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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
Holiday Connections or Conflict – Delve into the Spirit with a Care Culture of Well-Being
1 week ago

Holiday Connections or Conflict – Delve into the Spirit with a Care Culture of Well-Being

“It’s so difficult to find the right gifts for loved-ones because what we really want for the holidays – connection, hope, faith, joy, wonder, magic – can’t be found on the shelves or on-line…”
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Do You Celebrate Your Successes After 60? If Not, It’s Time to Reconsider!
2 months ago

Do You Celebrate Your Successes After 60? If Not, It’s Time to Reconsider!

By  •  Mindset

How much time do you spend lamenting steps taken – or not taken – as you navigate life in the decades past 60? On the other end of the spectrum, how much time do you spend celebrating your successes?
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How to Re-Boot Your Well-Being After a Health Set-Back in the 7th Decade
5 months ago

How to Re-Boot Your Well-Being After a Health Set-Back in the 7th Decade

One of the best pieces of advice I can offer to support lifelong health is, “don’t let a health set-back become a new health set-point.” Healthy habits aren’t just a one-time choice…
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How to Stay Strong, Mobile and Fit in Your 60s and Better
5 months ago

How to Stay Strong, Mobile and Fit in Your 60s and Better

Three years from now, do you expect to be as strong and agile as you are today? How about six years from now? Read More

Changing Habits After 60 – Now That’s Scary! Do You Know How to Bring Joy to the Process of Change?
7 months 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!
8 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!)
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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