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Have You Embraced Your “Silver Goddess”?

I’m thinking about embracing mine, right now. 😉

I’ve been coloring my hair for a LONG time, and long before any gray or white hair showed up in the mix.

But in the past few months, I’ve been letting my natural color(S) grow out to see if I too want to join the ranks of millions of women around the world who are forgoing any kind of coloring (click link to read more on this topic) and letting their “silver goddess” shine through. 🙂

So far (and no, I don’t have the nerve to post a photo, yet!!!) my hair looks like it’s streaked, not too bad. Some gray, some white and still a quite a bit of brown.

I paid plenty many years ago to have my hair streaked. 😦 Maybe I can get it done now, free of charge! 😉

And how great it would be to not to have to bother to color my hair at all!

I’ve been using Colora Henna Ash Brown (click to read my review) for the past few years with good results. But I’d be happy to forgo that messy job every 6 weeks, if I like the final grow-in color mix that I eventually end up with, now.

What are your thoughts on “going gray”?

Have you stopped coloring your hair?

Or have you never colored your hair?

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Here’s a book that I found very interesting and enlightening on this topic. It’s also funny, personable and endearing:

Going Gray by Anne Kreamer

I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, based on the wide variety of opinions and reviews at Amazon. But I’m glad that I did give it a try as I thoroughly enjoyed it, from beginning to end.

Author Anne Kreamer has provided readers with her personal journey and along with it, many surprising insights into the perils and pleasures of “going grey”.

No, it isn’t rocket science or global warming and yes, I agree, hair color and style should NOT be such a big deal. But let’s face it, in the real world, being a woman and over 50 in particular, it IS a big deal and a big part of how a person feels overall. And even more important, how they are perceived and often judged, by younger people in particular.

I was impressed by the research and attention to detail, that went into this book, especially the experiments with dating online and in real life that she tried, wow…that took some guts! The image consultants that she visited for advice, again interesting and enlightening reading.

I also enjoyed Kreamer’s engaging and personable style of writing. This is a very personal book. She shares her own fears, thoughts, expectations…with the reader, what her own journey to “going grey” meant for her and also for her family.

The only thing that would have made it even better would have been some photos from the dating sites (dark hair vs silver) and also some pics of attractive, grey haired women (famous or not) would have been inspiring too.

And IMO, the back cover photos should have been both posed exactly the same (face forward) for more impact. But yes, even as a profile shot, I thought Anne looked lovely and chic with her new silvery locks. 🙂

If you’ve ever considered going grey (and I certainly AM) or are already embracing your “silver goddess” look, this is a book you won’t want to miss.

New Cookbook Progress and Reviewers Needed

potato soup

I’ve been working on my third cookbook for several months now and have been making slow but steady progress on this project.

This will be the second book/Ebook in the Groovy Green Kitchen series.

This one is all about yummy soups along with a selection of easy, interchangeable side dishes to go with them.

I ♥ soups so much and all year long, so this is definitely an easy topic/book project for me to take on with a lot of interest and enthusiasm!

I have had some unforeseen delays in getting this book completed (most beyond my control) but now I’m thinking that wasn’t such a bad thing after all. 😉 Summer is NOT the time to release a new soup cookbook, the fall is definitely better.

And by autumn: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups will definitely be a “done deal” 😉

In the meantime, I am also still promoting all my other books, including my newest one:

Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well

 that I just published in April.

I need more Amazon reviews for all my books and here’s where you come in. 😉

If any of you are interested in reading/reviewing one of my books: 

Amazon Author’s Page for Geraldine Helen Hartman (click to see list)

send me an email (subject line: book reviewer) at:

veggiecook @ myway . com (spaces removed)

and I will be happy to send along a review/gift Kindle copy for this purpose.

I have 6 Ebooks now available so this is definitely not just for the cooks who are reading this! 😉

And thanks to everyone who has already written reviews for my books/Ebooks! Most appreciated.

Happy Reading, Cooking and Mid-Week! 

For One Day Only…

This Sat. May 3rd, my two newest Kindle books will both be available as free downloads, at Amazon.

Haiku Reflections ii front cover

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You can check out all my Kindle books here  at Amazon.com.

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For other Amazon sites: .ca, UK, AU, etc…type in:

 Geraldine Helen Hartman

and a list of all my books and ebooks will come up, including these two titles that will be available for free on Saturday.

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I hope you enjoy one or both of these new Kindle books and DO share this promo if you can, with friends and family.

The more downloads the better.

Reviews at Amazon are most appreciated too. 😉

Happy Reading and Weekend.