AgeEsteem (Day 29)

I just came across Bonnie Fatio, Founder of AgeEsteem® and wanted to share a few of her insightful pieces on beauty.  I have included two pieces from her blog.

Tapping Into Your Inner Beauty

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We all have moments when we feel truly beautiful.  (Men can feel “beautiful”, too!)

Surprise yourself feeling beautiful:

  • Ask yourself why you feel this way.  What are the circumstances?  Did someone just praise you?  Are you doing something you love, wearing your favorite outfit, coming from the hair dresser, with good friends, or on your way to meet someone special?
  • Use this knowledge to reproduce that feeling.  What is the expression on your face?  How are you standing or moving?  What are you wearing?  Where are you?  Who is with you?
  • When you want to recapture that special feeling of beauty, flash back to the way you felt when you surprised yourself feeling beautiful.   Recreate that feeling as you bring it into the present.  Let that “feeling beautiful” state permeate your being.

Has this ever happened to you?  Share your experiences with us via the comments.

Older Women Are Attractive

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At dinner the other evening a friend in his 50’s shared his attraction to the beauty in older women.  He had just seen a woman in her 70’s who he was genuinely drawn to.  He said that she had the same beauty and special sparkle that Audrey Hepburn had.  As a woman of 66 I have to admit that it was refreshing to hear a good looking, intelligent  man admit to being attracted to someone older.

We tend to remember Audrey Hepburn as a young woman on the screen.  She was equally beautiful in her later years and continued to have that special inner glow.  The picture above was taken during her time as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) from 1988 to 1993 when she died.

Audrey Hepburn remains a wonderful AgeEsteem role model.

  • She remained active with a purpose,  helping children throughout the world.
  • Her joy of living was contagious via her smile, that also smothered her wrinkles.
  • She was not afraid to do what she knew to be right.
  • She lived her values.
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About isabelrasmussen

Three generations of women in my family raised me until first grade, amongst them I was taught how wonderful it was to be a girl. In my tween years I was confronted with many of the social challenges other girls face and my self confidence dwindled. I think it was going from being so proud of being a girl to struggling so much as a girl and reading of all the struggles that women faced that motivated me throughout my life. I received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies at UW and then worked in domestic violence and as a community organizer in San Francisco. At 26 I took the opportunity to live in Guatemala for a year and West Africa for a summer. I returned to the US and in 2008 obtained a Green MBA at Dominican University in San Rafael.
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