Welcome! I'm a 48 (and 1/2) year old, wife, mother (8 1/2 year old son), daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. So, 48.5 really means I'm into my 49th year on this amazing planet, and on July 19, 2010, I'll be in my 50th year. The mid-century mark. L. The big 5-0. However you want to say it, to most of the English speaking world, it means "old". I want to get there with grace, passion, beauty, love and laughter. I want to get there the old-fashioned way: by taking care of myself, eating right, creating a balanced life, laughing and living life to it's fullest. I'll be documenting my journey and hope you will watch and learn along the way. I'll also provide some of my tips for looking young and feeling your best as we head to and beyond our mid-century mark. Here's to being "Beautifully 50".

Monday, January 4, 2010

My own "Julie and Julia"

If you haven't seen this movie with Meryl Streep, add it to your list. A story of a girl from Texas (I happen to know a friend of hers, and I promise she is just like any one of us!) who decided to make all of Julia Child's recipes in a year's time. Quite a daunting task for even the best of chefs! Julie completed her goal and learned a lot about herself along the way.  It started out as a hobby to pass time and turned into her passion/obsession. It motivated me to start cooking, and to create this blog!

A couple of years ago I purchased the book "Secrets of Longevity" by Dr. Maoshing Ni, a 38th-generation doctor of Chinese medicine and an authority in the field of Taoist anti-aging medicine. At 46, I randomly flipped through it, patted myself on the back for the things I clearly had under control, and only half-heartedly read the other items. Now, at 48.5, I'm ready to go back and  incorporate all of his recommendations into my daily life. I'd love someone to do this with me - any takers?

This book received terrific reviews and I like the fact that Dr. Mao (as his clients call him) "marries wisdom from the East with the latest scientific advances from the West". I've always had an open mind about Eastern medicine (acupuncture, chinese herbs, yoga, tai chi) so I really like this approach. I'll be sharing my thoughts, likes and dislikes as I become my own guinea pig.  Again, any takers??

1 comment:

Cashon&Co said...

i'll do it with you! post some how-to's and i'll follow!