When I told my younger female colleagues what I was planning to do as a 60-year-old woman, they were amazed. If you have children, love them, but, don't try to be a perfect mother 52. Be a warrior -- learn to be resourceful and self-sufficient 54. Never stop learning and enhancing yourself mentally, physically and spiritually 56. Life and nature prepare you for each phase of life So, if you know a younger woman in her 30s, share your wisdom. Take of your invisibility cloak and let the world meet the real you, wrinkles and all! Please add your thoughts in the comments or in the Sixty and Me forum.One woman said that my passion and willingness to take risks made her question the many stereotypes about older women. At the same time, I couldn't help but realize that my chosen path had raised questions in their minds about the meaning and purpose of their own lives. Give yourself some "me" time every day and laugh and smile all the time 50. Be grateful for every day, even bad days -- there's always a lesson to learn 57. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person.I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love.Medical literature and popular culture of the time (mostly written by men, of course) often portrayed women over 50 as borderline insane.The supposed reason: they were no longer appealing to the opposite sex.
Certainly, there were behaviours that I completely related to at 40 years old and it highlighted that while children have The Secret Life of 4 Year-Olds, and 20-somethings had Big Brother, there hasn’t yet been equivalent anthropological-entertainment show for the middle aged.
In Victorian times, for example, doctors routinely warned midlife women to abstain because intercourse past menopause could be fatal.
The exact mechanism for this predicted demise wasn't always clear, but physicians of that era did believe it was dangerous for older women to even about sexual activity because erotic thoughts might, among other evils, evoke regrets for lost allure and those regrets could trigger disease.
This includes the desire to continue an active, satisfying sex life.
But, with aging, there may be changes that can cause problems.
Normal aging brings physical changes in both men and women.