Look how much I’ve grown over the past year!!! 🤣🐇😍🐰😲❤️
Did you know that as you get older your moods even out, so there's less drama.
How strongly we react emotionally to life's good and bad events declines with age, notes Deborah Carr, Ph.D., a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. She says that as people grow older, they develop a greater capacity to regulate their feelings, which means the highs aren't quite as euphoric as the giddy teen days, but for many, the lows aren't super bleak, either. She adds, "Keeping our emotions in realistic proportion to what's happening in life is one of the gifts of getting older. We're capable of channeling our feelings and energy in a productive way." #growingold #growingolddisgracefully #fiftyshadesofconfusion #menopausesucks #themiddleyears #moodswings #benefitsofageing #keepsmiling
So by now you know that I love talking about death and each time I get to do it, I fall deeper in love with life (and whomever I’m talking to honestly). I chatted it up with Heather Vickery @vickeryandco
of the Brave Files and voila we’re in love. Check out the episode at www.thebravefilespodcast.com
I know we don't want the same thing.. And I can except that. You're my best friend. A partner through this wild ride. 🎼🎶So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here
🎶🎵 #pinkfloyd #wishyouwerehere #lyrics #lovelost #growingold
I can't believe it's been 5 years today with handsome man. We have such amazing time together. We got a beautiful family, a prefect life! We have accomplished so many goals, we have achieved so much together. The past 5 years have been a crazy ride. I always know that you will have my back and I will always have yours. We are stronger than any mountain, and our love is deeper than any ocean. You are prefect to me and for me. You are everything I hope and dreamed for. God has blessed us both. I can't wait for many more years to come. You are my soulmate and my happily everafter. I can't wait to grow old with you😘. I love you to the moon Luke! 🥰
Happy 5 years baby😘. Here's to many more🥂
#happyanniversary #5years #goingstrong #blessed #greatman #manymemories #familygoals #family #happiness #love #laughter #lovestrongerthanever #celebrating #inlove #growingold
Like ‘you’re dying’? In some people, its straight up anger—at God (when they believe in one), at the doctors, at their bodies. For others, it seems a lot less like anger and a lot more like an intense disbelief (coupled with an internal knowing). A man in a hospital bed next to my client once got so mad at the doctors for saying they couldnt continue to treat him, they gave him a sedative through an IV to calm him down. Another client once told me that if it wasn’t for the Lexapro she had been on for months to treat the depression associated with illness, she probably would have punched a wall when she was told. I believed her. What I’ve learned is that time, tenderness, grace, and finesse make this seemingly bitter pill a little easier to swallow. Death doulas do just that. Often these challenging conversations happen in doctors offices and are over in a few minutes. A death doula can sit and help process with a person and their loved ones for as long as they need to. If this is something you’d like to continue to develop in yourself, find us at www.goingwithgrace.com/training for more info.
Just because we grow older, doesn’t mean we can’t be fun! I this @oyabeauty
Demi permanent color it will fade out by each wash, but while it’s fresh has a light lilac tone💜🦄
I guess I'm skipping ahead to what people do in January... thinking about resolutions. I made these resoulutions a few years ago and I've kept them. Why? Because I'm concerned about running out of money for my old age. Concerned = holding fear at bay, barely. Once I started living according to these rules, I've become more and more aware - and shocked - how people spend and waste money. And how much money I used to spend without thinking.
Here are some personal spending habits I've changed. I no longer:
GO TO THE MOVIES: I watch tv and I DO subscribe to streaming channels.
EAT OUT: I eat every meal at home. I work at home, so that's easy.
BUY PREPARED FOOD: I make things from scratch aka ingredients
TRAVEL: unless I can drive somewhere and stay with friends, and only rarely.
BUY FLOWERS: my garden gives me flowers in the summer
BUY COFFE OUT: I make coffee at home for a fraction of the cost
BUY NEW BOOKS: I go to the library or yard sales
BUY CLOTHING: unless I really really need something
SHOP: except groceries. .
THE RETAILER'S DILEMMA ™: My buisness is about selling things that I create. I hope my customers are shopping carefully and enjoying the things they buy from me. I am careful to make things of value that can last a lifetime. .
How to YOU save money? .
#financialfreedom #budget #financialadvice #financialplanning #moneytips #bankaccount #shopping #savemoney #budgeting #growingold #planningforthefuture #savemoney #personalfinance
Old people love sex too!
A common misconception about menopause is that sexual desire and activity significantly decline during this period. According to the latest research, this simply ain't true!
Christiane Northrup says: "Because society has viewed menopause as "failed productivity" and associates reproductive capacity with sexual capacity, many women have bought the belief that their sex drive is supposed to go away. But in humans, the capacity for sexual pleasure and the capacity for reproduction are two distinct functions. We can always have one without the other.
The most recent studies show that in healthy, happy women (and that's the key), there's no significant decline in libido, let alone in sexual satisfaction, frequency of intercourse, genital responsiveness, and ease or difficulty reaching orgasm after menopause. In fact, a woman's relationship satisfaction, attitudes toward sex and aging, vaginal dryness, cultural background, and over all mental and physical health have a much greater impact on sexual functioning than does being in menopause."
Sometimes you have to sit back and enjoy your favorite wine.
I used to get tipsy off of beer a little too frequently. I do enjoy a good craft beer here and there, maybe a night out, but at this point in my life, I favor a glass or two of red wine with some comfy clothes on at home.
I feel as though with age comes the need for comfort or convenience. I used to roll my eyes when my dad would say he wanted socks for Christmas. Now, I get it. It's kind of sad, really . .. my latest item of obsession is actually sock related. I've been collecting socks with prints of my favorite paintings on them. I get you, dad. I feel you.
Cheers, to socks, wine, and aging.
Forever one of my favs 💙 I love being silly with you.
Here’s to ‘34’, to being me, to gaining perspective, to being comfortable in my own skin, to owning who I am, to taking risks, to not being afraid, to not being my own worst enemy and to looking forward! I am absolutely gobsmacked by the amount of love, support, words of encouragement and wishes I got today! Thank you to each and everyone of you who took the time out of your day to make lil old me feel special, I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know! 🖤 Love, Nicole (34 and Loving it) 🤷♀️🤣 📸: @kevo1107
#Birthday #34YearsOld #Celebrate #RaisingKSquared #IAmMom #MomDiaries #Mommy #MyMotherhood #GrowingOld #HappyBirthday #JustMe #MomLife #motherhoodinspired #momsWhoBlog #Ig_motherhood #GratefulHeart #LoveYourself #MotherhoodThroughInstagram #YoungNFree #MomsWithCameras #ClickInMoms #MomsofIG #Igers #Instalove #Love #momBlogger #CapeTownMom #CapeTownStadium #InMyOwnWorld #BlessedMama
When you get older you acquire an invisibility cloak. I began to realize I was becoming “invisible” to the opposite sex a few years ago. Not that I really need that attention because my husband is wonderful but it is nice to be noticed when you are looking all sassy in the pants. The positive flip side of this is you can saunter into the grocery store looking like death is upon you and confidently know no one will notice. Result #invisibility #fiftyshadesofconfusion #growingold #growingolddisgracefully #menopausesucks
Meet this beautiful lady, she is my 83 year old grandmother. How fresh and young does she look.. good genes I say.. always loves to look amazing! Age is just a number, life is what you make it. 🤗.