Entering the Age of Excellence
In counseling and psychology, we often “reframe” our life story and personal experiences into a more palatable and uplifting version of reality. This is what today’s guest blogger, Chloe Jon Paul, has created in her new book, Entering the Age of Elegance: A Rite of Passage & Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman
Chloe Jon Paul has led an illustrious and impressive life. Here are just a few of her accomplishments.
- In 2003, she earned the title of Ms. Maryland Senior America.
- In 1996. she received the Fullbright Fellowship Seminars Abraod award to South Africa
- For 10 years, she was lead facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project in prison and community workshops on conflict resolution
- She has been a world traveler, visiting all 7 continents
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 12:30 – 1 :00 PM ET, I will be interviewing Chloe, about her new book and some of her tips for moving into the Age of Elegance. Please mark your calendars and click the link to my upcoming show at Healthy Baby Boomers Network Blog Talk Radio.
Question: What prompted you to write this book?
Chloe Jon Paul: After speaking with many women here and abroad, I discovered that there are many women out there who don’t have a clue as to who they really are at an age when it is so important to have a true identity.
Question: What qualifies you to write this kind of book?
Chloe Jon Paul: While I don’t consider myself an “expert”, I feel that I’ve had enough experience in all the areas that I cover in the book that enable me to share lots of valuable information. Additionally, my ability to do the research required is a plus.
Question: Is there any one thing in particular that you hope to accomplish through your book?
Chloe Jon Paul: I want to see women defy the myths of aging and embrace this stage of their lives graciously and enthusiastically.
Question: Why did you decide to treat it as a “travel guide”?
Chloe Jon Paul: As a seasoned traveler myself, I know the importance of a good travel guide. Since entering the age of elegance is such an important journey, it seemed logical to me to write it in that fashion. While testing out the book’s potential, I got a “thumbs up” from countless women (and men!)
Question: What do you say to women who are afraid of getting old?
Chloe Jon Paul: I think that if they read my book, they’ll get all the answers they need. In one section of the book I discuss the ten major fears women have about aging.
Question: What do you consider the most important statement you have made in this book?
Chloe Jon Paul: I think it is well-defined in the Epilogue. (This can be read aloud)
Question: What can you share about your own journey into the Age of Elegance?
Chloe Jon Paul: Do you have another two hours to spare? It has been a fabulous journey for me. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t had my share of problems and disappointments. I have learned to visit those four rooms that I talk about in my book daily and it has made all the difference in the world. * Author would explain “those four rooms” in detail. My bio actually shows what I’ve accomplished since the age of 55.
So, according to Chloe Jon Paul, life does not begin at 40 or 45 or even 50. Life begins at 55. Do you believe that? Come and listen to the radio show Entering the Age of Elegance
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