31 Days to a Younger You: An Interview with Arlene Pellicane

Arlene Pellicane has been featured on The Hour of Power, The 700 Club, TLC’s Home Made Simple, and Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah. Her book, 31 Days to a Younger You: No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding (available from Vyrso) shows women how to be beautiful from the inside out.

Recently, our own Tayler Lindsey had an opportunity to talk to Arlene about 31 Days to a Younger You, how to feel better, and how to genuinely improve one’s energy.

Vyrso Voice: Does it really take just 31 days to look and feel younger?

Arlene Pellicane: You’ve got to start somewhere! Most of us have an unhealthy habit that will age us prematurely—whether it’s a lack of exercise or a love for donuts. If you think of making a change for life, it’s too overwhelming. But if you start with a doable time period like 31 days, you can make some wonderful changes that will make you look and feel younger in probably less than a month.

Vyrso Voice: What would you say to women who believe that outward appearance shouldn’t be their priority and that people should accept them as they are?

Arlene Pellicane: Your outward appearance may not the most important thing in life, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of it. Sure, it’s better to be a person of character than a person with good looks. But why does it have to be either/or? Beauty comes from the inside out. My friend said she’d love to go to work in her pajamas (ah, the comfort!), but she would never do that out of consideration for her co-workers. How she looks affects other people. In the same way, we ought to do our best to look as attractive as possible to the people around us. Especially as believers, we are ambassadors of the King.

Vyrso Voice: Can busy women apply these principles in a short amount of time?

Arlene Pellicane: Yes! By reading for five to ten minutes a day and then doing a simple action step, a busy woman can start looking and feeling younger in days. I know a busy single mom who read my book and started doing crossword puzzles to challenge her mind, lifting weights, and cutting out white flour from her diet. She feels better already, and those are just a few small changes that can make a big difference.

Vyrso Voice: What are some areas of the heart, mind, and body that you cover?

Arlene Pellicane: For the heart, readers are led to be more joyful, recover that childlike faith, roll with the punches, and laugh again. As we grow older, it’s easy to think “I’m losing my mind!” So we spend time to focus on improving memory and strengthening our brain power through learning new skills and doing hobbies we enjoy. The adage “move it or lose it” rings true, so we spend the last part of the book focusing on improving our exercise and eating habits, plus fashions dos and don’ts as we age.

Vyrso Voice: Many women are tired and bored with their lives. How can they add some excitement to the mix?

Arlene Pellicane: It’s very easy to settle into a routine and become bored with life. But thankfully, it’s also very easy to shake off lethargy to do something exciting. It’s as simple as putting something on the calendar that you are looking forward to: a women’s retreat, coffee with a friend, a day trip, or enrolling in a painting class. It can be anything and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Is there a hobby or destination you loved as a child? Make plans to do that again. Create many “I can hardly waits” in life. Notice, you have to create these moments. They don’t automatically come to you.

Vyrso Voice: What are some tips for relieving stress or making time for yourself?

Arlene Pellicane: Exercise is a great stress reliever whether it’s an intense exercise class at the gym or walk around your block. Find something you enjoy that helps you “change channels” so you can walk away from the things that are stressing you out. It may be reading a Psalm or a chapter in a book, calling a friend, asking someone to pray with you over the phone, or journaling. If you see you have a particularly busy week or you’re in a demanding season of life, schedule time in your calendar for down time. Set aside a weeknight where there are no outside activities and re-group. Protect that time or something or someone will take it away.

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