Forever Fierce

 MEET THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME WITH THEIR SPIRIT, DRIVE AND WISDOM  FROM TOP LEFT: ROBIN TERMAN, TRUDY CALLAN, ESTHER FEDER FORM BOTTOM LEFT: LORI TESSEL, TANi ISAACS ANDREA WATERS

MEET THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME WITH THEIR SPIRIT, DRIVE AND WISDOM

FROM TOP LEFT: ROBIN TERMAN, TRUDY CALLAN, ESTHER FEDER
FORM BOTTOM LEFT: LORI TESSEL, TANi ISAACS ANDREA WATERS

The Forever Fierce campaign celebrates women at midlife, by featuring accomplished, strong and smart women who radiate beauty from the inside out. It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to six of my favorite women. Read below as they share their thoughts and wisdom and what being fierce at midlife means to them! To read all of the posts, please click on the link HERE. These women will inspire you to live your life in the fullest way. I am so proud to be member of this unique, supportive and thoughtful group of women.

We are women, hear us roar
In numbers too big to ignore! 

TRUDY CALLAN

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What does Fierce at midlife mean to me?

It means being comfortable in my own skin and accepting myself as I am, flaws and all, and being authentic, genuine, sincere and the best version of me.

Encouraging and inspiring others in their life and health journeys, with a focus on self-care, because one cannot pour from an empty cup.

Not allowing society’s or others’ opinions and expectations to define me or negativity to pull me down. If someone says I can’t do something, I will show them I can!

It means allowing myself to dream, set goals and go for what I want in life, knowing that I am in control of writing the next chapter and that age is not a limitation. I can choose to make it amazing.

It means embracing my passions and continuing to grow as a person.

Trudy is 52 and resides in Houston, Texas. @trudycallan

TANI ISAACS

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I am 57 and live/work in  Santa Monica, CA @beltinisantamonica

I think of starting my business (beltinisantamonica.com) four years ago at age 53, as the convergence of all the pieces of my past experiences fitting into the right place.  Designing and putting into production my own line of convertible mini bags took me way outside my comfort zone but was well worth the leap of faith.

The community of women I have discovered on this journey has been incredibly supportive, an unexpected perk.  They encourage me to be my own fierce self. I’m so excited to collaborate with and advocate for these amazing women. I feel as though I have reached a point in my life where wisdom and strength are the direct outcome of my life experience. My fierceness emanates from this very life experience. It provides me with the confidence to take on life's challenges both for myself and for others, who are struggling to find their voice. 

 

ESTHER FEDER

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To me, being fierce in midlife means being unapologetically yourself. Regardless of who you are, as long as you are true to yourself and to your core values, others around you will notice and be drawn to your infectious spirit.

Being fierce, at any age, is all about feeling empowered from within—being able to take on the world with honesty, love, confidence… and a little bit of style never hurts. That’s where we come in: at A World Curated, our mission is to ensure that each individual client feels like the best versions of themselves when they look in the mirror, not the best version of somebody else. To be fierce is to practice self-love, and to shamelessly let the world know just how much YOU love being YOU.

Esther is 53 and is originally from South Africa but her current “location status” is Los Angeles. @aworldcurated

ROBIN TERMAN

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Who doesn’t want to feel fabulously fierce at 50? Well, I know that’s the case for me!

I have so much gratitude at this time in my life for my health, family and friendships that have developed over decades. I feel so lucky to have stayed relevant in the women’s accessory business for more than 30 years. It feels so good to be able to trust my instincts to create beautiful jewelry that can be worn from day to evening without a second thought. 

I plan on being fierce well beyond 50! Who’s coming along with me?! Xoxo

Robin Terman is 59  years old and lives in Los Angeles @robintermanjewelry

LORI TESSEL

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When I turned 40, I felt an enormous freedom. Something about this number gave me more permission than I felt I had in my 30’s.  But turning 50 was like becoming a superhero. 

My desire to grow, learn, deepen my connections to my loved ones, and meet new challenges was a constant thought and motivation.  Embracing life’s joys and facing serious family crises allowed me to see myself in new and gratifying ways.  As I approached my 50’s, I began a blog, https://www.facebook.com/MySolutionRoom/ to share these thoughts about being a woman, a wife, a mother and a professional. 

My life’s mission has been to solve problems, find answers, create opportunities to connect to others and this time in my life I’m doing that with a fierceness, a hunger and gratitude.  Days are not perfect.  Sometimes when I meditate, I hold out both hands, palms up, to visualize my simultaneous feelings of happy/sad, gratitude/resentment, satisfied/hunger.  Now in my 50’s, my greatest strength is to know that the complexities of our feelings are fluid and I am mindfully riding the waves.

Lori is 55 and lives in Los Angeles @loritessel

ANDREA WATERS

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Being fierce means taking risks, thinking outside the box and not letting a number, (age 61), define me. I am looking forward to always learning, growing and being ready to take on a new challenge. 

I own Great Labels, a high end luxury consignment boutique located in a Santa Monica, ca. I have been selling  beautiful, curated luxury goods for over 20 years and love what I do! 

Www.greatlabels.com

Andrea is 61 and lives in Santa Monica. @greatlabelsla

Fierce 50 Campaign

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How I Became A Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger In My 50's

I have had numerous careers, from singer and actress, to psychiatric nurse, as well as jobs as a Hebrew teacher, grammar tutor, summer counselor, barmaid, waitress, and hat salesperson. But if you told me that I would become a fashion and lifestyle blogger in my mid 50’s, I would have guffawed. Not because it is a notion so far from my everyday life, but because up until four years ago,  I had no idea what a “blogger” was. In fact, it took me a full year of research to learn that very thing. It was at the suggestion of a close friend, who was doubling as a life coach, that I began my research into the world of blogging.  Her idea was that I should write a blog in order to inform the rest of our friends and community about fashion, recipes, culture, steals and deals and other life necessities. So I did the research and came up with a name that incorporated both my own name and a concept, and that is how “Fabulesley” was born.

I believe that women of a certain age (that age being over 50), have a wisdom and clarity that offers a perspective and insight into everyday life. Instead of fighting the aging process, I want to surround myself with like minded women who embrace it; women who are comfortable with their imperfections, and are  accepting of life’s dealings. Life experience gives one the knowledge in how to deal with the unexpected, how to accept the challenges and how to face them head on. I have learned so much from my mother, grandmother and friends. Grace and dignity come from within… from acceptance and a deep quiet born from experience. Throughout the coming weeks, months and years, I hope to share specific lessons that I have learned and how I have incorporated them into my daily life. I will introduce you to other bloggers in order to share their stories and words of wisdom. I am happy to be a part of the Fierce 50 Campaign. Together, all of us can destroy stereotypes and celebrate our beauty, strength and wisdom. All of you women move me and I look forward to moving with you as we all age together with grace, wisdom, dignity and of course, doing it all fabulously!

Here are two bloggers with whom I have connected. 

Eugenia Hargrove, author of The Age Of Grace, interviewed me two years ago for her blog. Eugenia and I met via Instagram. Her blog is wonderful and a great source of information for health, fashion, people and places, all from the unique perspective of a "baby boomer."

Catherine Grace O'Conell writes the fashion blog Catherine Grace O. She has a unique story and her blog features a wonderfully curated collection of fashion for women over 50, as well as advice on health, fitness and nutrition.