woman showing love to herself by taking time to notice nature

“What surprises me is—even though discrimination against women and racial discrimination still exist, they have improved a lot, especially among artists. And just when I felt I could finally take a break, I encounter the age discrimination. I turned 72 and started noticing a drastic difference in people’s attitudes. I started with racism and sexism in the beginning and fought them so hard and was finally ready to relax. Then, here comes ageism, and I feel like, ‘Give me a break!’” 1.

As human beings we all want to receive love from others, but we must first learn t…

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New Meet a Member Feature: Terry & Maggie

By Contributor Post
February 4th, 2019 For Members No Comments

Friends Life Care members are remarkable people with fascinating stories. View the latest Meet a Member feature by clicking the arrow in the image above. You will hear about the amazing artistic legacy of Terry’s sculptures and about the commercial art designed by freelance maven Maggie.  No doubt, you’ll see why she is fondly referred to as the “Queen of Cute”.

Once you have finished viewing the video, click here to check out upcoming workshops, webinars and programs for Spring 2019.  They are now open for registration.  You’ll fi…

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heart, senior, self-compassion

Life brings changes and challenges as we age—health issues, relationships, losses, and other challenges—can impact the heart and lead to a broken heart. A broken heart whether romantically related or not can lead to cardiac consequences. Are you taking care of your heart? Are you being kind to yourself? Sometimes we can be hard on ourselves as we try to adjust and regroup to these changes. When at such a time, the kind of strength we need is not the kind that comes from tough love or stoicism. We need the strength and resilience that self-compassion gives. Here’s why …

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Why Older Adults Should Be Dancing

By Etta Hornsteiner
January 21st, 2019 Health & Wellness No Comments
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“Dance and movement is the essence of life. One of the forces of life is movement. When you move your body and you move it rhythmically, you’re communicating with yourself, communicating with the environment and communicating at the highest spiritual level,” says Janet Reed on the Documentary of Dances of the Third Age. Dance for older adults might be more appropriate than just physical exercise, for it engages the whole person.
Natural decline or lack of fitness
As you age, your body functions decline. Does this decline happen naturally or is it because of a lack o…

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proud white-feathered peacock

My fascination with grey hair started with watching my mother groom her hair. While her friends were coloring their hair, my mother was enhancing her grey with the help of Clairol’s Shimmer Lights shampoo. Every wash was like polishing the household silverware. Then came my turn—many years later but still a bit soon. Lucky for me, at that time women under 40 were choosing to go grey, so I thought I’d slip in the pack as a grey-by-choice. But a close look at the mirror delivered the big reveal one day: my greys were seemingly emboldened by my goal to cling to “youth…

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