I defy you to watch this video and not smile. I love it! Thanks to DonnaLou Stevens. In fact I loved it so much I contributed to her fund to make more videos. We need many more positive images of older women out there. If you’re interested there’s more information on that in this link. Older Ladies Are Divine! If the video doesn’t open for you click here to go to the You Tube page RenewYou, for all women, any
I’m pretty sure I am sometimes. I know, what an admission to make! If, like me, you’ve grown up through the fifties, sixties & seventies you will have internalised a lot of institutionalised sexism and not even realise it. I remember the first time I saw a woman driving a bus. For an instant (until my sexist rule came into play) I was flabbergasted. Why? Because up until that point I’d only seen men driving buses so it looked ‘odd’.
Yes, it’s true. Once you’re over 50 you can become invisible! At least in the media and films you will be…. This is part of an email I received from Ann Cameron, a Canadian lawyer: In 2006, two English friends of mine and I were talking about the lack of aspirational film roles for women over age 50. Yes, there were a few films featuring noted older performers, but nothing that left you feeling better about being older and/or changing
One of the qualities I value most in people is kindness; they could be brilliant at what they do, at the top of their field, earning a fortune, but if they are carelessly unkind they cut no ice with me. In my experience kindness is somewhat under rated in the world of work. It rarely features on any job description and people are not usually praised at annual review for being kind. It probably comes under the heading of ‘soft
We’ve been busy getting ready for our London Licensing course for the last few weeks. It feels like quite a milestone. In February 2013 there was just one RenewYou specialist. Me. Last year I did something I’d thought about for years but for one reason and another I hadn’t done anything about it. Which meant my dream stayed a dream, as dreams do until you take your courage in your hands and actually do something. Of course I was a