Timeless Beauty

June 24, 2009 at 11:36 pm Leave a comment

This post is the third in a series about new books at the library. Look for the  LINK sticker!

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In today’s youth-obsessed culture, we shun, deny, and try to avoid old age.  The following books are meant to celebrate women in mid-life and older, encouraging them to be their best, most beautiful selves, by nourishing mind, body, and spirit.

Gracefully: looking and being your best at any age

gracefullyThe author of this book, Valerie Ramsey, followed a nontraditional career path, entering the working world in her fifties and becoming a model in her sixties.  Her goal is to inspire younger people to look forward to all of the years ahead of them.  Ramsey writes in a personable tone and offers insight into her own routines, rules, and tips, and provides general advice on exercise, nutrition, relationships, sexuality, spirituality, and self-love.

Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45

comebackMakeovers are too much fun! If  you are in need of a detailed guide on how to revitalize your appearance, this book is for you – full of tips, clues, and detailed instructions on how to update your hair, clothing, makeup, and personal style. The back of the book features several makeovers that synthesize all of the information in the book and will motivate you to express your true self.

Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self With Grace and Style

going grayThe author decides to let her own locks go gray and documents her experience and thoughts, discussing topics such as aging, identity, self-esteem, beauty, and societal expectations.  She covers reactions from family, friends, men, and other women, hair coloring throughout the ages, the impact of gray hair on dating, and more.  What she learns is that “going gray” is not just about hair, but an under-discussed topic rich with emotion and meaning. Indeed.

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