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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
How Resilience Can Help You with Aging in Place
1 week ago

How Resilience Can Help You with Aging in Place

By  •  Mindset

I’ve done a great deal of consulting work in the senior living industry, everything from skilled nursing and assisted living to independent and active aging communities. Each of these senior living products have very different environments…
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Changing Habits After 60 – Now That’s Scary! Do You Know How to Bring Joy to the Process of Change?
3 weeks ago

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

By  •  Mindset

I’ve talked about changing attitudes and expectations around aging and wellness, and about creating a vitality plan and making regular vitality deposits. But I think there is something else working under the surface to derail positive change…
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How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”
1 month 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…
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Is Inspiration Whiplash Part of Your Vocabulary?
3 months ago

Is Inspiration Whiplash Part of Your Vocabulary?

If you’re like most people, you probably made some new year’s resolutions – changes you wanted to see in your life. Research shows it takes around 90 days to forge lasting change, so perhaps by now you’re well on your way to making…
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Begin a Lasting Commitment to Brain Health
5 months ago

Begin a Lasting Commitment to Brain Health

I think we’re all reeling a bit from 2020 and grateful to turn the page on a new year. I’ve been thinking about New Year’s resolutions and know from experience that it’s one thing to intend to do something and quite another to actually commit…
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Social Media, Emotional Residue, and Friendships
7 months ago

Social Media, Emotional Residue, and Friendships

If you Google emotional residue it talks about the scientific study of how strong emotions in a space can be detected by others even after the person feeling the emotion is no longer there. The whole concept of “bad vibes” appears…
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How to Balance the 6 Dimensions of Wellness in Your Life After 60
8 months ago

How to Balance the 6 Dimensions of Wellness in Your Life After 60

How balanced is your Wellness Wheel? Are you missing a spoke? Some time ago I introduced the concept of creating a personal Vitality Portfolio® just like you would a financial portfolio. This involves creating…
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Weight Training for Seniors: The Importance of Strength Training in Your 60s
10 months ago

Weight Training for Seniors: The Importance of Strength Training in Your 60s

We often hear about the need for strength training at any age, but did you know that power training is even more important to functional independence?

You might associate power with elite sports or the massive athletes who “power lift” 800 pounds, and then drop it to the ground with a huge clang. You can just hear the argghhh! Read More

What Does Walking with Confidence Have to Do with Your Ankle Flexors? (VIDEO)
11 months ago

What Does Walking with Confidence Have to Do with Your Ankle Flexors? (VIDEO)

This is my third blog in a series of specific functional exercises to support physical independence. As we all navigate different levels of returning to normal activities, I hope you’ve been able to get out and engage in more…
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What’s Your Vitality Plan for Your 60s and Beyond?
12 months ago

What’s Your Vitality Plan for Your 60s and Beyond?

Building financial security and staying healthy are consistently listed as top aging concerns for adults over 55. Read More