My New Book Is Here!
With gratitude for expert assistance from the team at Karen Saunders & Associates, including editor Barbara Munson and interior and cover designer Kerrie Lian, my new book, The New Put Old on Hold is now available on Amazon. I'm sharing my latest discoveries about the aging process and how to control it -- and much of it is definitely controllable. Please order a copy now!
Passage of the Social Security Act in the 1930s did more than institutionalize retirement. It also set into motion the gradual development of a leisure oriented retirement mindset and lifestyle that has become the norm and model for the retirement years. In my opinion, that model is the worst thing that has happened to healthy older people because a leisure oriented lifestyle for older individuals is deadly. The mind and body, regardless of age, are not designed to luxuriate in leisure as a lifestyle. The old cliche, "use it or lose it" is much more than a cliche -- it's reality. A "given" … Read more
Joyce L. Shafer
During the final moments of your life, you aren’t going to review what title you held or your bank balance. You’re going to review what you feel about how you experienced your life. This is your opportunity to answer the following questions with no limitations, no judgment or criticism of your answers. This is between you and you. Remind yourself that at the end of your life, you want to know you found a way to let the splendor within you express itself. Deep within you is the kernel of your purpose—the essence of what it is that is your ultimate gift to be given while you are here. … Read more
OH, they are smooth but, actually, not as smooth as they THINK they are !!! Isn’t that usually the case??? I’m sure there are females who do this same thing but I am now speaking of males. Seems as though all of them read a guidebook on ‘how to outtalk AND OUTWIT OTHERS. They surely do try. We, of course, have seen all this before. We are smart enough not to be taken in by all this hot air. He is usually nice looking, maybe even handsome. He might pretend to be a serviceman – far away from home, often in another country. That is enough to not only get our attention but will generate … Read more
It was September 1956. My wife and I had just decided to take a short trip to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving weekend. Back then, Vegas was a good place to go over Thanksgiving because it was a family holiday and most people stayed home with family. When I happened to mention it to my friend Dave, he immediately started reaching for his wallet. He fished out a $1.00 bill and he said, "I want you to bet this dollar on 23 Red at the first roulette table at the Dunes hotel." He was very specific and emphatic about exactly how I was to bet that dollar. He was so emphatic about it that I wrote a … Read more
* * * Highlights * * * Larger doses of vitamin C may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duration * * * Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows * * * Clinical trial shows benefit of yoga for side effects of prostate cancer treatment * * * Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use * * * Magnesium could prevent fractures, say researchers * * * Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?) * * * Obesity is top cause of preventable life-years lost, study shows * * * A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized … Read more