aging with optimism

I’m on Sick Leave

stock photo.thermometer, pillsI am currently recovering from a recent surgery that turned out to be a bit more than expected, and have decided to set my blog aside for now and just focus on getting better. (more…)

Do You Love Yourself a Ten? -part 2-

This is part 2 of  two-part series. You can read part 1 HERE.

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Now that we’ve talked a bit about self-love and the power we have to choose to increase it, I want to share a story with you that I first read in Ode magazine a number of years ago. The author of the piece was Tijn Touber, a writer and musician from Holland. (more…)

Do You Love Yourself a 10? -part 1-

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. You can read part 2 HERE.
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For some time now I’ve had the goal of getting my self-love & self-acceptance up to a 10 (on a scale of 1-10) before I die. I trust you know I’m not talking about feeling superior to other people, nor about becoming conceited. And most certainly not arrogance, heaven forbid.

I’m talking about radical self-acceptance. (more…)

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

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Wouldn’t we all like the reassurance that we could avoid dementia and Alzheimer’s as we grow older? And avoid having to lose our favorite people to it, too? I know I certainly would.

And evidently you do, too. Our recent poll asking you what was scariest about aging resulted in “poor health” getting the most votes, and the follow-up poll asking which health condition you most feared yielded the answer “dementia” by a wide margin. (more…)

French Fries & Paint Dots

Loongkoonan @ Kluge-Ruhe. photo by K. Stinehart

Loongkoonan @ Kluge-Ruhe. photo by K. Stinehart

My 15-year-old grandson was with us this week and he likes to be kept busy, so among other things we drove over the mountain to the University of Virginia’s Kluge-Ruhe museum to see some aboriginal art. Of which my husband, Alan, is a quite knowledgeable fan. (more…)

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