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SEPTEMBER 07, 2018

“IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST.”

September 07, 2018

“IF YOU’RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST.”

If you consider “old age” two of the most depressing words in the English language, watch this utterly charming and funny film.  It might give you a new appreciation for life after 80, 90 and beyond.  Its premise is that there are riches to be had in your (really) later years:  more peace of mind, discovering what’s truly important to you, and more time to share with friends and family.  It’s also a great testament that trying to find that magical anti-aging product is pointless.  What’s that saying?  “Aging happens”? Carl Reiner decided to make this film when he was...

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FEBRUARY 15, 2018

UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF YOURSELF BY LEO BABAUTA

February 15, 2018

UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF YOURSELF BY LEO BABAUTA

This article was shared with permission from Zen Habits as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance.  ******************************* Many of us are familiar with the idea of loving our spouses, children, or parents unconditionally — and we might even try to practice that unconditional love, though imperfectly. But do we try to love ourselves unconditionally? Consider...

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FEBRUARY 04, 2018

How the light gets in: Alexa Robbins

February 04, 2018

How the light gets in: Alexa Robbins

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Alexa Robbins is a clairvoyant Tarot card reader with 30 years of professional experience. Alexa began her career as a professional actress. Her intuitive gifts became pronounced after a skiing accident in 1980. She now guides an international clientele to navigate every facet...

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JANUARY 09, 2018

The power of being seen: Mellicia Marx

January 09, 2018

The power of being seen: Mellicia Marx

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Mellicia is the founder of Poplin Style Direction, which provides hassle-free styling for women based on budget, body type & personal style to give clients a renewed sense of self that reflects who they are in a way that makes them shine. ******************************* My...

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DECEMBER 20, 2017

The truth about aging: Jenny Patinkin

December 20, 2017

The truth about aging: Jenny Patinkin

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Jenny Patinkin is a highly sought-after makeup artist, beauty expert, entrepreneur, and author known for her Lazy Perfection approach to beauty. As Chicago’s premier makeup artist, Jenny’s devoted clientele includes celebrities, high profile and everyday women who count on her for honest opinions, product expertise, and her...

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DECEMBER 05, 2017

The pain and beauty of growing old and aging gracefully: Olivia La Roche

December 05, 2017

The pain and beauty of growing old and aging gracefully: Olivia La Roche

This article was shared with permission from Lone Wolf Magazine as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* If you think about aging in a very basic way, stripped of its social implications, what is it about the accumulation of years and experiences that distresses so many? With every tick of the clock and turn of the calendar’s...

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NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Be sensational, be you: Julie Caprio

November 17, 2017

Be sensational, be you: Julie Caprio

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom and self-acceptance. Julie Caprio is the owner and creative director of the Ballet Technique Studio and Hamilton Ballet Theatre in New Jersey. She has traveled extensively as a company member of The Harkness Ballet NYC, The Kansas City Ballet, and The Washington Ballet, and is now dedicated to educating and...

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NOVEMBER 01, 2017

This is the dessert phase of my life: Robin McGraw

November 01, 2017

This is the dessert phase of my life: Robin McGraw

This article was shared with permission from The Fine Line as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* My outlook on aging, as with most things, comes down to a choice. From a very young age, I’ve always been a person who makes a choice and sticks to it. Every day I choose to live my life...

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OCTOBER 04, 2017

Pursuing the path of joy: Kaia Roman

October 04, 2017

Pursuing the path of joy: Kaia Roman

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Kaia is the author of the new book, The Joy Plan (Sourcebooks, July 2017). She teaches Mindfulness to elementary school students in Santa Cruz, California and is a blogger for mindbodygreen and other sites. ******************************* Last year, we asked author Kaia Roman to share her thoughts...

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SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

How to be more confident as we age: Barrie Davenport

September 01, 2017

How to be more confident as we age: Barrie Davenport

This article was shared with permission from Live Bold & Bloom as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror as you're coming out of the shower or getting dressed — and your eyes zero in on “that part?” You know the one that's shape-shifting...

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