LifeLivedForward_SLICES_11

 

A collection of straightforward advice about

everyday issues faced by seniors.

 

  • On my radar: Death Cleaning On my radar are trend bytes – a gathering of observations – that indicate a larger trend is at work.  I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo for a boomer-focused blog. It’s a hot trend right now. In my research I consistently hear older adults say ...
  • Are Your Online Habits Putting Your Accounts and Identity at Risk? I’m wondering how many people have returned to their old habits now that the Equifax data breach is not in the news every day. Protecting personal information to avoid identity theft needs to be ongoing. There is probably no way to remove all risk of identity theft, but there are many steps that can be ...
  • Heart Health Impacts Hearing Health February is Hearth Month and a time to highlight the benefits of a healthy cardiovascular system. Did you know that having a healthy heart can contribute to your hearing health as well?  According to a recent article, studies have shown the following: Adults with cardiovascular disease and signs of peripheral circulation disorder have less hearing abilities ...
  • Feel the Burn: The Art of Burning Man comes to the Renwick in March Eye Level spoke with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, to learn more about her upcoming exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opening at the Renwick on March 30, 2018. Cutting-edge artwork created at Burning Man, the annual desert gathering that has become one of ...
  • 5 Tips to Control Your Fear in Retirement Fear of Money or Losing Money can Force Bad Investment Behavior Chrematophobia (also called Chrometophobia) is the intense fear of money. Some phobics are only afraid of the corrupting power of money, while others might fear financial failures or the responsibility money brings. News stories about market volatility can also lead to fear of money. The ...
  • 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, ...