Motivation Brooke Shields Explains Why We’re Never Too Old ByAmy Morin, LCSWAmy Morin, LCSWFacebookLinkedInTwitterAmy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, the author of the bestselling book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," and the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast.Learn about our editorial processPublished on June 13, 2022Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of ContentsMeet Brooke ShieldsWhy Brooke Is Mentally StrongWhat You’ll Hear on the ShowWhat You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental StrengthQuotes From BrookeMore About the PodcastEvery Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life.Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Meet Brooke Shields Brooke Shields has worked in Hollywood since 1978 as an actress and a model. She’s starred on magazine covers across the globe, appeared in movies like 'Blue Lagoon,' and starred in the TV show 'Suddenly Susan.' She’s also a New York Times bestselling author. In 2005, her book 'Down Came the Rain' talked about the debilitating postpartum depression she experienced after the birth of her daughter and this helped reduce the stigma associated with postpartum depression. In 2014, her book, 'There Was a Little Girl,' chronicled her life growing up with a single mother who became her show business manager. One of Brooke’s latest ventures is Beginning Is Now, a website that combats ageism. At age 56, she is showing women that life doesn’t end at 40. Instead, it’s just beginning. Why Brooke Is Mentally Strong Brooke has faced ageism both on and off the camera. But she acknowledges that some people might think she’s been part of the problem. After all, her career in the beauty and entertainment industry spanned decades. But, now she is boldly speaking up against ageism, both inside and outside of her industry. She wants to break down the stereotypes that imply you’re too old to do certain things once you reach a certain age. What You’ll Hear on the Show The stereotypes about aging that Brooke is trying to break downHow to stop comparing yourself to other peopleHow to stay physically and mentally healthy as you grow olderWhy it’s so important to find people who inspire you in different age bracketsWhy Brooke started fighting ageismHow being on 'Friends' changed her lifeWhy community is so important as you grow olderHow to build up the belief in yourself that you can accomplish new things at any ageHow to get more excited about life at any ageMotivation Might Be the Key to Healthy Aging What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength The pressure to look youthful and the idea that you’re too old to reach your dreams can certainly affect your mental health. Fortunately, you’re never too old to build mental strength. As you grow older, you may find a healthy balance between accepting the changes in your body as well as a desire to stay as healthy as possible. What Scientists Have to Say about Facial Beauty Quotes From Brooke Brooke ShieldsComparison is just the kiss of death. And we all do it. And I have to remind myself daily not to do it. — Brooke Shields"Find people who are in that age bracket, and find people that inspire you that are that age. And try to learn from them and try to find similarities with yourself in them.""None of us are without struggles."10 Strategies to Boost Your Cognitive Health and Fight Brain Aging More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and ResourcesFollow Brooke on Instagram: @BrookeShieldsCheck out Brooke’s website: Beginning Is NowIf You Liked This Episode, You Might Also Like These EpisodesStrategies for Healing With Holocaust Survivor Dr. Eger and Her Daughter Dr. EngleFriday Fix: The 6 Stages of ChangeHow to Develop Radical Confidence With Author Lisa Bilyeu9 Ways to Start Boosting Your Self-Confidence TodayBy Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial ProcessMeet Our Review Board Share FeedbackWas this page helpful?Thanks for your feedback!What is your feedback? 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