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Five to Thrive: Body Love Has No Expiration Date: Accepting Yourself at Every Age
Episode 2029th August 2023 • Aging with Grace & Style • Valerie Hatcher
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Summary

Valerie Hatcher, the host of Five to Thrive, discusses health and body acceptance for women over 50. She provides five tips to help embrace the beauty of aging. The first tip is to reflect on what your body has allowed you to experience, focusing on the adventures and milestones it has facilitated. The second tip is to focus on functionality rather than appearance, appreciating what your body can still do. The third tip is to surround yourself with positive aging perspectives, curating your social media and relationships to uplift your spirit. The fourth tip is to find fashions that make you feel beautiful, experimenting with styles that complement your shape and personality. The final tip is to take a holistic approach to health, understanding and catering to your body's current needs.

Timestamps:

00:00 Introduction to the episode of Five to Thrive

01:16 Tip 1: Reflect on what your body has allowed you to experience

03:16 Tip 2: Focus on functionality versus appearance

05:16 Tip 3: Surround yourself with positive aging perspectives

09:41 Tip 4: Find fashions that make you feel beautiful

13:34 Tip 5: Take a holistic approach to health

16:16 Conclusion and closing remarks

Key Takeaways:

  • Reflect on the experiences your body has facilitated and express gratitude for all it has allowed you to do.
  • Focus on your body's current functional abilities and engage in activities that bring you joy.
  • Curate your social media feed with positive aging role models and thought leaders who speak about aging with grace and confidence.
  • Experiment with different styles, colors, and fabrics to find fashion that makes you feel confident and beautiful.
  • Prioritize your body's current needs and practice self-care rituals that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

 Connect with Valerie:

* Facebook, Instagram, and Threads @iamvaleriehatcher.  

* Email at hello@agingwithgraceandstyle.com

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0:07:38 - (Valerie): Yes, I was probably the oldest person there age wise, but honestly, my body moved just like theirs did. And besides, everyone was working so hard there was no time to even really notice me. Moments like these aren't about looks, they're about living. So next time societal pressures weigh you down, think of all the simple joys that your body lets you partake in every single day. Tip Three surround yourself with positive aging Perspectives the world we create around us has a profound impact on our mindset.

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