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What Other People Are Saying

Linda,
Thanks I received your books and have read  them all. They are fantastic and provide great insight.  As a woman I really appreciate the work you have done to draw this together. As a 47 recently separated woman who didn't see it coming it now helps me move forward.

Regards,
Kym

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Linda:

I find your videos and your articles to be transferable to business and have helped me a great deal.  I listen to you when I need to deal with something that I have been procrastinating about.  Your advice is not just for relationships....

Thanks again,
Richard

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Linda:

Sorry for being so informal but I feel that you are my new best friend. Just received your book and I am only on page 56 and I have cried and laughed so much because this is me. I have thanked God many times this morning for leading me to your web page. I as you have learned that yes we do have choices. I have made a list of friends and family I am giving your book to.
Have a great day, Thanks for this wonderful book.

Love,
Neri

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Hello Linda,

After finishing your book I have registered to finish my Nursing degree which I put on the back burner many years back. My 17 yr. old will be going to college in a year and I can be near completing my course. Dont know how I will juggle the balls but I needed to jump in and do it! At this stage, the way I feel and the confidence I have Im sure the doors will open for me but reading your book reminded me that everything doesnt have to be neatly or comfortably in place to face it head on...Thank you.

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Hello Linda,

I did some reading on your website after stumbling across an article of yours. Not that you need it, but I thought that I would just send a little praise your way. I hope that my two daughters grow up to be as strong and as successful as you.

Cheers,

- Joe Barnum

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Linda,

As a man in his 50's who cherishes women in all their ages and forms, I applaud your work to empower women!  Nothing is more attractive and sexier then self confidence.

And I promise I'll never call you "Ma'am"!

A Cougar Admirer

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Dear Linda,

I came across your podcast and website the other day while searching for some new podcast shows to listen to.  I've known about cougars for a while, even bought a book about them. I guess from the way I have been raised, I have usually felt inferior to other people and never very sure of myself and what I could achieve in my life.  I have turned 45 recently, on the 7th of this month, and started feeling worse than before, like my life was slipping away and I haven't accomplished much of anything.  I have a good job as a pharmacy technician and I am very happy with that, but I have dreams.  I would like to become a photographer and a writer.  Finding your podcast has been very helpful to me.  I have only listened to the first two episodes but it has been very encouraging.  It’s teaching me no matter what my age is, I can still do anything my heart dreams of.  So I am sending you my thanks for your podcast and your website. So many woman out there can benefit from the encouragement you offer.

Thank you,

Maria

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I am glad that I found your website. I am 43 years young and am in the process of changing my marital status and taking back control and power of my life. My 24 year old babysitter told me two years ago that I could be a cougar and I had to ask her what that meant. At the time, I would have never of considered dating a younger man. However, that is exactly what I was attracting, younger men and I just didn't get it. Why would a younger man want an old broad like me is what I thought.

Well, I certainly do now after I unraveled a lot of damage from an unhealthy relationship. I can look at myself in the mirror and feel comfortable and confident in my own skin for the first time in over a decade. I am totally comfortable with the idea of a younger man because to be quite honest with you, they have the energy to keep up with an active and colorful life.

I am proud to state my age and at the same time "own it". When I meet someone, and they usually are younger then me, they are shocked at how old I am because I look and feel 10 years+ younger. I see each person as an individual and not a number. For me, being a cougar is a state of mind. It is about being open to the whole world of possibilities and tossing aside "the box".

If someone takes issue with me and a younger man then it is their issue, not mine. I live my life on my terms again now that I am free, happy and independent.

Thanks for a resource for us babe's who live a full life.

S

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Hello Linda,

I'm wasn't sure just what a real cougar woman was, but I am 62 and look and feel much younger...and attract much younger men! I've not been comfortable with that until all the information you provided about the Real Cougar Woman.  Now I am coming to terms with being more accepting of my own sexuality, vitality, intelligence and ability to attract men who appreciate who I am and what I have to offer.

Jean Marie

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Hello Linda,

As an older cougar - (64 yr. old according to the calendar)I have no idea what 64 feels like. I must tell you that I have never been age appropriate for who I am. As a small business owner in the personal services industry, I love being "on" each day and using all my cougar powers with both men and women.

Your emails are a welcome read each and every time, and I get a boost from knowing I am on the right track. And thank goodness it is acceptabe to be me in today's world. Being newly divorced, I am back in the "game" and dating younger men. Sorry to say, but the guys in my age group are just way to old, way to many expectations, and can't keep up with me on either a physical or intellectual level.

I am never to old to learn more, and that is what I gain from your website and blogs. After all, I did grow up with June Cleaver and Donna Reed. ....and what was with the twin beds?

Regards,

Judy

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Linda

Thank you for defining a true cougar. I am really tired of reading about overly made-up, coiffed, nearly-desperate women who dress like teenagers, smoke, and want a lot of casual sex. I definitely identify more with your description. Thanks for showing the world "Real Cougars"!

Carla

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Hi Linda:

It's very refreshing to see a site that promotes the positive qualities of women who are 40 and over. I'm a little tired of the negative type cougars (those Ms. Robinson types) getting all the spotlight. Keep up what you're doing I think it's great and best luck to you.

Thank you,

Kevin

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Linda

I HAD to send this email. A gentleman friend told me today that I was a ‘cougar’.  My response was WHAT?  He said, Freda, go to Ask.com and type in what is a cougar woman? Which I did. After reviewing your website, I responded to him via email and said:  WOW! this is me.

This is the part that really caught my eye:

When a woman steps out of a traditional role she still is given a tag that has a real negative spin.  We're called bitches if were strong, we're called cougars if we still have lots of sexual energy and we're nuts if we decide to go back to work, change jobs or start our own business.


As far as I'm concerned, being strong, sexy, and having the courage to keep finding new things you are passionate about, makes you one hell of a gal. And ladies, we all have to stick together and help each other.  We are slowly changing the rules.  We are part of a special sorority and I choose to call it the "Real Cougar Club".

A "real cougar" has all the positive qualities any woman would want.  She's smart, independent, courageous, takes great care of herself and is sexy as hell.  She assumes responsibility for her health, her happiness and last but not least, her financial affairs.  She is independent, but is always there to love and support those closest to her.

Now, on top of everything above, I am totally spiritually led and I embrace the blessings I receive EVERY DAY!  I am Freda, I am a REAL Cougar!

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Hello Linda,

I am so excited!  My mind is going too fast for my fingers to keep up!

I went to The Real Cougar Woman site and went through it quickly just to get a sense of it. There is so much to read and absorb that I will go back into it later today when I'm through with my business commitments.

Linda, I am writing to tell you that what I read resonates so deeply with me that I can hardly believe it!  For the last several years, I have been thinking about what an important transition this time in life is for those of us in our mid 40s through mid 60s.  Everything does change! The way we look....the changes in our bodies....our sexual needs and wants.....cosmetics....skin care....how to dress.....possibly rethinking our careers....the role of friends....aging and dying parents.....concerns about money......relationships with men....and on and on!

But, there has been no cohesive way to address all these things.  Just bits and pieces of help available.  When I find what I consider a "treasure" in any of these areas, I rush to share it with friends. We need to support each other and share what we know!

I have become increasingly mindful that there is more that I should be doing with my life.  I have been asking myself as I've considered a career change...what am I passionate about? In finding you and your organization, I think I may have found my path!

Sincerely,

Joan Sabran

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Linda

This message should get out much farther.  I am going to share it with friends
Kudos!

Kare Anderson

www.sayitbetter.com

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Linda,

Thak you, so very much, for these free publications.

I'm 56 and have considered myself a "cougar woman" for so many years, although I never had a specific name for it. I've always been very independent and followed my heart, doing what I always thought best for myself, making sure I learn as much as possible, along the way. Having been born and raised in the south part of Louisiana, it was always difficult to find other women like myself, so learning of your group of Real Cougar Woman group is wonderful!!

Have a wonderful day and I wish you great success in all endeavors you seek.

Janice Walsh

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Linda,

Your writing about cougar women is excellent and I enjoy your articles.

Best,

Kristen Houghton

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Hi Linda,

Thanks for providing us with a place to bring our feelings.  It was very therapeutic to write the "article" and very gratifying to see it in print.

Thanks, again, for allowing us "cougars" to be proud of who we are and what we have accomplished.  You're the greatest!

Roberta

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Hi Linda:

Just wanted to let you know that I took your advice and am on getting a vaginal sonogram. I had some irregular bleeding but felt fine otherwise. Well, it turns out that I had a fibroid located in the back of my uterus and a cyst on my ovary. Needless to say, I'm having a full hysterectomy. I would have blown the bleeding off had I not been in tune to taking charge of my health. That "charge" came from your book. Just wanted to say "thanks" and keep up the great work!! And, that I'm excited about all that's up and coming. I just moved to New York (upstate-Middletown) on a promotion. So, let's get started in New York!!! Much love and success to you.

Lisa

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Linda - I am thrilled for you and all your success this year!  I went back recently and watched your interview on the Today show with Meredith Viera.  I was frustrated, because she seemed somewhat condescending, and really didn't seem to "get" that a Cougar Woman is anything but the character on Saturday Night Live.  I believe that thanks to your work, these attitudes are changing!

Congratulations on the release of your book - how exciting!!!

Thanks for all you do,

Robyn

Robyn Carey Allgeyer
Carey Communications

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Linda,

LOVE your ezines! Love, love your blog, LOVE wanting to be with people "who celebrate who I am. I am done with people who try and bring me down to their level or diminish the woman I was created to be" Love it!!

Sandra

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Hi Linda

I just want to say thank God for women like you!"  I just stumbled across your website, and I just have to say how thankful I am to now know where I can go when this "cougar" is feeling a little low and insecure.

I'm 43 years old.  My husband is 29.  I had been a single mother with 2 children for 14 years before we met.  Now I have a new baby boy who is 22 months.

Our story just keeps on getting better.

Stacey

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Linda,

First, let me say "Thank you".  I am a 50 year old professional woman of color and I am excited of how you have re-defined the term "Cougar".  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

I am in the process of re-inventing myself and my life.  I am excited about this new journey I am taking in 2nd half of my life.  I am more ready than I have ever been to take off running! My health and mindset are already there and my body is on it's way! LOL! Guess what else? I am a divorced 50 year old grandmother of 3 and am working on becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, something I have always wanted to do! I have a wonderful, very SEXYsupportive man in my life and and I am ready for everything life has to offer!! It's time!!

I just had to write to let you know that I am in total agreement of your "Cougar" philosophy and mentality and I just wanted to thank you for your empowering words to all of us Beautiful and Fabulous "Cougars"!

Carla

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Hello Linda,

I do not know you but I read your book ... " Don't Call Me Ma'am". This Book is a MUST read. For a long time I hated the idea of aging that means I hated myself. Now seeing that aging is nothing to be afraid of and life really does not die after the age of 40 , each day I practice loving me. Thank-you so much for helping me learn what a REAL Cougar can be !!!

Alexandria

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Linda,

Thank you for Don't Ever Call Me Ma'am  and for your 8 tests every woman over 40 needs. I'm 49 & when I went for my annual pap a couple weeks ago, I told the nurse I wanted a bone density test. She said the doc doesn't start those until 50 and kind of dismissed it. When the doc came in the room though, he had this GREAT idea, a Bone Density Test! The results are in and I have Osteopenia. The nurse called with the diagnosis and said doc wants to put me on Actonel. After doing much research, I think I'll start with Calcuim and Vitamin D before I subject myself to those side effects. Anyway, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!"

Petra Hernandez

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Greetings Linda,

Hope your holidays were amazing!

Just a quick note, I read today's newsletter but I didn't get past your 4 part plan for change before I broke into tears.  I'm just so overwhelmed by your words.

I've read and/or participated in every possible self-help, personal development, get the imperfect you perfect book, article, course that it is nothing short of a miracle I'm not heavily sedated.  In a few words, you redeemed my life.  No, I'm not clinically crazy! But just tired of reinventing a wheel that doesn't fit me.  In a few sentences, you gave me the tools to be me, just me.

I am a New Yorker living in Northeast North Carolina.  Isolated from so much that I took for granted living in NY.  I joined your website after seeing your interview on television.  Initially, I was interested in the concept of the cougar lifestyle.  Not younger men, but a fuller life.  I joined the community but I haven't fully participated.  Now, I am willing to commit to you and the Real Cougar Woman community to get the ball rolling for my life.

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My name is Oscar and I have read over you're site and I have seen how you feel "cougars" are portrayed. I would like to say that I agree that it's a very bad misconception because I have dated older women and it's been wonderful. I love the fact that you're very sure of yourselves and are comfortable in your own skin. It makes us younger men feel much more comfortable and we don't have to deal with drama.

You ladies are all beautiful inside and out and don't let anyone tell you different.  Personally I believe every guy is looking for what you women all ready have, but some just don't look in the right places. I'm glad I did.

Loving All The Cougars Out There

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Linda,

I love the site and I know I'm going to be logging on all the time just to see what the ladies are talking about and get involved. I love real topics with openminded women!!!

Bravo to your creation!!!

C.J. Wallace

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