to me are no longer on my radar. Sometimes, those things that mattered still do…but they morph into a different type of “things that matter.”

Take beauty and style, for example. (more…)

Do it…and do it again

Great advice. Do it, do it again, and keep doing it.

You are only as old as you think you are. If you feel young, you ARE young.

Photo found on Facebook

his eyes – a poem

his eyes speak mysteries


and beyond explanation

as time reveals the secrets

of a forbidden past

© 2014 Echo LaVeaux

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Beauty and aging: facing reality when reality bites (and sometimes, it does)

Off on the horizon, just a year and a handful of months away, stands a milestone year for yours truly.  Try though I may, I can never reconcile my age with the way I feel and how I look at the world.  There is just no way in heaven that I’m going to be turning 50 soon.  No way.

However, when I look at the mirror and see a new wrinkle or a new section of hair that’s decided to go gray, the mirror reminds me that I am indeed pushing the big 5-0.  I may feel like I’m 23 years old, but these in-my-face reminders that I’m not 23 get me a little discouraged.

Truth really does hurt sometimes. (more…)