Milestone birthdays have always been just that for me…milestones. At 21 I bought a 1-way ticket and moved to Italy. At 30 I ended a toxic, 3-year long relationship. At 40 I got my White Belt and started teaching Nia. And at 50 I became a Sex Coach. Being attuned to my emotions means I pay close attention to my inner voice. As I was approaching 50 that voice was becoming wildly curious.

Was it true that women’s libidos definitely decrease as they age?

Was sex really “overrated” as I had been told by elder women?

Was I going to…

Every now and then a voice breaks through the cultural zeitgeist and questions the way we are doing things. Justine Bateman has done just that with her new book, FACE: One Square Foot of Skin. A former actress turned writer/director/producer, she has exposed a troubling trend in women’s beauty standards and practices: plastic surgery and facial manipulation as a norm.

When and how did this happen?

I was born in 1967. My formative years were the ’70s and ’80s, when plastic surgery was done only by a few odd balls in Hollywood like Joan Rivers, who continued to look stranger…


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