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!

4 months ago

I Found My True Self in My 60s and You Can Too!

Sometimes as we age, our true essence can begin to fade. A life that was once vibrant and grand can become subdued and pale. You continue on, day by day with what needs to done and in many ways going through the motions but the spirit can be diminished…

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4 months ago

How Much Do We Owe Our Aging Parents?

There are approximately 44 million adults in the United States of America caring for their aging parents. People are living longer. With this comes the stress of being older ourselves when our parents need a caregiver. Many people over 60 have found…

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4 months ago

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

I grew up seeing some of my older relatives remove their ‘teeth’ before going to bed. Sometimes, they expressed discomfort with chewing or dentures that were either too tight or too loose. I decided early on in my life that I was not going to go down…

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4 months ago

Melatonin and Aging: How It Can Help with Memory and Longevity

What is aging? Volumes have been written on the subject, but our understanding of it, while constantly growing, is still hazy. However, if pressed to summarize the underlying process on the level of the cell, scientists would agree that many…

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4 months ago

Have You Inventoried your “What Ifs”? (VIDEO)

Do you ever find yourself asking these important life questions: What if my spouse or I die prematurely? What if one of us becomes disabled during our working years and is unable to work again? What if one of us needs long-term care in retirement?

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4 months ago

How Ageism Is Revealed in Family Aging “Scripts”

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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4 months ago

Why Young People Are My Inspiration for Writing

Two days ago, I received a note from a reader who follows my writing on a couple of different platforms. It caught me by surprise, if for no other reason that it is so very easy, sitting here in relative isolation and still under the corner of the heavy quarantine…

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4 months ago

How to Approach Changes in Activity and Lifestyle After 60

There is a time in life for almost everything, and of course, a time when we put some joys of our life aside. But when? And do we self-select by incrementally cutting back? Now, at the age of 73, there are considerations I didn’t concern myself…

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5 months ago

Does Your Mother’s Legacy Shape Your Own?

The Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor from the past.” It’s common to hear about legacies “living on” today when they continue to affect those in the present…

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5 months ago

How I Supported the Significant Lady in My Life Through Menopause

As someone who has worked in the health care profession for more than 40 years, I’m no stranger to being asked for my professional advice on all sorts of health issues. With so much information available these days, making the right decisions…

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