Today, Cindy and Bruce are back from nearly three weeks of travel and are so excited to talk about the momentum of the Pro-age Revolution. They converse over topics and questions sent in from all of you that revolve around aging, living life, being in relationships, and so much more! Watch the video to hear more.
Cindy: Hi, everybody, this is "Saturday with Cindy," and today is Saturday with Cindy and Bruce. If this is your first time with us, this is probably the 46th episode, and you can look at all the past episodes and check out the subjects and the titles to see if there's anything there you're interested in on the blog. We post this on Facebook, as well as the blog, on boombycindyjoseph.com. And more than likely, you have either joined the Boom club or you have joined the Boom club by default by purchasing Boom products. And if ever you do not wanna get these email blasts, all you have to do is unsubscribe.
So basically, we're here to talk about things that all of you have asked me about or asked us about. And I am back after about three weeks of being gone. Bruce and I went to Umbria for two weeks. We were in California for 10 days. We're heading out tomorrow to Yellowstone for a week. Basically, we're making up for lost time. Because we have been home at the office, creating and running Boom for the past three years. We finally have an amazing associate and she is answering almost all of the customer service emails. So you've been relating with Alana Dylan, who is based in Colorado. The magic of the internet. So that's some of the history, and we have something to celebrate.
That is the very first public gathering of the Pro-Age Revolution. It happened on July 27th. It happened in Union Square, in San Francisco. And we adorned these hats, and Boom Pro-Age Revolution T-shirts, which we are going to have for sale online sometime in the next four weeks. It takes time to get them printed up and everything and get them in the store. So, thank you all for your support, your comments, your enthusiasm, just, you know, celebrating our age. It's been fantastic. All of the messages that have been pouring in have been wonderful to read and it's given us steam to do it again next year.
Maybe in the same place, same time, but a lot of you have requested that we have rallies all over America, which is my dream. That's exactly what I wanna do. We want buddies, we want signs, we want people to show up. We're gonna come up with a chant. In fact, all of you could enter different things. One of the signs that came in was, "I feel great at 58." And I was trying to think, what can we chant if we started marching around with our signs? Like, you know, "Pro-Age, all the way. Go away, anti-age." I don't know, I want it to rhyme, and I want it to have cadence. And I need help. So send in your ideas, like, two lines. And imagine yourself walking around the piazza, the plaza, the square of your town, your village, your city, and you've got your sign and you're matching with lots of women, old and young alike. And you're chanting something about Pro-Age. You think that's a good idea?
Bruce: Yeah, I think it's a good idea.
Cindy: Do you think I talk too much?
Bruce: Little bit.
Cindy: You wanna hear him talk?
Bruce: So what was the most fun about being in San Francisco and doing this, for you?
Cindy: That a dream I've always had actually came true. We were there. It happened, it manifested. Very, very, very exciting. And I wanna do it again, and I want more, and more, and more people to show up. I think that the huge crowds is what gets people excited and makes the public stand up and take notice. Like, what's going on over there? What is that? Who are all those women? They're having so much fun. Pro-Age? What's Pro-Age? You know, and then we can really talk to them and get everybody a wake up and smell the coffee and start celebrating age all over America. That's what I'm excited about.
Bruce: What excites you about being 62?
Cindy: That I feel better than ever before. That the discovery that life gets better as it continues. I think that I have more girlfriends than ever before and I have more appreciation for men, and you in a relationship than ever before because I understand it better than ever. It's just everything's better. I'm smarter, I'm wrinklier, I'm just happier because so many things that were so important.
Bruce: What's the importance of having girlfriends?
Cindy: Oh, that's good. Okay, he's talking about women at Woodstock, the book, "You Gotta Have Girlfriends" by Suzanne Braun Levine. I haven't read it yet, but she talked about it at the event. She was the keynote speaker. I fell even more in love with her. She is amazing. She is the first editor of "Ms. Magazine," if you don't already know. I've talked about her in the past. She coined the term second adulthood for our lives after 50. She's still rocking and rolling at 71, she writes about sexuality, and intimacy, and relationship. But fascinating stuff about girlfriends, and they're now connecting when women are together, the oxytocin, which is the cuddle hormone, builds up in our bodies. We actually become healthier. Read the book if you want the details, but they're now thinking that's why women live longer than men, because we relate with other women and we get healthy by doing it. Is that like the best information ever?
Bruce: Yeah, I asked Cindy if that means I have to have more girlfriends. But I don't think it works for men.
Cindy: No, no, I read it to you. Okay, men that live the longest are married men, and women that live the longest are women that have girlfriends. So when men hang out with women, they are also healthier. Bottom line is, we rock, women rock. Anybody that hangs out with us gets healthier, gets happier, has a better time.
Cindy: Yeah, so why do you think that is? Do you think that's true? And what is your experience hanging out with women?
Bruce: Been my experience that women are more interesting to have conversation with and they enjoy relating more about feelings and things that are important: family, family issues, just stuff like that. Whereas men are more...
Cindy: So would you say men are as fun as women, in your experience?
Bruce: women more interesting.
Cindy: Isn't he sweet? He's so simple. I love it. Okay, so Bruce and I are heading out to California for the month of October, and we're going to be taking a course from Lafayette Morehouse. You can go to their website, and the course is called, "Saying yes to Pleasure." And the course is designed for couples, gay, lesbian, and straight couples. And it's about bringing more intimacy, more communication, more sweetness to your relationship. And if you've been in any relationship for any length of time, it's very natural and normal to start taking each other for granted, get in little skirmishes and get kind of petty with each other.
And the good news about that is, it's because you can let your hair down and be yourself. But the bad news is, it's the very person that you love the most, that you cherish the most, you kind of treat the worst. And Bruce and I had...we really have had our nose to the grindstone the past three years and we have noticed that we have fallen to that type of behavior. And these people at Lafayette have been living together in a large group communally since 1968, and they've learned a whole bunch of really cool stuff. And I've been taking courses from them since 1995. And Bruce jumped on the bandwagon seven years ago when he met me. And they're actually sharing the information that they discovered by paying really close attention to what happened when things went wrong and things went right while they've been living together over 45 years. And their courses are basically descriptions of that.
And they have come to discover some really wonderful practices, behaviors, and exercises you can do with your loved one to heighten the joy, the pleasure, the sweetness, the fun, and the juice between you. Like the way it was when you met, you know, when you fell in love. He's the same guy he's always been. So we're gonna go out and we're gonna take this course. It's a five-week course, but you're only in the classroom once a week, one evening a week, and then you do lots, and lots, and lots of homework and you have to write about what you do together. So that's what we're up to. So why did I bring all that up?
Bruce: I don't know.
Cindy: Talking about women and men...
Bruce: So I could be nicer to you.
Cindy: Yeah, that's it. And so I could be a lot nicer to him.
Bruce: Cindy always tells me, "If you can be nice to your granddaughter all the time," my three-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, "then you can be nice to me all the time." And so that's pretty intense.
Cindy: That was a good one, right? And we can all be nicer, we can all be nicer. Sometimes I have to count to 10 and say, "Treat him the way you treat other people." So this "Saturday with Cindy" was a smattering of many different things. Pro-Age Revolution rally, relationship, gotta have girlfriends. It's all important and it's all just been our experience over the past three or four weeks. We're thinking about it, we're practicing it, we're paying attention to it, we're learning about it. So we came on together to share it with you. Are we done?
Bruce: We're done.
Cindy: Okay. Bye, everybody.
Bruce: Bye. I hope I didn't talk too much.
Cindy: And I'll see you next Saturday. Bye.
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