Women Over 50—Aging Bodaciously!
Those of you who read this blog know what a big fan I am of menopause. Studies show that the years past fifty are generally some of the most vital and happy in a woman’s life. The ratio of testosterone to estrogen shifts and we tend to get more outspoken, more assertive, and usually have a real urge to express ourselves in new and creative ways.
I got the opportunity to do just that when I appeared on our local ABC affiliate TV show, View From the Bay, talking about this very topic. In fact the segment was called, “Celebrating Menopause!” I realize that everyone might not use these terms but there truly is much to be grateful for at this age.
Menopause becomes the time when many women find the courage be true to ourselves in our full and abundant uniqueness. We are far less worried about fitting in or living up to the expectations of others and far more concerned with following our own heart.
So, go out and make this time your own. Take risks, stretch yourself, and find ways to be creative. In fact, why not get downright bodacious?! There never was a better time to follow your dreams and honor your SELF.
As Norman Vincent Peale once said, “You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something! The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”