Gwyneth is about to turn 50 and she shares a positive message about aging.
Paltrow is not only a well-known actress, beauty guru and businesswoman, but she has also become a wellness influencer. She will be turning 50 on September 27th and she admits that she thought she would be anxious about it.
Gwyneth Paltrow shares her thoughts about turning 50
The Goop founder admitted that turning 40 was a challenge for her, and she thought that turning 50 was going to be even harder. She has recently told Sunday TODAY's Willie Geist;
I'm so surprised and delighted that I'm not freaked out about it, because when I was turning 40, I was a mess,"
She goes on to add:
"And I was so anxious about it, and I had, like, grief, and it felt, like, really scary. And so I thought, oh boy, 50's gonna feel ... "
It is safe to say that we live in a culture that values youth a lot, and it is normal to feel anxious about the passing of the years. Gwyneth also tells Geist that when you grow up in a culture where there are pictures of you everywhere, you experience some grief when you let go of your youth.
But Paltrow understood that turning 40 came with an “amazing software upgrade” where you can be who you are and just feel allowed to be you.
Now that she is turning 50 she ways:
And now I feel like that times a hundred. I just feel, this is who I am, and I really like myself. I really know all of my flaws and I'm really working on them."
She finishes by saying that she feels good, happy and grateful that she is healthy and that she is tuning 50.