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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!

7 Anti-Aging Tricks that Every Woman Over 60 Should Know
4 months ago

7 Anti-Aging Tricks that Every Woman Over 60 Should Know

If I see one more online ad with a tagline like “Doctors hate her! Discover the one weird trick this woman used to look 10 years younger,” I’m going to scream. I’m not sure what makes me more frustrated – the fact…
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Is Living with Pain Stopping You from Enjoying Life After 60?
4 months ago

Is Living with Pain Stopping You from Enjoying Life After 60?

Is pain a growing fear as you age? Is it part of your identity once you pass the sixty gate? When I was ten years old, a boy swung a shovel with a rusty corner at a bee. I had just stooped down to the ground to pick something up…
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The Epic Life: Or, Are You Aging Gracefully?
5 months ago

The Epic Life: Or, Are You Aging Gracefully?

By  •  Lifestyle

The phrase “aging gracefully” implies that there is a way to age disgracefully. If you’ll pardon my badly-disguised chuckle, I’m so happy to be aging in the first place, given our times, that the idea that there is a way to mess…
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How to Find Joy in Growing Older
5 months ago

How to Find Joy in Growing Older

By  •  Mindset

I often ask seniors what it feels to be old, and I receive a multitude of answers. One person told me they use the word “older” instead of “old.” To her it feels good to grow older, but not be old. Another person told me when her body…
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Old Age Is Not Another Country
5 months ago

Old Age Is Not Another Country

By  •  Mindset

When I was young – pick any age up to 55 or so – I definitely thought that the future was a foreign country. It would be strange to me, and it would be difficult to cope with. And they would definitely “do things differently” there…
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You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!
5 months ago

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!

I attended a conference by The Atlantic called “The New Old Age.” It included a host of speakers in the Baby Boomer and beyond market, including 95-year-old Norman Lear. One of the topics that were discussed was how…
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Long-Distance Caregiving and Covid-19
5 months ago

Long-Distance Caregiving and Covid-19

With Covid-19, long-distance caregiving has become even more problematic. For instance, occasional visits that you used to have may have disappeared altogether. In-person visits are essential, though. So, if you are not there…
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The Wrinkles No One Wants to Have
6 months ago

The Wrinkles No One Wants to Have

One morning, as I was putting makeup on, I was taking a serious look at my reflection. This in my make-up mirror, which of course was magnified for maximum detection of everything you really do not want to see. Looking closely…
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Who Gets What When You’re Gone?
6 months ago

Who Gets What When You’re Gone?

By  •  Family

When one of my nieces was just a little thing, maybe 4 or 5 years old, she saw a spoon rack on her grandmother’s wall (my mother-in-law). It is one of those wooden shelves that holds tiny spoons my in-laws had collected…
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Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date
6 months ago

Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date

By  •  Mindset

There is salad dressing in my refrigerator that dates back to the Bush administration. And there’s a plastic container in the back that’s growing a chemistry experiment but I’m afraid to look, so I just leave it there. I know when the milk…
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