Combating Alzheimer’s

Finding out that you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s is devastating news. Fortunately, there is much we do know about slowing its progression through lifestyle changes. These involve sharing your memories with friends, staying socially and physically active and by continuing to challenge your brain to learn new and

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Getting More Colorful with Age

I often say, “I want to get more colorful with age.” What do I mean by that? Just as the leaves change in the Fall and get more colorful over time, I want to get more colorful as I age, and to blend with others to create more beauty than

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You Have a Choice

The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a little bit of luck, well, that belief has gone the way of the eight-track player. According to the MacArthur Foundation’s 10-year study on aging, approximately

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Aging In America (Part 2)

Marketing messages in the media would have us believe that unless we are young and fit into a well-defined description of beauty (i.e. age, shape, athletic ability), we have no value. But, we know through research, and by surveying hundreds of thousands of older adults in America, that we have

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The Last Unchallenged Stereotype, Part 1

In our youth-obsessed culture, it’s easy to buy into the negative stereotypes of aging. It is this discrimination that convinces us that aging is mostly about decline. And yet, research continually tells us that how we age is mostly up to us, and that our perception of aging influences our

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Wear More Purple! (Never Act Your Age)

A Masterpiece Living Pearl for Never Acting Your Age What scares you? What have you avoided most of your life but would secretly like to have? Once you admit to what this is, decide that you will take steps to decondition yourself. John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death

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The “No Fear” Path to Change

In today’s hectic and competitive world, one that our ancestors could have never dreamed of, fear is self-inflicted and chronic, the by-product of our mind running rampant, chattering and creating virtual fearful situations … fear of failure, injury, sickness, loss, humiliation, pain or loss of status. You see, we humans

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