I have had a long struggle with my self-image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or chubby … More Self Image Assessments
Have you ever felt like you never had enough of something? I frequently felt like I never measured up to the other kids in school when I was young. I didn’t have long enough hair, thick enough hair, good enough grades, enough time to do what had to be done. Where did all of these … More Never Enough?
We have all seen television shows featuring interviews with centenarians. Many of these one hundred plus years “young” souls had wrinkles and white, gray or sparse hair. Many of them were in wheelchairs or not as “able” physically as they used to be. But if you look into the face and eyes of many of … More How to Keep Your Inner Child Alive and Well
Recently I turned 70. I do not fear aging. So far aging has only affected my back and knees,… and my brain, and my skin, and other things I can’t share. But I am thankful for the good health that I do have. I have a good life. My mind is sharp, except for lunch … More I’m Getting Older, Thankfully
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with one cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up and Go!
My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years. Aunt Helen, six years before her death After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen … More Aging with Style and Panache
When I was two years old my uncle gave me a “real live,” Smokey the Bear,” teddy bear for Christmas. Smokey had a hat, badge and shovel, which was lost so early on that I don’t remember them. But somehow the plastic belt with a metal buckle with his name, “Smokey,” on it lasted many … More My Inner Child Is Alive and Well
I saw a special on the television about Westerns and aging gracefully several years ago. The narrator interviewed stars from the old Western cowboy shows. They shared their memories and experiences during their shows. As a young girl, I grew up watching these brave, daring, rescuers of every maiden, settler, or family member with their … More Westerns And Aging Gracefully
Feisty: “to be bubbly, energetic, zesty, lively, and scrappy.” So how do we incorporate these qualities into our lives in our senior years? As we age it is so easy to stay home, thinking about the past or about the reasons we never do the things we want to do. My first recommendation is to … More Ten Ways to Be a Feisty Senior
I believe that having a youthful attitude influences our health, happiness, friendships, attitudes, and lives in general. I have been accused of being a bit of a goofball in the past and occasionally now. But I think that ability to be silly sometimes has helped me feel younger. (Ever notice when someone with wrinkles, smiles, … More Stay Younger Longer