Mary Lou Harris is a proponent of active living, community volunteerism and inquisitive travel. After a post age 60 retirement from a career in public service, she expanded those interests to include ultra-trail running, hiking and extended-stay travel. She can be contacted through her website https://stillarunner.com or on Twitter at @stillarunner.

Latest Posts By Mary Lou Harris

2 weeks ago

Think You Are Immune to Dehydration?

This summer, I made a trip to Hawaii. This was not unusual. With family living there, I tend to visit once a year or so. Generally, people who live in this environment are keenly aware of the dangers of dehydration. Whether heading…

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3 weeks ago

Choose a Burial Plan – The Remains of Your Days

This morning I am very much alive. I’m getting in my morning run, doing a little strength work and planning my next travel ventures. Still, that mental nudge comes every now and then. It says, “Be kind to your family. Make those decisions about…

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1 month ago

5 Suggestions for Planning a Road Trip or Vacation with Siblings

A suggestion from my wise older brother several years ago resulted in spending a few days traveling with our other siblings. On the second day of our travels, it occurred to me that this was the longest space of time I had spent with several sisters…

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1 month ago

When Love Isn’t Enough – What to Ask of Family Caregivers

On a recent long flight, I happened across a better than average film amongst the airline’s offerings. It gave me pause to consider how adamant I might be in making my wishes known about health care when I can no longer care for myself…

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3 months ago

The Benefit of Seeing What You Can Achieve at Your Age

In May, I was fortunate to compete in the National Senior Games, a multi-event held for competition for athletes 50 years of age and older. This year, the youngest competitor was age 50 and the oldest competitor was age 103…

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4 months ago

Recycling Regrets – Was It All an Advertising Program?

How gullible can this consumer be? I’ve been hearing and seeing bits and pieces of reports recently that recycling of plastics really has not been, nor was intended to be, fully implemented. And further, that the industry knew it would be infeasible…

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5 months ago

Are you Growing Older or Growing Bolder?

There are a number of resources that I go to when I need an attitude reset or to experience another point of view. I look to podcasts and articles, Sixty and Me being one of my favorite go-to locations on the web…

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6 months ago

Are We Outliers or the Future Norm?

Like many others, my viewing of the Winter Olympics was scant. I did catch some of the beauty and athleticism of the pairs figure skating. I also tuned in to the last day for the women’s downhill skiing. It was exhilarating to watch the skill and speed…

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6 months ago

Recycling, Reusing, Expanding – Beyond Paper, Plastic and Glass

Recycling and reuse have been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember, but particularly since the 1990s when the recycling of some combination of paper, plastic…

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6 months ago

Need a New Identity? Reinvent Your Self!

There are moments in life when it is clear we are no longer the person we once were. Some of those moments are preceded by a gradual reckoning and arrive fairly painlessly; others are life-wrenching…

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