Tag Archives: aging

Getting old and enjoying it just fine – in song

Recently New Zealand blogger Rachel McAlpine, at blog Write Into Life, published a post entitled 3 Songs About Getting Old. I’d been thinking about this same topic for a while now, so I thought I’d build on Rachel’s observations. She … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Life, purpose, and having fun along the way

Sharing more food for thought from social media posts on how to live our lives. Can you tell which ones are serious and which ones not so much so?! For those of you not ready to relate to the aging … Continue reading

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Breaking news: doing housework helps you age well!

Say what?! As you might imagine, I did a double take when I read this headline in the Guardian last week: Housework may promote health in old age, study suggests.  I’m definitely someone “in old age”, and I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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For Mother’s Day, 5 things I learned from my mother-in-law about aging well

I need to put the title of this post in context. I did not learn these things from my dearly departed mother-in-law as a result of her explaining their importance to me.  She never gave me any advice at all … Continue reading

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Growing old … two sides of the coin!

So often these days I hear, “Getting old is not for sissies”.  Personally, I prefer the competing concept, “Growing old is a privilege denied to many”.  But there’s no doubt that there are many perspectives on the subject.  We talk … Continue reading

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Fitness is freedom

Fitness is freedom.  I wonder how many of us have ever considered this sage bit of philosophizing.  I hadn’t.  As I whizzed down an aisle in our local supermarket a week or so ago, following the COVID arrows in the … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: privilege is something we need to be very thoughtful about

 

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Embracing those 20 bonus years? How about 50 bonus years?!

Pretty well exactly a year ago (seems like a lifetime ago), I wrote a blog post called “Embracing those twenty bonus years“.  I’ve borrowed the same cartoon for this post because its message seems to say it all; at some … Continue reading

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