Tag Archives: aging

Us old folks looking after one another

As we know, having friends is an important contributor to good mental and physical health, at all ages. And humour is an excellent contributor to good mental health as well. What can be a better sign of friendship than sharing … Continue reading

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Runfession, a new word for me

OK, maybe it’s not a real word according to most dictionaries, but I like it. Thanks to Irma at her blog I Do Run (where she posts her poetry and plenty of other thoughts in addition to running) for introducing … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Canada Day: a recipe for good health!

Monday is July 1, better known to those of us in the North as Canada Day. The Canada Day weekend is a time when the whole country takes time to enjoy family, community, and summer, and to celebrate Canada’s birthday, … Continue reading

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Looking at aging with the glass half full

“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands …” If everyone were to sing this well-known ditty, which age groups would clap the loudest? 1-5 year olds? 10-20 year olds? 40-50 year olds? 70-80 year olds? If you … Continue reading

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Planning the biggest party of your life, even if you can’t be there

Life provides many opportunities for parties, right? Birthday parties when you’re little. Birthday parties for your kids – one of the most stressful aspects of parenting imaginable in my books. We won’t count all those teen parties that your parents … Continue reading

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The joy of being a woman in her 70s – or joy at any age

This past January saw a spate of articles in the New York Times on older women. It started with Jessica Bennett’s article “I am (an older) woman – hear me roar”, followed closely by Mary Pipher’s “The joy of being … Continue reading

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I think I’m too old to give advice to young people

I still remember when I was 10 years old and excitedly told my grandmother that I had bought my first 45 (rpm record), Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley. I was 10; she was 75. She not only didn’t seem … Continue reading

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