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Thoughtful Aging: Restoring Honor to the Aging Process

ISBN: 9798990380905
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Alina Wilson
Pages: 180
Trim: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Published: 11/18/2024

"As long as you still feel your spark, you can begin this journey. You can end up in a better place. You can build a community around yourself that will help you get there."

from Thoughtful Aging

When you walk past the mirror, do you love who you see? Do you want to feel more confident with how you present yourself to the world? Do you want to know how to "age gracefully" and stay relevant in a culture obsessed with youth?

Anti-aging — as an idea and as an industry — has had a negative effect on all of us. It has warped how we view beauty and how we measure our self-worth.

Thoughtful Aging takes a different approach. It encourages us to examine how we define beauty and center our thoughts and actions around our values and experiences. By embracing the changes that come with aging, we can enjoy a greater sense of fulfillment as we age. By honoring our desire to age well, we can build resilience and have a more positive outlook on life, even in the face of challenges and setbacks.

Thoughtful Aging explores:

  • How the anti-aging industry has shaped our perception of beauty and our self-worth
  • What restoring honor to the aging process actually looks like
  • Embracing the gifts of aging, including our wisdom and the opportunity to shape a legacy
  • The technologies available for maintaining a youthful appearance
  • How to create and implement a longevity plan for your life

Join us on this journey of shifting from an anti-aging mindset into valuing and appreciating your beauty and your life on your terms.


Alina Wilson is a mother and grandmother, an entrepreneur, employee development coach, philanthropist and advocate for women's empowerment. Her life's work is shaped by one goal: to help women discover and embrace their true beauty, both inside and out.

As a mother and grandmother, she has developed a profound understanding of the complexities of womanhood and the importance of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

As a successful entrepreneur, she has mentored dozens of women, and founded the Bridgeport Laser and Wellness Center, a successful medical spa, in 2007. Growing Bridgeport into what it is today has proved to be the ideal container for her skills as an employee development coach. She is proud to have helped so many individuals unlock their full potential and thrive in their careers.

But Alina is also a dedicated philanthropist. She serves on the board of directors for the Portland-based organization Gather:Make:Shelter. And she is a writer, of course, who inspires and empowers women to embrace their unique beauty and live authentically.  All of who Alina is and what she has accomplished is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one's true beauty and living with purpose and passion. She hopes to continue to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for women everywhere.