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About Kay Van Norman

Healthy aging expert Kay Van Norman is the President of Brilliant Aging. She serves on international boards, speaks and consults around the world, and has an extensive list of publications. Her Vitality Portfolio® model for lifelong health will be featured in a book by author Jack Canfield. Visit her at http://www.kayvannorman.com.
Latest Posts | By Kay Van Norman
Changing Habits After 60 – Now That’s Scary! Do You Know How to Bring Joy to the Process of Change?
1 month ago

Changing Habits After 60 – Now That’s Scary! Do You Know How to Bring Joy to the Process of Change?

By  •  Mindset

In past blogs I’ve written about the recognizable pattern to behavior change including five stages: pre-contemplation (I’m not even thinking about changing a behavior)…

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Too Much Sitting? Health Consequences Are Comparable to Smoking!
2 months ago

Too Much Sitting? Health Consequences Are Comparable to Smoking!

Is sitting the new smoking?

A 2014 article in the New York Times described research by Dr. Levine of Mayo Clinic identifying sitting as a “lethal” activity with many of the same health consequences as smoking. That led to headlines such as Sitting Is the New Smoking,and a public health push to get moving more throughout the day. Read More

3+ Ways to Create Positive Experiences in Your Senior Years (Baby Steps May Be the Key!)
3 months ago

3+ Ways to Create Positive Experiences in Your Senior Years (Baby Steps May Be the Key!)

By now, you’ve either been rocking it with your New Year’s resolutions, or they’ve fallen by the wayside as “life” happens. Read More

A 5-Step Plan for Adopting Healthy Habits After 60
4 months ago

A 5-Step Plan for Adopting Healthy Habits After 60

Many people have trouble swapping unhealthy habits for healthy ones. It may be easy to start strong then fade away and eventually call it a failure. Or maybe it’s hard to even get started. Read More

The Hidden Health Sabotage of Older Age: Follow These 3 Tips to Help You Navigate Through It
5 months ago

The Hidden Health Sabotage of Older Age: Follow These 3 Tips to Help You Navigate Through It

It’s January. The holiday festivities and pressures are behind us and a new year stretches to the horizon – one filled with possibilities. It’s natural to think of new beginnings or re-commit to goals this time of year. Have you considered how specifically you’ll move closer to your goals? Read More

No Motivation to Exercise After 60? Try Connecting Across the Miles
6 months ago

No Motivation to Exercise After 60? Try Connecting Across the Miles

During this time of the year, it can be more difficult than ever to fit in some exercise and try to eat healthy – most of the time. I know it is for me! Read More

Wellness Spotlight: The Importance of Intellectual and Vocational Wellness in Life After 60
7 months ago

Wellness Spotlight: The Importance of Intellectual and Vocational Wellness in Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

This is the last of a 3-part series describing the six dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and vocational – and how they impact your life. Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Do You Find Ways to Grow Your Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being?
8 months ago

Wellness Spotlight: Do You Find Ways to Grow Your Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being?

By  •  Mindset

This blog is part two of a three-part series describing the six dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and vocational and how they work together to form whole-person wellness. Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Are You Happy with Your Physical and Social Well-being?
9 months ago

Wellness Spotlight: Are You Happy with Your Physical and Social Well-being?

My first article for Sixty and Me described the Vitality Portfolio® approach that helps build health/well-being in the same way you might use a financial portfolio to build financial well-being. Namely, it helps you make a (vitality) plan, balance (vitality) assets and make regular deposits. Read More

How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”
1 year ago

How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”

By  •  Mindset

As a healthy aging writer, speaker and consultant for the past 20+ years, I’ve spent a great deal of time campaigning against ageism and identifying how easily it can creep into our subconscious and influence personal health beliefs and behaviors. Read More