Posts Tagged "mindfulness"

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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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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goal setting for seniors-bucket list

“It ain’t over till it’s over,” so wherever you are on your journey—retired, semi-retired, planning to retire, still working—keep setting goals. Why? Because life is a continuum. So, what if I told you the end goal of life is to attain wisdom?

Researchers have identified wisdom as a positive predictor of successful aging. Happiness is deeply rooted in wisdom. It’s not surprising, then, that researchers such as Drs. Monika Ardelt, sociologist, and V. Jeste, neuropsychiatrist would suggest that seniors should set as their goal to attain and grow in wisdom. He…

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road covered with fall leaves

Green turns to hues of brown, auburn, orange, yellow. Leaves carpet the ground as trees humbly surrender them to time. Summer is gone, fall is here. Seasons come, seasons go. Change is inevitable. That’s one of the lessons Mother Nature teaches you. And so it would be wise to take cues from her and make five adjustments during the fall season.
Here are the five adjustments you can make to enhance your physical and mental health during the fall season.

 Change your clock

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2:00 AM on the first Sunday in November. Perhaps you rememb…

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woman measuring her waistline and holding a salad

Keep this one area in check as you age—your waistline. Forget the scale! People put too much emphasis on the scale. Simplify life and keep your waistline in view. Why? A midsection measuring more than 35 inches puts a woman’s health at risk.  And a man’s midsection measuring more than 40 inches puts his health at risk. These measurements increase the chance of heart disease and diabetes in males and females. However, the battle to keep your waistline in check as you age becomes more challenging if you do not develop healthy habits that manage your hormones and stress…

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