I was asked to be on a panel at the most wonderful conference in Los Angeles on November 3rd and 4th. They had terrific speakers, from life coaches to chefs to She Tank investors, a spin off on Shark tank with all women. It was in earnest and it was fascinating. The air was jubilant in the room at all times. Women in their 40’s and 50’s coming to find out how to better their lives in every way they can.
A couple of years ago I was invited to do a video with Catherine Gray, the person who thought this up and she said “ and I’m going to do a book and I’m going to do a women’s conference and you know what? She has! And it was sold out!!
I was invited to be on The Forever Young Panel and it was inspiring, even to me. I was one of five panelists and one of the babies on the panel. We ranged from 80-93.
"Every morning I put headphones in, listening to anything from Bruno Mars to Louie Prima"
When asked what she did to start the day, the 93 year old woman, who happened to be an actress and the mother of some of my children’s friends, said she started off her day by singing Broadway tunes in the shower and that made her happy for the rest of the day. I’m going to try that this morning! We all agreed when you wake up, its important to have a purpose. One woman wakes up to go to Pilates another reads the paper and heads to work. What do I do every morning? I put headphones in, listening to anything from Bruno Mars to Louie Prima and walk along the beach, greeting the seals, dolphins and the birds as I go. I think the Broadway tunes thing is the best idea yet!
Photo(From Left to Right) Catherine Gray, Host and Moderator; Elaine Leader (90); Harriet Rossetto (80); BHF (83); Pink Lady (85); Gloria Stroock (93)
This conference made me realize how hungry women are to learn from other women, to better themselves, and to find out how to make their life count the most. We all are looking for answers from each other and women, God Bless Us, are great at communicating. Ergo, Women’s Conferences! It always goes back to the question going around in my own head, “we are living longer, how can we make the extra years more meaningful?”
I think we are doing a really great job!