None of us is getting any younger, right? This week, Janine and Shannon discuss this natural process and letting go of perfectionistic feelings about how we should look or feel or function as we age.
Discussion topics include:
- Why this week in particular we’re feeling our age
- How old are we, anyway?
- Shannon’s reluctance to get hearing aids, even though her need for them has nothing to do with aging
- Trying to accept the normal effects of aging, particularly changing bodies
- How we’re socialized to care so much about looking young
- Shannon’s fear of being dismissed because of her age (and the resulting desire to look younger than she is)
- Being open and public about our ages
- Shannon’s upcoming ankle surgery
- Dealing with our less-than-stellar ability to remember things
- Cutting ourselves slack for changes we can’t control
- Being as kind to ourselves as we are to others when it comes to aging (and everything else)
- Story about Bill Clinton’s hearing aids (which he got at age 51)