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.
- 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.