Nuggets of Truth about Aging

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Nuggets of Truth about Aging


A nugget is a small piece of information or advice that is helpful, useful or important. With that said, this week’s post begins my Nuggets of Truth series which will last several weeks. The series is based on my upcoming book, 101 Nuggets of Truth for Women who Want to Age with Dignity and Confidence (my working title).

In a previous post, I suggested that you’re never too young or old to start the process of aging with dignity and confidence. So, these nuggets have something for everyone – regardless of age or gender. On second thought, maybe not.  For example, if you’re now in your mid eighties, well…….. Nonetheless, even if you’re in your eighties, it’s never too late to do something.

Here goes:

  • Change the way you think about aging.
    "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." – Mark Twain 
  • Embrace your age, no matter what it is.
    “Everyone is the age of their heart.” – Guatemalan Proverb 
  • Make fitness and exercise a priority.
    “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy
  • Practice wellness. 
    “You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.” – Wayne Dyer 
  • Make stretching a habit – your body and your mind. 
    “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” – Unknown 
  • Exercise your brain.
    “You know you've got to exercise your brain just like your muscles.”– Will Rogers 
  • Eat consciously.
    “When you are eating, eat totally - chew totally, taste totally, smell totally. Touch your bread, feel the texture. Smell the bread, smell the flavor. Chew it, let it dissolve into your being, and remain conscious.” - Osho
  • Eat to live; not live to eat.
    “To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” --- Ben Franklin 
  • Eat the right food.
    “Your stomach should not be a wastebasket.” – Unknown 
  • Value and feel good about yourself.
    “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” - Author Unknown 

These nuggets represent my credo for aging with dignity and confidence. There are many more to come. Meanwhile, if you have some nuggets you would like to share, I welcome them. I am open and receptive to anything you have to say.

BTW:  I am still highlighting women who are aging or have aged gracefully. So, if you have a person, story or photo you would like share with me, I would love to hear from you. 

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Nuggets of Truth about Aging

A nugget is a small piece of information or advice that is helpful, useful or important. With that said, this week’s post begins my Nuggets of Truth series which will last several weeks. The series is based on my upcoming book, 101 Nuggets of Truth for Women who Want to Age with Dignity and Confidence (my working title).

In a previous post, I suggested that you’re never too young or old to start the process of aging with dignity and confidence. So, these nuggets have something for everyone – regardless of age or gender. On second thought, maybe not.  For example, if you’re now in your mid eighties, well…….. Nonetheless, even if you’re in your eighties, it’s never too late to do something.

Here goes:

  • Change the way you think about aging.
    "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." – Mark Twain 
  • Embrace your age, no matter what it is.
    “Everyone is the age of their heart.” – Guatemalan Proverb 
  • Make fitness and exercise a priority.
    “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy
  • Practice wellness.
    “You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.” – Wayne Dyer 
  • Make stretching a habit – your body and your mind.
    “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” – Unknown 
  • Exercise your brain.
    “You know you've got to exercise your brain just like your muscles.”– Will Rogers 
  • Eat consciously.
    “When you are eating, eat totally - chew totally, taste totally, smell totally. Touch your bread, feel the texture. Smell the bread, smell the flavor. Chew it, let it dissolve into your being, and remain conscious.” - Osho
  • Eat to live; not live to eat.
    “To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” --- Ben Franklin 
  • Eat the right food.
    “Your stomach should not be a wastebasket.” – Unknown 
  • Value and feel good about yourself.
    “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” - Author Unknown 

These nuggets represent my credo for aging with dignity and confidence. There are many more to come. Meanwhile, if you have some nuggets you would like to share, I welcome them. I am open and receptive to anything you have to say.

BTW:  I am still highlighting women who are aging or have aged gracefully. So, if you have a person, story or photo you would like share with me, I would love to hear from you. 

Living Well in 2012

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Living Well in 2012


Welcome to 2012! This year, I am renewing my commitment to live well. And, I invite you to join me. Here are ten simple, easy to implement, actions I will take each and every day –no matter where I am, what I am doing, or what is happening in my life. For a fuller discussion of these actions and a free download, please go to the Articles section of this site for my article, Give Yourself the Gift of Health.

  • Exercise. To see results, you don’t need 1 or 2 hours, you only need 20 or 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Shoot for cardio, balance, flexibility, and resistance training. See my article, Strength Training and Aging, for the benefits of strength or resistance training. 
  • Stretch. When you make stretching a part of your daily life, every part of your body thanks you. You experience less pain; you loosen up; and, you have more energy. 
  • Eat consciously. Be more aware of what you are eating and how your food choices can affect your body, mind, emotions, and overall well being – now as well as in the future. Making better food choices is not an option. It’s a necessity. 
  • Drink water. To start your day off on the “good foot”, so to speak, drink at least one 8 oz glass as soon as you get up. Throughout the day, drink water, water, and even more water. 
  • Journal. Get a notebook and write down something every single day. This simple act is empowering because it helps you to track where you’ve been, where you are and just how much progress you’ve made. 
  • Protect your mind. Be mindful of what you listen to and read. And, don’t believe everything you hear. Consider the source. Don’t even believe everything you tell yourself.  Regardless of the source: Garbage in garbage out. 
  • Connect. Have one person you connect with every single day. This is especially important as you get older. This let someone know that you are alive and well. And, it lets the other person know that they matter. 
  • Be positive. Every day, resolve to do these three things to maintain a positive attitudesmile, focus on what you have not what you don’t have, and expect only great things to happen to you. 
  • Read. Start your day by reading and absorbing something motivational, inspirational, and educational. And, by all means, make it positive. 
  • Give thanks. Think of each day as a gift. And, be grateful.

When you make a commitment live well, you are making a huge difference not only in your own life but in the lives of your loved ones.

What are some of your plans for living well in 2012? Let me hear from you.