Women We Love: Cameron Diaz

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This week in Women We Love, I talk about the oh so taboo topic of aging. There. I said it. Yes, I mean growing older, inevitably gaining wrinkles, grey hairs, and going through a whole lot of bodily changes we are not always so eager to talk about, especially as women. Cameron Diaz, 43, has just come out with her second book,  The Longevity Book, where she explores the science of growing older and encourages young women to make better informed choices about their health that goes beyond the latest health trends.

A few days ago, I was looking in the mirror while smiling and noticed something that made me stop dead in my tracks- wrinkles. Wrinkles under my eyes! With my 23rd birthday fast approaching, I felt a sting of panic rise through me. “I’m never going to be as young as I am right now” I thought to myself while glaring at my reflection. Oh no. I was going to have to get botox in a few years. My hairs were going to turn grey! I was going to some day have even more wrinkles than I do right now! How was I going to stop this? But more importantly, why did I want to stop this?

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If you’ve ever felt panic about growing older, you’re most definitely not alone. Cameron Diaz once worried about her wrinkles too, and even went as far as trying botox for herself to soothe those worries. After trying botox Cameron revealed,  ‘It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to [be] like [that].’

What helped me to realize how utterly ridiculous I was being was Cameron’s new found positive attitude and acceptance of herself.  “I’d rather see my face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all. It’s like, “Guess what this means, I’ve smiled my whole life.” I love life, I’m happy I don’t have a problem with that.” Reading this has honestly changed my entire perspective on growing older.

 

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Cameron’s first book, The Body Book, is one where she explores everything she has learned about the mind, body, and health and empowers women to embrace a long-term healthy, happy life. Cameron also has a blog where she shares health tips, and offers advice on how to find peace with one’s own body which I encourage you to check out!

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With plastic surgery being so prevalent in our society today, it’s hard to feel as though aging has a place within our society at all. I’m not condemning plastic surgery in any way- if you feel like it’s right for you, then all the more power to you! For me it’s about learning to accept that aging isn’t a curse, but rather a beautiful gift. It’s a gift to be able to grow older because it means we are still here! Each wrinkle is a sign of the life we’ve lived, and that is not something we should be ashamed of. If smiling and laughing is going to give me more wrinkles, well, so be it. I would rather live a joyful, healthy life than constantly worry about trying to stop an inevitable process that is part of who I am.

How do you feel about aging? I would love to hear about your personal experiences and thoughts on this topic!

 

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  • missgetaway

    She’s such an incredibly beautiful woman! I hope I’ll look as good as she does when I’m 43! And she’s so tough! Thumbs up for Cameron <3

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Diana Maria

      Oh me too! I hope I can be as positive and empowering as her some day as well. Glad you enjoyed this post Kristen 🙂

  • YES! Love Cameron.

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

    • Diana Maria

      Agreed! 🙂

  • Cameron is an incredible woman! She’s beautiful in all ways. Also, I feel like aging is inevitable and there is nothing we can do no matter how many anti-aging creams we will try. We have to embrace it and be happy because all those wrinkles only show that we had a pretty damn amazing life full of laughter and smiles 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria

      I think so too, it’s great to see someone who embraces their age like Cameron! I’m glad you agree Leta, that’s the way aging should be seen! 🙂

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’ve never really worried about ageing but then again I am only 22. I think in some cultures ageing can be seen as such a bad thing but really it should be celebrated. The older you get to live, lucky you in my opinion! So many people would love to just have the chance to grow older.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • Diana Maria

      I completely agree, it’s a blessing to grow older as not everyone has the opportunity to! That’s a very grounded and positive outlook to have 🙂

  • This post is really inspirational, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this topic! Cameron is an incredible woman and a role model, I admire her work and her attitude. And I agree, ageing is often considered as a curse by society but in reality, it is a beautiful thing and we should not be ashamed of our wrinkles. xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Mira! I agree, it was lovely being able to write about Cameron and read about her perspective on life. I’m glad you agree, it’s something we should celebrate!

  • Seems nice!

    Love from Slovakia ~ ♡
    ♡ Ziaja Cupuacu ♡

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Gabrielle 🙂

  • Elizabeth Hisle

    Honestly, I feel great about reading this. I do use moisturizers and anti agers, but I have never wanted to have surgery. As I get closer to 30, I do notice myself being more critical of my body/face, but, like Cameron, I try to see the positive of every phase in life. One of my ballet teachers once told me that every stage of life is the best stage and that there is something to love in every part of life. I think that might have been one of the best pieces of advice I have ever been given.

    aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com

    • Diana Maria

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this post Elizabeth! I think moisturizers and anti agers are perfectly fine, I too do everything I can to take care of my skin. That’s such an inspiring piece of advice and I think it’s so true, there are different experiences that come with each age, and they each so unique and deserving of love 🙂

  • What a great read Diana, I’m currently reading her Body Book but would like to read her 2nd book too. I don’t worry about ageing but I do worry about not making the most of my life and living it the way I want to! Saying that I do try and take care of my skin as best I can (stay out of the sun, SPF etc!) xx

    • Diana Maria

      That’s wonderful! I’m excited to read her books, I’m planning on picking one up today! I think that’s a much better thing to focus on, since those memories we make will stay with us forever, and are so much more meaningful than the way we look. It’s good to take care of yourself as well, using SPF is definitely a must to stay healthy and protected 🙂

  • Stefanie Meier

    love this post
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Stefanie 🙂

  • Cara E

    I love Cameron, it’s so good how positive she is about aging as there’s honestly no reason to be ashamed of growing older! Age does not define beauty xx
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      I agree, age definitely does not define beauty and it’s wonderful how she embraces everything about hers! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post Cara 🙂

  • Evelyn

    i always love cameron diaz! especially her personality! and of course she’s so beautiful
    have a great day
    xx,
    http://evelyn-halim.blogspot.co.id/

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Evelyn, she is quite an inspiring woman!

  • rae

    she’s inspirational! 🙂

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

    • Diana Maria

      I agree Rae 🙂

  • Jamie RS

    She looks amazing IN and OUT! 🙂

    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

    • Diana Maria

      I think so too 🙂

  • Cameron Diaz is a beautiful woman. It’s wonderful that she’s embracing her wrinkles and age, showing their is beauty with age, and age in grace <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • Diana Maria

      She is, the work she does to empower other women like us is wonderful! I’m so glad you agree 🙂

  • So inspiring! Beautiful post 🙂
    xx Elisa
    http://www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Elisa!

  • That book sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    Cameron Diaz is so beautiful and this is really inspiring. I, like most people, do hate the idea of getting wrinkles. But I would rather have wrinkles from being happy and smiling than get botox 🙂

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Mikela, I’m glad you think so too! I think most people feel that way, but it’s great that we can talk about it and embrace our age like Cameron 🙂

  • Cameron Diaz is an inspiration, aging is beautiful and we shouldn’t be afraid of it. Great post! And don’t worry you are still so young! =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

    • Diana Maria

      I think so as well! Thank you, I sometimes forget of the many years ahead of me so it’s helpful to remind myself of that 🙂

  • Loved this post. It’s so nice to hear positive things in regards to raging. Gemma x
    http://www.javcquardflower.uk

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Jacquard, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I agree, I think it’s something we should hear more of since aging is a blessing 🙂

  • Alice

    What a wonderful post, I really admire her joy of living!
    fashion-soup.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Alice, I do too it’s wonderful and very inspiring 🙂