Ready for more than motivation?

Look younger. Live longer. That’s the promise hyped everywhere. But like Dorothy who visited Oz, you already have the key— your thoughts. Growing scientific evidence is supporting a long-established philosophy that if you change your thoughts you change your life. Take charge of the way you age by taking charge of the way you think.

Rogena laughingWhen I got into my 50s, the signs were becoming more apparent. I was eager to learn how to maintain my energy and health for as long as possible. How to age well. I stepped away from my motivational speaking to go back to school. Two graduate degrees later, I was thrilled with what I had learned. Thoughts really do matter.

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A Size Conspiracy?

Last week I wrote about weight gain not simply being a part of aging, but how it could have a lot to do with our emotions and the accumulation of pains over the years. Now I want to present another alternative explanation to the idea that our bodies are expanding. Maybe we aren’t gaining weight after all. I tried on some …

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Dropping Pounds after 50

They say that gaining weight is just a part of getting older. But I’m not convinced. There has to be more to it. I think it may have something to do with an accumulation of pains and regrets over the years, and if emotions can contribute to added pounds, they could be important to dropping unwanted weight. It’s worth a look. …

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How You Feel Matters

How to you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you disgusted by some of the changes you see? Or do you get a sense of pride and gratitude? The way we feel about ourselves as we get older has a major effect on the way we age. More than you may have suspected. So watch those thoughts while gazing. …

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Three Ways to Look Younger Now

Want to take years off your appearance without taking drastic measures or emptying your bank account? Here are three easy tips you can use to turn back the clock. Restore some of your youthful appearance effortlessly. I’m talking about anti-aging tools that work instantly and cost you nothing. Interested? Regain a bit of your youthful appearance by trying these tips:   …

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Conscious Aging

I am an avid reader. Have been all my life. But now, most of the books I am picking up have something to do with aging. My curiosity is insatiable. I want to know as much as possible about what this is that I am experiencing. The hope is that I will find some hints of how to do it better, …

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More on Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Last time, I shared information from a journal article on maintaining brain health for life. It identified 5 areas of your lifestyle that are important to keeping your brain as healthy as possible: physical activity, mental stimulation, spirituality, nutrition, and socialization. This time, I want to focus on mental stimulation as a means to preserve cognitive abilities. With so many brain …

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A Younger, Stronger Brain

In order to live fully, we need our brain to be healthy. While reports of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease paint a picture of brain decline, there are things we can do to improve our chances of aging well. Science has discovered more about the brain in the past 20 years than in all of history, so catching up on the latest …

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No Cookie-Cutter Aging

While completing a master’s in gerontology program at USC, I learned about personalized medicine and personalized aging. That’s what Dr. Pinchas Cohen, the dean of the school and executive director of the Andrus Gerontology Center is researching. He explains that no two people experience the exact same aging process. While all people age, the way they age varies widely. This means …

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The New Scarlet Letter

Back in high school many of us read Nathanial Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter. While the book was published back in 1850, its story is relevant today, but in a new way. Hawthorne wrote about Hester Prynne, a young woman who had a child with a man who was not her husband. As punishment for her sin as well as …

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