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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!

2 days ago

Make Stretching a Part of Your Daily Routine: Your Mature Body Will Thank You!

Do you remember doing calisthenics in your gym class? You might recall the part where you had to try to touch your toes by bending over from a standing position or while sitting on the floor with your legs extended…

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1 week ago

Driving: A Right or a Privilege in Old Age?

From time to time, there is an item in the news concerning old people and driving. One of my favourites concerned the late Duke of Edinburgh who had a car accident when he was in his late 90s. The car he was driving had ended up on its side…

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2 weeks ago

Accepting the Face in the Mirror

I was in my early 50s when I went to South Korea to visit my daughter who was teaching English at Yeugnam University in Taegu. We were invited to the home of the head of her department and served soju, a drink guaranteed…

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2 weeks ago

Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!

According to one fashion expert, celebs sometimes go up a size or two when they wear heels for a long period of time to avoid swollen feet. Reportedly, one “trick-of-the-trade is to stuff the toe with padding like tissue or cotton wool, and this can be taken…

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1 month ago

Experiencing Cold Feet After 60? 8 Possible Causes and 3 Ways to Remedy the Situation

If you are running through your entire stock of cozy winter socks every week, you might be wondering if there is something more you can do to keep your feet warm. While chronically cold feet can indicate your footwear simply isn’t up to par, it can also reflect…

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1 month ago

Coping with Our 70-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?

When my son, now in his late 30s, was about five years old, he made a remark that has stayed with me ever since. He had gone through a stage, thankfully brief, when he would pee unexpectedly, leaving a small visible stain on his trousers…

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2 months ago

Over 60? Here’s How to Deal with the Feeling that Time is Running Out

A ticking clock in your home can affect you in ways you may not realize. One of the primary effects of living with a ticking clock is that you are likely to feel that time is limited or running out for you. This is because the constant…

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2 months ago

Lies About Getting Older – Have You Heard of Them?

This is not about being superior or judgmental or “lookitme.” It is, however, about choices. This man didn’t exercise before his accident. I did. Including yoga six days a week…

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2 months ago

All the Neglection We Go Through in Life

I love to listen to people talk, to hear their use and misuse of language. A few nights ago on the local news, a woman was talking about “all the neglection” her father was receiving at the nursing home. The phrase stuck with me. The idea of receiving neglection…

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2 months ago

Was Turning 60 an Unhappy Birthday for You?

Celebrating 60 was a long time in coming for me. “It’s shocking,” I would say to friends as it started to sink in that August was right around the corner, and I was fast approaching a milestone I did not look forward to. My reaction would not have surprised anyone. I had always been age averse…

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