Thirty million women fall between the age of thirty and forty-five. Cameron Diaz thinks that most of them are ready for a new perspective on aging and we’re pretty sure she’s right. The conversation on aging is long overdue for a reboot, and if anyone knows it it’s a woman smack in the center of Hollywood like Cameron Diaz.

Watch Cameron talk about the exhausting efforts of “anti-aging”, what we should be celebrating about growing older, and what she thinks women are ready for when it comes to the big screen…

We can’t stop aging, but Cameron has discovered that there are ways we can do it well. In this interview with LA Review of Books discussing The Longevity Book, Cameron talks about our deep-rooted cultural assumptions around aging and the science behind growing older. She also shares insights from her own life about how aging affects women and why Hollywood would be wise to create more roles for women in their 40s.

What are your thoughts on this call to arms of sorts that Cameron has proposed? How will you help change the conversation around aging?

For more ways to live well inspired by Cameron, explore the inspo and resources on her site, Our Body Book

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  1. I LOVED watching this! The message I take away from it is that ageing is inevitable and as such I’d rather embrace it than spend energy trying to fight it. To me Cameron has such a positive outlook on it and she is a very strong role model for women. She is confident and comfortable in her skin and has made the life choices she wanted and will not be made feel bad about them. A true inspiration.

    Inma x

    Inma | 06.09.2016 | Reply
  2. Fantastic video! Will definitely be picking up a copy of her book.


    Lindsay | 06.10.2016 | Reply
  3. Awesome Cameron. The collective conscious is real and we all have impact on how we as women perceive ageing. I think the transition from hiding in cosmetic surgery to being ourselves in new and like you said empowered ways that have more potentially substantive offerings to society is right on. I heard someone say once that ageing is a spiritual practice and the more wrinkles show on our faces allows more light to shine through those “cracks”. So true. I absolutely LOVE that you are part of Hollywood and are changing the thought forms that float there because you all have an unimaginably enormous impact on how women around the world view themselves. What a great voice Cameron…I hope there are more like you that make these transition movies in main stream. Right on.

    • I wanted to amend something I wrote in my comment. I did not mean to imply the harsh sentiment of women’s choice to have plastic surgery…I completely respect each woman’s choice for herself. I just am really excited to hear ways that women can view ageing with an embrace.

  4. Love this girl she’s the type of person I’d love as a best friend, I think part of her looking so good is her happy spirit and positivity. I’m sure she’s partied and eaten ALL the bad food just like all of us.

    I’ve found as a Naturopath doing a couple of water fast for 8-10 days per years, takes years off your looks. The practice of water fasting takes all the rubbish out of the cells and they become new and you sparkle through your skin! 🙂

    natalie | 09.03.2016 | Reply
  5. Have to laugh, speaking to ageing at 40! 40 is just the beginning of ageing..it’s 4th grade when you apply the skills you learned in the 1st 3 grades. The journey gets serious far later..attempt 50-70 & work towards inner beauty & wisdom.

    Traveler | 07.15.2017 | Reply
  6. Amen….

    leeanne Yaschinski | 07.21.2017 | Reply
  7. It’s easy to say women can/should be content with aging when you are forty and gorgeous. I think if you are happy with yourself in general but would like to tweak a few things, then why not? Our skin is not as thick and sturdy as men’s and it loosens up a lot more quickly after menopause…it’s okay to have a little help although trying to look like you are twenty five again is pushing it when you are in your fifties. Some acceptance of the changes of a life well lived is healthy. Most women don’t want/need to look 30 years younger than our partner, we just want to be attractively healthy and not obsessed with removing every trace of time.

    Mary | 08.14.2017 | Reply
  8. When I Saw Aging Better, I thought it was something I should read. But then 40! As ‘aging’ .You provided a good belly laugh for the contented 75 year old

    Virginia Lawson | 09.22.2017 | Reply
    • Agreed, and 40 is still a toddler stage in aging. They will know when they start nearing 60.

      Linda Rios-Ba | 01.18.2018 | Reply
  9. I agree with some of the thoughts here: real signs of aging only start around 69, unless you spent your life in tanning booths., then somewhat earlier. Good for Cameron for attempting to change thoughts on female ageing in Hollywood, but for most of us, we don’t want or need to look like we are still youths. We wish to still look healthy and beautiful at the age we are. Beauty is not a facade dictated by fashion magazines, Hollywood, or advertisements. Beauty is not a prerogative of only youth. ( In fact being young is no guarantee of beauty either. )The thing is to honour your body with your choices. As a society we have to open our eyes to beauty rather than only agree to see it if we are told to. The human body is a sacred garment.

  10. Who gave Cameron Dias a voice???? Come on, dont fall for it, sheeple!!!!

    ricj | 11.06.2017 | Reply
  11. Great thoughts. You are feeling the transition into your 40’s – so freeing. Many of us have experienced this. North America is quite youth obsessed. Women can accept themselves and grow in wisdom. Many accomplished people do not go to the movies when it’s geared to the younger audiences. We want to see strong older women in great roles. It is not just women who need to change their attitudes. Men need to accept and respect aging well. Everyone ages in different ways depending on genetics and lifestyle. When I left the workforce, I stopped coloring my hair. There remains a very strong ageism bias in the workforce.

    JF Patterson | 02.20.2018 | Reply

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