This week, Marylou of Second Lives Club is hosting Fashion Flash! The idea of what to do with the second 50 years of our lives is a new concept. In past decades we were someone expected to buy shapeless housecoats or learn to play golf. That was then and this is now. Each day women are reinventing their lives after years of childcare and homemaking that consumed our days. They are finally able to explore old interests and discovere new talents. Second Lives Club profiles women who have found have made this journey and show us how its done.
I was not prepared to like this book as much as I do. I tend to deal in facts and figures– and phrases like Alpha Goddess, Divine Love and lower chakra,usually makes me cringe. But Goddesses Never Age offer genuinely helpful tools to florish after 50.
The Enemy is Negativity
One of the most important themes in Goddesses Never Age is controlling the negative narrative we tend to adopt as we get older. Author Northrup calls this the “Age Cage”– when we don’t do what we want because we feel we are too old. Just reading this phrase turned on a light blub in my head. I had been wanting to write a screenplay but who ever heard of a first time 60 year old screenwriter? I actually folded down the page to keep my place and went right to my tablet and ordered Final Draft, a screen writing program. This book is that motivating!
I also valued her attention to the toxic efect of personal and nutritional stress on healthy aging. She goes into great depth into the widespead problems it causes in the body– and offers a buffet of tools to offset stress. She offers so many options there is something that will work for everyone. For example, if DevineSpirit meditation is just not you, Northrup suggests finding strong role models– and this is something that works for me. Northups can do spirit infuses every page. As Northup says “life is short so wear your party pants every day”.