If 50 is the "new 30" and 40 is the "new 20," I'm not sure where I fit on the age spectrum, but as I mark the beginning of my personal new yaer I took some time to reflect on a few lessons that I've learned along the way. I've gleaned these nuggets through picking myself up after I've fallen; reading countless self-help books; watching TV and Oprah; and by listening to my magnificent mom. One thing is for sure, if you're lucky, with age comes wisdom, confidence and empowerment.
1. Humans are a lot more alike than we are different. We all want to be loved, valued, and appreciated.