Penelope Whiteley is Aging Disgracefully

When you’re younger, you can eat what you like, drink what you like, still climb in to your 24-inch-waist trousers and zip them closed.

Then you reach that age of  50, 51, and the rest, and your muscles give up; they wave a little white flag and with  no warning they surrender, and you’re suddenly invisible.

Besides many of the obvious physical changes, there’s also the mental and emotional changes which left me questioning what on earth I had been doing for the previous 40 years?!

Now is the time. Aging with Attitude

Good grief! What had happened, in such a short period of time? More importantly, what was I going to  have to deal with for the next 40-odd years?

A question that didn’t matter before.

I was looking for change. The right change.

But I couldn’t be sure what to change into …

Sounding familiar?!

My Mother’s to Blame!

In our mother’s era, women were old at 50 and they were happy to fade into obscurity and ‘grannydom’, because there was very little else on offer.

Today, if we choose, we can wear eyelash extensions and behave outrageously, which is just another form of disgracefully,  but you may still hear Mother’s voice in the back of your head telling you to Age Gracefully! Although mine always maintained she was Aging Disgracefully …

They say that nothing is more beautiful than a woman with self-confidence.

Except, of course, a self-confident woman aging disgracefully … with an Attitude

Quit after 60

Be a Quitter Over 60

  Like me, you probably know all this; whether you believe it or apply it is another matter. All these items are key to my own learning to fly; perhaps they can be of help to you too?!

Integrate your past

ATTITUDE … maybe you should have one?!

This is a short but sweet blog about aging and making sure it’s about Attitude and Aging Disgracefully …


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About Penelope Whiteley

Author, Speaker and Aging Disgracefully with Attitude, Penelope Whiteley’s presentations, books, DVDs & CDs, help and guide women over 50 to reinvent themselves mentally, physically & emotionally; and to design their own personal style, find their own voice again, rediscover or find  their passion & step out as strong confident women.