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  • Author:
    Jaki Scarcello
  • ISBN:
    1906787573
  • ISBN13:
    978-1906787578
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  • Publisher:
    Watkins (April 6, 2010)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
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    Motivational
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Fifty & Fabulous! book. It's always thrilling to read about aging fearlessly, and Jaki Scarcello includes a good number of inspirational anecdotes in Fifty & Fabulous.

Fifty & Fabulous! book. Some women dread their 50th birthday, fearing it’s their farewell. I would have given it a higher score if it had had more citations or professional references, but it's more a nightstand-read than a textbook. The author is a professional leadership consultant, coach, and facilitator who has worked with Fortune 500 companies during her 30-year career, so she's got the chops.

Others barely notice the transition; they know how to welcome each age for its particular blessings.

These are the women Jaki Scarcello calls ‘Women of the Harvest’-women who aren’t trying to turn back the .

These are the women Jaki Scarcello calls ‘Women of the Harvest’-women who aren’t trying to turn back the clock.

50 and Fabulous : Life-Affirming Lessons from Women Aged 45 to 10.

50 and Fabulous : Life-Affirming Lessons from Women Aged 45 to 102. by Jaki Scarcello.

Some women dread their 50th birthday, fearing ita?s their farewell to good times and good looks

Some women dread their 50th birthday, fearing ita?s their farewell to good times and good looks. Others accept each age for the joy and insight it brings: these are the fabulous females Jaki Scarcello calls ?Women of the Harvest. Some women dread their 50th birthday, fearing ita?s their farewell to good times and good looks.

The best years of a woman's life. They understand that in maturity a woman has the potential for genuine elegance, a beauty more than skin-deep that sparkles confidently and generously from the eyes, and a whole new brand of personal sexiness.

When you open a package and find a bright pink book which proudly proclaims 'Fifty and Fabulous: the best years of a woman's life' you can be forgiven for wondering if this is going to be another of those books which recommends strenuo.

When you open a package and find a bright pink book which proudly proclaims 'Fifty and Fabulous: the best years of a woman's life' you can be forgiven for wondering if this is going to be another of those books which recommends strenuous exercise regimes, strict diets and just a little nip and tuck under the chin. Personally, my heart sank because, er, well, I'm no longer fifty. Were my fabulous years behind me?

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Fifty and Fabulous: The Best Years of a Woman’s Life by Jaki Scarcello. Triple F: Fifty Fit and Fabulous by Sharon Simmons. Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty: Fifty Experts on the Subject of Turning Fifty by. Ronnie Sellers. The Art of Growing Old: Aging with Grace by Marie de Hennezel. Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45 by Christopher Hopkins. Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being by Andrew Weil . Maggie Rose Crane.

The Best Years of a Life (French: Les plus belles années d'une vie) is a 2019 French drama film directed by Claude Lelouch. It was screened out of competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Jean-Louis Trintignant as Jean-Louis Duroc. Anouk Aimée as Anne Gauthier. Souad Amidou as Françoise Gauthier. Antoine Sire as Antoine Duroc. Marianne Denicourt as La responsable. Monica Bellucci as Elena. The Best Years of a Life on IMDb.

Some women dread their 50th birthday, fearing it’s their farewell to good times and good looks. Others accept each age for the joy and insight it brings: these are the fabulous females Jaki Scarcello calls “Women of the Harvest.” They embrace 50+ with a liberating optimism and energy.

With wisdom and wit, Scarcello shows how changing our attitude toward aging can bring about a virtuous circle of rejuvenation. Her exhaustive research entailed interviews conducted in five countries, as well as her own personal experiences with women who have blossomed in their 50s—and remained in blossom long after. She offers advice on boosting confidence, feeling sexy again, changing your life and re-embracing your femininity

Eye-opening and spirit-enhancing, this heartfelt book should be read by every woman…no matter what her age.

 

 


Visonima
I loved the idea of this book but sadly I did not have the same uplifting experience with this book that others had. In fact, I had just the reverse, It depressed me...so much so I decided not to finish the book. Maybe it's me, that I just want to confront the stark reality of being an aging woman, or maybe I did not like this book's portrayal of what it means to be an aging woman. Who knows?

In this book there is a touching story about the beauty of the "crone rose" .... an old, drooping rose with some beautiful characteristics...if you really look to find them. There is a discussion about "being invisible in society" and talk about when physical beauty wanes. After each mention of all of the physical changes that will take place there is a spiritual pep talk to focus on your inner beauty, strength and wisdom. And, there are exercises at the end of each chapter. For instance after one chapter discusses the inevitability of losing ones looks and sexual desirability the exercise asks the reader to "look at what you have lost but also what you have gained." Okay, that's pretty good advice except I just read several pages about the amount of life I have left (as opposed to many years ago where most women die after or during menopause), and how society views me as invisible, with no particular purpose and I will continue to lose what beauty I have left at an accelerating rate. Absolutely, looking at what you have gained, as well as focusing on what you're losing is great advice but it would be a lot easier without the dismal description of aging that came before it.

Frankly, not only did I find these descriptions a bit upsetting, I also don't think they are inherently true...or at least they don't have to be. Diane Von Furstenburg, Helen Mirren, Suzanne Somers are just a very few examples of women, famous as well as women next door, who are over fifty and fabulous. In line with the point of this book is of the women I listed they are all active, dynamic and seemingly have some sense of ease about being over fifty. However, I don't think any of these women could be described as crones, or invisible. In fact, their beauty, not only for their age, but for any age contributes to making them spectacular. I guess my biggest problem with this book was that it really hammered in a culturally constructed stereotypes of an "older woman" and then gave advice for psychologically and spiritually working around them. I would have preferred a book that rather than accepting these stereotypes worked on smashing them. As Diane, Helen, Suzanne and multiple other women have shown us, it is possible to be physically beautiful, visible and dynamic after 50...and women are doing it all of the time!!!
Mardin
Jaki's Fifty & Fabulous is a testimony to the richness of a woman's life. It is an invitation to look deeply at our own experience and to question the myths and tales told about women by the world, by our culture, and by ourselves. The revelations that come out of the many interviews give us hope and delight as we enter the decades after 50. Yes we are declining physically but we are gaining so very much wisdom, insight, and acceptance of life.
This feels like the description of a profoundly spiritual journey into the place of openness and peace within. I am moved and so happy to be one of the women over 50.
Grari
As someone who just turned 50 and is tired of negative stereotypes of middle-aged women, I found this book a refreshing read. Very positive and forward-looking. Makes getting older sound like an exciting adventure, which I believe it is.
Tehn
This book is a MUST read for any woman...whether above or below 50! The insights are inspiring and will guide the younger readers while it affirms and encourages the older ones.
Jogrnd
Not anything earth shattering, but good reading. Good reminders for women that 50 does mean life is over! You can reinvent yourself at any time!
Mr_Mole
Great motivational book.
Hellmaster
Love this book, ordered it again to give to a friend.!
If you're expecting a self-help book, forget it. This is a reflective journey that abandons self-improvement and embraces the reality that in this stage of life we are more than enough.
Reading this book felt like taking a breather from the relentless messages around me - and inside me - to be better, different, younger...
It helped me look at the many things I've accomplished and gained in my life so far and appreciate them; and me. What a welcome concept!
It's exciting to gain the perspective that striving for external validation is out; internal knowing is in.
Having friends on a journey changes everything and as someone for whom 50 is fast approaching I can look around and see amazing women all around me who are also reaping the benefits of all they have lived.
That's definitely worth a glass of champagne and all the candles on the cake.

Elizabeth, 47