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Getting Older

Getting older isn’t a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let’s explore and celebrate the aging process together!

4 Key Ingredients for Successful Aging
3 months ago

4 Key Ingredients for Successful Aging

By  •  Mindset

Wikipedia defines successful aging as “physical, mental and social well-being in older age.” The authors of Successful Aging: The MacArthur Foundation Study, John Rowe, MD, and Robert Kahn, PhD, define it as “the cross-section between three components.” Read More

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

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts
3 months ago

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts

Dr. W, an orthopedic surgeon, leaned towards me and launched into a lecture.

“We can’t determine what you need without an x-ray,” he barked, cutting me off in mid-sentence. Read More

What Does it Really Mean to be in the “Sandwich Generation”
3 months ago

What Does it Really Mean to be in the “Sandwich Generation”

Are we the generation which had it all?

The bra-burning brigade of the 1960s led us to believe we could have everything we wanted – a fabulous job, a happy family, a beautiful home, leisure time by the bucket-load because of all the labour-saving gadgets, good health, cars, holidays – you name it, it was ours for the taking. Read More

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60
3 months ago

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60

By  •  Mindset

Have you ever been listening to music as you’re fixing dinner or doing dishes, and found yourself doing the “two-step” or just “movin’ to the groove”? Well, whatever you called it, you were doing something potentially very beneficial for your body and mind. Read More

9 Habits You Can Cultivate to Prevent Turning into a Grumpy Old Woman
4 months ago

9 Habits You Can Cultivate to Prevent Turning into a Grumpy Old Woman

You probably know a grumpy old person. They aren’t fun to be around, and if you let them, they can suck all of the energy out of a room. It is difficult to be in the company of a grumpy old person – male or female – and when we must, we often do it out of obligation. Read More

Is Age Relevant After 60?
4 months ago

Is Age Relevant After 60?

A year ago, I turned 60. It was a big day for me. Over the past three decades, I planned events celebrating each birthday by challenging myself to accomplish something I had not done before. Read More

Has Your Age Become an Excuse for Not Really Living? Here’s What to Do!
4 months ago

Has Your Age Become an Excuse for Not Really Living? Here’s What to Do!

By  •  Mindset

My car has a feature which I find totally annoying. When I’m close to what the ‘powers-that-be’ determined is my next required maintenance, a little box pops up on the dash-screen announcing “Maintenance required soon!” and stays on until I’ve acceded to its request. Read More

9 Herbs and Spices that Can Add Excitement to Your Life After 60
4 months ago

9 Herbs and Spices that Can Add Excitement to Your Life After 60

I recently came across a quote which stated that “aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.” I thought about it for a while and concluded how wrong this thinking is. Read More

4 Hidden Truths About Aging That Could Be Hurting Your Potential
4 months ago

4 Hidden Truths About Aging That Could Be Hurting Your Potential

By  •  Mindset

Afraid of the aging process?

Aging is certainly not glamorized in the media and there’s even some ageism ingrained in our pop culture, so don’t fret if you are indeed afraid. You’re not alone. Read More