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Attention Marilyn Murray Willison Editors: The Following Column Was Originally Published In 2018. Thank You. -- Creators

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ATTENTION MARILYN MURRAY WILLISON EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2018. THANK YOU. -- CREATORS

'Ageless Soul'

Back in 1982, Thomas Moore published the first of more than 20 books about the human condition. You may be familiar with his work for the Huffington Post, but this remarkable man is more than just an author or...Read more

Positive Aging: Why You Don't Want to Be a Couch Potato

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It's no secret that whatever our age happens to be, physical exercise is essential. But the sad fact is that inactivity seems to invariably increase with the passing years. By the time we are in our 30s, we can lose 3% to 5% of our muscle mass with each decade. By age 75, about 1 in every 3 men and 1 in every 2 women engage in no physical ...Read more

Positive Aging: Gratitude Attitude - Part 2

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Are you having a down day? When that happens, oftentimes it can be all too easy for us to tell ourselves that when we were younger, our lives were simply better than they are today. But I would like to remind you that that sort of easy negativity can be a form of misguided nostalgia. Why? Because there is no payoff or upside to imagining that "...Read more

Positive Aging: Gratitude Attitude - Part 1

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After reaching the age of 50, many of us fall into the trap of thinking that everything was better "when we were younger." I refer to this as the Old Fogey Syndrome because it's almost a clear indicator of living in the past rather than appreciating the present or looking forward to the future. In fact, upon closer inspection, we often find ...Read more

Positive Aging: Does Older Equal Happier?

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Like most baby boomers, I had always embraced the "Forever Young" mantra of Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart, which suggests that life's best blessings are reserved for the youthful. Now that I'm officially a senior citizen, I find it reassuring to learn that -- against all odds -- being older seems to really mean being happier.

Stanford University ...Read more

Positive Aging: Ways to Face Hard Times

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By the time you have celebrated your 50th birthday, it's a pretty safe bet you have gotten several doses of unpleasant news. Perhaps someone broke your heart. Maybe you experienced an unwelcome health challenge. A child or a close friend or a parent may have died. Your business may have gone bankrupt, or you might have lost your job. Whatever it...Read more

Positive Aging: Too Old to Marry?

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People over the age of 50 used to lament that they found themselves attending more funerals than weddings, but that scenario may be changing. According to a 2014 Pew Research Center report on the demographics of remarriage, 67% of previously married people between 55 and 64 years of age have remarried. Back in 1960 -- for the same age group -- ...Read more

Positive Aging: Addiction Among Older Americans

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Most Americans over the age of 50 are not strangers to the following names: Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, OxyContin, Sonata, Tylenol, Valium, Xanax. Whether it's to address anxiety issues, insomnia or pain relief, at one time or another, many of us have relied on over-the-counter or prescription drugs to help us make it through the day (or ...Read more

Positive Aging: Driving After 65

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Nobody wants to lose their independence, and losing the ability to drive can be one of the most painful adjustments older people are forced to make if the situation isn't handled sensitively. The Pulitzer Prize-winning former president of NBC News, Michael Gartner, wrote a light-hearted essay about the clever way his elderly parents solved that ...Read more

Positive Living: The Big Move - Part 2

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Whether you are thinking about moving in with an adult child because of your age, finances, loneliness issues, etc., or contemplating having an aging parent move in with you, there are a wide variety of factors that need to be considered.

Currently, 1 out of every 4 adult caregivers in America lives with a disabled or elderly relative. We are ...Read more

Positive Aging: The Big Move - Part 1

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For years, comedians have joked about young adults being "slackers" who move back home and mooch off their parents. During the 2008 Great Recession, an alarming number of college graduates who were unable to find jobs relocated to live - once again - with Mom and Dad, who often happened to be baby boomers.

Now, a decade later, a new trend is ...Read more

Positive Aging: Parkinson's

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Way back in the 1980s, I had the dream job of health and fitness editor at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. For as long as I can remember, I've been curious about all aspects of health, and that job gave me a reason to read and research publications that focus on how our bodies work.

Ever since then, I've been collecting books that are first-...Read more

Positive Aging: Resilience

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According to conventional wisdom, every person on the planet faces challenges, even though it sometimes seems that a chosen few skate through life unscathed. The truth is, at some point or another, events -- a broken heart, family conflicts, a health crisis, job loss, money problems, political upheaval -- will bring us to our knees. The good ...Read more

 

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