Sunday, May 20, 2018

I LOVE THE SOUND OF CHURCH BELLS AND TRUMPETS IN THE MORNING....



It’s true….Nothing on earth can get me up at five a.m., nothing but a Royal Wedding that is! I love the sound of church bells and trumpets in the morning.
I made a pot of tea, grabbed some tissue, and pulled my chair close to the telly.  I hit the power button and was awed!
Wow…the moment I turned on the television I was carried away. The sun was shining brightly over Windsor Castle in the English Countryside, and a young, kind, and very human prince was beaming with love in his heart!

You could actually feel the love between Meghan and Harry. I mean it was truly magical and wonderful and utterly swoon worthy.
How many things can actually make you swoon….. I kept placing my hands over my heart and reaching for the tissue at every moment. I was so moved, I felt like I was actually there.
Amidst the sparkle of her tiara, the forget-me-nots in her hand (that Harry picked himself from Princess Diana’s garden), the grandeur of Windsor, the bliss in a mother’s heart, the wonder of the children, the beauty of Meghan, the Spirit of Diana, and the twinkle in Harry and Meghan’s eyes, I was instantly transported across the pond and into the majestic, historic, and utterly romantic event taking place right before my eyes.


How can we not be moved?!
And, like the Bishop said: “Two young people fell in love and we all showed up!”

It was a day for all of us to unify and celebrate collectively something that in today’s ultra-fast paced and often troubled world is not highlighted enough…. L-O-V-E!
And WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE SWEET LOVE! And, for those of us who watched, we got mega doses of pure enchantment, and magical love.
It was grand. It was spectacular. It was rich in history, pageantry,  tradition (old and now new). It was everything good, everything perfect; It felt like a dream.

Harry and Meghan shared their love and carried us with them all the way. And for anyone who didn’t care to watch or might put down all the pomp well….
In this day and age with the bombardment of bad news can’t we just bask in the glory of LOVE for a few hours without anyone saying anything negative?! Given everything going on all over the world, when something positive and beautiful happens like this, can’t we just run with it. For those too quick to criticize can’t we just take a break and simply enjoy something so splendid.

Of course, not everyone will be as smitten as I am, but, I ask my readers to take a deep breath, pause, and enjoy moments of happiness and pure joy whenever we can get or create them.
Don’t you think that part of the reason the world is so stressed and agitated is people are just too quick to put others down  and be so negative. So many of us just go through the motions.
But, if you allowed yourself just ten minutes to actually watch, listen and tune in to what was happening at Windsor Castle yesterday it was something to feel happy about.
It was uplifting and sublime. If you allowed yourself you might be moved. Witnessing love breaks down barriers.

When it was over I wanted to keep watching! I couldn’t get enough. I wish I could have been there.
I am so inspired by their love and their openness to share their Amazing Royal Wedding and letting me as a viewer experience a real life fairy-tale, I am making a special gift for them. I cant say too much about it yet, but, in the coming months those who follow Ageless will learn more about it. All I can say is by all accounts I have captured the Markle Sparkle!

For now, watch any footage you can of their Royal Wedding. Hold the hand of someone you love, pick them some flowers, be romantic. Tune out the negative news and comments at least for a while…and Give LOVE a chance. Don’t be so quick to say boo hoo to Royalty. This is about LOVE pure and simple. Let’s all stand together in unity for a few moments without any negative comment!!!
It’s worth repeating…What the World NEEDS NOW IS LOVE, in any way, shape, or form!!!  And, it’s worth noting that the young, connected and committed royals are doing a great deal of important charity work.

Harry and Meghan….you were magical beyond magical and let us all share in a fairytale….
I send you love, and pray your marriage will be a lasting and happy one.
And judging by William and Kate…we truly have a new Fab Four! I know you will do great things and inspire us all to do the same. I know Princess Diana is supremely proud!
LOVE NEVER DIES

Sending kisses and prayers….

with love from New England….
Renee Faith Gold

PICTURES ARE FROM OTHER SOURCES BBC AND OTHERWISE

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BIRTHDAY CAKE L-O-V-E ...


Who knew that birthdays could get better with age….
I am elated with the many loving surprises that I continue to receive regarding my recent “Ageless” May 3 Birthday!

Cake is pretty much my favorite dessert and I got FOUR (well, three and a half to be exact). As you can see in this post there are four different cakes. My friend the Amazing Gracie made me a homemade vanilla raspberry one with lots of whipped cream and it was divine!  My cousin made me a red-velvet with cream cheese that tasted absolutely spectacular (that was before she gave me a sparkling box filled with gifts)!  My dear friend Lynne had a special cake ordered from a local bakery that was simply beautiful and truly delicious. And when my sisters and mom took me out to dinner, they had a wild and crazy mini chocolate bomb cake delivered to the table that we all devoured in less than two minutes.  

And not only were the cakes so special, but, so were the presentations. When Gracie presented hers she had a little wind up device/music box that played Happy Birthday. And when my sisters, mom, and Lynne gave me theirs it was with my favorite cake accouterments, no, not ice-cream, BALLOONS! I LOVE those pretty puffy& colorful things! It was so sweet to have the cake and balloons. It brought me back to my youth and I felt very young! Having my own birthday balloons made me giddy and I appreciate people taking the time to get them for me….who doesn’t love presents?! And my mother always buys me a crown, a tiara, or something child-like for my birthday. She tells me I am her Peter Pan!

Friends texted all day, some called with magical messages, and one sent a video of her son (also my friend who just got accepted to St Andrews College) playing a violin to the song of Happy Birthday with the magical product I just developed glowing the background!  It truly was precious.  I was so touched. Later that evening my boyfriend brought me some home-cooked food, the BEST CARD EVER and a beautiful crystal necklace in the shape of a heart and the color of the sky. He told me I am about to reach the sky with my dreams!


And, that earlier that night, right before I sat down to dinner with my sisters another super tremendous friend sent a very special message for me saying “Thank you for being born!” It just kept getting better.  Even my friend, the writer Roland Merullo, sent a birthday wish. And, I was so happy and excited that here I was with cakes, gifts, toasts, flowers, serenades, gifts left at my door, and it wasn’t like I was sweet six-teen or a five year old….as a full-fledged adult it felt pretty darn good to have such a special day with so many genuinely wonderful surprises and heartfelt affection all around me. When you give LOVE, you get it back!!! And LOVE is Ageless....

There is even more to come (that is why you might notice one of my cakes says Renee-A-Palooza)…I have been promised a trip to the MFA, another dinner out, and a home cooked meal by more loving and devoted friends! I believe Oprah is right when she says the more grateful you are the more you have to be grateful for. And, speaking of grateful, well, I just realized that I actually had another birthday cake (that’s 4.5)! My cousin Greg and his wife gave me a cake and sang happy birthday to me two weeks before my birthday (don’t you just love cousins)?!
This past Sunday I capped the four day celebrations off with a fabulous pizza & wine party in my honor at Aunty’s great-granddaughter’s hip and trendy new home…Thankfully she has high ceilings and mega big windows because all that love and magic around me had to go somewhere….

Saturday, May 5, 2018

I BEG YOU...

The average straw is sipped for only 20 minutes but it can take over 200 years to break

down. Straws are very lightweight and often wind up in our oceans and on our beaches where they are
a danger to marine life. Plastics never biodegrade -- they just break into smaller and smaller pieces.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation predicts that by 2050 there will be more pounds of plastic than fish in
the ocean.
If Straws are doing this can you IMAGINE what all the rest of your plastic trash is doing?!

Please, I am begging all my readers at Ageless to see the film Plastic Ocean.
I sobbed during the whole film (but as decent human beings we MUST FACE THIS TOGETHER)…
Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide. Pushed by winds, tides and currents, plastic particles form with other debris into large swirling glutinous accumulation zones, known to oceanographers as gyres, which comprise as much as 40 percent of the planet's ocean ...

When you pile up your trash and throw it away it HAS TO GO SOMEWHERE.
we DO NO HAVE A PLANET B AND ITS HIGH TIME WE ALL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.

I have not ever posted anything like this. Here at Ageless we are fun and upbeat.
But, as a caring person living and breathing on this earth I am completely compelled after all I have seen
and come to realize just how important it is that we all take responsibility and do our part and create less waste.
There is nothing fun and upbeat about polluted oceans and a toxic trash filled environment.
WE did this. WE can undo it!

If any of  you have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews YOU MUST SEE THESE FILMS.

I PROMISE YOU BEYOND ANY DOUBT THEY WILL CAREFULLY AND FULLY SHOW YOU WHY IT’S SO IMORTANT TO HAVE LESS AND LESS WASTE
AND TO DO OUR PART TO RECYLCE and to PROTECT AND RESPECT OUR PLANET!

THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND MOTHER EARTH THANKS YOU TOO.

SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW…

1.    USE LESS
2.    BUY IN BULK
3.    Pay attention to how you use water!!!! (for example turn off the water while you brush your teeth)
4.    USE EARTH FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS
5.    Leave your car at home. ...
6.    Walk or ride your bike to work, school and anywhere you can. ...
7.    Recycle. You can help reduce pollution just by putting that soda can in a different bin. ...
8.    Compost!
And just imagine for one simple moment if YOU did that every day…and then your neighbor did that….
and your family and friends, and so on and so on……IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IT IS THE DIFFERENCE.

SO PLEASE SEE THE FILMS SUGGESTED. P-L-E-A-S-E!

THE LITTLE FISH IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA THANK YOU.
THE BIRDS IN THE SKY THANK YOU
THE TREES AND THE FLOWERS AND THE BEES THANK YOU
AND FUTURE GENERATIONS THANK YOU
YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN WILL REAP THE RESULTS OF ALL OUR CONSIDERATE EFFORTS.

Remember, there ARE endless reuse solutions for our waste problem that are sustainable, easy, and fun.
You can start with the Book Zero Waste Home (it’s excellent)
or any of the films mentioned.

THANK YOU AGELESS READERS!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!!


 at Harvard Business School



After getting a loan and doing product development… I have finally created my product! Some of you already know what it is and some don’t. It’s utterly sublime and unique and everything wonderful.
I promise to unveil it very soon.  Here I am (top) at Harvard Business School (very cool place I must add) for the 14th annual Retail and Luxury Goods conference.  I was there networking, learning, and making connections. It was a superb event and I am as excited as ever to go forward with my own luxury product.

And now I AM HERE TO TELL YOU and MYSELF, DON’T EVER GIVE UP.
We hear this all the time and you just have to keep telling yourself that, and, keep believing. Going after dreams is not easy at all. And neither is creating something from nothing.
But, when you have something you wholeheartedly believe in, and, the passion for it…well, sweet dreams are made of this…. MY twenty plus years of sacrifice and paying my dues is about to take off, and I am so happy to have so many rooting for me. I feel like I am being supported over this gigantic fence; one that I have been trying to climb for more than two decades now.

What will it be like when I do make it?! When I get to the other side I will bring you along with me. They say the greatest gift you can give anyone is your time…so, I WILL take the time to write for YOU whenever I possibly can! There is sure to be lots to blog about.

 at the Center for Women & Enterprise 

Thank you again for sticking with Aunty and me all these years….



Sunday, November 19, 2017

LOVE IS LETTING GO OF FEAR....

 ANGEL AUNTY
Six years ago yesterday I had the most moving experience of my entire life. I helped an angel cross back over to heaven. It was November 18, 2011 a bit before seven p.m. that my beloved late Aunty Helen crossed over. I remember it vividly. I remember it always. There were times in my life when I heard people say that someone they loved had experienced a beautiful death. I really didn’t know what they meant. It sounded kind of scary. But, what happened six years ago here in my home perfectly demonstrates what a peaceful and harmonious, perfect death actually is. And, I can assure you there is nothing to fear.

This blog was started and continues in the name of my late Aunty Helen. (Thus the name Ageless with Aunty). She was the epitome of selfless humility. She was a person so highly evolved she loved and forgave everyone even those who profoundly hurt her. She lived all her life caring for and giving to others EVERY DAY. She exemplifies what it means to be a bodhisattva. She was always happy and we had a wonderful life together (along with her husband my late Uncle D another genuine good soul). She lived fully and wisely and generously until her last breath.  After a brief but extremely serious illness it was the evening of November 18th, a Friday around quarter till seven, this is what transpired….

There was music playing softy; a mix of chanting, Christmas hymns, lullabies and arias. The room was lit perfectly with purple (her favorite color) soy and cotton wick candles.  The lights of the Christmas tree shimmered magically and twinkled like angels. I had put up the tree early that year because I knew Aunty was preparing to pass. She was resting comfortably at home and she had told me I am ready. I was right by her side along with pictures of her family including her late husband, her late daughter, her deceased parents, her parted siblings, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. When she started to move her mouth to say I love you I knew it was time. I embraced her and told her that she would soon be united with her husband, her daughter, her parents, her siblings all of whom she loved so dearly. I am at a loss for words to describe just how much she loved them; to the extreme degree you can love another. I kissed her, held her, and told her how much I love her and that I would miss her and that I would see her again. I said things that seemed to flow out of my mouth perfectly, so comforting, so full of truth; I know they were coming directly from the Holy Spirit. I was experiencing God, the angels, the Saints, my ancestors, and the greatest divine love one can know. This is a force so powerful, a feeling so strong, that I feel immense comfort when I think of it. I always will. I myself was elevated closer to heaven in those intensely magnified moments...

Aunty passed so peacefully, perfectly, and beautifully. Right before my eyes she eased into eternity. There is no other way to say it. That is exactly what happened. She passed exactly as she had lived, with beauty, grace, dignity and strength. And as if she were a saint (and she certainly was to many)
I anointed her hands, feet, and forehead with lavender oil. I sat by her side and prayed absorbing all the goodness and Love I was later told that she was transferring to me. I received so much it will sustain me forever with an abundance to share.
This exceptional and extraordinary woman is best part of who I am. I carry her with me eternally, along with my late Uncle D. Every single night for six years now I light a candle for Aunty and for him. And I get signs all the time that her spirit is all around and we remain and forever will be connected. The love we had was so strong that I honestly feel like she is still here. I know in many ways she still is.
 A little side note: Yesterday (the six year anniversary of her passing) I ended up in the emergency room. I am fine now. It was just a scare and probably some stress. But, I was in the exact same room (number 8 and her favorite number) that Aunty had been in when I had to take her to the ER once. When I realized it was the same room, I knew I would be okay. And I am…. Thank you Aunty for continually letting me know that you are looking out for me. Which reminds me….she had one eye open when she passed. And I knew for sure that meant only one thing…given our extraordinary unbreakable bond, SHE WOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR ME FOREVER. This is validated when I recall our little good-night ritual. Right after I helped tuck her in I would hold her hand and she would look directly at me. Right after I would say “I love you forever.” She would emphatically add “forever and ever and ever….” AMEN!