Every woman, whether she realizes it or not, has a Real Cougar just waiting to be unleashed. Living your life as a smart, sexy, independent woman is the best gift you can give yourself. So get over listening to what other people think you should do and start living the life you deserve. This is the time to let go of your preconceived notions about aging, about sexuality, about beauty, about money about relationships and give yourself permission to explore all of your possibilities.
I am well aware that too many people still believe that a “cougar” is a derogatory label used to describe older women who chase after younger men. Nothing could be further from the truth. A Real Cougar, a term I coined in 2007, is any woman over 40 who is turned on and excited about life. A Real Cougar stands alone and refuses to be defined by her choice in men. This fabulous female is changing the role of women today and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Achieving the rank of Real Cougar is a privilege, never an embarrassment. You have worked hard to earn your stripes, so be proud to revel in your accomplishments. For far too long, women over 40 have been pushed to the sidelines. You are mothers, business executives, entrepreneurs and teachers. You area million things, but not the complete woman you have always wanted to be.
The power to be everything you want to be is in your hands. What are you waiting for?