The Language of Healthy Agers

Language can be a powerful weapon or a healing wand. In the extreme, our words can make people embrace us or kill us. On a daily basis,  how we speak and how we are spoken to influences our health and our motivation, which directly impacts how well we age. Read More  Read More

Vacations and Travel Keep Healthy Agers Positively Old

One of the things that separates those that age well from those that become bitter and disheartened as they age seems to be the ability to get away from it all on occasion. Read More  Read More

The Responsibility of Being Positively Old

Listening to the news coverage of the Tuscon shooting this week makes me realize how desperately we need solutions and guidance from our elders, you know, the people who have lived through the ups and downs of life and come through it all with the experience and attitude to overcome almost anything.  Read More  Read More

Healthy Agers Get Moving in the New Year

The Positively Old tend to exercise their entire lives in one form or another. It is perhaps the number one thing any of us can do to improve the quality of our lives, not to mention the longevity. And a new generation of Baby Boomers is taking the over50 exercise boom to the next level. Read More  Read More

“Positively Old” Celebrate Their Rebirth Every Year

No matter how old we are, there is a wonderful thing that happens this time of year—we put the past behind us and embrace the new year with hope and enthusiasm. Our New Year celebrations reflect the life cycle of man, a cycle of birth, progression, regression, death and then renewal on and on for eternity. Read More  Read More

David Lloyd—Creating His Own Positive Universe

The first time that I met David Lloyd at his family’s gathering I was struck by his energy and enthusiasm for life. At 75, when many men have settled into their retirement routines, he still pops into work daily and does two-hour workouts at the gym. Read More  Read More

A Healthy Holiday Perspective is Part of Healthy Aging

This time of year it’s so easy to lose perspective on what is really important and what truly needs to be done. We are accustomed to sending out x amount of holiday cards, shipping oh so many packages to friends and family, and shopping and baking and decorating until our heads spin like the red stripes of a candy cane. Read More  Read More

A Daily Dose of Healthy Aging

We take our vitamins, we refill our drug prescriptions, and we try to cram in a few hours of exercise each week and a special anti-aging treatment or two each month. So where’s the bottle of successful aging? Read More  Read More

Could Smiling More Help You Live Longer?

A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don’t. (Lau, 1982). However, a genuine smile may do more than just improve your appearance, according to an article posted on Livestrong.com back in 2009. Read More  Read More

Cloris Leachman – Still Stealing the Show at 84

After a career spanning 60 years in various roles—beauty queen, serious actress, comedienne and most recently a ballroom dancer—Cloris Leachman still pleases the crowd and steals the scene wherever she appears. Read More  Read More

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