Welcome! Silver Disobedience® is a rebellion against ageism. Silver Disobedients™ know that each year of life has made us stronger, smarter, wiser and more relevant.  Daily we gather here and on @SilverDisobedience social media pages to discuss thoughts about aging and life. We hope you join the conversation and share your wisdom.

I’m Dian Griesel (60) founder and Chief Creative behind the Silver Disobedience® Movement. I’m a perception analyst, nutritionist, longtime PR exec and also the author of several science, health and business books including The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly.  A few years ago, at 57, I became a model with Wilhelmina Models New York — proof that life can really change in your fifties and beyond! In less than a three years, thanks to silver hair and a smile, I’ve appeared in many national campaigns for age-embracing companies like Lancome, Sephora, Sally Hansen, Clinique, O Magazine, Amazon and more.  This blog started only two years ago — yet now hundreds of thousands of people currently read these daily posts every week on this website; on branded @SilverDisobedience pages on Instagram Facebook  and Pinterest plus @DianGriesel on Twitter. FAR more exciting to me is the discussion that follows each post!!! I love reading and responding to how each Silver Disobedient™ interprets my meditative blog posts and in turn openly shares their personal perspectives and wisdom.

The Silver Disobedience community consists of a positive, powerful time-warp of individuals who seem to be sadly misunderstood by many marketers. Mostly aged 45 to 100+, this multi-faceted collective of amazing people consists of the first ever in history who might be carrying diaper bags for grandchildren or great-grandchildren — yet, because of advances in medicine, adoptions & second marriages, some, may also be raising their own children as well. The Circle of Life that we represent is an unusual amalgamation of active folks who are rocking life in basically every vertical imaginable. We’re not all retired and those of us who are, are re-writing history with their versions of what “retirement” looks like!

This website and my Silver Disobedience® social media pages, particularly Instagram & Facebook have become the home of a wonderful, supportive and growing community. Hundreds of thousands are participating. I’ve done a lot of things in my life—but interacting with every follower via @SilverDisobedience has been my most fascinating and rewarding journey ever.  For this, I thank you all.

Peace, Love and Friendship,

Dian Griesel aka @SilverDisobedience


Dian Griesel is an Perception Analyst, Chief Creative at Silver Disobedience, President of DGI, Author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook and a direct model at Wilhelmina Models New York.

She is an active blogger on all aspects of life and the wonders of age and aging.

@DianGriesel @SilverDisobedience

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