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More Reflections on Aging, Beauty and Living Life as a Grand Experiment

Dear Ones,

Some days at 62 I feel vibrant, playful, radiant, centered and wise. Other days at 62 I feel weary, wrinkled, lacking energy and depleted. Some days I feel compelled to wear make-up because it reflects my inner beauty unhindered by what other think. Sometimes I wear make-up to cover the dark circles under my eyes and want to hide out for fear of what others will think. Which is true?

Real beauty does not live on my face nor is it defined by the color of my hair or the number of wrinkles and creases, but judgments layered on by comments and culture for so many years have made it challenging for all women to discern the truth of who they are.

Yesterday I spent time with Peggy Webster of Total Image Solutions (!peggyrose-webster/c1yex), an amazing woman and a talented hair stylist/entrepreneur from Tacoma, WA who wonders and wanders about life and who has dedicated many years to fostering the beauty of women.

We came together for a ‘catch-up’ session and our conversation soon turned into reflections on aging and the true meaning of beauty. We both marveled at the wisdom and raw places that fell our of or mouths as we shared about our experiences that we suspect are common to other women, too. It was almost a sense of relief to speak all of this out loud.

Peggy grabbed her phone/recorder to