Here are some resources I’ve collected to inform, entertain, and inspire you.
Let’s Face It: women explore their aging faces (Documentary)
Wendy Oser, Joan Levinson, and Beverley Spencer
I love this video! Seven articulate women, age 45 to 63, speak openly, honestly and with wry humor on the reality of the sags, bags, and wrinkles on their faces while watching themselves on videotape. As they reveal feelings of ambivalence, vanity, and anxiety to each other, their attitudes toward aging move toward acceptance.
Donnalou Stevens’ delightful, hilarious song “Older Ladies.”
Photos of stunningly dressed women over 60 looking just great!
An online Mindfulness Bell, inspired by the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh. Many people around the world take pleasure in stopping and consciously breathing in and out three times when they hear the sound of the bell.
Book reviews for over-50s
BOOKS (in alphabetical order)
America the Wise – Theodore Roszak
Awakening at Midlife – Kathleen Brehony
Crones Don’t Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women – Jean Shinoda Bolen
From Ageing to Sageing – Rabbi Zalman Schachter
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over 50 – Jean Shinoda Bolen
Having our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years – Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.
Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two feisty African-American (they preferred “colored”) sisters who both lived past the age of 100. An easy and inspiring read.
How and Why We Age – Leonard Hayflick
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives – Suzanne Braun Levine
Learning to be Old – Margaret Cruikshank
Love and Sex After 40 – Robert. Butler
New Passages – Gail Sheehy
The Oxford Book of Aging – Thomas Cole and Mary Winkler
Prime Time – Marc Freedman
The Second Half of Life – Angeles Arrien
Still Here – Ram Dass
The Ten Smartest Decisions A Woman Can Make After 40 – Tina Tessina
The Time Of Our Lives eds. Taylor & Sumrall