Why Is Age 40 Such A Turning Point For Women? #AMCoffee

Turning 40 Is Crucial To Our Well-being

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Our bodies are miraculous vessels that carry it all throughout our lives. Our body has its unique mechanisms for recovery and rejuvenation. And if we are wise enough, we start caring and helping our bodies to maintain resilience and beauty from an early age.

I hear all the time how people are so excited or scared when getting to their 20-year-old mark, then jumping into their 30’s, and, wow, approaching the 40’s. For us, women, this 40’s year mark could be a very unfamiliar territory for several reasons: biological and mental.

Biological age is a natural phase given to us by Mother Nature to take care of the things we never thought before. One of such things is called menopause. Little do we know that the symptoms of this interesting phase of our lives can start way before our 40’s mark!

As we are celebrating a National Health Week May 15-20, I decided to invite one of the prominent product formulators for women and a woman-entrepreneur Chia Chia Sun (pronounced chah-chah-sun).

Damiva CEO Chia Chia Sun

Damiva CEO Chia Chia Sun

For the past few years, Chia Chia has dedicated her time and efforts to formulate personal care, intimate care line of products that allow each woman to feel comfortable and healthy inside her body, as she crosses that 40’s line. Some amazing insights and research Chia Chia has dug out from her own personal journey.

Chia Chia will be available to us all to ask questions during this week of our AM Coffee. Get ready to ask and learn from her!

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This week in celebration of National Women’s Health Week, our friends at Damiva want to tell you all about what to expect and how to live happier and healthier lives after age 40. We’re going to explore many women’s health topics every day from Monday to Friday during our morning coffee chat. Chia Chia Sun, CEO of Damiva, wants to give you the real-life letter that you wish your mother had given you; along with the healthy dose of love that we expect from Mom.

Did you know that…

In 1935, when the Social Security Act was enacted to provide retirement pensions by age 65, life expectancy for a woman was 61. Now, in 2017, American women are living to age 81. At age 40, we are about half way through our lives and at the beginning of the transition into menopause.

It’s a time for reflection and proactivity about being happy and vibrant for the rest of our lives. I love my 40s; I am fulfilled and happier than ever although I have my hormonal challenges almost every day. A keen understanding of how my hormones are changing gives me tremendous empowerment and awareness. I hope to pass some of that to you in this coffee chat.

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  1. robin rue says:

    I know so many women dread turning 40, but I think 40 is the new 30! It’s not as old as it seemed when we were younger.

    • I agree! I’m happier and more satisfied in my 40s than I thought I would be. We have a lot of excellent options – such as healthy food and lifestyle – but we need to keep on top of them.

    • Yes I absolutely agree. I dont think its that bad. My mom is doing absolutely fine 🙂

  2. I am mid 30’s and 30’s have been so much better than 20’s. I am hoping as the years go towards 40 and after 40 it just keeps getting better!!

    • It does get better! It’s more work though but enjoyable, rewarding, “hey I did it” work! 🙂

      • good morning ladies good to see you all here i know i just turned 50 and i tell u what the menopause the hot flashes are the worst of it but i have a 9 year old special needs child who keep this grandma busy i think with him around her jeeps my body working lol

        • There has been a great clinical study done showing that cognitive behavioural therapy really helps with hot flashes. This involves journalling when you are getting your hot flashes and learning techniques on how to practice breathing and grounding to get through the moment. The best part is that it doesn’t involve ingesting anything!

          Click Here for the Study

  3. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    This week we are celebrating with learning and discovering more about our bodies when we turn 40. Actually, we will be talking about the years leading to our 40’s, as they give us ability to get in control of our well-being from the point of view not only what we eat and how we exercise, rather our 30’s provide us with hints and clues what we may expect in our 4o’s.

    As we associate the 40’s with the beginning of the onset of the menopausal symptoms, you can enjoy and celebrate your life fully along this “magical” process.

    Mother Nature is smart when it comes to our bodies. It is our response-Ability to take those clues onboard and use them to our advantage.

    I’ve invited one of the coolest womam-entrepreneurs out there – Chia Chia Sun, the Founder of DAMIVA, a brand that educates and celebrates women.

    Chia Chia (pronounced [CHAH-CHAH]) has been on the cusp of research and formulation of products for women for years. She is the one who is behind the new DAMIVA products formulated for women who MAE and CLEO. Specifically designed to integrate the needs of a woman who needs to address issues that pop up in her late 30’s and 40’s.

    Leave any of your questions with that regard for Chia Chia, she would love to answer them!

    So happy to see you today here! Come over when you can. AM Coffee is for early birds and not-so, too! It is open all-day-long, as we do have different schedules we live with.

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    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Hello everyone. I am in my late 40’s . Okay I am 48 going on 49 this year. I have seen many changes the past 2 years in my body and mind.

      • I’m nearly the same age, turning 48 in a month! For me, it’s the hormones surging up and down that are hard to wrestle into control. Being aware though makes a huge, positive difference! The drops happen BEFORE your period and the surges happen AFTER your period.

        • Rebecca Swenor says:

          Yah I really can relate because that is what it seems. I do get more emotional before what would have been my period. Awareness is the number one thing. Thanks 😀

    • 3 days before my menstrual cycle i sleep I can not get enough sleep!!

      • i need hot flash relief they have gotten better as i am 50 now any idea what to do and how to clam them down? Thanks for coming and supporting us,Chia Chia.

        • Cognitive behavioural therapy really works well – it involves journalling, breathing and grounding. I had my first hot flash 2 weeks ago, it lasted 70 minutes, I was dripping and it took me 5 hours to recover! I have been practicing a lot more breathing “in the moment” when I feel stressed and so far it’s been working to reduce the hot flash symptoms.

          You could also try Estrovera, which is recommended by many menopause practitioners. It has a natural base and does not contain hormones!

          • Elicia P says:

            I would have never thought CBT would work for menopause.

            • There’s a great clinical study that was done on CBT and menopausal hot flashes, showing much improvement after a few weeks of CBT. Pretty amazing stuff but it makes sense as hot flashes are “cortisol” spikes related to stress.

      • The lack of sleep right before your period is very common and is due to lowering levels of progesterone – the nurturing hormone that also helps with sleep. A very low dose of melatonin during these 3 days only may help.

        But please note that as we age, our hormone profile changes again so that many women 50+ have trouble staying asleep, rather than falling asleep.

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        Wendi you are not alone in the sleep thing.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        For those who want to know what CBT means —>

        Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

    • Elicia P says:

      Morning, I am in my late 30’s and very close to 40. My husband reminds me all the time. I am not dreading it at all. The only thing I dread is nearing 40 because I wish to have at least one more child.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Elicia,
        The more stressed you are, the least productive you are!
        It reminds me of myself. But when I calm down and do the right for my body things, things just start working out.
        Please do have confidence in you and your own body: when you’re at peace and do the things that are good and beneficial for your body and soul – you will get what you want!

        • Laura, I totally agree! Especially as we near 40 and our hormones are fluctuating. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to reduce our overall stressors and remove toxins that can cause hormone disruption at a time that is critical – particularly if you’re trying for another child. Some common toxins are parabens in personal care products, BPA (in plastic) and formaldehyde (vinyl flooring).

        • Elicia P says:

          Laura,
          Mine is related to convincing my husband to try again. He says we are done but I told him I wanted to at least try one more time for a girl. If we end up with a boy then at least we tried.
          (my “need” for a girl relates to losing a girl at 24 weeks to trisomy 18. Call me selfish.)

          • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

            Elicia,
            It’s not selfishness at all.
            I’ll share from my own life and experience.
            Have quiet moments for yourself, reflect and leave any worries outside when you do that.
            Just breath and ask yourself your big WHY you want that child. And be open to the answers you will receive.
            Do this inside reflection/meditation daily to open up your mind and heart to receive.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      Morning! I’m closer to 40 than 20. Turned 33 in March. I love learning about things that will help me/benefit me further in life.

  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:
  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:
  6. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    amcoffee

    Half of A Woman’s Life Is After Her 40’s

    Demographics are shifting tremendously so that now women spend half their lives after age 40; women are less happy than they used to be so we need to turn the tide.

    Interesting Facts:

    – The general social survey shows that since the 1970s, women are unhappier than men.
    – As we age, women become less happy than men.

    There Are SOLUTIONS to This Unhappiness!

    Positive psychology demonstrates that happiness is a matter of mind and daily resolution. Think of it like showering or washing the dishes. Try a daily “happiness” activity for yourself and one for others. It could be as simple as letting someone in front of you in the grocery line or at the gas station.

    Read one of the examples HERE of what you could do personally to turn around your life, literally!

    What do you do to make your life more vibrant every day you get up?

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    • I take an evening walk with my favorite tunes

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I actually talk to my little nephew on the phone or look at photos of our family. A lot of times I go visit family too or just go for a walk.

    • Elicia P says:

      I get physical activity. No matter what kind I always find joy in it.

      • Walking is great. I wish I did more of it. Oprah’s trying to do 10,000 steps a day and I find I can only get in 5,000 or 6,000 maybe. But it’s a great stretch goal!

        • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

          Chia Chia,
          I make sure I get off the computer every hour and walk around the block. If you can’t go outside, just do a 2-3 minute destressors like jumping jacks, doing things around the house.

          • Great ideas! I don’t do enough of the 2 to 3 minute mini-activities. Thank you.

            • Elicia P says:

              Walking in place counts too. While you are waiting for dinner to cook. While you are watching tv. If you have kids or grandkids and watching their sports. Get up and walk in place. Even walking up and down your own steps. There are ways to get it in.

              • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

                I am with you, Elicia,
                Using your home as a training grounds for your daily exercise and relaxation comes from the willingness to view it as such.
                It is laziness within our minds that takes us away from being creative and use what we’ve got for our BENEFIT.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      Right now my ritual to starting a good day is making sure I eat (I’ve always been bad at breakfast), taking a relaxing shower to clear my mind before the daily hussle starts and getting in some much needed stretching.

  7. I’m not close to 40 yet, but it is a age that I used to dread…until I read this post. Thank you for the positive outlook on turning the big 4-0.

    • My 40s are my fave decade so far :). I really believe in the discipline of practicing positive psychology – giving at least 6 positive comments for every 1 negative one – it helps manage the ups and downs of daily life.

    • My 40s are my fave decade so far :). I really believe in the discipline of practicing positive psychology – giving at least 6 positive comments for every 1 negative one – it helps manage the ups and downs of daily life.

      • i find my self doing my gardening in my flower beds i love to go see the growth of the flowers and they make me so happy oh and the birds

        • Rebecca Swenor says:

          I do that with my fancy leopard gecko Karen. She almost died when I got her in January. Now she is thriving.

        • Elicia P says:

          Yes Karen.. gardening season is coming. I can not wait to plant. It is such a great activity.. relaxing and rewarding.

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        Chia Chia thanks for sharing the idea. I will have to try the positive psychology to manage ups and downs of life.

  8. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    ASK CHIA CHIA Your Questions!

    Chia Chia Sun takes your questions about woman’s health and well-being as we get into our 40’s. Please leave your questions here and any “embarrassment” behind!

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    • being 40 did not bother me I think the Big 50 is going to be rough for me… a lot of changes at 43 but i think a new era will be at 50 my grand ma always told me your like a car when its half way you need a tune up LOL she said 50 was that time for her !

      • Your grandma is great!! 50 is a whole new era – it’s a good time to re-invent ourselves and I talk to many women who are doing this. Starting the project, activity or business they always wanted to but never had the time for.

        I think that being prepped in our 40s is key. Understanding that our bodily changes are normal, just a part of life, and not letting them interfere with our “tune-ups.”

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        Your grandma does sound great and I have to agree. lol You should however keep it tuned up.

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

      Being in the 40’s is a huge change that we experience both in our BODIES and MINDS.
      Bodily changes are so drastic at times, that they can bring us down and plant the seeds for low self-image and not liking ourselves any more.
      Chia Chia, what do you think we could do to truly boost our own self-identity?
      What do you do personally to lift yourself up?
      What products do you use personally to help your body to feel “normal” again?
      Thank you for chatting with us this morning and helping us to get a better connection to our bodies and minds!

      • Elicia P says:

        great questions Laura. I am not too far from 40 and I really need to start thinking about ways to prevent some of the problems that can occur.

        • About self-identity, I really believe in showing others love and that love will be returned. For me – it’s about my products. I’ve dedicated the rest of my life to women’s health and the love I get back from my customers is often overwhelming.

      • In terms of products to help me feel balanced, I use my own vaginal moisturizer, a mouth guard at night to help with tension, and toe spreaders. I also see a pelvic health physiotherapist who works with me on muscle release and relaxation. As you may be able to tell, I have to “work” at relaxing 🙂

        Probably the most important activity that I do – in addition to exercise – is to practice awareness and mind-body control by recognizing that my bodily changes are NORMAL and I should accept them.

        • Rebecca Swenor says:

          Chia Chia I had a therapy because of well okay I will say, it leaking. Is this the type of therapy you are talking about? The therapist worked with my pelvic muscles inside and it actually worked. It still happens to me though when I have a fibromyalgia flare up. The therapist said that it could not be helped with the flare ups. I know I am not alone with this problem either.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I have a couple questions Chia Chia. I am 48 yrs old and have had pre menopause symptoms since in my 30’s. About 6 or 7 yrs ago I had a procedure called Novasure done. (burning the lining of the uterus) I have not had a period since. My hormones I believe have been off with more mood swings and crying more sometimes for now reason. What would you suggest.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Another question do you still get the symptoms of your period even when you hit menopause. After Novasure I still do.

      • Yes, you can definitely get pre-menstrual symptoms even without a period because your ovaries are still working and generating hormones. Your hormonal swings sound natural, just like what we all go through as we enter our 40s, especially late 40s. Our hormones are fluctuating up and down – overall down – because our ovaries are still trying to push out eggs. Even though you don’t have a period, your ovaries are still working. Mind-body control is very important during these times – and also recognizing that it’s okay to have a good cry now and then! I find the upward “surges” harder because I will cry at a picture of a puppy. I mean, I love puppies, but not that much, so I tell myself to enjoy a good cry.

        • Elicia P says:

          On this, I was reading somewhere long ago that eating soy can help with menopause. Is this true?

          • Rebecca Swenor says:

            Great question Elicia P.

          • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

            Elicia,
            What happens to our bodies Before menopause is that our hormones are produced more or less evenly during our menstrual cycle.
            When we enter the peri-menopause period, our hormones are fluctuating like crazy without any warning.
            And we get hormones unevenly and without any prediction when and how much.
            That is why SOY products could help, as they are more estrogenic in their content! Small portions of soy products and foods could contribute to a more even hormonal distribution throughout the day.

        • Rebecca Swenor says:

          Chia Chia you made me laugh about he picture of the puppy. I really get that one. lol Thanks for sharing and the info. 😀 It really does feel good sometimes to have a good cry. Thanks again.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      Generalized question but what are some of the most important things I can do for my body to prep for 40? And beyond.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        KATRINA,
        This is what I’ve done in my life to prep myself for the future changes. All of is is attainable with the mindset that wants a better quality of life. I call it ANTIAGING set of mind!

        Here are things I’ve done for many years now, and I tune my routine and practices when something doesn’t feel right to accommodate my changes in body and mind:

        – I get up and do my AM Coffee tuneup: sitting in quietness and meditative state, visualizing my needs, wants, and ways out of deadends
        – Water – I drink water before I am thirsty, opting for Spring water. Hydration is a HUGE thing for our health.
        – As we age – as I found out – many bodily things that pop up here and there may be a direct result of LACK OF PROTEIN in our body. I had to figure it out and make sure I have enough protein every day. I choose plant source of protein and fish.
        – Physical movement. It is not just one-time daily thing. I make sure I get up frequently during the day and do my quick walks, resistance bands, weights. It can be as long as 2-3 minutes, with a couple of sets of different exercises. But all of these actions add up during the day!
        – Social Connections: It so important to feel connected to your friends, family, anybody who you could talk to, laugh with, go for walks or have coffee or tea. Being connected with another human being is a top priority these days, as our psychological health is a determinator for many things happening in our body.
        – Do things you love doing! Again, it could be just a few minutes here and there, but you will be looking forward to these moments and get a huge positive influx of emotional hormones that your body needs so much. These hormones serve as self-healers and thwart a ton of diseases and ailments. That’s what we all need!

        These are the general things I do no matter what. I have my routine that is being updated as I am growing wiser!

  9. wendi watson says:

    eeeew I’m late!!! #AmCoffee

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

      You’re just on time, MZ. Wendi!
      Chia Chia Sun will be with us this morning. Ask Chia Chia your questions about woman’s health, person hygiene products, anything that “bugs” you and you did not have courage or time to ask.
      Chia Chia is a formulator of personal care/hygiene products for women. She’s been in this industry for a long time.
      She knows a thing or two for you to learn from!

      • ok ladies i turned 50 in November it is not that bad i still feel great it is just a number i was kinda freaked out about it but i feel as good as i did in my 30 minus the few pounds i need to lose

  10. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Decline of the Ovaries After 40

    Our ovaries start to decline after age 35 and age 40 represents the end of the fertility curve.

    While life expectancy has increased and fertility treatments can help a small percentage of women (3 to 4%), our biological clock, especially with respect to fertility, remains the same. Between the ages of 25 and 35, we have the greatest hormonal stability and equilibrium. After age 35, fertility decreases and by age 40, the chances are conceiving every month are 5%. The risk of a miscarriage at age 40 is greater than the rate of live childbirth.

    TIP: Many women are postponing or foregoing having children or seeking alternatives such as IVF, artificial insemination or egg freezing (recommended by age 35). Awareness of the fertility curve can help women make family planning decisions at any age. At age 40, if a woman is still considering having children, it’s important that she understands all her options without delay.

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    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      This is information a lot of career women should listen too and be aware of for sure. My sister had my nephew at 37 years old.

      • i dont have to worry about this lol but good information

        • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

          Karen,
          I have a ton of friends who are getting closer to their 40s, and they are thinking of the family with kids.
          Though they are healthy, the hormonal changes will play their part when it comes to conceiving and getting through the pregnancy.
          Pregnancy is a huge disability for a woman’s body. Happy times, miserable times, and all in-between.
          Hormones will have their say, that’s for sure.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        I guess I am one of those “career women,” Rebecca!
        It is never a good time when it comes to growing a family.
        Something always comes up, projects and trips and travel and taking over somebody’s responsibilities at work… It goes on and on.
        Once you know what’s going on in the body as we getting closer to 40’s, we need to make it a priority – that is family and kids.

    • Elicia P says:

      Wow, talk about feeling depressed. I knew once I was 35 it decreases but geez I want one more and this just made me feel upset.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Elicia,
        Nothing to be upset about!
        I had my child at 39!
        You can, too!

      • I’m sorry you’re upset and it’s absolutely natural! These numbers are just odds – and they are to help with decision-making. The point is that women in general don’t have full information for decision-making and the more we know, the better we are able to plan. There are other fertility options out there and as we get closer to 40, we shouldn’t delay with respect to these options. There also shouldn’t be stigma about seeking them out. The routine recommendation is that after age 35, with 6 months of trying unsuccessfully, to seek a fertility expert without delay.

    • Katrina Angele says:

      Ack! I’ve been trying to decide if we are going to have a #2. I’m 33 now. Better figure it out!

  11. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Hormones in Our 40s Are Like Teenagers!

    Our hormone fluctuations start and we experience “teenager” like symptoms such as acne, weight gain and mood swings.

    As our ovaries start to decline in function after age 40, we start to experience symptoms such as acne or “PMS-like” ones similar to those of our teenage years. Our hormones are fluctuating and spiking, however, overall they are declining. One of the first sex hormones to decline is progesterone – the loving and nurturing hormone. Symptoms of progesterone loss include having trouble falling asleep or intolerance of children and partners.

    TIP: Having the awareness of hormonal loss helps us understand how to maintain balance and positive emotions. We can live happier, healthier lives after 40 – we just need to normalize the symptoms we are going through and counteract them with our decades of experience and – lots of self-love and love for others.

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  12. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Understand Menopause As Early As Possible!

    We need to understand menopause as early as possible – so that we can be proactive about preventing or treating any symptoms.

    The way I think of my 40s is that I have 10 years to prepare for menopause. I started a little late – age 43 – and am now 47. The last 4 years have taught me a lot about how my hormones are affecting me, including excess estrogen (accounting for belly fat, breast pain and fibroids), low progesterone leading to more intolerance and reigning in my road rage from testosterone flux.

    TIP: Obtain a hormone test in your 20s and 30s to understand your baseline levels. Hormone levels vary tremendously. Mine come out as normal but that’s because I never did a baseline, and these tests are just snapshots in time. I definitely feel the symptoms and the likelihood is that I happened to be in balance in the days I had my hormones tested.

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  13. My mother just turned 40 and it was interesting to see how she changed as a woman. I felt like she was taking things less seriously, and just going with the flow. Regardless, she is such a beautiful woman inside and out!

    • Elicia P says:

      I need to start talking things with the flow. I noticed after I had children I became a little more laid back. But I can always be more!

  14. I think you are only as old as you feel and look at how many women are living better lives in their 40’s then their 30’s! It is so inspiring and proves you shouldn’t be afraid of getting older x

  15. This was an o time style for me as I just turned 39. I still have so many questions and often wish our bodies came with a time specific manual but I know that’s just not how it works!

  16. I will be 40 in a few years, and I embrace it. I find as I get older, I care less about petty things, and it’s liberating. I’ve also learned to say no.

  17. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are great tips for women in there 40’s. A baseline for the hormones is indeed a great idea. Thanks for sharing everyone. A special thanks to Chia Chia Sun who I have been typing her name wrong (Sorry) the whole conversation. Laura thanks for a great come back. So proud of all the Ladies for sharing.

  18. Claudia Krusch says:

    I feel more confident in myself as I am getting older. I am not afraid of 40. I look forward to growing old gracefully.

  19. AH to me… a cup a day keeps the doctor away! Gotta always have that cup of joe!

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  20. It seems 40 isn’t as dreaded as it used to be. I think it’s a turning point for most women when their children begin to grow and do things independently, and they get a small part of themselves back. I don’t dread 40 even now in my twenties. I also had no idea it was National Health Week. I had some quinoa and avocado for dinner…. so that must me what prompted me to eat healthfully. 😉

  21. I’ve just turned 30, and it is a strange feeling after my 20’s. Having two young children I feel that being this age, you are more respected, and the same goes for in the workplace. But I still feel 21!

  22. Cristina Leau says:

    I still have a long time to go. For me 20 was nothing but 25 was my big step forward. I used to fantasized about this age when I was a kid, and image how different my life will be, I will be married, have a child, have a great job. Well I’m 25, I will get married in a few days, I don’t want a child anymore, and my job is…well it’s a job. So I decided to take every year as it comes, and don’t make plans 🙂 40 will come for me too, and with all the information we have now, should be easier than it was for women’s before us.

  23. Hannah Marie says:

    This is so interesting! I am always curious why women kept saying life starts at 40. I think it’s the best season because of maturity, wisdom, and love. Everything improves as time passes by.

  24. Jenni Petrey says:

    I was dreading turning forty, but now it isn’t so bad. Two things that get to me is that I am one of the older mums at school pick up and drop off, but at least I can have a laugh at the younger mums trying to out do each other. The second is the fibroid tumours that are returning, could really do without the pain.

  25. Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s the age wherein we’re so certain about the things that we want and we’ve also experienced a lot. I think 40 is the age where we’re mature and we’re where we want to be in life.

  26. I always hear people saying life starts at 40. I think that’s the age where we become mature and independent of doing what we want in life or career wise. Hormonal changes does play a part as the numbers keep adding up. I’m not sure how menopause be like but I’ll go with the flow.

  27. I’ll be turning 40 in a few years but I don’t think its really that old. As they say, life begins at 40 and it is the new 30s.

  28. I do not look my age. I look way younger but I’m also terrified about hitting that zero (0) mark and not achieving certain things.

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