LifeLivedForward_SLICES_11

 

A collection of straightforward advice about

everyday issues faced by seniors.

 

  • The Mediterranean Diet Takes Top Honor Are you looking to maintain your weight, eat healthy, and stay younger? You’re in luck. The Mediterranean diet has recently been ranked as one of the best programs to accomplish these goals. In our book, “Mind-Body-Spirit Connections: A Pathway to better Health,” we stated the Mediterranean diet was one of the better diets to stay ...
  • New Commitments Most of us have experienced a passionate commitment with a larger purpose which brings energy anew to our lives.  Our impact broadens through our imagination and dedication.  As we open space in our daily lives and develop ever more specific interests throughout the years when some of our initial personal and professional responsibilities have been ...
  • Preparing to Downsize How do you catch a monkey? Long ago, an interesting way was to let them catch themselves. Hunters would make a hole in a coconut, put pieces of oranges inside and then hang the coconut from a tree. As the monkey came around, it would catch the sweet smell of the oranges and reach into the hole. Once ...
  • The Impact of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Over The Counter Hearing Aid Act Passed…What Exactly Does this Mean for the Audiology Industry? The Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act was passed recently by Congress, which will undoubtedly have an effect on the industry. Details of this Act can be found here. Several people have asked for my opinion on the passage of ...
  • How Much Water Should We Drink Everyday? More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does that mean when it comes to water? Water has been described as a neglected, unappreciated, ...
  • Finding Your Place in the Second Half of Life View article online on Jackson.com site U.S. journalist and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller once said that “a house is no home unless it includes food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” In some ways, the quote is even more poignant today than when it was written (19th Century), as American society ...
  • Q & A with Bill Gifford, Author of “Spring Chicken, Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)” What inspired you to write about aging and the research surrounding it?  I started thinking about the subject as I entered my 40s and realized that things were changing, albeit subtly. Also, at the same time, I’d had two beautiful dogs, lab mixes, brother and sister, and I’d watched them go from exuberant puppies to strong, ...
  • Hearing Aid Discount Programs Address the Daunting Task of Selecting (and Paying For) Hearing Aids According to one of the latest surveys regarding hearing aid purchasing and satisfaction, one of the two main reasons consumers give for not purchasing hearing aids is the cost – and rightfully so. Premium hearing aids purchased from a private practice hearing aid center can cost upwards of $7000 for the pair. Many patients either ...
  • Moving with Magical Thinking In “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion eloquently describes how grief distorts thinking and creates thoughts that defy logic. She describes this process as “magical thinking.” I think some people approach moving with magical thinking as well. In psychology, magical thinking refers to the belief that one’s thoughts can make things happen, or that thinking ...
  • Why a Happy, Healthy Retirement Is About More Than Just Money In the beginning, there was no retirement. There were few old people. Most people were fully employed in their teens and worked until they died in their mid-30s. In those days, it was customary to carry on until you dropped, regardless of your age group — no golf, no Airstream travel trailer, no retirement. When ...
  • Estate Planning Lessons from “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” “Big Daddy… What is it that makes him so big? His big heart, his big belly, or his big money?” – Brick Pollitt, character in the play Last week my husband and I saw Tennessee Williams’ play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Fulton Theatre. The theme of truth vs. mendacity runs through the play ...
  • Where Should I Unpack? Unpack.  Repack.  Repeat. What will make you happy in the next phase of your life?  “Unpacking” means asking the right questions, rather than offering the wrong answers.  As simple, yet powerful, as “what is the good life?” Am I living in the place I love?” can present a new passport to the next phase of life. 12 ...