Sound advice from the Harvard Business Review, especially in these extraordinary times ….
It’s high time the fashion and beauty industries stopped treating ageing like a disease, or as a shameful act of surrender or failure. It is none of the above. It is the most natural thing in the world and we all do it. Every day.
Thanks to increased longevity, many of us can now look forward to living past 80. And yet anxiety about looking older usually kicks in around the age of 30. Result: we spend half a century feeling bad about ageing.
Which is absurd.
So it’s a relief to see the dial starting to move, ever so slightly, towards celebrating faces and bodies of all ages in the world of fashion and beauty. Especially for women, who usually pay a higher price than men do for looking older.
Check out Chapter 8 in my latest book, BOLDER: MAKING THE MOST OF OUR LONGER LIVES, for more on this long-overdue shift in thinking.
My new TED Talk has dropped. It’s about ageing and ageism.
Check it out. Join the conversation. Share it around.
You don’t have to work a 100-hour week to succeed in business. You don’t have to join the Elon Musk School of Masochism to make it. Even in the start-up world.
Just ask Tobi Lutke, founder CEO of Shopify:
“I’ve never worked through a night… and I’m home at 5:30pm every evening.”
I’m not a smoker but …. gotta love a competition where the slowest competitor wins! At the Cigar Smoking World Championship, he or she who finishes last wins gold.
Check out this overview by Yahoo News.
It’s high time we ditched expressions like “senior moment,” “wrong side of 40” and “midlife crisis” that reinforce the myth that ageing is all about suffering, loss and decline.
As this article eloquently points out, midlife can be a pretty wonderful time for lots of reasons….
Why traveling by train adds so many layers to your journey – in a good way. #SlowTravel #SlowMovement