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simple life

Remember that song by Tony Bennett, “Give Me the Simple Life?”

I don’t believe in frettin’ and grievin’;
Why mess around with strife?
I never was cut out to step and strut out.
Give me the simple life.

Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
Those things roll off my knife;
Just serve me tomatoes; and mashed potatoes;
Give me the simple life.

A cottage small is all I’m after,
Not one that’s spacious and wide.
A house that rings with joy and laughter
And the ones you love inside.

Some like the high road, I like the low road,
Free from the care and …

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older adults dancingults

“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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woman with outstretched arms

The ability to grow is one of the characteristics of living things. As humans, we continue to grow neurologically as we age.  But one of the things that makes us different from other living things is our ability to feel and express gratitude. Gratitude gives life and brings healing to the body, mind, and soul. Below are 15 reasons to cultivate gratitude.
Here are 15 reasons to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
1. Gratitude is the mother of joy.
Look around you. What is it that you see today that you can be thankful for? Count your blessings not your burdens.
2. Grat…

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A few days ago, my sister sent me a story about Susan Lucci. It seems Lucci had posted some of her vacation swimsuit pictures on her Instagram page and they were causing quite a stir. When I saw the beautiful pictures of 71-year-old Lucci, who looked as if she was 45, and read the latest news briefing about her, I was convinced that to be old is a state of mind not a number.
Baby Boomer, Susan Lucci, Redefines Aging
I grew up watching soap operas. And Susan Lucci, who played the infamous antagonist Erica Kane on the daytime soap opera All My Children, was my favorite soap…

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