50 Shades Of Age

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A compilation of lighthearted articles on being 50 something from the very popular blog www.50shadesofage.com. More

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Words: 44,280
Language: Australian English
ISBN: 9781370509799
About Kathy Marris

Kathy is a 50 something year old who has been blogging at www.50shadesofage.com for the past 3.5 years. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

Kathy commenced the blog as a platform to encourage and inspire women of her age. After reaching that milestone age of 50, with kids leaving the nest and feeling unemployable, Kathy felt a big void in her life. It was with this in mind that she decided to start up 50 Shades Of Age – a website where she could reach out to her sisters and tell them that their lives could be so much more. Kathy’s desire is to be the voice for the new-age 50 something year olds to empower and motivate them to feel worthy again!


Review by: JoCas1 on June 11, 2017 :
“You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing,” said George Bernard Shaw, and if that’s the case then having read Kathy’s book “50 Shades of Age,” I shouldn’t grow old for a very long time.

Don’t read this book in a public place unless you’re happy to be seen shaking with laughter. However, do read this book if you’re middle aged and looking for touch points and poignant observations about getting older.

From tips for keeping yourself young, to things you should experience before you turn 60, Kathy has a handle on many of the female issues associated with ageing.

I defy you not to laugh out loud at the chapter, “I’m having a senior moment,” or the “Healthy Woman Check Up” section. Personally, I had tears rolling down my face.

Then Kathy reminded me of my teenage years. Ahh, the seventies. The years of our youth. Kathy highlights the iconic ideas, the bands, and the time, “When love was free, peace was the sign of the times, young people were on a trip of self discovery and individual identity … and polyester was the fabric of choice.”

Learn about the hilarious lingo of our children, the Gen Y’ers, and find out how to survive life with a semi-retired partner, or perhaps you’ll relate to the identity theft of the empty nest and how to survive it?

Unfortunately as Kathy says, “Age does catch up with all of us eventually.” We can run and hide, exercise like mad things, exist on a diet of lettuce leaves and have a nip and tuck here and an injectable there, but at the end of the day we’re all in this ageing thing together.

Read Kathy’s book with a glass of wine and be prepared for the “Ah Yes!” moments and just wait for the laughter to begin.

Johanna Castro, Lifestyle Fifty.
(reviewed 75 days after purchase)

Review by: BudgetJan on May 28, 2017 :
Kathy shares from her own life experiences from the heart. I've been on a rollercoaster reading this book. As a 50+ year old woman, there were many Aha...Yes! moments. Lots of laughing out loud. Kathy shares awkward moments like putting her back out in Yoga class, Memory - where have you gone; Cellulite - hail damage everywhere. I learned what vagazzling was (who knew) and - did she really swim with whale sharks! I can only agree with coming home, stripping off all uncomfortable clothing and hopping into my P.J.'s - which is what I suggest you do too, then put your feet up and read 50 Shades of Age.
(reviewed 63 days after purchase)

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