Archive of ‘Self & Wellness’ category

To Quit or Not to Quit

A few days ago I did a post answering the 20-something question, “What things did 40-something women quit and wish they hadn’t…and what things didn’t they quit and wished they had?” More 40-something women have weighed in. The first response below is from a women who wishes she hadn’t quit journaling the “journey” from 20 to […] Read more…

Embrace Your Power

A Glamour Magazine survey found that “on average, women have 13 negative body thoughts daily.”  The editor of Glamour, Cindy Leive points out in a Today Show interview excerpted from The Huffington Post: That is almost “one for every waking hour.” The level of criticism women hurl at themselves is “brutal.”  She worries, “If a man […] Read more…

What Should You Quit?

Q. It would be good to hear from 40-somethings about things they quit and wished they hadn’t, things they didn’t quit and wished they had…and their thoughts on how to discern between the two options. – 20-something A. Quit when there are more negatives than positives — when it’s harming your well-being, self esteem and self […] Read more…

Make Your Own “It”

“Don’t care so much about doing what everyone else is doing. Being a part of it doesn’t make a difference. You can make your own “it”. In the end you will find you didn’t miss out on much.” – 40-something, working mom, wife, artist, Sierra Vista, AZ Read more…

Give Yourself Props

We often are hardest on ourselves. As one 40-something observed, “We say things to ourselves that we would never tell our worst enemy.”  The advice today is from another 40-something woman who learned that stopping and taking stock of your own assets can really make a difference in achieving your goals. “Tell yourself 10 great […] Read more…

40-Something Wellness Resolutions

Today is the day…the resolutions really begin. The lines for the machines get longer and the ads for weightloss regimens kick-in. In general 40-somethings recommend everything in moderation. Enjoy your endless energy and ability to bounce back…but take some proactive steps to take care or your wellbeing. It’s the habits that you start now that […] Read more…

Embrace the Unknown in 2011

This quote from a 24 year old woman brings to life the tensions involved in being “20-something”. “Everyday my friends and I wake up and ask ourselves is this the day that we’re totally going to lose it? Everything is in flux. I’m hoping that the older you get the more stable everything gets… but […] Read more…

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