Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age

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9780071546232: Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age

Discover the Art of Aging Gracefully

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

Gracefully includes:

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

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

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

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

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A true inspiration for women of all ages, sixty-eight-year-old Valerie Ramsey lives the kind of life most of us only dream of. As a homemaker and mother, she successfully raised six wonderful children before entering the corporate world in her mid-fifties. Then, when most women would be planning their retirement, Valerie launched a brand-new career in modeling--at the seasoned age of sixty-three!

How does she do it? How does she stay so beautiful, so fit, and so vibrantly alive?

The answers are right here, in Gracefully. The perfect all-in-one guide for women in their forties, fifties, sixties, and beyond, it's filled with Valerie's best-kept secrets on how to look great and feel your best--at any age. Her invaluable three-part program includes her greatest insider secrets, professional tips, and time-tested advice on how to make the most of every aspect of your life:

In "The Body," she reveals the hair, makeup, and beauty tricks she learned in the modeling world, plus she offers her own personal regimen of nutrition, exercise, health, and skin care.

In "The Mind," she shares the motivational tools that gave her the courage and strength to meet life's challenges with a positive attitude.

In "The Soul," she demonstrates how to nurture your own spirit and shows the uplifting power of family and friends to make your life richer and more fulfilling.

With a little help from her friends in the health, beauty, and medical industries--as well as her own daughter and cowriter Heather Hummel--Valerie Ramsey has discovered a truly beautiful approach to aging, one that combines practical advice and personal insight with heartwarming anecdotes and inspiring guidance. Gracefully is so much more than a how-to book, diet guide, or exercise program. It's a complete, inside-and-out lifestyle plan that addresses many of the issues we face throughout every stage of our lives. Best of all, Valerie gives us the tools we need to continue our journey and build our dreams--to grow, live, and love . . . gracefully.

About the Author:

Valerie Ramsey is a firm believer that life is an adventure we create for ourselves and that we are never too old to have a new dream or to celebrate a new success. She has lived her life in direct contrast to most peoples' by transitioning from baby bottles in her 20's and 30's (she is the mother of six) to a public relations career with the famed Pebble Beach Resorts in her 50's to a modeling career in her 60's. For many years she was a stay-at-home mother raising her large family. Then, at age 53, with the children grown, she knew that she wanted to have a career of her own, an she went to work for Pebble Beach Resorts, working her way up from an entry level position to becoming public relations & media manager. It was during this time that she was recruited by a San Francisco modeling agency. At age 63 a second career was born. In her wonderfully inspiring speeches, Valerie shares a lifetime of wisdom on transitioning through life's stages, finding the "What's Next" in her own life and the lives of others, and sharing insider secrets and practical advice on how to look and feel your best-inside and out-at any age.

Heather Hummel is an award-winning, best-selling author. Her published works include:
Journals from the Heart Series:
Whispers from the Heart (2011)
Write from the Heart (2011)
Nonfiction:
GO BIKE & Other Signs from the Universe (2011)
Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age (McGraw-Hill, 2008),
Essays:
Messages of Hope and Healing ( Sunpiper Media, 2006)
Blue Ridge Anthology (Cedar Creek, 2007)
Awards:
2009 Mature Media Awards, Merit Award
2009 New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention

Heather's books have appeared in newspapers such as: Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and magazines: Health, Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 15 million.
Website at heatherhummel.net/
Twitter @HeatherHummel
Fan Page facebook.com/HeatherHummelFanPage

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