â¦where aging is an adventure. On these pages youâll find laughter, enlightenment and entertainment. Check in with our resident fortune-teller on . Heâll give you his two cents on matters of love, money and happiness.
Our MaintenanceÂ guruÂ will share his years of experience as one of the leading experts in cosmetics and skincareâ¦for men and women. We will feature writers and artists and entrepreneurs who are still growingâ¦and learning. And we will feature everyday people who are pioneering their own adventures in growing older. It isnât all adult diapers and antacids.
You can escape, regroup and resetâ¦you can dream, dare, do. And you can change. What a wonderful place to beâ¦past being nagged by youth…striding into our forties and beyond. We have historyâ¦and wisdomâ¦and folly. Some call it agingâ¦we call it experience. We still have so much to do. And we will have fun.
A hello from our editors…welcome to the family.
âSenior discount?â I lost my hearing for a second. âHow old do I look?â The child selling the movie tickets, wisely did not answer, took my regular adult payment and slid my ticket under the window.
The line in the sand between age and aging was drawn for me that day. The fact is, I did qualify for the senior discount. I simply refused to use it, like ignoring it would make it not apply to me. What insulted me more, was that someone thought I looked like a âsenior discountâ.
âHow old do I look?â Prepare yourself for cricket noise and some of the tallest tales youâll ever hear, followed by âYou look good for your age.â
Aging is the one experience we all share. Some are better at it, and some are lucky enough to experience it longer than others. Itâs a perspective that changes the older we get. Itâs all smoke and mirrorsâ¦and some skill with photoshopping doesnât hurt either.
We hustle through life, not heeding the warnings to exercise and eat well, wear sunscreen and drink water.
The birthdays stretch before us, the march to middle age. And suddenly, weâre there…sidelined to the side effects: Erectile dysfunction and bladder controlâ¦folding canes and walk-in tubs. Weâve fallen and we canât get up. Weâre just an abnormal heartbeat away from retirement brochures and funeral planning.
My daughter recently pointed out to me that I was a few starry starry nights past actual middle-age. I pointed out to her that once you reach that milestone…ages all blend together…like a good HD powder.
Think of Middle Age Mafia TM as a workbookâ¦an uncharted course to new adventures. Limitations are meant to be overcomeâ¦and there is no blueprint for living.
Giving in is giving up.
Act your age. No thanksâ¦
Nancy Lee Andrews
It seems the older I get the more my appetite grows insatiable for good food and information. Be it political, health, money or entertainment. Also, thanks to the internet, my desperate search to keep my looks youthful. I lose sleep wondering if I should lift it or to cream it or to poke tiny needles into my face. What is the best choice for me? Do I exfoliate or to hydrateâ¦or both.
What is the source of my stress? Is Yoga right for me? Should I swim? Cut out fats in my diet? Sorryâ¦I donât think I can give up French fries. A girl has to have some sort of ânaughtyâ besides chocolate and younger men…right?
I know Iâm not alone with questionsâ¦ so many answers.
There are so many ways to make our lives betterâ¦which are the right choices? While we canât make that decision for you, we can lay the road of excess and choices before you. Itâs a journey that is never ending and fascinating. We here at Middle Age Mafia TM canât wait to share our findings with you and get your response.
We want to hear from you…ideas…suggestions…questions…stories: Email to:(414) 299-9731