My jeans and I did battle this morning. Picture a boxing ring. The jeans came out of their corner spiffy, freshly washed, and back to original shape. I stepped into the ring at a formidable disadvantage. Unlike my jeans, my body had not shrunk to my former shape. Tug. Pull. Suck in the belly. You […]
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The changes to our bellies after ages 50 and beyond is the number-one challenge for women to accept, according to research. So what can we do about our middle-aged muffin tops? It’s not a tummy tuck or liposuction. In fact, it’s not our abdomens that need adjusting. It’s our brains.
Sometimes, practicing what you preach is not as easy as it looks. My daughter and I stepped through the doors of a tasteful, elegant, and very expensive retailer. We were immediately immersed in racks of lovely clothing to adorn the woman of style in her 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. I asked to have four beautiful outfits brought to me. I could see myself modeling them for the gentleman I’m dating, and feeling oh-so-confident in front of my next audience of beautiful, zesty women. Then I tried them on. Nothing fit. I began to get that horrible feeling that I call fitting-room fatigue. I didn’t like my body. Then my daughter put both hands on my shoulders and said, “Stop those self-defeating thoughts right now!”
I’m not immune to the shopping bug. In fact, I’m more susceptible than I would like to admit. To prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I also planned my attack on the retail world. The result: anxiety and tension. Then a song came on the radio that seemed expressly for me.
This is my Thanksgiving gift to all of you – a good laugh.
So there we were, my daughter and I, nestled in our seats at an off-Broadway play in the Big Apple. The show was Mr. Burns, a smart, offbeat play in which cartoon character Bart Simpson and his friends help a post-apocalyptic America recover. Since every word counted, my daughter and I were the picture […]
Personal-life coach Katherine Forsythe reflects on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Love Your Life Now! How inspiring. How renewing. You can do this! Yes, you can! But maybe not today. “You can’t always get what you want, but when you try sometimes, you get what you need.” Thank you, Mr. Jagger. There are days when I’m fed up with getting what I need instead of getting […]
CHECK OUT KAT’S NEW PRESS RELEASE! Personal-Growth Expert Teaches Women at Midlife How to Solve Body-Image Problems Personal-Growth Coach Katherine Forsythe, MSW, Gives Actionable Six-Step Plan to “Exhale Midlife Body Blues” San Francisco (November 21, 2013) – Personal-growth coach Katherine Forsythe, M.S.W., has just published an essential and entertaining how-to guide for women 50 and […]
“The world is your oyster! You’re just getting started.” The speaker was the police chief of Ferndale, Michigan. The time was June, 1966, and the event was my high school graduation. The chief’s task was a formidable one – enlightening us about life’s opportunities on a muggy, sticky day in early summer. I wondered, “What […]