With every tick of the clock and turn of the calendar’s page most people can find some benefit to time’s passing. And yet, we are continually bombarded with anti-aging products and tempted with youth-restoring plastic surgery.
Throughout my life, I’ve embraced each year and each age. I appreciate my life as it is. I make decisions to look ahead and plan ahead. I stay on top of my health. I am in the dessert phase of my life, which is what I call it because that is exactly how I see it!
We caught up with author Kaia Roman during her book tour to learn how she overcame some big setbacks before deciding to change her life by pursuing a path of joy and how to overcome that scary first step.
Aging can really take its toll on your self-confidence, especially in this youth-oriented, appearance focused culture. So much of self-confidence is wrapped up in how we look and how we think others perceive us.
Like most things in life, aging is a matter of perspective. 60 years old or 60 years young — it’s all in our mind. Some days I feel like a vibrant 30-year-old, other days I feel ancient. I accept this and do not fight it.
My focus is on accepting the inevitable part of aging while trying to feel good, be grateful for good health and enjoy being 50.
In a culture preoccupied with youth and beauty, why has there been a 114 percent increase in the number of cosmetic surgeries performed since 1997? How do women escape the judgment conferred on them every time they open a magazine, get online, or turns on the tube?