Barbara Hannah Grufferman

makeup for women over 50

My Blue Period

I’ve always been a bit of a late bloomer and never once have I referred to myself as an early adopter. Trends and . . . well . . . just about everything . . . need to grow on me–sometimes quite slowly–before they “take.” That’s why I’m only now wearing blue nail polish.

Read the Report: Women, Health, Aging and Money

It seems we’re living in a country that penalizes women for: Taking time out of their own lives and careers to care for others Getting older Living longer than men According to a new study just published by OWL (Older Women’s League National Board), women over 50 are in dire straits.

The 50% Solution to a Better Life: How Doing a Little More (or Less) Can Make a Difference

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed. A plan to lose weight, start a fitness program, save money, spend more time volunteering, get out the door faster every morning — or do anything new — can be stymied      before you even start… if it seems too difficult to achieve. Like most of us, you’ll be tempted to just give . . . Read More

How Necessity Became the Mother of Creativity

I know I should make up a much more interesting story. But, the truth is this: after a five mile run last week in Central Park with Gunther the Wonder Dog (our beloved rescued Brittany), while walking home, yakking it up on the phone with a girlfriend–holding the iPhone in one  hand and Gunther’s leash in the other–I tripped and . . . Read More

What Does Growing Bolder Mean to You?

I was a repeat guest on the GROWING BOLDER RADIO SHOW recently, with hosts Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer. In case you missed it . . . just click on this link to listen in! Enjoy the show!

How Turning 50 Can Save Your Life

I know my story is your story too. Five years ago, I turned 50. It felt as though everything changed overnight. 
In my 20s, 30s and 40s, I charged ahead with life, first throwing myself into my career — I worked as a magazine publisher — and then, in my late 30s, meeting my husband, getting married and having children. . . . Read More