Who else would we cover with than the stunning Dame Helen Mirren? Approaching her ninth decade, the actress remains a style icon, is an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris and her latest film Golda, will hit cinemas in May.
Donning a bodysuit to create a fuller figure, wearing brown contact lenses, prosthetics and with steel-grey hair – the actress is unrecognisable as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. “Meir’s approach to leadership was truly revolutionary,” says Mirren. “She remained true to herself, even as prime minister. Witnessing such authenticity in leadership was a profoundly significant moment in the history of women’s empowerment, and it resonated deeply with me.”
At 78, Mirren refuses to let her age slow her down, rather she embraces it: “I think in many of us, you lose that fear and anxiety you have when you’re young. The intensity you perhaps used to feel in every moment just drops away as you get older, which is fabulous. It frees you – you accept who you are and stop trying to be someone else.”
We couldn’t agree more and this issue is all about being authentically you – we help you learn how to improve your sleep, build up your self-esteem if you need to, master ‘functional fitness’, navigate your world with more grace, and even move on from toxic family members if they consistently bring you down.
We also explore choices we may face later in life regarding entering residential care or staying at home. What are the pros and cons? GP Dr Jo Skinner shares her experiences.
In INSEASON, we savour the last days of summer with delicious honey recipes, an irresistible cheesecake and the perfect summertime menu.
Our Beauty Editor, Megan looks at how feeling good – physically, emotionally and mentally – has become the new benchmark for wellness and now aligns with looking good as key goals of the spa and beauty therapy industry.
And if you’re due for a holiday, why not take to the seas in a cruise? These days, wellness is as big business at sea as it is on land. We showcase cruising that not only transports you on fabulous adventures, it pampers your body and soul just the way you need it.
It’s all in the March issue of MiNDFOOD, on sale 5 February in New Zealand and 8 February in Australia. Available in stores and online at mindfood.com/shop