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Elena Meets Lyn Slater

How to Be Old, Lessons in Living Boldly

Today I am speaking to Lyn Slater, author of How to Be Old, Lessons in Living Boldly from The Accidental Icon. During her 60’s Lyn was a social worker, a professor, a blogger, an accidental style icon with nearly a million followers, and a fashion model. Her face was splashed across billboards and buses around the world. It was the most exciting decade of her life. Then at 70 she decided she didn’t like the life of an influencer, it felt inauthentic to her, she wasn’t connected to the people she wanted to connect with so she gave it all up and wrote her first nonacademic book, a memoir about how she became an accidental icon. The book is fabulous, packed with pearls of wisdom and engaging anecdotes.

Lyn is so wise and accessible. I recommend her book to any women thinking about aging and how to approach it w a positive attitude. Lyn is unafraid of being old, considers herself a work in progress, always becoming, reinventing herself when she feels the urge. We talk about how she deals with fear, how she views mistakes as lucky accidents, starting over again, the importance of intergenerational everything and what three pieces of clothing she would grab in a fire. I hope you enjoy the show.

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