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

Are You Being Ageist… to Yourself? Here’s How it Affects How Others View You
2 years ago

Are You Being Ageist… to Yourself? Here’s How it Affects How Others View You

Recently, a colleague and I were discussing the impact of personal ageism on older adult health beliefs, and behaviors. We also talked about the way ageism impacts how older adults are viewed by others. Read More

4 Ways to Power Up Your Brain Health After 60
2 years ago

4 Ways to Power Up Your Brain Health After 60

It’s always made me wonder why things we’ve been doing our entire lives seem to take on a new meaning after a certain age. Read More

How to Balance the 6 Dimensions of Wellness in Your Life After 60
2 years 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 a vitality plan, balancing vitality assets (wellness, core and functional) and making regular deposits. Read More

How Caregivers Can Provide Independence Without Sacrificing Safety
2 years ago

How Caregivers Can Provide Independence Without Sacrificing Safety

One aspect of independence that often flies under the radar is the Dignity of Risk. Credited to the disability movement, it’s defined as the idea that self-determination and the right to take reasonable risks are essential for dignity and self-esteem. Read More

Weight Training for Seniors: The Importance of Strength Training in Your 60s
2 years 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’s Your Vitality Plan for Your 60s and Beyond?
2 years 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