Another continuation of my Credo for Aging… Again, the series is based on my upcoming book, 101 Nuggets of Truth for Women who Want to Age with Dignity and Confidence.
- Be passionate about something.
“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.”-- Mary Lou Retton
- Live with purpose.
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne
- Be willing to look at your faults.
“Until I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.” – Hugh Prather
- Be change-friendly.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
- Strive for optimum health.
”He who has health has hope. And, he who has hope has everything.” –Arabian Proverb
There are many more nuggets to come. Meanwhile, if you have some nuggets (or comments) you would like to share, I welcome them. As always, I am open and receptive to anything you have to say.
THIS WEEK’S SUPERWOMAN
Sometimes I write about women I know and other times I write about women I have only read about. This week, I am introducing you to a woman I read about while browsing the February issue of the AAA Going Places newsletter. I ran across an article by Nick Ferry entitled, Where Do You See Yourself in 50 Years? In the article, he posed two questions: What were you doing 50 years ago and were you even born yet? He concluded that whatever we were doing, most of us had moved on to something else. Not Bernice Bates. Fifty-one years ago Bernice started teaching yoga. Today, at the ripe old age of 91, she is still a practicing yoga instructor. In fact, as of 2011, she holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest yoga instructor. Bernice teaches a weekly yoga class, leading stretches and poses that many twenty-something year olds can’t do. Take a look.
Can you do this? I know I can’t.
Reading about Bernice inspires and reminds me that age is just a number; an issue of mind over matter. To learn more about her, just google her. She has been profiled in numerous newspapers, magazines, and health publications.
What were you doing 50 years ago? Were you even born yet? Let me hear from you.