Posts Tagged "loneliness"

man with outstretched arms-gratitude

It was a rainy fall day. I sat by my window longing for some respite in the weather so that I could go to the gym. It finally came. I quickly got dressed, packed my bag, and headed for the gym. There I met Margarite, my 74-year-old friend, who had just finished exercising.

“It’s a beautiful rainy fall day,” I chimed.

Margarite didn’t agree and quickly corrected me: “There is nothing beautiful about all the rain that’s been flooding people’s homes.”

I was taken aback, but I was not going to let it go so easily. “Well, I am grateful for the rain. I …

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Aging happily-A butterfly representing maturity

If you are dreading the golden years, or if you have embarked already on this odyssey but need some inspiration to guide you, then here are five tips for aging happily and adjusting your outlook about aging to one of health, vitality and continuous growth.
Age at home, if you can
Thirty-seven years ago, Rick, a general contractor now 72, and Linda, an interior designer now 71, moved from Simi Valley in California to Auburn Hills, Michigan. Rick and Linda wanted a new environment that would support their well-being. They carefully selected their home because they knew it w…

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Aging Successfully-header of Cal Samra

Cal Samra is one of my favorite people on this earth. He’s my mentor for aging successfully. Yes, I think he has aged successfully considering he is now 87 years old without one health problem and, most of all, with a mind and a spirit that are both healthy and robust.

The other day I sat down to talk to Cal about his life and aging well. Here are the nuggets of wisdom from our conversation I’d like to share with you.
Don’t take life too seriously.
I’m a serious person by nature, but I love to laugh.  However, after my conversation with Cal, I realize that lau…

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