When I Grow Young I Want to Be…

When I grow young I want to be Betty White!

Still high steppin’ at 90, my best gal recently joined Twitter.

What does Betty think about aging? The video below will give you a darned good idea.


Betty White

Betty White





Betty says,

“I can’t get over that at this age I don’t feel this age. I’m not trying to be any younger. I’m not lying about my age. If I were lying about my age, I would say I was 89.”

“I’m a teenager trapped in an old body.”

Referring to old age,

“It’s not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.”

About retirement,

“They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.”

And about being a woman,

“Why do people say ‘grow some balls?’ Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”

Go get ’em, Betty!

Need more inspiration? See Mathilda Klein…

I received this video by email from a friend. No information was attached and my first guess at the spelling of Mathilda Klein brought up the news clip below the video.



“Watching Matilda Klein waiting in the wings to be called forward for her solo performance…one would never expect the 94-year-old woman to have the energy it takes to be a ballroom dancing star.

But once Klein takes to the stage — slowly ridding herself of her walker — she is simply astounding.

Moving with the spunk and agility of a woman half her age, she dances circles around her much younger dance partner and instructor Danny Maloney.

…Klein — who is affectionately known as Tilly — said that she has been dancing with Maloney for 11 years.

‘I just love the feel of it. It keeps me alive,’ she said, adding that she’s been dancing all her life.”


You can read the entire article here.

When I grow young, I want to be Betty White and Mathilda Klein.

Who do you want to be?

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  1. richard smith says:

    Absolutely adore Betty! How can you not be inspired? Love the Mathilda vid as well. Thanks for a great post Julia! Have a ridiculously phenomenal day!

  2. Ute Goldkuhle says:

    I have been a fan of Betty White for a long, long time. Mathilda and Betty are an amazing inspiration to all of us on the journey toward the sunset: laughing, singing and dancing!
    Julia, I love this site, all your writing and inspirations. Such an uplift!

  3. I thought I read about a model or some woman who had some tips about weight loss with I think, vinegar. She also had a facial appliance to firm the face. I think I read it on your site but I can not find it again. I really enjoy your site and your books. Thank you

    • Julia M. Busch says:

      Hi Roz,

      Thank you for your comment and question. I am delighted that you enjoy this site and my books.

      FACIAL APPLIANCES that I have found beneficial for firming and toning are the both high frequency like the Professional Grade Portable High Frequency D’arsonval Facial Device
      and Microcurrent Systems like NuFace.

      Of course, my first line of defense is my Facelift Naturally acupressure program and Treat Your Face Like a Salad, especially Volume 4. You may also want to check out my book on Slanting for face lifting, relaxation, body toning, and weight loss. Slanting is absolutely amazing.

      However, the apple cider vinegar (ACV) and weight loss weren’t mentioned here.

      While there is much conversation on the internet about taking apple cider vinegar to help with weight loss all the way to helping with arthritic inflammation, there really isn’t all that much concrete double blind evidence for anything miraculous for apple cider vinegar.

      However, I can say that several studies have found that vinegar may help in lowering blood glucose levels. A 2007 study of people with Type 2 diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed can show 4% – 6% lower glucose levels in the morning.

      Proponents feel that 1 – 2 tablespoons raw, organic ACV, diluted in 12 -16 ounces of water before a meal (especially a meal high in carbohydrates) not only helps to control insulin levels, but it alkalizes the system and helps with internal housekeeping. They also feel it helps to stop cravings. Generally recommended is Bragg raw organic apple cider vinegar.

      A 2009 mouse study showed that consuming acetic acid (the active component in ACV), upregulates the expression of genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes in the liver to cause a suppression in body fat accumulation.[ ^ Tomoo Kondo; Mikiya Kishi; Takashi Fushimi; Takayuki Kaga (2009), “Acetic Acid Upregulates the Expression of Genes for Fatty Acid Oxidation Enzymes in Liver To Suppress Body Fat Accumulation”, J. Agric. Food Chem. 57 (13): 5982–5986, doi:10.1021/jf900470c This however is not based on a human study. Animals and people do not always react in the same ways.

      One proposed mechanism regarding ACV and weight loss, is that it prolongs the “feeling of fullness” after eating. This may have validity. A double blind study on obese Japanese with a similar body weight, body mass index, and waist measurements were assigned to three different groups. Each group drank a 500 ml drink that had either 30 ml, 15 ml, or no ml of vinegar in it daily for 12 weeks.

      The first two groups had lower visceral fat and diminished waist measurements, serum triglyceride, and body weight than the control group taking no vinegar. But the 12-week weight losses weren’t anything to write home about: 1.2 kg in the 15 ml group and 1.7 kg in the 30 ml group.

      It was noted, however, that the two groups consumed fewer calories than the control group, so the affect may have been on reduced appetite. The conclusion was that consuming vinegar might reduce obesity. ^ Kondo, Tomoo, et al.; Kishi, Mikiya; Fushimi, Takashi; Ugajin, Shinobu; Kaga, Takayuki (2009). “Vinegar Intake Reduces Body Weight, Body Fat Mass, and Serum Triglyceride Levels in Obese Japanese Subjects”. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 73 (8): 1837–1843. doi:10.1271/bbb.90231.

      You should also realize that apple cider vinegar is highly acid, its primary ingredient being acetic acid. Vinegar has been known to cause contact burns to the skin. Undiluted, pure apple cider vinegar can damage mouth and throat as well as esophageal tissue. Even diluted, a straw has been suggested for drinking to avoid damage to tooth enamel.

      Apple cider vinegar pills may not be a good alternative since their production is unregulated and the amount of vinegar in supplements can vary greatly. Additionally, pills caught in the throat could permanently damage the esophagus.

      While the risks of taking occasional, small amounts of apple cider vinegar appear to be minimal, long term use may be riskier and could include lowered potassium levels and low bone density. So if your potassium levels are low, or if you have osteoporosis, you may want to run the idea of taking ACV past your doctor.

      ACV could also interact with diuretics, laxatives, as well as medicines taken for diabetes and heart disease.

      And since vinegar contains chromium, which can alter insulin levels, diabetics should also check with their doctors before using apple cider vinegar.

      I hope this helps.

      My very best,

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