Hattie is as an Anti-Aging expert; Therapist; Writer; Media personality and Model. The grandmother of 3 and celebrity author of 2 groundbreaking books: RetroAge: The 4 Step Program to A Younger YOU! and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Looking & Feeling Younger! she is an inspiring role model for women around the world. Seen by millions internationally as Fox Magazine’s First Featured Senior; on NY 1’s Focus on Seniors; Regis & Kathie Lee; The Howard Stern Show; Dr. Drew; Joy Behar; CBS News; Inside Edition; Discovery; Nightline and NETFLIX,
Hattie, at 82. is an inspiring role model dedicated to transforming both the negative views, and the too-often dreaded experience of aging. As a Cougar, she helps women appreciate their unique beauty and desirability and her Hattitudes serve to empower women at every age- “Never forget the YOU in youth!”
Empowerment signifies the connection of a Human to her (and his) inner strength, passion and commitment/mission. To be empowered, as a woman, is to put our blessed power into action.
My motivation actually came from an early negative experience. My immigrant Russian mother dragged me to her weekly steam-room sessions. There, we undressed and entered the super-hot room filled with naked, overweight, sweaty old women. At seven, I was the only child in the facility. My curious eyes looked up at these women and vowed, “If this is what ladies look like, I’ll never be a lady!” As I matured, remembering my vow, I made another promise, “I will discover ways to be youthful and beautiful for a lifetime” I registered a new word, “retroage” to help transform negative views of aging into positive ones. I wrote my first book, RetroAge: 4 Steps To A Younger YOU! To inspire women to love and respect themselves through the passage of time. I added Anti-Aging coaching to my therapy practice, as many patients were troubled that aging would rob them from what they most cherish.
Empowered people are not controlled or stopped by the views and censures of others. They live with impeccable integrity and honorably work to make a positive difference in the world. Attention to health, self-discipline, respect for oneself, others and the environment are essential characteristics. Kindness, compassion and gratitude add other valuable attributes. I believe ridding oneself of resentment, complaints, mindlessness, jealousy and rage is vital to nourish the blessing of power. I experience my empowerment as a divine gift allowing me to contribute to life, in a way that provides health, beauty, happiness and PEACE to our precious Planet and its inhabitants.
To facilitate empowerment, leaders should connect with like-minded other leaders and organizations that reinforce their mission/passion. The term generally used is “Networking.” I’ve found that as soon as I decided to reach out to other leaders, wonderful partners/ideas/resources/ inspiration/miracles emerged. It was as if we were destined to connect to empower the world through our combined energy.
The first step is to admit that you’re stuck without feeling at blame. Then, reaching out to groups and/or individuals and understand your frustration. Everyone has experienced “failure”, so reaching for help from those who have triumphed over their challenges and handicaps will help you move forward.
Being a leader is a true blessing. My gratitude and joy are endless, especially since, at 82, my dedication to inspire women keeps growing! Delicious!