Mid-Year Recap: 5 Most Popular Posts of the Year (So Far)
So far, it’s been an amazing year here at BOOM!
We have you to thank for that. We truly appreciate all our blog readers, fans and Boom customers who continue to inspire us daily.
So thank you for being here. Thank you for checking out our blog. Thank you for following us on social media. Thank you for sharing your stories. Thank you for listening to ours.
Most of all, thank you for helping us continue the Pro-age Revolution week after week right here on our blog.
As a way of saying thank you, we’re featuring only your favorite blog posts today. We’re sharing our top five blog posts of the year (so far)—as chosen by our readers.
Below you’ll find excerpts from all five posts, along with links to the original posts, so you can catch up on any you may have missed. Enjoy!
3 Tips for Your Living Best, Pro-age Life
“Beauty comes in so many forms. It comes at all ages. But we rarely hear that.
“Instead, we hear from advertisers who use this myth that “youth = beauty” to trot out new products to hide our ages. They sell us dye to cover up our gorgeous silver hair, new chemicals to inject into our already beautiful faces, new “anti-aging” makeup to even out age spots, and new “anti-aging” creams to smooth out our already lovely laugh lines. It’s ridiculous if you think about it.
“We all want to live long, passionate lives, but somehow, we’re not allowed to age while we’re living those lives? Or if we DO age, we’re not allowed to show any signs of all the amazing years we’ve lived? Absurd.
“It’s time we all took a stand. That’s what the Pro-age Revolution is all about.
“So today, we want to talk about how you can start living this pro-age life, so you can love your age and truly embrace (and enjoy) every new year of your life…”
Sustainability: Why It Impacts Everything We Do at BOOM!
“Sustainability: What does that mean exactly?
“If you look it up, you’ll see sustainability is: “The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.”
“Not depleting resources.” “Not harming the environment.” If you’re a fan of the Earth, that sounds like a good idea, right?
“Well, here at BOOM!, sustainability is much more than just a good idea. Sustainability is the goal we’re striving for in everything we do.
“We believe in living in harmony with the environment and all the creatures that depend on the environment—including the other 7 billion people who live on this planet. For us, that means supporting sustainability in several different ways…
“What inspires me are the lessons I have learned in life. I am 52-years-old, and I have never felt more comfortable in my skin.
“My formative and young adult years were spent in the late 70s to early 90s—when our bodies were defined by models like Twiggy and Kate Moss, and our sexuality and beauty were based on the unrealistic benchmark that if you weren’t a Playboy bunny or Victoria’s Secret model then you couldn’t possibly be sexy.
“That was super frustrating for me, since I am only 5’1″. There isn’t anything that is going to make me nearly 6′ tall, long, and lean.
“…Most of this time I never really felt beautiful or safe in my skin. Instead, I attempted to do everything that magazines told me I should. Realizing every single time, that I still didn’t quite look like that model in the picture. That left me feeling insecure.
“But as I aged, I was surrounded by so many beautiful women of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages who showed me what true inner beauty and confidence are.
“Yes, we love the Earth. We believe in taking care of this beautiful planet, and all the creatures who call this gorgeous Earth home—including us.
“For example, you may have heard we never test our products on animals. We also use only recyclable jars and bottles for Boom products. We even go out of our way to partner with companies (and even beekeepers!) that share our environmental ideals.
“But we can always do better.
“Very recently, we made a change here at BOOM! to do just that. We introduced all new Earth-friendly packaging for our Boom products.
Today, we want to explain why we’re so excited about this new packaging (and why you may be too when you hear what we’re doing)…
“Something extraordinary just happened, that we had to share with you.
“Every week, we hear from hundreds (sometimes thousands) of Boom readers. Usually, women write in to share questions or comments about who we are and what we do.
“But recently, one reader, Desiree Dupuis, sent us so much more. She sent us an original work of art—her pro-age poem.
“This poem passionately and truthfully illustrates what it means to fall in love with your ever-changing, ever-evolving body as you age.
“It’s called “Exquisite.” We would be hard-pressed to come up with a more appropriate title for her gorgeous prose. In fact, if you look up the word “exquisite,” you’ll find it means “marked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate or elaborate execution.”
“Beautiful, ingenious execution.” Sounds like our bodies, doesn’t it?
“With that, we’ll let you enjoy her pro-age prose…”