I thought it was important to share my thoughts about self-care…while this is directed more toward the ladies, men can benefit too. My thought for this article started when I desired to buy new bras. I don’t know what I dread more…bra shopping or the dentist. My go-to bra for the last year has been the sports-bra variety. So I felt it was time for a change. Unfortunately, my … [Read more...] about Self-Care — And Why It’s Important As We Age
At 74, Zenobia has little time to reflect on her past, which could fill many books. Raising six children as a single mother, Zenobia continued to write plays and poetry. Later on, she got involved with the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, organized a journal-writing class, obtained a minister's license, wrote her memoir, and participated in the Extraordinary History … [Read more...] about Low Vision? Help Is Available
Do we contribute to our decline? Of course we do. We think, "the aging process takes its toll, and other than trying to think positive thoughts, there's not a thing anyone can do about it." Nobody wants to admit or even think about the possibility that entering the government-created state of Nirvana called "retirement" is the start of the process of decline. At age 65 or … [Read more...] about Do We Contribute To Old Age Decline?
I have discovered a new, high-tech test developed by TruDiagnostic. The test determines your actual biological age -- your real age. It makes chronological age (calendar age) meaningless.
This is the most exciting advanced research I've seen in a very long time. Acceptance of our chronological age often cheats many … [Read more...] about What is YOUR Actual Age?
Daily activities like washing dishes reduced heart disease risk in senior women Seniors take note, running or brisk walking is not the only way to reduce the risk of heart disease. Simply being "up and about" performing routine activities, referred to as daily life movement, including housework, … [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know March 2022
It's not complicated. Here is my top 10 list of why we eat when we’re not hungry. Someone said we need to eat 3 meals plus snacks every day, or we’ll die. Seriously. We have nothing else to do so we eat. We’re addicted to sugar and we just eat more sugar. Comfort food is sooooo yummy. To deal with our stuff. To be social – someone took the time to make … [Read more...] about Why Do We Eat When Not Hungry?
It’s Thursday, February 24, 2022, as I type this. I woke this morning to learn, as did the world, that Ukraine was under attack. I remained in bed, hit the mute button, and remembered how God commands us to pray for people, for leaders, for repentance and forgiveness, for grace and mercy. I don’t how you feel about such things, but it weighs on me when I think of all who’ve … [Read more...] about The Time Is Now
Let's begin with this. I was one of those children who clicked on a flashlight and read under the covers long after my mother called for "lights out." There was too much going on in my childhood books for me to give them over to something as needless as sleep. My mother was confident that I would burn my eyes out if I kept up that voracious reading, but I kept 20/20 vision … [Read more...] about Midnight Meanderings With My Friends And Me
Recently, a friend revealed that she took eight different meds a day. She complained she constantly felt "awful" and wanted me to tell her about her medications. I told her what the pills were commonly used for and she was shocked. One was for diarrhea that she regularly took from "day one" but didn't need anymore. How she could get the prescription refilled was a mystery to … [Read more...] about You Are What You Eat (And Meds You Take)
Dementia: How to prevent cognitive decline Physical activity, nutrition and cognitively stimulating activities are all known to be good ways to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. And older adults at risk can access a variety of lifestyle services to that end, including diet regimes and … [Read more...] about Good Stuff To Know February 2022