01:30 – Cindy on representing women of her age
02:00 – Looking happy, fresh, vital and alive
02:40 – Once women get together, action starts
03:40 – The Silver Sisters’ march on Times Square
06:50 – Celebrating how we look no matter what it is
07:40 – Time to show that age is good
09:05 – Getting older is getting better
10:20 – Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
11:05 – Don’t give until it hurts, give until it feels good
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Hi. Welcome to Saturday with Cindy. You could probably guess, I’m Cindy. And I wanted to tell all of you out there who are brand new to me, to Boom! and to Saturdays with Cindy, what this is all about. So basically about five years ago, I started thinking about women, age, beauty, time, and cosmetics. I was a make-up artist for 27 years, working around the world on fashion shoots. Sorry for the interruption but I just had to go comb my hair, change my clothes and get my boom on! I wanted to continue feeling a little fresher, a little better.This Saturday with Cindy is coming late in the day because I have been delayed for the last couple of weeks. And I will explain all of that but I’m going to finish my thought. And that is I have also been modeling for the last 13 years. Since I was 49 years old. I’m now 61 and a half. So considering my time in the fashion industry, considering that now I am representing women of my age. And having been involved in the fashion industry as a make-up artist for so long, I was asked by a friend to create a cosmetic line. Which I did. It’s called Boom! by Cindy Joseph. You can go to the website and check it out.
It’s a great line because it’s simple and no nonsense. It’s about looking happy, fresh, vital and alive. Not about correcting or changing the way you look. I truly believe that all women are naturally attractive. Especially when they’re feeling good and having a great time. I noticed all of those years, working with so many women and making them up, that when women are happy their skin revs up with color. They’re skin becomes dewy and becomes radiant. And that’s what Boom! is all about. So that’s the back story.
I have also noticed that women come together over things like cosmetics. Sweater sales, community projects, all kinds of things. Once we get together and start discussing what is important to us, is when action starts and history gets changed. When we get together with the same intention, we can move mountains.
So today is Saturday, November 3rd. I live just about 30 minutes north of New York City. So as many of you already know, I was in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. A couple of days before I was in the midst of the Hurricane of the Silver Sisters marching on Times Square! Yes. That’s what happened. Some of you were there. Some of you heard about it and wanted to be there, and you were certainly there in spirit. And some of you may not know anything about it at all.
A quick recap; Diana Jewell, of Going Gray Looking Great, and I got together. She did most of the organization. I have to give her that credit of bringing together many of her members, who have read her book, Going Gray Looking Great. And decided to let their silver hair shine! We all decided to get together and march on Times Square and show the world that silver hair, age, being over 50 years old is gorgeous, stylish, happy, vibrant, beautiful! And it happened. The New York Times covered it. We don’t know when it’s going to be published yet. We will keep you posted. If you want any information about this, go to Facebook page Boom! by Cindy Joseph. Go to Facebook page Going Gray Looking Great. Go to The Gray Cafe Zeta Boards and start chatting with everybody. It’s all over, the news is out. You can also go to Boom! by Cindy Joseph dot com to my blog where this video is posted and many others that I’ve done in the past. I think there’s about 25 now.
So it was a magical amazing day. Jhirmack was there and gave everybody an amazing selection of hair products for their silver hair. We marched on Times Square. We sat and had an amazing lunch and just shared and talked. Women came from everywhere. Women flew in from California, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina. There were 65 of us. It was an ocean of pewter, silver, salt and pepper, pearl gray, snow white. Some of the women had their natural hair but they didn’t have a whole lot of silver yet. They just had little streaks here and there. Gorgeous! And some of the women, who had been dying their hair decided to stop and they’re what Diana calls ‘newbies’. And they had a few inches showing. We were all there together. It didn’t matter. We were all marching with the same idea. And that is celebrating life. Celebrating how we look no matter what it is. Let me tell you, the pedestrians and people around where like oh my God! Who are those beautiful women? What’s going on here? They were taking pictures and shooting videos. They were asking questions and saying right on! Yay! You go! There were young women, really young women, walking by with silver hair. We all shouted out to them. Men, women, children, it was a love fest. It was really really great. Really really great.
You can go to all of those places, all of those websites and Facebook pages and see what we’re talking about and what happened. And we will do it again, no doubt. And hopefully you will join us. Come one, come all. Men, women, children. We’ve got to show the world that it’s time. It’s time to realize that age is good. That life is good. The goodness doesn’t stop at 30. In fact, there are so many goodies to come after that. And if you think about it, the average life span is 80-something years old. We are over 30 for a much larger proportion of our life. We all want to know that it gets better and better and better. And so far that’s what we’ve been experiencing and that’s what we’re showing the world.
So that’s what the Silver Sisters marching on Times Square was all about. And that’s what my subjects on Saturday with Cindy are about, including a lot more. So please join. You can go to Boom by Cindy Joseph dot com, and join the Boom! club. You’ll get in on all the Saturdays with Cindy, and all the fun and all the excitement. And the pro age revolution. That’s what I’m calling it. It matters to all of us, no matter how old you are. We all want to know that getting older is getting better, not getting worse.
So, I do want to mention Hurricane Sandy. We’ve all seen it on the news. We’ve all experienced it. Our house and we were spared the devastation. I don’t know how it happened but this little pocket up in Yonkers, New York. Little teeny pocket, was unscathed. Two blocks away, trees down, building getting crushed, cars getting crushed. It’s all around us, very very close. We never lost power. Just a miracle. Three years ago we were hit by a tornado that never touched ground, which they call a micro-burst. We have experienced some of that destruction. My heart goes out to all. I have reached out, invited people to stay. Get hot showers, warmth, hot cooked meal and a home. To be able to use their computers, etc. So far everybody has said we’ve already got that and found that near by. We’re all praying and hoping that we can get food and warm clothes, dry clothes to everybody on Staten Island and on and on. It’s pretty intense. New York is slowly coming back to life. People are back to work but as I’m sure you all know, there are still a lot of power outages and help to be given. Money is being raised. One thing I learned about charity, it’s a great great motto, one thing to remember. Give until it feels really really good. But don’t give until it hurts because if you do, you just become a part of the problem. So if it’s a dollar or if it’s 10,000 dollars, whatever you can give that feels good, send it! Not to me. Send it to the appropriate agencies. There was a group of singers last night that sang for a benefit to raise money. So check that out, go online, search and find out where to send your surplus.
Okay. That’s it for now. I will definitely be back next Saturday. I will have more to say, as I always do. Alright, cheers! Have a great day. Love to all of you.
00:20 – Hello from Santa Monica
01:00 – How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood by Suzanne Levine
02:10 – Having women as guides to maneuver through life
02:30 – What is Second Adulthood?
03:50 – Suzanne Levine – the founding editor of Ms. Magazine
05:15 – Nothing can stop us from having a good time
05:45 – Trading off between being students and teachers
Please Leave A Comment Below With Your Thoughts!.
Hey, it’s Saturday again. How are you doing? Nice to be back. Well, I am talking to you from my hotel room in Santa Monica, California. I’m out here modeling for Lands End, a wonderful company, that treats me very well. Look at this beautiful hotel room. Today I had my fitting so I had lots of time to chat with you and tell you all about Women at Woodstock.The first thing I want to tell you is that I got to meet and listen to many inspirational women, but one in particular, Suzanne Braun Levine, or Levine, depending upon how you like to pronounce it, whose name I had not recognized. She wrote this book ‘How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood.’ And she had coined this phrase Second Adulthood, with her amazing ability to articulate her thoughts and feelings. She also wrote a book ’50 is the new 50: 10 Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood’, and ‘Inventing the Rest of Our Lives.’
Now obviously I’m speaking to women over 50 who were the category of women who came, as attendees and presenters at Women at Woodstock, two weeks ago.
However, I’m also wanting to share this with all the women out there who are under 50. You could be 15, you could be 25, 35, 40. It’s just so wonderful to have women that you can consider your mentors and your guides, to help you maneuver through all these different dimensions of life. And she’s clearly doing that for women who are past 50, which she’s calling Second Adulthood.
Articulating it that way is not to separate all the woman over 50 from women under 50, but it’s to clarify a stage of life that most people share in common. After 50, you’re probably an empty nester, not necessarily, but most likely. Possibly you had a good long career and you’re kind of done with it, and you’re not sure what you want to do next. You may never have had a career and all of a sudden you’re fired up to do something, but maybe you’re thinking, ‘Yeah, but I’m over 50. How’s that going to happen.’ Etc. Etc. You get my point.
It’s really nice to be able to hear from women who have already gone through that and already maneuvered those stages successfully, to then share with the younger generation some good pointers on how to get through that and maybe not have to go through so much trial and error.
So she gets up and she’s introduced and I don’t have a clue who she is, and she starts talking. And then it dawns on me who this woman is. She was the founding editor of Ms. Magazine. She as basically Gloria Steinem’s right hand woman. They created Ms. Magazine. She is the foremother of the woman’s liberation movement. She is the leader of everything that we’re doing now, and inspiring woman like me and all the presenters at Women at Woodstock, to follow our passion, to not allow society or anybody to intimidate us with any kind of imaginary limitations, and to trust ourselves and just go for it. Whatever it is, just go for it.
So as she’s speaking, and it dawns on me more and more, that she is one of the history makers. She’s in the history books. And she was just talking to us like a girlfriend, so real, so direct, so connected, and making sure we knew that we are still sensual, sexual, feeling creatures, and that nothing is going to stop us from having a good time. Whatever that looks like to you or me, go for it. Basically it was just a bunch of awesome women having a great time.
The thing that I thought was the most impressive, was how we all traded off being the guides and the teachers, or being the students and the followers. The dynamic between all of us just kept shifting and morphing in this organic way, and everybody was humble enough and allowing enough for that to happen.
I would find myself sitting in front of my group and doing my presentation, and then we’d get to talking and someone would ask a question and then, all of a sudden, it would morph. And one of the students in my seminar would start speaking and then we would all start listening and kind of look to her as the teacher, and vice versa.
There were moments where all of us were like children, young women, going ‘Wow. What’s next? Woo.’ And then there were other moments where we were high-fiving each other, like, ‘Yeah. We got it together. This age thing rocks.’ It was pretty remarkable.
So come. Think about coming next year. It’s special, very special. So you can go to the website, Women at Woodstock, and read about it. And you can go to the Facebook page, and we’re all posting comments and things as the days go by.
All right. I think that was an earful. I’ll see you next Saturday.
01:15 – We want to experience the full spectrum of emotions
01:30 – If you go for pleasure, success is guaranteed
02:05 – Pain oriented societies
02:55 – Using pleasure as an excuse to take off from work
03:55 – Being a pleasure oriented creature
04:40 – It’s tough to go for pleasure
How Do You Go For Pleasure In Your Life?.
Hey, I’m back!I wanted to mention that I am still speaking to all of you out there as if you are my age. When I was talking about reverse ageism, I did it the whole time I was talking to you because I was saying, “Well, by our age,” and “We have been toddlers,” “We have been…” Well, I guess there’s no toddlers listening to me, but young adults, etc., etc.
I apologize. I will continue making that mistake and I will continue apologizing for it. Man, you know I’ve been conditioned for 61 years. Something to be aware of.
I also wanted to mention what I talked about last week in terms of wanting to feel the spectrum of emotions. You imagined yourself in a movie theater and everything you do and how deliberate you are about getting there and then forgetting that you were there so you can go on this crazy roller coaster ride of emotions.
It’s interesting, because if you don’t get that effect from the movie you picked, you want your money back. You think it’s a bad movie because it didn’t work! More proof that we really want to take the whole ride.
Another quote that I really, really like is, “If you go for success, pleasure is 50-50. If you go for pleasure, success is guaranteed.” Yeah. Think about that one. Try it out. It’s amazing. It’s amazing.
Man, living your life according to what pleasures you, and it takes some discipline. Some real discipline, because we have been raised in a pain-oriented society. What does that mean exactly?
You can chat with a total stranger on a bus, a new neighbor, anybody anywhere at dinner about all the problems. The elections and the wars and all the horrible people in the world, and your crazy mother-in-law, and the flat tire you got last week, and that headache you have, and all the health problems, and on and on and on.
Nobody bats an eye. In fact, they jump right in and start talking about the pain in their lives. You can tell your boss, “I got really sick. I can’t come to work today.” “Somebody died. I can’t come to work.” They’re like, “Oh, fine. No problem, no problem.”
Could you imagine calling up your boss and saying, “You know what? It is such a beautiful day today, I feel amazing. The sun is out and I’m going to go to the beach today instead of coming in and working.” Not!
You start talking about how good your life is. How happy you are. What an amazing time you had last night, and people will listen to a certain degree and then, if you go on too long, they get suspicious. Pleasure is suspicious in our society.
No wonder why we’re not encouraged to live our lives according to what pleasures us. If you’re a woman and you are aware, or honest with yourself, you were built for pleasure. You are a pleasure-oriented creature, and you were raised in a success-oriented society.
Our society is still very patriarch, very male-oriented. Men are great, but men are goal oriented. Men are linear and we are random. We are pleasure oriented. If it’s our pleasure to be linear and go for the goal, we do it, but if we don’t feel like it or if we change our minds, then that’s our prerogative. We’re judged pretty heavily, pretty negatively for being that way.
It’s tough. It’s tough to go for pleasure every time out. I’m sure you all have lots of stories about that from being in the boardroom with a bunch of men, from growing up with brothers, wanting to do a particular thing because it just felt good but it wasn’t disciplined enough and it was kind of a cockamamie idea. You’ve got to be responsible and go for this and that and la-la-la.
So that’s pretty interesting. “Go for pleasure and success is guaranteed.” Love that!
All right, I think I’m done this Saturday. See ‘ya next week!
01:20 – Diana’s upcoming October gathering in NYC
02:40 – The silver sisters’ march on Time Square
03:35 – Join the march if you’re even thinking about having silver hair
04:55 – Join the pro-age revolution
06:45 – Special guests at the luncheo
Will You Join Us? Let Me Know In The Comments Below!
Hey welcome to Saturday with Cindy. And I have a guest with me who you can see, and I’m sure many of you recognize her. It’s the great Oz. She is known as Oz, it’s Diana Jewel, author of, “Going Grey Looking Great”. I know know one of your favorite subjects is talking about hair, hair, hair, and the color of our hair. You voted one of those Saturday’s with Cindy where I went on and on about silver hair, pretty high. So I have brought the queen herself and we are going to have a blast, because it’s Saturday. Diana, say hi to everybody.Diana: Hi everybody. And I’m all boomed up here Cindy.
Diana: I’ve got my Boom sticks on, my Boom Glo, my Boom Silk, my Boom Glimmer.
Cindy: You know I wasn’t even going to let her on here, unless she had her boom on. Just kidding. So we want to tell you about a very, very exciting event that Diana and the Silver Sisters have put together for October 27th. Because those gals just love to get together and talk about their silver hair, and beauty, and age, and children, and grandchildren, and life, and everything. As I always say, woman gather of superficial things like make up and jewelry and sweater sales, but when they get together we talk about very important things. So Diana, what’s some of the history of some of these gatherings.
Diana: We’ve had gatherings since I think 2008, when we first gathered at the Hudson hotel and we were a very small group. Year after year, that group has increased in number, and increased in number and now we’re pretty big. So it’s going to be fun, and it’s going to be in New York City, so look out world.
Cindy: New York, what a perfect, perfect place. So this is what I’ve heard, and correct me if I’m wrong.
Cindy: All of your Silver Sisters, the Going Grey, looking great gals who gathered on your website in your Cafe Grey, over these years are getting together in Time Square, in New York City and marching together?
Diana: Yes, it’s true, we’re going to meet first. We’re going to have a good time laughing, talking and sharing funny stories and serious stories and we’re just going to have a ball. And we war marching on Time Square. Make no mistake about that.
Cindy: Wow, I’m so excited and I know about this because Diana invited me to be there. She is gathering these women together for a luncheon, and you are all invited. And I know some of you are actually going to be there. You do not have to belong to the Cafe Grey. You don’t even have to have silver hair. What did you say Diana, you just thing about it.
Diana: If you’re even thinking about having silver hair we want you to join us, and all of these woman aren’t going to have long flowing gorgeous silver hair. Some of them are actually newbies, and they just have little inches of silver hair. But they’re there because they’re there in spirit, and they want to support the sisterhood, and they want to say, yay, hey, we’re grey and we’re proud.
Cindy: I love it, I love it. So Diana and I hooked up about 2008 when Diana had asked me to join her for this luncheon. And then the next year we all gathered in Las Vegas. The year after that I couldn’t make it, but they were all gathered there again, and the numbers are getting bigger. So this year, she’s created this gathering at Time Square, and this luncheon brunch together before hand. And I of course jumped on the band wagon. It all fit’s together. Celebrating silver hair, celebrating our age, is all apart of what I call the, “Pro Age Revolution”. So we are both inviting all of you, your daughters, your sisters, your grandmothers, your mothers, your cousins, your friends, everybody.
The more woman that come together on Time Square and show the world that age is right, age is beautiful, age is sexy, age is gorgeous. The more we’re going to make a huge impact on this world that we live in. That we are growing up in, growing old in, we want to celebrate our age together. So if you want to come to the luncheon, look below and you well see the email address, and write to Diana, and she will give you all the details. Where, when, how much, what the deal is? If you are not able to come to the luncheon for any reason. You can still join us at Time Square. We have a photographer, the boom by Cindy Joseph photographer that shot all those beautiful woman on my homepage and all the products shots and everything. He’s going to be there for us, he’s going to film all of us arm-in-arm, marching through Time Square together.
So be there, be square be Time Square. And join in and you will definitely get a photograph, and I of course will be posting pictures on my website, and Diana will be posting them on Facebook. Going Grey Looking Great, Facebook page, and Cafe Grey Zita [SP] boards. Join in on the fun, join in on the conversation however you can be a part of it. Please come. Oh Diana, you were going to talk about what’s happening at the luncheon, and how that’s going to go. You have some guests, you some little special prizes or something.
Diana: We sure do. We have you Cindy, and I know you’re going to demonstrate boom sticks on several members of the audience, that will be fun. We also have Susan Hersch, and she’s a beautiful, beautiful silver haired model. And we have another woman who’s coming that will talk about her experiences when she was in Hollywood, and they said, no, no, no, no, no. Forget that grey hair, she has long gorgeous beautiful white hair. We have prizes, we have a goody bag of Jhirmack products which is fantastic.
Cindy: That’s great. And this really isn’t costing anything other than the price of the meal. It includes like a whole brunch, and beverages, alcoholic beverages, as well as coffee and tea, and all that. So the whole ball of wax for like 50 bucks, 55 bucks or something.
Diana: Yes, 55 bucks plus taxes.
Cindy: That’s amazing that you put that together. I love it. So I’m excited to go, because I want to hear Susan talk. Susan Hersch is a beautiful model with Ford, and I’ve seen her at many go sees, you know, when they’ve considered one or the other for the same job. I consider her in a whole different league because she’s really tall and really thin, and she’s definitely younger than I am, stunning. I think she was recently in a Sephora ad or her picture was in Sephora. And she’s got a lot of things to say about her career and how that’s gone and then this other person from Hollywood, well, we’ll keep that one a secret. I’m very much looking forward to that, and all these gifts and everything. I mean I think it’s going to be fantastic.
But one of the things that I love about these gatherings is we all get to meet each other, and talk to each other, face to face over a glass of wine. Yacking about life, yacking about all these subjects that we’re so passionate about. So I just so encourage you to come if you can, and don’t forget. Write to Diana at the email bellow, we will post information as well, but you can get all the information directly from her through email, and I think that’s it for our Saturday.
Diana: It’s been fun Cindy.
Cindy: I’m so glad you came, I’m so glad you got to tell everybody directly, what’s happening October 27nd. It’s the Pro Age Revolution, see you there.
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03:05 – Have most of your wardrobe be basics
05:00 – Why Cindy uses hair extensions
06:05 – Cindy’s movie with Jack Nicholson
08:45 – Cindy’s plans to write a book
10:20 – The secret to being photogenic – feel good
11:45 – Modeling tips
13:00 – Organizing your closet
15:55 – Love your freckles and sunspots!
Good morning. It’s Saturday and I’m back. I’m flying solo this week and I hope you enjoyed meeting Sarah. I loved all your comments. Great to get feedback and hear what you’re thinking and feeling and all that good stuff.
I decided today I would answer a bunch of your questions as I promised last week. I’m going to start with Judy, who’s asking about dressing your age. And I say, simple; less is more. Not necessarily in adornment or patterns or colors, you have to follow your style in what turns you on.
My dilemma has always been, my whole life, is that I like everything. I want to look like that, then I want to look like that. I’d buy jewelry that only looks good on incredibly tall, long black women, that big, chunky, gorgeous stuff. And it just swallows me up. And the delicate stuff that’s kind of traditional, I didn’t relate to that. I liked the hippie stuff you get on the street. But, then when I got older, I thought it looked kind of young and kind of cheap and rrrr, rrrr, rrrr. And I would buy and buy and buy and it would all sit in the back of my closet.
What I discovered when I started doing makeup and traveling all the time is I took key pieces for cool weather, warm weather, casual and dressy. And I’d lie there in my hotel bed looking at it going, “Interesting, this is really all I need.” What we do is we take our favorites when we go traveling. Or when everything is clean, what do you go for first? That’s what your entire wardrobe should be.
I think I look best and I feel the most comfortable in neutral colors; from white to beige to brown, and then some cool, very pale greys, and navy blue to light blue. I’ve got a light blue here. I’m not comfortable wearing patterns. I don’t know. I just think it’s odd for me to wear patterns on my body. I’ve discovered this over many years. Now I’ve boiled my wardrobe down to those specific colors. Maybe every once in a while I’ll throw in an orange or a pink or something fun, but usually with a scarf.
It’s interesting to pay attention to that stuff. But I think a really, really good trick is, they always say have your basics, have most of your wardrobe basics. Stuff that you feel really good in. You feel totally like yourself. That way, your clothes become you instead of you becoming your clothes or having your clothes look like they’re sitting on you and you’re displaying them as opposed to becoming a part of you.
Capsule wardrobe, that was a term she used, that Judy used. I love that, a capsule wardrobe. I think your whole wardrobe should be your capsule wardrobe. And then there’s the occasional ball gown that you wear to that formal event.
What do you have to say about it? What do you wear? What do you feel best with? If you’ve really got it down to a science and you feel good about it, give us some tips.
Okay, Nina Ann, how often do I wash my hair? Washing my hair less. Is it normal since turning grey? Got noisy trucks out there. I wash my hair every other day. I used to wash it every single day.
And many of you may not know it, but I have extensions. I started wearing them 13 years ago when I started modeling. A few of the hairdressers said they wanted me to beef up my hair a little bit because I have very, very fine hair. I’ve been having fun with them. One of these days I’ll take them out and you’ll see my short, fine, thin baby hair. I’m a fraud. I’m a fraud!
But I have been letting people know throughout my career because I don’t women to think that I was born with this long, luxurious hair. Many of you are going to be in total shock and I’m sure I’m going to get a million responses. And I can tell you more about it, but I want to hit all the questions.
Oh, my hair did not change texture when it went silver. And I notice you’re all saying grey, grey, grey. It’s silver, silver, silver. Remember, it’s valuable. As my hair started turning silver, it was the same exact texture. But many women report that their hair goes from fine to wiry and curlier. I don’t think anybody said it’s gotten straighter or softer. But it would be interesting to hear if anybody has. Your products will change. The way you cut and style your hair will change, for sure.
Jane, yes, I was in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. If you blink, if you sneeze, if you reach down for popcorn, you will miss my part because it’s just a walk through. But I get to give Jack Nicholson the brush-off. I spent an entire afternoon with him and I was all ready to flirt because I knew he was kind of sassy and flirty in real life.
He was so not like I imagined. Oh, my god. He was delightful, friendly, very gentlemanly. He was extremely uncomfortably physically. It was 103 degrees. They had to change his shirt every take. We did 11 takes. Basically, he was trying to talk to me and I’m walking down the street with groceries and I just, huh! I’m disgusted with him and I go away because he dropped me the day I turned 30. It was a lot of fun and he talked a lot. But it was like he was always on stage. And he was physically uncomfortable because he smokes like a fiend, lights his next cigarette with his last cigarette. That was interesting.
Anyway, okay, Janet. Carry emergency meds for bee stings. Can you use honey? Yes. In fact, people say if you eat a little bit of pollen every day, it can help get rid of your allergy to bees. I would never make any medical recommendations, though. That’s just something I heard about. Look it up if you are seriously allergic to bees. But using BOOM Silk and BOOM Stick Glow will not affect you in a negative way whatsoever. It’s been tested, tested, tested and I have done my research on that. So, no worries. You can have silky, beautiful, moisturized, healthy skin with BOOM Silk and BOOM Stick Glow. No problem.
Mandy also had a concern about that. She says she gets a little itchy from Glow. And then she thought maybe if she used it a little bit, she might have a magical reduction of her allergy. Mandy, let us know. Has anything changed? Are you still using it?
Dawn said, “Write a book or an autobiography.” Well, I have been approached by a publishing company who requested that I submit an idea for a book. And it was so overwhelming at the time. It was like, “Oh, I thought you do that after you turn 80 and don’t have a whole lot to do all day every day. So you just sit and write and write and write your life story, your memoirs.” They’re encouraging me to do it. That was about a year and a half ago and I still want to. I want to put all the goodies and all the information and Saturdays With Cindy in it and so much more. I’m working my way up there, working my way up.
Oh, Sandra said, “Modeling tips.” Take a good photo. That is such a fun question. Okay, what I discovered. My ex-husband was teaching himself photography. I was young, between 19 and 25 years old. He would just photograph me and photograph me and photograph me. “Let me try this light. Let me try that light.” And I was like, “Oh, but wait, wait, wait. I want to look really good. And I’d make a certain face, do my hair and makeup a certain way. I was not photogenic at all. I mean, my pictures were bad.
And then after a while, it was like, “Oh, enough already.” So I’d be doing the dishes, I’d just keep doing the dishes. I would look up and say, “What are you doing?” and just start to not care anymore, not try. And, lo and behold, I’d see these pictures and I’d go, “That’s not bad. That’s kind of good.”
So, over the years, seeing hundreds of thousands of models working, good ones, bad ones, photogenic ones, not so photogenic ones, I discovered that if you have no attention on looking a certain way and you’re just yourself, you will start to be photogenic. And your job, or my job as a model, but for you, being in a photograph, is to feel good. What I’m always saying over and over and over. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing or what hairstyle you have. You’re not going to look good unless you feel good. That is the beginning. That is the essence. That’s where everything blossoms from. If you happen to have a good hair day and the lighting’s particularly great . . .
I mean, lighting is important to have a picture that’s flattering because light from the extreme side, underneath, above, ehhh. We’ve all seen ourselves or our friends in the elevators with the light coming straight down. Not so flattering. What I do is I . . . You make sure the light is coming at you, but not direct sunlight, shaded sunlight. Not under the trees where you’ve got the leaves because then you’ll have black and white spots all over. Open, clear shade with the light in front of you, number one. And then, feel good.
Take a lot of pictures. I mean, when we did covers with Cindy Crawford, we didn’t just take one or two shots. We shot hundreds and hundreds. Hundreds of frames to get one shot of Cindy Crawford, who we think is glorious and beautiful. I’m just using her name because many, many models. And she is gorgeous and lovely and wonderful. The best to Cindy Crawford. Haven’t seen her in a long time.
Alright, does that work? Modeling tips, don’t wear too much makeup. Again, wear clothes you feel like you in. Don’t try to over-style anything and get every little hair in place because then you look like you’re wearing a helmet and you’ll feel stiff and you’ll look stiff. Make faces at the camera. Stick your tongue out, blah. And look away and look back. Hi. Hi. Hi. Quiet happy. Crazy happy! Yes, you can be photogenic, too. Give it a try. Grab a friend, husband, son, daughter, girlfriend and have a photo session. It would be a blast. Put it on your Bucket List.
Alright, bah, bah, bah, bah. Kathy, organize your closet? Oh my lord! They have entire hour shows on that. Organizing closet. Well, it really helps to get rid of everything you haven’t worn in two years, right? You’ve been through two years of winter, spring, summer, fall; events, weddings, etc. If you’re not wearing it, chuck it. Chuck it out. Chuck it out. Be relentless. When it comes down to what you really wear all the time on a regular basis, it’ll really help organize your closet. California Closets, closet organizers.
My daughter puts all of her shoes in boxes and she photographs them and puts the picture on the outside. My shoes are in a big pile on the floor, the ones I’m using that season. The ones I don’t use, I put in clear, plastic boxes that I get from Bed, Bath & Beyond. Amazing. I think this video’s getting very long.
Barbara, what to do to whiten with. I drink coffee and have stained teeth. You know, I have asked my dentist and these over-the-counter whiteners are apparently safe for your teeth. So, if you use those on a regular basis, like once every couple months. My girlfriend did it. Her teeth stain really, really easily. She, they’re little like Saran Wrap stuff with the whitener in them. But I’d say ask your dentist.
And I do not whiten my teeth. I did it once and they were a little whiter. But I don’t know. I don’t like them super white because I think they look really fake. I had my teeth whitened! I lucked out. I didn’t luck out in the hair department. When I take my extensions out one day, you’ll see. I lucked out in the tooth department. Except I have this tooth that sticks out and these stick up. I have an overbite because I sucked my thumb for a million years. So, that’s the story about teeth.
Plucked too much as a young woman. Anything to encourage hair growth? I don’t know about encouraging hair growth. Doesn’t sound like they’ve come up with a way to do it and it seems a little scary. What’s that chemical that would stimulate the hair growth? I don’t know. I just draw in the rest of my eyebrow with a Chanel blond eyebrow pencil. It’s a great color. Try it.
Freckles and age spots. Patricia, honey, you’re asking me about that? I love freckles. I love age spots. I love crow’s feet and wrinkles and all that stuff. It’s how you came out. It’s what you’ve become. It’s who you are. It’s the map of your life. They’re your badges. Like your merit badges in Girl Scouts, something to be proud of and something to show off. Keep your freckles. Love your sun spots. I call them sun spots instead of age spots because age has such a bad rap. But, you know.
Alright, alright. Sandy reminded me of threading. Yeah! When I was talking about all those hairs, hairs, hairs, hairs! There is also the technique called threading. A lot of people love it, but I’ve never done it. So that’s why I didn’t mention it.
And Sandy. Oh, Aunt BJ. Heat cycles and partial hysterectomy. Oh yeah, she wrote a whole long thing about it. I’m going to get back to you on that because this is getting kind of long.
Alright, I hope that was fun. I think two, three weeks ago, I got 54 comments. That was more comments than any other Saturday With Cindy I did. And I think the title was “Botox And La, La, La.” I love knowing, you know, like a scale between one and ten. This was a ten. This was a five. This was a seven. That would help me know what you like me to talk about. Oh, I know. It was the one about silver hair, growing it in, the whole process of silver hair. I think you guys were really good off of the silver hair one. So, let me know, alright? Okay, see you later.
Did I just say, “See you later?” How about next Saturday? Actually, I won’t see you next Saturday because I’m going to be in New Orleans at the AARP national event called “Life@50+ – Your Life Reimagined.” That’s exciting. I’m going to be onstage and Jane Pauley is going to interview me. It’s so exciting. BOOM is going to have a booth there that myself, my dear friend and my fiancé are going to man. And we’re going to talk to people all day long and sell lots of BOOM Sticks and have a blast. If there’s any chance that you’re going to be there, please come by. Introduce yourself. Let’s have a chat. I’ll be a blast. I’ll do a little makeup on you and we’ll have a great time.
I’ll be back in two weeks. So, I’ll see you that Saturday
Bucket Lists, Monday Mornings Re-Imagined, Business and Pleasure!
03:45 – Creativity after menopause
05:30 – How Sarah decided to buy a toy company
07:05 – Courage vs. cowardice
09:05 – The youth of old age
11:55 – Make sure your work is pleasurable
Hi again, and here I am with one of our sisters, Sarah Baldwin, who lives in Maine, and she’s the one that master minded the event we did last night, which was really successful and really fun. I hardly talked about Boom at all. I was yacking away for an hour, and finally someone said, could you tell us about your products. That was fun. So we are in Sarah’s beautiful home in Maine, and we are about to go sailing. We know how to mix business with pleasure. Sarah is also the owner of a young business she has had for three years now called…
Sarah: Bella Luna Toys.
Cindy: Hand made wooden toys which I haven’t seen yet. We’re going to go over to your office later today, looking forward to that. We thought it would be fun to say hello together, and we started talking about business and pleasure and challenging ourselves at 50 and 60. Starting a new cycle of life, empty nesters and challenging ourselves with new businesses and we thought we’d like to talk about it.
But first, I want to ask you, did you figure out what that little Saturday at Saturday hiney- ho and [inaudible] is from? Nobody said anything in the comments. However I loved all of your comments and I’m going to get to a lot of those questions next Saturday. But it came from, “The Little Rascals”. So one of the characters woke up and he didn’t want to go to school. He’s like, mom, I’m sick, and he touched his thermometer to the light and she was like, oh, you’re going to have to stay in bed, it’s too bad because it’s Saturday, you don’t have to go to school today. And he jumped out of bed and danced around, and he said, “It’s Saturday, it’s Saturday, hiney-ho and [inaudible]“. So that’s what that was all about. Just a fun corny thing to do.
Sarah was just telling me about a workshop she did with Kristy Northrup, and I would love you to talk about it.
Sarah: Sure, I was telling Cindy, a couple of years ago I went to a workshop Christian Northrup. She founded Women to Women here in Maine, which is a wonderful women’s health care practice. She’s the author of the book, “Women’s Body, Women’s Wisdom.” She also has a book on women’s menopause, and at the time I went to the workshop, she had just written her newest book called, “The Secret Pleasure of Menopause”.
Cindy: I love that title.
Sarah: It was a wonderful weekend. We experienced a lot of pleasure and learned the importance of experiencing pleasure.
Cindy: I know her as kind of the hormone doctor. Any women that are having any troubles, pre-menopause, post menopausal with hormones. So you might recognize her name from that.
Sarah: I was just about about turning 50 I think at the time I was going to this workshop, I’m 54 now. What Dr. Northrup talked about was, she explained that up until menopause a woman has a tremendous amount of energy, creative energy that is geared toward creation. Creating babies, and taking care of others, nurturing others, and around the time of menopause all that energy is freed up and at that time of life a women may experience urges to do something creative, to do something new she hasn’t done before. I really related to that at the time, because I had been teaching for a long time. I loved teaching. I taught in a Waldorf school. I loved Waldorf education.
Cindy: There goes my phone, it’s not a real cricket. I’m going to let it go.
Sarah: I was feeling that urge to do something new. I didn’t know yet what it was, but it was the next year I decided to take a big leap of faith and I resigned from my teaching job. Not knowing what would come next. It was scary.
Cindy: Yeah, that’s a big leap.
Sarah: Yeah, I didn’t know how I would replace my income, and here in Maine there’s not a lot of industry or jobs. I just felt it was something I had to do. I made the decision, told my school I wouldn’t be back the following year, and almost as soon as I made that decision I got a newsletter saying that this company. Bella Luna Toys, was for sale. It was started by a young mother in California. It was a website, selling the kinds of toys that I used in my classroom over about 15 years that I had given to my own children. A lot of them we had here at home. I love these toys, I’m passionate about them. My mind kept telling me, you can’t do that, you have no experience in business. You have no retail experience. You’ve never done this before. You don’t know the first thing about running a business. I’d never dreamed about having a business.
Cindy: That’s exactly what I experienced as well. I love this idea of all that energy inside of us that isn’t being used anymore for other things. That we just let it loose and mix it with our intuition, our women’s intuition. I finally started trusting it at about 45, and it’s amazing what can happen. So listen to the story, it’s incredible.
Sarah: As I was saying, I kept talking myself out of doing this. I had been talking to the founder, the original owner and I told her. I’m not going to do it. The economy is terrible, these toys are not cheap toys. Who’s buying expensive wooden toys. I have no experience, but it was the summertime and I just couldn’t let go of this vision of how I would redesign the website. All the new toys I would want to introduce. How I didn’t want it just to be a website about selling stuff. I wanted to use my background as a mother, as an educator to help young new mothers. Introduce them to natural ways of parenting and talk about the importance of play and child development.
Cindy: So you were fired up.
Sarah: Yeah, I just couldn’t let go of it. I kept talking to my husband. We were walking on the beach one night at dusk, and he said, “It’s only money”. We invest the money, take a chance, try it.
Cindy: And to have a man back your goals like that, how wonderful.
Sarah: It was, it was. So I did it and this week was my anniversary. It’s been three years since I bought the company. The company has grown, doubled every year in sales. I started a blog, redesigned the whole website. Learning so much. I learned so much about business, about web marketing, all these things.
Cindy: She’s teaching me a few things these last few days. I’m curious, if all of it just ended tomorrow, and you could go back, would you do it again?
Sarah: Yes. Yeah, I don’t regret it, and I think if my fear had stopped me, I would regret more not having tried it, then even if it failed.
Cindy: There’s a great quote about fear, I think it’s, “When you face fear, the direction you run is the difference between courage and cowardiss”. We all experience fear if we’re going for something new. If it’s throwing your silver hair out as we talked about last week, or starting a new business. You start doubting yourself, and oh, can I do it, is the economy good.
Then somehow your passion for it, your dream, your vision takes over and this courage starts building and you go for it. I think a really important point, and the reason we’re talking about this, is what are the 50′s and what are the 60′s in your life. You become an empty nester. You may have had a little money freed up, maybe not. But life is shifting and changing. We know our hormones have shifted and changed, and I heard once that the 40′s are the old age of youth.
So you’ve kind of hit a point where you have a wisdom. You have an understanding about life. You’re not going in the dark, bumbling around in your 20′s, and doing the ambitious things of your 30′s. You hit your 40′s and you kind of have a handle on that. Then you hit your 50′s and it’s like brand new territory. And they call it the youth of old age. Isn’t that interesting. So you have to learn a new way to be.
There is a workshop that I have actually been invited to talk at that you know about. The Women at Woodstock, which is dealing with exactly that. It’s happening in October, I think they still have some openings. It’s going to be a very exciting weekend, so plug, plug, plug on that one. It’s dealing with the youth of old age. Like what’s the next cycle you want to start. Are you done with your career and you want to start on a new one? Maybe you’ve learned a lot and now you want to pass it on, you want to give back. Maybe you’re looking at the possibility of doing charity. Maybe you want to grapple some health issue and really get stronger and healthier.
Sarah: Learn to play a new instrument.
Cindy: I love that one. She’s got a cello upstairs her son plays, and that’s always been a dream of mine.
Sarah: About the time I turned 50, I started. I’ve always loved fiddle music, and I always thought, oh, I’m too old to learn an instrument. I was telling you about Maine Fiddle Camp that happens here every summer.
Cindy: That sounds so fun.
Sarah: They have people of all ages. I went, bringing my children and I saw women, 60, 70, learning to play instruments, or playing fiddle really well, and I thought, I’m not dead yet. I’m going to learn.
Cindy: Exactly. Bob Dylan said, “If you’re not busy living, you’re busy dying”. So what’s on your bucket list. That’s what it is. That term came around not that long ago. I’d never heard it before, but I’ve always kept a list, and I’ve been scratching off. I’ve always wanted to skydive. I started skydiving at 48, low and behold, I just found out. It’s one of the exercises you do for longevity, who knew. Ballroom dancing was number 1, swimming, long distance running, and skydiving, because they’re all exercises and activities you can only do if you’re relaxed. So being relaxed is really important. My thinking is the excitement that we now have more time to go after all those things we’re passionate about on our bucket list. You don’t have to start a new business. That takes up a lot of attention, but we’re finding some time to play.
Sarah and her husband have a sail boat. So they have invited us to go out on the boat today, and we’re going to do a little overnight in the harbors of Maine. Then we’re going to go to a little island and check out this great restaurant and B&B, and come back tomorrow. So we’ve manged to handle all of our customer service emails and do this little Saturday with Cindy, and also mix in the pleasure. Make sure your work is pleasurable. She’s excited working night and day, because she’s learning everyday. You’ve got a new manager. You’re taking on new employees.
Sarah: I can’t remember if I was telling you, but I love Monday mornings now. My whole life, all my jobs I ever had, I was like, oh Monday, back to work. Now it’s like, yay, I get to go back to work.
Cindy: That’s beautiful. Yay for Monday mornings.
Sarah: I don’t know if my employees feel the same way.
Cindy: That’s great.
Sarah: I love going back to work.
Cindy: And this was a first time, first time Saturday with Cindy and Sarah. So maybe you’ll be seeing Sarah another Saturday though we live quite far apart. And maybe I’ll bring on some new people in the future Saturdays. So it’s been a blast and I didn’t show you my cup of coffee, but we’ve been siting here doing our coffee thing with our girlfriends. So it’s great seeing you, it’s been a blast having you. Do you have anything to say to the ladies?
Sarah: Thank you Cindy for letting me be here and sharing with all of you. Thanks so much.
Cindy: Great. OK, ladies, see you next Saturday, bye.
00:55 – Why “silver hair”?
04:10 – When you believe that your silver hair rocks then others will too
05:10 – Letting your hair grow without dye before judging it
07:35 – Going Gray, Looking Great by Diana Jewell
09:30 – Looking older is exciting, it’s another kind of beautiful
It’s Saturday, it’s Saturday. Heinie-ho and a ooh cha-cha.’ So do you know
where that came from? Think childhood television. ‘It’s Saturday. It’s
Saturday. Heinie ho and a ooh cha-cha’. Well if you think you know where
it’s from; write and let me know. I’ll tell you next week.
All right. So I want to talk about silver hair some more. Why do I call it
silver hair? Because silver is valuable. Gray hair. I have gray hair. I
don’t want to grow my gray hair. Gray days, gray mood. Gray has such a
negative connotation. Silver. Silver’s something you spend a lot of money
on. Something you value. Something you polish. Something that you display
in your home. Silver. People like silver. But the funny thing is, is
there’s actually no such thing as a hair that’s the color silver. Hair can
be brown, and red, and blonde, and all the shades we see it in. And then it
loses all of its color and it grows in white. But what creates the silver
cast is the white hairs mixed with the hairs that haven’t lose their color
yet. I thought that was pretty interesting. So if you have silver hair and
you are rocking it proudly. Great.
That’s the problem with being outside; you get some noise. It was really
fun when we had the thunder the other week. I remember that. We get
helicopters that go by a lot here.
But if you haven’t seen any white hairs on your head yet and you’re
wondering how you’ll deal with it when you do, or you’ve been coloring your
white hairs and you’re thinking you want to stop. It can be pretty
confronting. For all the myriad of reasons that we know, women losing their
value as they start looking older. That it is a huge subject but today
we’re going to talk specifically about silver hair. So, you’re thinking
about doing it and then you dare to stop and you see about maybe even an
inch of it in your roots. And you’re like, ‘Oh that looks terrible. It’s
dank. It’ has no depth to it. It’s awful.’ And then you dye it. Or you get
that little bit grown out and you’re thinking, ‘This is exciting. And maybe
my hairdresser will help me.’ And you go to the salon and they’re like, ‘I
don’t think so girlfriend. You’ve got to cover that. You’ve got to cover
that silver hair. OK?’ Or ‘Oh no. You’re going to look so much older than
your husband. And what are your kids going to say? And what about your
boss? You might lose your job. Honey, color that.’ Oy vey. That is
completely and totally ridiculous. Not your feelings about it, no. But the
beliefs. Beliefs are made up by humans. They are make belief.
So the good news is, you can just change it any time you want. And it
starts with you. When you believe that your silver hair rocks, other people
will too. That’s the nature of man. You can experiment with it in other
area of your life, if this particular thing is really confronting. And I
get it. I get it. I grew up in this society too. I am a woman. So what
you’re feeling is completely righteous. And only do this if you feel like
it, if you’re committed, and it’s exciting. And sometimes scary and
exciting, you know, that thrill, they go together. So I’m here to support
you, whatever you decide. If you decide on this much hair to grow it out or
not, please know that you will never, ever be able to see the beauty of
your particular mix of white and whatever color your hair was, until it
completely grows out. And I promise this is the truth. I have seen women,
they even get to about here and then they freak out because it doesn’t look
so good. Well it doesn’t look good when there’s just this much and then
you’ve got all your dyed hair below. But when it is completely grown out
and you see all the nuances and where the most white is and the least white
and the shape and how the white does this, creates these beautiful patterns
in your hair, you just won’t know how gorgeous it is. And the women that
have dared to do it, 30 years of dying and they throw that bottle in the
garbage and they wear hats and they wear wigs, or they just let the line
show. Once it’s out and they’ve cut off the last bit of dye. They’re like
giddy excited with how beautiful their hair is. And it could be pewter, it
could be salt and pepper, it could be snow white; it could be deep silver,
or bright light silvery pearl silver. Oh my G**, I mean the variety of
colors that women’s hair grows is amazing. Did I say that right? Sometimes
I listen to these Saturday with Cindy videos and I’m like, I should not be
speaking. Oh geez.
Anyway. I just so encourage if you’re really ready, don’t go by two inches.
Let her rip. And if it drives you crazy to have the line, cut your hair
really short, or wear a wig or a hat or a hair band or have your hair
dresser try to get the rest of your hair to look more like the color of
your roots so you won’t have that line. There are so many things you can
do. And the book, the queen of all the books about going silver is ‘Going
Gray; Looking Great’ written by Diana Jewel. And she was asked to write the
book. And the first question was: do I have to go gray to write it? And
they said, ‘No, no, no. You’re a writer. Just write the book.’ As she was
writing the book she got so inspired and so excited and so busy, she forgot
to color her hair and it got about three inches and she though, ‘All right.
Forget it. I’m not dying it any more.’ And on she went, writing, writing,
writing. She ended up creating this magnificent community of women which I
know many of you are in. And she had a website for a very long time. And
now she has Cafe Gray on Zetaboards. Google it and you will see photographs
of women in their 20′s all the way up to their 80′s and 90′s who never dyed
their hair, who always dyed their hair and they’re growing it out inch by
inch. They’re reporting to each other, they’re showing their new styles.
They’re showing, one inch, two inch, three inch, four inch. What they look
like photographed with their families, et cetera et cetera. And I will tell
you, I recently got a message form one of you. And I don’t know the names,
so I’m sorry. However, you said that you’ve been wearing Boom for over a
year and a half. You’ve been behind the message 100% pro-age but it didn’t
click until a Saturday or two ago and you finally the ‘a-ha’ moment and
somebody said to you, ‘Your silver hair looks very beautiful. But I have to
be honest, it makes you look older.’ And you said, ‘Thank you. That’s
wonderful.’ You got it. You got it. Looking older is good. It’s exciting.
It’s another kind of beautiful. So one inch, two inch, three inch, don’t
judge. Let it keep growing until you see it in its full glory and you will
have the most unique, beautiful, special head of hair that belongs to only
one person and that’s you.
Listen in as we cover subjects like facial hair, botox, heat cycles, aging skin, and more! Please watch the video, then leave a comment letting me know your thoughts!
00:45 – How Cindy deals with facial hair
03:25 – Why you should pluck rather than using wax
04:40 – Honey as a natural preservative
06:50 – Why Cindy wouldn’t use Botox
09:00 – Learn to love your freckles
12:15 – Women have heat cycles just like other mammals
13:30 – The earth also has heat cycles in the spring and fall
Good morning! It’s Saturday again, and I’m back! Are you getting sick of me yet, rattling off like I do? Well, I’ve been having a blast and I’ve really been enjoying your responses, and your questions. I wanted to get back to those. We have a question from Cathy, talking about facial hair. If you’re over 45, you probably know a lot about it. Do you get waxed? Do you bleach them? Do you pluck them? What do you do?
Well, when you get waxed know that not only are they taking out those stubborn long dark or white ones that are kind of stiff. I hate those things, they drive me nuts. I feel them, I’m in the movies and I can feel it and I just want to go get my tweezers and get then out. I actually carry a very strong magnifying mirror and tweezers with me at all times, and I have told my kids that when I get so old and so feeble I can’t feel them or see them anymore it is their job to make sure they are gone. I used to go visit my mom and she would have like 10 long white hairs coming out of her chin and she didn’t even know it. Drives me crazy.
And what kind of sense does that make? We lose the hair on our heads and then get hair on our chins. What is that about? Guys lose the hair on their heads and then get hair in their ears, what is that about? I haven’t figured it out yet and I haven’t found a doctor or anybody that has studied the natural history of man that can give me an answer, so we’re stuck with it.
So, when you pluck a hair it takes it out by the root. Each root has three or four hairs that grow from it, the follicle. What happens is, the hair grows all the way out, then it dies, then it falls out, and another one is starting to grow. That is true of every single hair follicle on our bodies. The reason we’re not bald or have no eye lashes is because they’re all doing it at a different time. Every hair on your body has a pre-set length that it grows to, and then it dies, and then it falls out. When you pluck your hair, you’re actually, after many years of plucking, you change the channel that the hair grows out of and it gets crooked and messed up. That’s why after you’ve been plucking, the hairs are actually harder to get out sometimes, they’re really stubborn because it’s not just slipping out of a straight clean channel. When you pluck with a tweezer or you pluck by waxing, it’s still plucking because you are yanking the hair out by its roots. If you want to get hair off of here or some hairs off of here, and you wax it you are taking out all those fine little peach fuzz that you don’t see along with the longer, darker stuff you do see. I always think it looks a little strange because you’ve got this blank, like your palms, spot with no hair at all and you can see the edge where the hair grows around it. I highly recommend that you do not wax, that you pluck. Then you’re just getting those specific hairs out, and also if you pluck your eyebrows it’s really easy to take out way too much.
That’s what I have to say about facial hair, I hope that satisfies you Cathy and anybody else interested. Daisy was asking about preservatives and honey, so obviously about BOOM!Silk. Very interesting, they have found jars of honey that have been sitting for five thousand years in sarcophagus. Leave it to the kings that can take it with them after they’ve split the scene. This honey is as if it was just taken out of the hive, it’s edible, it’s clean. Now that’s what I call a preservative. Think it will preserve our skin, too? It’s 100 percent organic, and honey is a fantastic preservative. A lot of people get concerned about BOOM!Stick Glow and BOOM!Silk getting rancid, being bad in some way, and it’s really not possible unless you put something with a bacteria in it that can grow. But the propolis is an antiseptic and it’s what keeps the hive germ free, so it’s very difficult for any bacteria to grow in there. I’ve got a jar of BOOM!Silk right here because I was going to talk about it on another video. You are safe. If this comes in the mail and it’s been sitting in the heat for a long time, do not worry. I have tested, tested, tested it in my own car. I have put all the products in my car for an entire year, living through a New York summer in a car, and a New York winter, so they’ve gone through the whole cycle. They do not change, they do not go bad, they work just as well, the consistency stays, so you’re good to go. Alright, I hope that answered that question.
DRRumrill [inaudible 06:19] asked about me using botox because she seemed to think my forehead was very smooth. I’m telling you, these video cameras just don’t see the truth, just don’t see the real deal because my forehead…I mean maybe it’s smoother than some people. I actually always thought I had a really huge forehead and I wore bangs most of my life because the kids would make fun of me, so I didn’t want it to show. Then I decided it was a look of intelligence and I just let her rip. I have never used botox, I never would. I like having expression in my face. Right? When I see you Saturday morning, don’t I make some really strange faces while I talk? You know that’s me. That’s what I love about other people, that we have feelings that actually show on the outside. I wouldn’t want this very perfect face. I remember working with a model once who thought that if she did this a lot she’d get wrinkles, so she would laugh and she actually would go [laughs] and she didn’t want to smile all the way. Of course, that got me cracking up and I laughed harder, and then she laughed harder. I wonder what she thinks now, she’s probably about 55 years old.
Janet wanted me to find out who the author was, the father who wrote the book about food additives, and I am sorry I have not done my research. But I would do it the same way you would, which is the internet. Just write in any key word you can any which way and backwards, and find out if you can discover who that author is. But there are many books about food additives that you can read. So sorry Janet, I haven’t figured it out yet and if I do I will definitely let you know.
Melanie, your opinion on products to lighten freckles. Why do you want to take away your freckles? I love freckles. My daughter has freckles, we used to say it’s where the brownies kissed her, they’d sneak in at night and kiss her and leave freckles. So, no I don’t have a clue, and if there is a chemical that actually takes freckles off of your skin, and freckles are deep, you don’t want to get that stuff near you. No, learn to love your freckles.’
Jean, Sanitas Solar Care. Maybe she was asking me about that product? Jean, I do not know anything about it. Oh, right, I remember. I think you were recommending it because it’s a safe sun screen. Sanitas, S-A-N-I-T-A-S, so anybody interested, check it out. Let’s see. Well, I’ll let you know where I am. I’m sitting on my front porch, and right there, that is a path, it’s a foot trail, that runs along my property and goes up about 30 miles. I’m looking out at the river and the cliffs, and it’s absolutely gorgeous, I love it out here, and I’m feeling a little wistful about summer coming to an end. However, I’m not feeling that way about my lack of energy. I cannot seem to get motivated to do the things that I normally do. Like if I have a break in the day and I tend to feel pretty industrious and I want to do different cycles, so I might work in the office for boom for a while, and then maybe I’ll do some personal emails, and then I’ll go out and do a little gardening, then chill out on the front porch and do different things. One of the things I really love doing is cleaning out storage, I just hate accumulating things, but I do like everybody does and every once in a while I’ll go through the boxes and say it’s gotta go. I’ve really been wanting to do that, and I have a little more time right now, it’s kind of that lull at the end of summer and I just can’t get motivated. So I can either fight it, or I can surrender to it and maybe just hang up a hammock and read a few books and take it in because I know the fall energy is going to get me motivated again.
Which brings me to something that I would love to share with you. I learned that humans, human females, have heat cycles just like the rest of the mammals on the planet, and I was not told until I was in my 40s. So what that means is the energy builds up in your body twice a month, and as it surges towards ovulation and menstruation you have a peak of energy, and then it goes down, and then you have another peak. If you’re post-menopausal, that will not be happening. If you’re pre-menopause, you have your cycles, pay attention to that and have the people around you pay attention to that. Because what happens is, when we get that energy also we get pressure on ourselves, and it’s a tumescence and we will do anything to release that energy. Hence what they call PMS, emotional PMS. Let’s fight, let’s cry, you want to just explode. Well, another interesting thing is Mother Nature, the Earth, also has heat cycles and the peak is in the spring, then it goes down in the summer, and then there’s another peak in the fall, and it goes way down in the winter. That is something to pay attention to. Now, we all know the sense of back to school, back to work, everybody gets energetic and industrious in the fall. That’s the Earth’s heat cycle, and we are responding to it. The other one is in the fall, and that’s a very strong one as well.
So when you feel the lull in winter and summer, don’t worry it’s not you, and when you get that burst of energy and you become very industrious know that you are responding to Mother Nature. And, when you’re going through your own heat cycles in your body men respond to you. So, they can actually take the ride with you although they have stable hormones, compared to our cyclic hormones. So that’s kind of an interesting subject, if you want to know more about it let me know. I think we’re done for today, so have a great day. This has been a blast, I hope I answered everybody’s questions. Ask some more if you’d like, or bring up some subjects you’d like me to speak about and I’ll do that. I’ll see you next Saturday.
Welcome to week fifteen of Saturday With Cindy. This week we are talking about a dream that I have had for a long time! Please watch this week’s video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know if you share my dream!
00:50 – Cindy’s dream to visit your home town
02:05 – Cindy has meet and greets, and Boom parties at fans’ houses
03:10 – Cindy respects your cosmetic decisions and encourages a more natural look
04:00 – Cindy’s battles with adult acne as a makeup artist
04:40 – There’s always a way to look at things positively
04:50 – Everything on your body is a mark of your life, if you love your life, you love your body
05:25 – Why Cindy likes to wear bikinis at the beach
Okay. So I wanted to tell you that I have a dream, and my dream is to come to your home town and do a presentation. Talk about Boom, talk about make-up, do makeovers, all that stuff, which I love, and it’s great fun.
But one of the most exciting things to me about women getting together over jewelry, fashion, make-up, is that brings us together and once we’re together we start talking about things that are deeper, that have meaning and deeper importance to us.
So all the superficial fun, [thunder in background]. Woo-hoo. I think we’re making things happen. Mother Nature’s talking back. She’s going, ‘Yeah. It’s a revolution. Boom.’ I love it.
All right, so I want to do that. So every time that I am able to come to somebody’s town, like I just did the thing in Springfield, Massachusetts. And Mary Hodgens [SP], she’s writing like crazy, telling everybody about Boom. And she’s setting up a greet & meet when I go back there to do a radio show.
But I have to have a reason to come to a town because of the expense, the flight, the drive, the gas, doing everything it takes, the hotel and all of that. I really want to come, and I’m going to. And as Boom gets more successful then I will have the money to pay my own way. But in the meantime I have to pay myself.
So what’s happening is when I have a TV interview someplace and I go for that, which gets the word out. It pays for me to get there, and then I contact customers and fans and then they can set up a meet & greet, or host a Boom party at their house, etc.
So that’s how it works. Every time you write to me and say, “Well, come to my town. When are you coming to my town?’ I love knowing that you want me to come there, but I’m going to need more incentive and help getting there and making it happen. So I just wanted to say that. There’s probably more to say. It was just on the top of my mind, when I said ‘Good Morning. It’s Saturday.’
Okay. I am looking at questions. Some of you responded with, ‘I’m not going to watch Saturday with Cindy anymore if you are going to show us how to put on foundation and concealer and all the things that you said we shouldn’t be wearing.’
The reason I did that was to let the few of you know who do choose, consciously choose to wear foundation and concealer, how to use Boom sticks with that. And I am not advocating it, but I’m not putting it down, because each woman is free to make her own choices. And your choices are right. I’m not here to judge and have some arrogant attitude, saying that you should never do that. However, I do like to encourage you to love your sun spots, age spots, scars.
This is a acne scar. I had adult acne when I was 34, working as a make-up artist in Paris, with all these models. And I would come with these huge acne scarring welts on my face. It was not a pretty picture, and I felt awful, I felt humiliated.
I went to a dermatologist that helped me. I came back to America. I got acne again and I took Accutane, long before I got into the natural way to do it. It helped and it also ruined my night vision for about 15 years. So there’s some pretty hard core drugs, and now I would recommend other ways of getting rid of it, but that’s what I did.
Anyway, that’s a mark of something I went through, something that I have compassion for myself for, and I don’t want to hide it. When I smile it looks like a dimple. So I’ve got a dimple that I was never born with. There’s always a way to look at everything positively.
Everything on my face, everything on my body is a result of my life. So if I love my life, I’m going to love the results. Do I think about having jelly skin and cellulite next to my 50 year old friend in Mexico, where I just spent a week, laying by the pool, swimming in the ocean, having a great old time? Yeah.
So if it’s a day where I’m not feeling that great, I’ll wear sleeves and I’ll cover my thighs. And if it’s a day where it’s like, “You know what? This is me. Take it or leave it.’ And I put on a bikini and people say that at 60 you shouldn’t be wearing a bikini.
But when I’m out there in the water, I don’t feel like putting on clothes to go in the water. And I can’t swim nude because it’s not legal, so I put on a bikini. And do I throw on a little shirt after I get out of the water? Sometimes.
And usually by 3:00, it’s hot and everybody’s having a great old time, and I’m looking down at my 61 year old stomach, with all that loose skin that got stretched out twice from having kids and all that, and it’s like, ‘You know what? This is me. If you don’t like it, well that’s your judgment.’ If you have to look away because older people shouldn’t allow that to show, that’s fine. That’s your prerogative. We probably won’t be friends.
So there you go. I don’t even know what all I’ve talked about. So that’s what I have to say about that, and I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say next Saturday. So leave your comments. Let me know what you think. I think you’re wonderful. I love hearing from you on Facebook and here on the blog. Talk to each other. Talk to me. Let’s keep the conversation going. All right. See you next week.
Welcome to week fourteen of Saturday With Cindy. This week we are talking about celebrating our sisters! How we can be close, honest, supportive, and trusting with one another. How we are building our community one woman at a time. Please watch this week’s video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts!
00:55 – Honor the struggles that women have faced in the past and still face
01:45 – Women believe they lose value as they age
02:20 – Support other women rather than competing with them
03:15 – Be honest when you feel envy and jealousy
04:30 – You can make a difference by being a positive example
Hey, it’s Saturday again. Yay! All right. So I want to talk about how we rock, women rock. Finally, we’re in the 21st century. We are free. We just don’t have two choices anymore. We are not just valued because we can bear children. That was long ago, and it’s over. We can honor that, honor that we went through that, honor all the women of generations past that suffered, that were burned at the stake, that could not vote, that had very little say about their lives.
We can help the women today in other parts of the world that are experiencing those same things, but here we are in America, Suffrage happened a hundred years ago, women’s lib 40 years ago. We ran for president, but we still have this piece deep in our psyche that leads us to believe we lose value as we age, that we have less value if we do not fit the American standard of beauty. And we still compete with each other. What is that about? We don’t need to do that anymore. A hundred years ago, yeah, we had to be the smartest, prettiest, most productive, whatever we could do to get the guy because we couldn’t survive without the guy. We were useless old maids if we weren’t married by the time we were 22 years old? And we still carry that as well. We still think our value goes down as we age or, at least, if we look like we’re aging, and we still compete with each other.
It’s a new time. Let it go. Drop that last piece that is deep down in there. Let it go and start supporting other women. Tell them the truth about how beautiful they are. If you feel jealousy or envy, talk about it, it’s OK. You’re only human but talk about it, say, “Oh my God, I want to tell you how beautiful your hair looks and how great you look in that dress. We’re about to go to a party together, and I’m feeling so less than you right now and so jealous that I don’t even want to give you a compliment.” Oh my God, the closeness that will come from your honesty, and you know what you might hear, “Oh my God, I was feeling the same way, and I didn’t want to say anything.”
Whatever that is, that may be a very trite example. That might not be anything you experienced, but let’s start talking about it all with each other. Let’s start trusting our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, our girlfriends, whatever women are in your life. I just think it’s so important, and I’ve discovered the more I do that wow, it’s really powerful to have a community of women you can trust. If we keep trusting each other and each of our communities start trusting each other, then all of those communities start trusting each other, we can do out in the world and do a lot. Each of us do our own part.
We’re not going to save the world in our generation. It’s little bits at a time. It’s each woman and man being born into a world that just has a little bit more consciousness, a little bit more awareness, a little bit more education. It will not happen in our lifetime, but we will know that living examples is affecting generations to come.
Let me know what you think. Write to your friends. Write on this blog. Create your own blog. We’re making it happen. We really are. It’s so exciting. All right. I’m done, and I will see you next Saturday.
Welcome to week thirteen of Saturday With Cindy. This week we are talking about Aging! Warning: I get a bit emotional in this one. Please watch this week’s video, then leave me a blog comment below letting me know your thoughts on aging!
00:35 – Aging is living
01:45 – You can get healthier from wherever you are
02:20 – Aging isn’t bad, but if you’re coasting you can only downhill
02:55 – There is a beauty in every stage of life
05:40 – Older women get the least attention, but they have the most to teach
06:35 – Appreciate the beauty of your stage in life
07:25 – Be an example for younger women to show that aging can be beautiful
Hey, guess what, it’s Saturday again. So it’s a beautiful day here. It’s a little stormy, a little windy. I’m up, bathrobe, night gown, comfortable, and ready to chat. Oh, that was my curtain that just flew in here.
All right, so let’s talk about age. What is age? Some of you have heard me talk about it before. Some of you have read what I have to say about it, but I discovered that age, aging is living. We are born, and we start living, and from the day we’re born we start aging. And we continue until the day we die. So aging and living are one in the same. Who said aging was bad? Now a lot of people start to get sick when they get older. And it started when they were younger, it’s an accumulation.
It’s like I can hit my hand with a hammer and it would hurt, and it might do some damage, but if I keep hitting it, and hitting it, and hitting it, and hitting it, eventually my hand is going to have to fall off. Wow, it’s getting really windy here. So it’s really a matter of taking care of yourself, and the good news is if you have abused your body, or gotten sick and your health is going down, you can rejuvenate.
It’s proven beyond the shadow of a doubt, you can get healthier from where ever you are. Through fasting, cleansing, eating the right diet, and exercising, and getting sleep, taking care of your emotions and your psychology. I’m a big, big proponent of therapy, personal growth workshops. Anything it takes to go inside and nurture yourself, and love yourself, and take care of yourself.
So just aging is not a bad thing. Coasting, you can only go one direction. So it’s important to take action. If you’re healthy, do what it takes to stay healthy. If you’re not healthy, do what it takes to get healthy. Instead of waiting, coasting, and getting down, going down hill and then getting to neutral. Start at neutral and then step up, do what it takes to go from good to better.
There is a beauty in every state of life. Newborn children, newborn humans are so beautiful to us. Toddlers are so beautiful when they get that little fat roll and they have that cuteness, that roundness. Adolescence, there’s a beauty to adolescence you can almost see a little bit of the adult in the child. Teenagers, wow, they start blossoming. It’s beautiful, and then a young adult. A young woman in her 20′s. There’s a beauty there that’s totally different than the beauty that she has in her 30′s. And then when you hit your 40′s, wow, there is a maturity in the beauty. There is a definition, in the muscle, in the tendons, and the ligaments that you can see. The skin starts to shift. There’s that little sign of higher maturity.
I love woman in their 40′s, I think their so beautiful. And then, when a woman hits her 50′s, there’s a whole other kind of beauty, it’s like you see the youth, and you see the age you see in an elder. They start coming together. And then, when a woman hits the decade of her 60′s, wow. Those are the pictures we put on our walls. Those are the pictures we see when see the details of the lines and the age in the hands.
There’s this deep inner beauty. I all ways like to say the veil the between the inner life, and the outer life starts to thin as we age. So the feelings, the life experiences, the sadness. The tragedies we’ve seen, the births we’ve seen, the beauty we’ve seen, starts to come through and show on the outside. So our tenderness, our compassion the inner beauty starts to show more on the outside.
And then the 80′s, god, like wow, we want tot know what that person has experienced. We want a piece of what they have. So many people, when the become elderly, they start to get ignored, and they give up. They give up trying to be seen, and there’s so much wisdom, and life experience to glean from them.
So we buy these photographs, the old native American at the potters wheel. The old Arab man sitting there with his turban, smoking his cigarette. We’ve all seen them in National Geographic. Some of us have invested money, hundreds, sometimes, thousands of dollars and framed them, and put them on our walls.
Georgio Keefe, in her studio, with the sunlight raking across all of those wrinkles, across her face and we say, look, you can see the road map of her life in her skin. But god forbid we get one of those on our faces.
So start appreciating the beauty of your stage in life. If you’re in your 30′s, 40′s, 50′s, 60′s or beyond. You have your own unique beauty in your age, and you have your own unique beauty amongst all the women your age. Because you are unique and beautiful yourself. So start looking in the mirror. Start finding all those things that you love about your own unique character, and your own unique age, and start celebrating it and now I’m getting emotional because if you do that you are going to be an example for all the woman younger than you that want that.
They want to see that they have a wonderful place to go, and it’s up to us. It’s up to you to do that. Do that for your daughters, your granddaughters, your grandnieces, and all the woman you’re never going to meet. You’re going to be gone, leave a legacy for them. Celebrate, celebrate your beauty, celebrate your life. It’s a beautiful thing. You are a beautiful thing, thank you. See you next Saturday.
Welcome to week Twelve of Saturday With Cindy! This week we are talking about Makeup, Workouts, Facial Cleansers, Veganism, & More! Please watch the video below, then leave me a comment with your thoughts on the subject.
01:45 – Cindy recommends a great workout video
03:35 – How Cindy gets started with her daily workout
04:25 – Cindy’s favorite mascara and facial cleanser
06:15 – Experiment with different shampoos and mascaras – everyone’s hair is different
07:25 – Taking only the surplus honey from the bees
09:00 – Benefits of avoiding ingesting chemicals in your diet
13:10 – Fasting cleanses you of the harmful chemicals in your body
13:30 – Going from good to better
Good morning. It’s Saturday. Nice to see you. I’m back. Strong, rested. It’s very good that I took that time off. So, I’m gonna just do a little bit of my makeup here because I just, I’m not gonna talk about it. I’m just gonna do it and you can see what happens. I know I’ve done this before. I don’t have my glasses on because I wanted to be able to get it all the parts of my face. And, how’s the sound these days? I’ve got a little mic here. So, let me know if the sound is working.
All right. So, nothing on my face. All I’m adding is color. It looks really red right now, I know. Part of it is the camera and part of it is I’m rubbing myself. When you rub yourself you get red. And, that’s it. Talk about getting dressed up fast. Isn’t that amazing? It’s like, okay, I’m ready to go. I had a little Boom Silk on ahead of time. All right. Could comb my hair.
So I have a bunch of things I want to talk about, and one of them is my workout. I have not been back to that [inaudible 01:26] since that intense workout because I’ve been so, so busy. I went up to Springfield mass for the TV thing and then did the radio, and it just seems like I can’t get to the gym. So, I am now starting my trainer’s fitness video. It’s only 20 minutes. And, last night I pushed it. I pushed it yesterday. And, at four o’ clock I said, “That’s it, I’m going to do it.”
So, you see the kettle bells in the background over here? So, I did my 20 minute workout. I sweated like a pig, I felt great, and I only took a half an hour out of my day. So, I’m gonna do that every single day no matter what, no excuses until I get enough strength. And then I’ll go in and see that [inaudible 00:02:17] whenever I can.
Now, I haven’t told him this yet. But, I think he’ll be impressed and I think he’ll be very happy that I advertised his video on Saturday With Cindy. It’s a great video. You can get it on Amazon. It’s $15 and it’s not pretty, it’s not fancy. But, I am telling you it is an intense workout. And, you can start out with no weights, and then, add light weights, and then, keep adding heavier. I’m back to five pound dumbbells and only a five pound kettle bell. I was up all the way to a 15 pound kettle bell, which is really heavy, and 10 pound weights. And, your body will respond pretty quickly. You’ll get a little sore but just keep doing it. It’s a fantastic workout and I’m really not just telling you that because I want Fadine to, you know, be known as the great trainer of the century and sell his videos. It’s really good and you can also get it with your girlfriends, you know, and do it together. You don’t have to do it by yourself.
That’s the thing I find the very hardest is working out by myself, getting up the gumption and the wear-with-all to just do it. And one of the things that really helps is if I put on my exercise clothes, and even if I spend the couple hours avoiding it or putting my attention on other things, I always find something to do rather than exercise. Once I start, it’s like getting into character as an actor. You put on your shirt, you put on your pants, you put on your runners, then you’re ready to go. Maybe you’ll run to the store and back before you do it. Put the video in your computer on your TV screen and turn it on. And, once you start you just keep going. It really really makes a difference.
Okay, another subject. Many of you have asked me, what do I use for facial cleanser? What do I use for shampoo? What kind of mascara do I use? And I’ve told you a lot, but I’m going to tell you again. I use Bare Essentials Buxom in black Mascara. I buy it at Sephora. Bare Essentials Buxom Black Mascara.
My facial cleanser which I’ve used forever and a half is by Usana. They have a skincare line and a bath line called Sense. You can get it online under Usana or you can get it from a distributor. It’s sold like, Amway and Jack Lee, and that type of company. It’s based in Utah. And the reason I use their facial cleanser is because I can rub it all over my eyelashes and my eyes and it does not sting my eyes. And, that’s kind of a test to me for how safe it is. They don’t use preservatives. They have quite a list of ingredients. It seems like they may not be natural, but they have put a lot of attention on putting in the safest most natural products they can into their line. They also make vitamins and all kinds of other things.
I only use their facial cleanser and their shampoo and conditioner. But, if you think about it, all of our hair is totally different. So, if you have coarse hair, it may or may not work for you. You always have to experiment with shampoos, conditioners, and mascara. Because your eyelashes are made of hair and everybody’s eyelashes are different. Some of them their eyelashes get wet and they go straight. Some of them get wet and they get curly. Some of them dry differently than others. So, the mascara is an experiment. So, keep trying until you find one that works for you.
The reason why I like Buxom is because it stays soft on the eyelashes. It doesn’t flake down on to your cheeks. I only put it on the top lashes because when I put mascara on my bottom lashes, it may make my eyes looks bigger and more open, but it makes my eyes look sad. Also, I don’t like to call attention to the mascara. Back to that whole idea behind Boom which is call attention to you rather than your makeup.
Okay, sunscreen. I only use a sunscreen when it’s absolutely critical, necessary. I try to use umbrellas, clothing, buildings, shade, rather than putting those chemicals on my skin. However, if I do, I put a coat of Boom Silk or Boom Stick Glow over the area I am putting sunscreen. Let it soak in, let it do its thing, and then, I put the sunscreen on because it’s a barrier between my skin, my organs and the sunscreen.
Okay. So, what is vegan? Vegan means a lot of different things but it basically means that you do not eat, ingest or use anything from an animal. So that would include honey. So, I am obviously not a vegan. However, I don’t wanna hurt the bees. And, Boom Silk and Boom Stick Glow comes form the hive. But, we don’t take anything that the bees use. They make a massive amount of surplus. So, we only use their surplus. We don’t take what they need to survive because for us to survive and be able to make great skincare products, we want the bees to survive. And also, for humans to survive, the bees have to survive. And, there are a lot of videos out there where you can learn about what’s happening with the bee population, the cycles they go through and how critical it is that we live in harmony together. We need them and they need us. Alright. So, you could be a vegan and eat potato chips, Cola Cola and cookies all day. As long as there’s no eggs, no dairy, no butter, etc. So, let’s move away from the idea of vegan and let’s talk about eating real food. Real food grows on trees, grows on bushes, grows under the ground, grows in fields. People that like to eat carnivore, it grows is animals. But they’re all whole real things that mother nature created. Monosodium Glutamate, Benzoate of Soda, all the preservatives, all of the color additives, all of the chemicals that are being put in food are not food. So,if it needs a label, don’t eat it. That’s the bottom line of how to stay healthy.
A hundred years ago before the Industrial Revolution, we didn’t put any of that in our foods. People grew their own foods, they bought from the local farms. But, now that everything is mass grown, mass produced. So check this out. I don’t know the name of the book right now. I probably should have been prepared. But, there was a father sitting at the breakfast table with his kids and his six-year-old said, “What is this daddy? What are we eating?”. So, he looked at the label on the box and it was probably one of these sweet breakfast cereals. I just noticed that my face froze. So, I’m not sure if this is recording properly. Anyway, he started reading what is in the food and after he said flour and sugar, everything else was chemicals. And so, his daughter said, “What’s that? What’s that?” and he couldn’t answer her. And, he wanted to answer her so he started researching. He has since written a book because he discovered that one of the reasons they put so many chemicals in food, besides so it will last a really long time. Wonder bread has a shelf life of seven years. So, even though it cost more initially to make the loaf of bread, it lasts so much longer. They can keep it on the shelves, because food spoiling is what has the food industry lose money. Do they care what goes into it? I guess not.
So, when you’re making one cake at home, for you family, for six people, you’re putting a little teeny bit of baking soda or baking powder to have it rise. But, when you’re making 2,000 cakes that’s going to be distributed across the nation, you’re creating it in this huge vats, in these massive kitchens. And, when you put the cake batter in, baking soda isn’t gonna do it. They need to put in these hardcore chemicals in there to get it to rise and bubble so the batter doesn’t flatten way at the bottom of these massive vats that two people can get in and clean. So, think about it. I’m not gonna go into any more detail. Please do the research. Please go in the internet and look it up yourself. But, we don’t need those chemicals in our body. Those chemicals are not food. Just eat real food. Take an apple, eat it. If you want a steak, go get a steak that was grown by an animal that ate real food, was treated properly, was not flipped out and, you know, full of adrenaline when they killed it. And, put the things in your body that are real, that mother nature has provided for us. Are we omnivore, vegan, herbivore, frugivore. That’s a controversy, that’s a huge question each person has to figure it out for themselves. But, we’re all smart enough to know that all the added chemicals in foods to make them pretty, to make them smell good, to make them taste good are not necessary and are actually harmful to our bodies. And, that’s why I fast because if I do get some of that in my body, the body cleans it out during the fast.
Okay. Going from good to better. So, if you find things really bad in any situation, it’s a huge leap to go from bad to good. But, if you look at any situation, look at yourself, your skin, your hair, your body, your friends, your relationship, your country, your politics and you find one thing that’s good. Find one thing that’s good about your face. Do you like the shape of your lips, the shape of your eyes, your shoulders, the color of your skin, one eyebrow. All you need to find is one thing right, one thing good. And, it’s amazing what happens. It’s magical. All of a sudden you find something else that’s good and then you find something else. So, when you find something good in the first place, it always gets better. It’s pretty remarkable, it’s magical.
Okay. I’m on a roll. Should I keep going? Or, should I wait for another Saturday? Let’s see. A good philosophy is, leave the party when your having a really good time. Don’t wait until it starts to go down. Or, if you do, and there’s that low, wait for it to go back up and then jump. All right, see you next Saturday.
I went to a photo shoot on Monday and I got to bond with a great lady by the name of Cindy Joseph. She’s been modeling for 12 years, but get this: She was almost 50-years-old when she got discovered. Her story is soinspiring.
Meet Cindy Joseph, silver-haired and proud!
Cindy getting prepped on set.
Before she began working in front of the camera, Cindy was making her living behind the scenes a makeup artist. After 27 years in the biz, she retired and shortly after was approached by a casting agent on the street. “I thought it was a joke. I thought someone was playing a trick on me. But the next day the agent called and asked me to be in a D&G campaign. That was in 1999.” Once the ad hit, a friend encouraged her to get an agent and Cindy signed with Ford Models. She’s still with them today. “I’m doing the same things I did as a makeup artist—travelling and going to shoots—only as a model instead,” Cindy says. How’s that for a second career?
Cindy in More magazine.
And if that’s not impressive enough, Cindy started her own line of beauty products two years ago called Boom! By Cindy Joseph. The collection includes BOOMSILK, an allover moisturizer made with organic honey, olive oil and beeswax and three BOOMSTICKS for shimmer, color and moisture. She sent them to me and I’m so into BOOMSTICK Color ($24), which is like a berry-tinted cream blush stick you can put on your lips and eyelids, too.
One thing BOOM! doesn’t do is prey on women’s fears about getting older. As Cindy puts it: “My line is not about concealing, fixing or covering things up, it’s about bringing out the way you look naturally when you’re turned on to life and having a good time. I don’t like the words ‘anti-aging.’ I’m pro-age!”
You gotta love this woman. Are you as inspired by her as I am?