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The Silver Lining in a Rainy Week at the Beach

Overthink, Cheers to Chapter 2

Author: Marlene Caraballo, founder cheers2chapter2.com  I’m just back from spending a rainy vacation week with my family in our camper at the beach and I have come away with a new mantra (and revelation!) that I’m hoping stays with me and speaks to you: Stop overthinking. At the beginning of the week I was

The Invisibility of Being Old, Disabled or Both

Old, disabled or both

An 82-year-old woman with post-polio syndrome feels erased from society When you’re an older person in a wheelchair or walking with a cane, people treat you differently. Sure, some might be quicker to open doors for you, but most of the behavioral reactions aren’t positive ones. The combination of being old

Less Mess Equals Less Stress

organize and declutter

Author:  Lisa Miller Chief Simplification Officer, Living Simply by Lisa Do you sometimes feel like you’re out of control?  Stressed?  Overwhelmed?  You are not alone. Whether you struggle with chronic or situational disorganization, there are many tools, processes and techniques available that work. The hardest part is getting started, just as it may

THE MOST IMPORTANT LETTER OF YOUR LIFE

memories, stories, seniors, grandparent

By Leah Dobkin As our modern society places more emphasis on material things, it is easy to lose sight of what we think is important in our lives.  Wealth is more than money and possessions.  In fact, what you learn in life may be more valuable than what you earn.  Consequently,

I See Myself and Wonder What Happened

time perception

By Harriet Gross When I was 20, I wanted to be 40 – more “mature,” more “polished.”  When I was 40, I wanted to be 20 again – “looser,” less “burdened” by home and family responsibilities.  Now that I am 83, I want only one thing: to become 84! Time perception is

Yoga For Life

yoga for seniors

  by Janet Hennard, MA, E-RYT200, RYT500, C-IAYT You’ve probably heard that yoga, especially “gentle yoga,” is increasing in popularity among people 50+. In fact, a 2016 Yoga Alliance survey found there are almost 14 million yoga practitioners over the age of 50 — up from about 4 million in 2012 for

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