By Womaness Editors 2-Minute Read
If you're a member of our private Facebook group The After Party—or if you've ever interacted with Womaness customer service—chances are you've met our very own Ann Gobel. With her caring hand and keeping-it-real demeanor, she's helped thousands of women navigate their way through the many questions they've had when it comes to menopause, Womaness products, and this stage of life. An intrepid world traveler and towering figure (figuratively and literally; she's six feet tall in the flesh) who's just as likely to call in to a work meeting from a remote tropical island as she from her home near NYC, Ann keeps us on our toes—and in stitches—every day at Womaness. Read on to learn why this former publisher of SHAPE magazine is the kind of Womaness Woman we all aspire to be: confident, ready for anything, and filling this phase with her own brand of fabulousness.
First thing I do each morning
"Stretch!! Then coffee and hopefully solve Wordle in less than 6."
Three things I always keep in/on my nightstand
"My noise machine to block out my teenage sons' nighttime sounds from the kitchen. (Seriously, they eat three times throughout the night.) Water bottle with a straw. Chapstick."
My go-to beauty hack or wellness ritual
"While Overnight Magic is a nighttime moisturizer, I actually use it both morning and night. And whenever I have to get on a Zoom call or go out, I lather it on so I appear brighter and shinier. I don't wear makeup as I feel like that ages me. I prefer to have dewy, bright skin."
"I am saying 'yes' to more adventure and living a life that is more curated to what I want to spend my time doing."
My inner age (the age I really feel) and why
"I still think I am in my 30s—except I feel even better because I am not chasing toddlers."
Advice I would give to my younger self
"Drink more water."
We don’t believe in “The Pause.” Tell us, what are you not pausing on?
"I am crafting the second half of my life now on my terms and I am very excited about it. I am saying 'yes' to more adventure and living a life that is more curated to what I want to spend my time doing. I am traveling more to places I want to see and surrounding myself with people that I want to be with, both personally and professionally."
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