Yes, Donna O’Klock is my real name!   

My goal with my blog, is to inspire you to live healthfully and beautifully, and to think about life and aging differently.   We can’t hold back the hands of time, but there is no need get old!

I am sharing things that I’ve figured out, that are part of my daily life. And for things I don’t know, I am asking and sharing advice from brilliant people who are great examples to me. (Be prepared: sometimes I may throw in a “horrible warning!”)

I hope you will find this fun, irreverent in all the right places, and useful.

I am in a wonderful relationship with my handsome Harley dude (10 years now, a world record for me).  I have a kind and multi-talented-artist son.   I have been a hair stylist for more than 30 years (professional problem-solver and image-maker) . I took a sabbatical, but came back to the salon life with a renewed appreciation for the personal interactions that are the hallmark of the this industry.  Besides, I really missed the smell of hair spray in the morning!

I have been a closet writer since writing my first play in 3rd grade for a competition…only to lose to Randy Dayton and his stupid play about Martians!   I’ve been dabbling in short stories, children’s books, and poetry ever since.  I am also currently writing a book called, “Sick and Tired…and Sexy” about living beautifully with chronic illness.

I’m a book and magazine addict (new fave – Garden & Gun),  and I pursue photography and cooking as hobbies.  I’m one of “those people” who love to post food photos on FB!

 i will prove that you can have the whole enchilada (just not too often) and that “You CAN be sexy past sixty!”  

The clock’s ticking…

XO Donna


18 Responses to “About”

  1. Janice cyrill November 1, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Thank you for your inspiring words! I’m single after 30 years of marriage and the first part of that first year was spent exercising an unhealthy dose of self pity…” Who’s going to want a woman in her mid fifties! I’ll never be able to compete with 40 year olds.” But as my second year draws to a close, I’ve discovered myself which is no small feat! I think this sisterhood is so important to women like us. I’ve found that I’m not alone in all this and find great comfort in sharing and helping women as they have helped me.

  2. oneoklock November 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Thank you for reading, Janice! It IS great to surround ourselves with women (and men) who inspire us, and let them in. I hope everything continues to unfold beautifully for you!

  3. ginamwaterfield November 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Just so you know, Donna…..I’m hanging on to every word you write, learning and growing by step by step…thank you for leading the way for those of us learning the fine art of expression.
    Watching you flourish is a beautiful thing to witness….write on!

  4. mygoals4today December 5, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Love this, Donna! I look forward to more 🙂 As I’ve been bemoaning my advancing age, this has given me a different angle. And, while I still cant say I’m looking forward to adding the years on, the message I’m taking away is that i don’t have to slink toward the higher numbers, but rather march up proudly 🙂

    Keep it comin, lady 🙂


    • oneoklock December 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Thank you so much, Kim!! Glad it speaks to you!

  5. Steve Hinds January 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Donna, you’re a very gifted writer and it’s such a pleasure to read your blog. It would seem that your creativity knows no bounds; writer, stylist, photographer. I’m not 60 (yet) and not female (pretty sure that ain’t happening) but I’m looking forward to more posts! Steve

    • oneoklock January 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      Thank you so much, Steve. I’m
      so flattered!!!

  6. Jeannie Rickey January 3, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Donna, we met at the Women’s Conference in Austin. Love the blog and wishing you a blessed 2014! Jeannie, Texas Woman’s University

    • oneoklock January 4, 2014 at 7:44 am #

      Thank you so much for reading, glad you enjoyed it! And Happy New Year – all the very best to you in 2014!
      XO Donna

  7. Lora Tucker Kaasch August 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm #


    Hi there! I love your site so much that I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award! Of course, you are not obligated to participate; however, if you would like to, please see my post http://hopecourageinspiration.com/liebster-award/ for additional information and an example of what to do next. I look forward to reading more posts from you!

    Yours in friendship,
    Lora Tucker Kaasch

    • oneoklock August 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

      Oh, my goodness Lora – how did I not see this sooner? I am so flattered! Thank you. Hugs. More hugs!
      XO Donna

  8. Anne Haikola September 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    I finally got a chance to check out your blog. I love it. And was inspired by your “I hate rules” I really should put #4 on my action item list.

    See you next time I visit Dow @ Bella. I always enjoy visiting with you and Amy while I am there.

    • oneoklock September 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Anne – Thank you so much! It’s always a pleasure to see you.
      I’m glad I was able to add a touch of inspiration to your day!
      XO Donna

  9. Ron Melton January 16, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    Hey there! RM here … still here … on earth … in Austin. Your blog reveals you’ve retained the joie de vivre I remember so well. Much to discuss if you so choose. Best of luck to you and yours.

    • by Donna O'Klock January 16, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      Holy Moly! Hi there – and thanks for your note, and the nice compliment Ron!
      I’ve taken note of your email address, and you’re right, there’s a lot of catching up to do!

  10. Mary Chapel August 17, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    HI Donna I tell you I was without magazines in Indonesia for 3 years in the 1980’s. I saw Time magazine with blacked out articles about the movie “The Year of Living Dangerously” about Indonesia. Suharto didn’t like it.
    So I too love magazines! There is something about the slick photos and quick articles. Mary

    • by Donna O'Klock August 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

      It was so nice to meet you, Mary! I know just what you mean – I love a tight article and slick photography, the best of both worlds, thanks to magazines.
      XO Donna


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