The art of age­ing

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - YOUR LETTERS -

I en­joyed your re­cent ar­ti­cle on Noelle McCarthy’s A Wrin­kle in Time pod­cast on age­ing. It is a con­fronting sub­ject, but when you have good “older” role mod­els it does not seem so scary. I am in my 30s but I love read­ing about strong, in­de­pen­dent women of more ma­ture ages, such as He­len Clark go­ing for one of the world’s most pow­er­ful jobs in her 60s, and Mercy Brewer, grey, gor­geous and mod­el­ling in her 50s. Their sto­ries are the per­fect an­ti­dote to our youth-ob­sessed cul­ture. As A Wrin­kle in Time sug­gests, there’s no se­cret for­mula to age­ing – do what you love, be your­self, and stuff those who tell you to do oth­er­wise. By the way, Be­ing Mor­tal by Atul Gawande is a fan­tas­tic book on the sub­ject. My mum and I both read it re­cently and can’t rec­om­mend it highly enough.

PAULA

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