Trees are, after all, our largest and oldest living things. They are Australia's natural, national treasures – the true Elders of our vast continent.
Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
The reason women are always reluctant to reveal their age is because other people label them as ‘past it’. In the 21st century, women over 60 are not past it – we are vital, active, sexual beings, living life to the full.
Even though you get a little twinge every now and again with the years marching on and become aware of your own mortality, you realise you’re only limited by your imagination.
As one gets older, I believe and follow my motto, 'DON'T STOP', in all things. Age is not a barrier. It adds greater wisdom. Always keep active and follow your dream right to the end.
I love being my age. I love getting older. What you lose in looks, you gain in wisdom. I might not be as physically beautiful on the outside today, but I’m much more beautiful on the inside. True beauty comes from inside…
As adult women, we’re better able to protect ourselves emotionally. We understand we don’t need to spend time with people who don’t make us feel good. We recognise that some people have bad energy and we know we don’t want that in our lives. Instead, we choose to spend time with people who love us and treat us well and make us happy. There’s no doubt that shows on your face.
Self belief is just one of the reasons we’re younger and looking better today. We’re also better educated. We know more about the environment and how it impacts on us, we understand more about nutrition and diet, and how it can affect our health too. We’re also aware that what we think can affect us and so we try to think positively.
I think it’s taken me this long to really trust myself, but now I do, I really do. Thanks to my experience and wisdom, I’ve learned not to be so naive and trusting. Today I question everything and listen to my instincts…
Age cannot limit him, nor use exhaust his infinite mendacity.