In my day, which we all know was a long time ago. people routinely took baths. And it wasn't just women... guys did too! I'm a fish out of water if I don't swim or bath/soak. Sure a shower provides a splash of clean, refreshing water. But though it can boost our spirits, readying us for the day ahead, or making us feel clean as we go to bed, it doesn't provide the benefits of soaking in a tub.
Lately, the words, 100% Natural has been showing up on grocery shelves, packages and various labeling of products from toilet paper to mouthwash. (both ends covered!) Manufacturers have responded to consumer pressure to purchase healthier products by roping us in with that dubious description, “natural.” Not only that, they use all sorts of catch phrases like, “Kettle Cooked” “As Nature Intended” “Gluten-Free” (on products that couldn't contain gluten if they tried) “Old Fashioned Goodness” even “Trusted Since 19_ _” (as if the original recipe were still being used, which it hardly ever is!).
It has always bothered me that aging in America is viewed as a downward spiral… and a repulsive one at that! It’s no wonder that the younger set clamored for Betty White to appear on Saturday Night Live. Her life-loving, bubbling energy, at 90, is an inspiration for men and women of every age. She's living proof that aging doesn’t have to take away beauty, vitality and, yes, sexuality!
Does the Boomer Generation, along with women in their 20s', 30’s, 40’s and up hate the prospect of aging? You bet they do! As generations of women see themselves gaining weight, having less energy, getting sick, weak and sexless, they are panicking…with good reason.
PEPSICO, INC. has announced that it is removing a dangerous chemical from its popular sports drink, GATORADE. This is particularly good news because it represents their yielding to public protests. “Rumblings” from consumers condemning the presence of a known toxin—bromated vegetable oil—forced their decision to discontinue its use.
I've been dating and sleeping with men under 35 for over 24 years. It all started after my divorce in 1984, which was followed by a two year stint with an “age appropriate” man. After leaving him, I subtracted the 25 years that I was married from my true age – 52 – and began dating guys under 35 exclusively.
Facing another passing year, aging can loom as a scary possibility. Fear that time will rob us of the attributes of youth can be pretty depressing. To get myself past these times, I reach for a Hattietude. They serve as “booster shots” to help me overcome my fears and generate renewed optimism. Here are 20 of my favorites which I hope will help you overcome whatever aging fears you may face in 2013.
For decades, many ecologically-minded Americans have sounded the warning that unless something is done about emissions, our weather conditions will become dangerously distorted. What was the reaction of politicians? They treated these whistle blowers as anything from unrealistic alarmists to, of all things, Socialists!
Many women complain when they see older men going out with girls young enough to be their daughters. They resent that so many successful men choose to shed their wives after long marriages and find themselves a trophy wife or “arm candy” girlfriend. I’m actually okay with what these guys are doing. Anyhow, considering the age of my guys, complaining about them would be hypocritical.
None of us can escape being bombarded by advertisements touting the health benefits of products lining the shelves of countless stores. The buzzwords, “Natural” preceded by “All” and “100%' even “Organic” are RIDDLED WITH LIES! Companies are jumping on the bandwagon of increased health consciousness and cleverly wording their packaging to dupe you into believing their claims are true.