Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 14, 2008 - Business & Economics - 304 pages

Discover the Art of Aging Gracefully

At age sixty-eight, cover model Valerie Ramsey is the new face of beauty. She has appeared in magazines and ad campaigns and on runways and television. Now, in her wonderfully inspiring new book, Valerie shares a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom, insider secrets, and practical advice on how to look and feel your best--inside and out--at any age.

Gracefully includes:

  • Proven nutrition secrets for staying slim and healthy
  • Professional beauty tips for looking your best
  • Personal visualizations for living your dreams
  • Positive workouts for your body, mind, and soul

"Gracefully is simply wonderful. Valerie Ramsey is living proof that being older than fifty can be exciting, healthy, and sexy."
--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Valerie Ramsey is the new face, style, and attitude of aging. In Gracefully she inspires us to bring out the best in ourselves--physically, mentally, and spiritually--in order to make the fifty-plus years the best years of our lives. A terrific, uplifting, and informative book."
--Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., president and CEO of Age Wave and author of Bodymind, Healthy Aging, The Age Wave, and The Power Years

"I like the snappy way this gal thinks. She sends out a powerful message!"
--Rue McClanahan, Emmy Award-winning actress and author of My First Five Husbands . . . and The Ones Who Got Away

 

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Contents

Body Beautiful
11
Lets Get Physical
23
The Benefits of Proper Nutrition and Sleep
49
Healthy Aging
61
The Seasoned Sensualities of Sexuality
77
Finishing Touches
89
A Positive Spin
115
Looking Backward to Move Forward
129
Visualization Techniques to Create
171
CHAPTER13 Using Your Journal Throughout Your Life
187
CHAPTER14 Loving Yourself
195
Part 3
205
Building Friendships to Feed Your Soul
217
Cherishing Your Marriage and Family
229
Believing in and Following Your Dreams
245
Recommended Reading
257

Putting Your Best Foot Forward
143
CHAPTER11 Learn SomethingNew
155

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Page 253 - Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step: only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
Page 4 - There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Page 63 - ... the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind and the heart ; and to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.
Page 208 - The mind's eye can nowhere find anything more dazzling nor more dark than in man; it can fix itself upon nothing which is more awful, more complex, more mysterious or more infinite. There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
Page 130 - All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
Page 218 - It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Page 230 - No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
Page 175 - If you change the way you look at things the things you look at will change —Unknown As we mentioned early in this book, there is a panic in US industry today.
Page 24 - Here I have got you, you nihilist! A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come when you are walking have any...

About the author (2008)

Valerie Ramsey is a highly sought-after Ford Model who has graced runways, print ads, and television, modeling for Lexus and St. John's Knits and appearing on “Today” and “Extra,” among other shows. She is the media and public relations manager for Pebble Beach Resorts, the mother of six, and the grandmother of seven. Valerie resides with her husband, Wally, in California.

Heather Hummel, Valerie's daughter, is a writer whose work has appeared in Blue Ridge Anthology (along with David Baldacci and Rita Dove) and Messages of Hope and Healing. Heather is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is an active member of the International Women's Writing Guild. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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