Friday, January 30, 2009

Growing Old Gracefully

I just finished reading, What's AGE Got to Do With It? by Robin McGraw. Below is the review I wrote for Thomas Nelson…

It's been said that people are as young as they feel. However, every year I live it seems to get harder and harder to think I am that young woman who just graduated college. The fact of the matter is that aging changes our bodies. The older we get, if we aren't careful our hair will become brittle, our skin will become cracked, dry and wrinkled, our bodies will grow more and more out of shape, and then biggie, MENOPAUSE, sneaks up on us. The reality for any woman is that there are no quick fixes.

While McGraw does not suggest that being happy with whom we are and healthy is an effortless lifestyle, she does say that a woman has a choice. A woman's attitude and choice about health, fitness, spirituality, and appearance has everything to do with growing old gracefully. Obviously, it is better when a woman begins making good choices early on, but it is never too late. I was also reminded that it's ok for me to make and take time to stay in "good" shape and not feel guilty about it.

Authentically and vulnerably McGraw shares her story of the choices she made in life that helped her learn about her body so she can grow older gracefully. Specifically, I found her tips on menopause to be very helpful. Women, whatever stage of life you are in, you will benefit from this book. It will help you see that there is hope for feeling and being the woman of your dreams.

If this sounds like a book you would be interested in for yourself, daughter, daughter-in-law, or any other special woman in your life, order HERE.

Have any of you read this book? What do you think?