I’ll just say it: I am a “woman of a certain age.”
No one wants to talk about aging—especially aging women. We’re not supposed to bring up the changes to our bodies or lifestyle. We’re not supposed to mention the weird food grievances we develop, nor the fact that we can’t help but to break wind in yoga. And we’re definitely not supposed to be happy about growing older (as though we had a more appealing alternative).
As humorist Kim Kane entered into this strange new era of “a certain age,” she had a nagging feeling there was more to aging in our culture than colonoscopies and early bed times. She began hosting gatherings of women to discuss important questions about the psychological, social, and physiological changes in the aging experience. And with grace and humor, the truth about aging began to emerge: Aging really just means living. And for that, why should anyone feel anything but gratitude?
Sparkle On touches on everything from fashion choices, to relationships, to grief, and everything in between. There are moments of poignancy and plenty of laughs. And by the end, you’ll feel like you’ve made a friend and joined the ranks of bold, honest women who are aging in gratitude.
|Publisher:||Wise Ink Creative Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: And in the Beginning … 1
Chapter 1 Lions and Tigers and Hair, Oh My! 7
Chapter 2 Accessorize, Exercise, Accessorize 45
Chapter 3 You've Got a Friend in Me 65
Chapter 4 Love Through the Lens of Gratitude 90
Chapter 5 Grief, Loss, and Being on the Wait List 121
Chapter 6 I Got This, Right? 155
Chapter 7 And in the End … 183
Sparkles of Wisdom 187
About the Author 196