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Entries tagged with “Aging”

10 Ways to Move with Others

Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers or strangers about to become new friends.

5 Questions for Ai-jen Poo

As the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo is a relentless community organizer and has just released her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the E…

5 Questions for Julia Cameron

1. Why do you think people assume “it’s too late” to get creative in midlife?Ours is a youth-oriented culture. Our media perpetuates this myth. Magazines glorify the exploits and&n…

5 Things That Opened Me Up to Passionate Love, Post 50

Love is NOT just for young people!If you’re looking for love later in life and thinking, “I want it, but it’s too late, so it’ll never happen,” read on.The advantage of age ov…

5 Ways To Preserve Your Brain Power

Healthy brains, just like healthy bodies, can better withstand the tests of time. Here are the top five tips to keep your mind sharp.

5 Ways to Rewire Your Thoughts on the Aging Process

Why resent aging when you can celebrate the triumph of still being here?

6 Stories on Aging Gracefully

Age is nothing, but a number. No, literally – without knowing someone’s chronological age, science can’t pinpoint how old someone is. What does aging mean to you? Read these 6 stor…

A Grandfather Glimpses Life—and Death—Through Young Eyes

Five-year-old Eleanor and I are on the upper deck of a small beach cottage on Hatteras Island, North Carolina, cradled in the hammock. We have just finished reading a book about a …

A Lifeboat for the Caregiver

Taking care of a loved one with dementia can be a grueling task, but meditation and support can lighten the load.

A Prescription to Walk

If there was a prescription medicine that could significantly increase your health, with limited side effects, would you take it? If this prescription could drastically reduce the …

A Symphony of Movement

It wasn’t so long ago that the aging brain was considered a done deal. The scientific community told us that with aging, the capacity of our brain diminished, and once that happene…

Aging With Consciousness

Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.

Aging: One Size Does Not Fit All

A new study suggests different measures for defining “old age.”

Book Review: Death Makes Life Possible

Death Makes Life PossibleRevolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of ConsciousnessBy Marilyn Schlitz, PhDSOUNDS TRUEIn his introduction to this companion …

Book Review: The Age of Dignity

The Age of DignityPreparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaBy Ai-jen PooTHE NEW PRESSAi-jen Poo ends her book, The Age of Dignity, with a vision of herself at 80: wak…

Book Review: The Conversation

The ConversationA Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life CareBy Angelo E. Volandes, MD Bloomsbury USAIn the United States, end-of-life care is one of the least discussed aspects o…

Brain Health: 4 Stories on How to Nourish and Exercise the Brain

Take a look at these 4 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.

Buddhism and Aging

A student once asked Shunryu Suzuki, “Why do we meditate?” “So you can enjoy your old age,” the Zen master answered. Last Sunday was the four-hour block sitting at our local medit…

Care of the Soul: Joyfully Adrift

Maybe, as we become more soulful, we drift into reality rather than away from it.

Celebrations: Rabbi Rami Shapiro

10 Years of Roadside Assistance

Completing the Kona Ironman at Age 70

It’s now two days post Ironman. I’m in Kona, Hawaii, sitting in a beach restaurant at about mile one of the swim. I watched the sunset. I watched the couples enjoying dinner on the…

Conscious Aging & Ceremonies for Seniors

In our senior years, we may benefit from support in creating a new and clear vision for our lives.

Do Not Go Gentle

Your most important savings plan has nothing to do with money.

Eat This for a Younger Brain

Here are six tasty ways to boost your intake of lutein.

Field of Dreams

Some guys buy a sports car, have an affair, or get a tattoo…

Film Review: A Will For The Woods

A Will for the WoodsDirected by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, and Brian WilsonOVERWHELMING UMBRELLA PRODUCTIONS, INC “I’d like to use whatever time I have left to…

From the Editor: November/December 2017

I’ve been wrestling lately with some extra pounds that have me worried—and are changing the way I worry about worrying. Why? Because I’ve just read Cracking the Aging Code: T…

Good Vibrations

With a trip to the Integratron, writer Brittany Shoot journeys inside one man’s unusual dream—to reverse aging, commune with other worlds, and travel through time.

How Aging Can Drive Progress for Humans

There are some surprising benefits to our globally aging population

How Exercise Helps Reduce The Effects Of Aging

Get moving, especially if you’re middle-aged

How Loneliness Makes You Sick

A new study sheds light on why being lonely is such a major health risk.

How Much of Aging Is in Your Head?

In 1979 a young Harvard psychology professor named Ellen Langer (soon to be played by Jennifer Aniston in Counter Clockwise) realized something astonishing — and true. “Without kno…

How to Fully Embrace the Hype of Aging

The fountain of youth may be this collection of really old people

How to Honor the Elders in Your Family

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If I Die Before You Wake

A Grandfather’s Benediction

Improving Care for Hospice Patients

A new study reveals the lack of research in end of life care resulting in an information gap that damages the quality of hospice care overall.

Letters to My Mom

A moment of gratitude from Sonia Kang to Irene Martinez

Making Mealtime Better for Dementia Sufferers

Creating a family atmosphere, playing music help people eat better.

Men Who Are Fathers

In a few months, God willing, my father will turn 100. He has always lived his role as a parent thoughtfully, as on the day he invited me—I was 12—to go with him to the country mor…

Nine Practices for Conscious Aging

As I live into my own process of aging, my worldview has been informed by the depth and insight of many great teachers. These include masters from different wisdom traditions, heal…

Not Written in Stone

An Interview with Rabbi Rachel Cowan

Our Grandmothers' Photo Album

“You can adopt a highway, so why not adopt a grandmother?” jokes Grandma Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the chair of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. At age 87, Grand…

Playing An Instrument Might Help You Age Better

Being a longtime musician aids in reaction times.

Poetry: Heritage (For Walter Leonard)

Poetry from Nikki Giovanni's new book, A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter 

Rabbi Rami: How Do I Make Tough Decisions?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Reb Zalman: The December Years

Approaching the final years of life with a sense of peace.

Revealed: The Simple Secrets To Living To Be 100

These secrets to longevity were discovered in five remote corners of the world, where the world’s healthiest centenarians dwell.

Richard Simmons: On Resiliency

 I attack a day. I’m like an animal getting out of a cage. It’s like there’s a tiger inside my chest and it can’t wait to get out and enjoy life and do what I do best and what…

Seven Keys to a Good Death

Some years ago, I helped tend to a friend of mine who was dying of cancer. Near the end of his life, he had reached a place of equanimity around dying.But instead of honoring his w…

Sheldon Resnick on Improving Brain Function through Cardio

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Signal Your Body to Stay Young

Up until recently, there has been an expectation about what aging looks like. The idea that we must lose function and mobility as we age was taken lying down.A growing number of ag…

Strategic Aging

Making the most of what can be the best time of our lives

The Kindness of Strangers

Receiving spiritual care from someone of a different faith—and giving it

This is your brain on exercise

How an exercise rehab specialist became a brain doctor

To Boost Your Memory, Have More Sex

Get busy and sharpen your memory.

Understanding the Healing Power of Rolfing

Rolfing often gets confused with deep tissue massage, but the therapy is far from it.

When It's Time for Dad to Give up the Keys

by Andrea Sherman & Marsha WeinerBen was 85 years old with a list of known woes that included ongoing back pain, congestive heart failure, and depression. His days were numbere…

Why Gardening Helps As You Age

Mental and physical benefits of tending to plants

Why Immortality Is the Great White Hope

If we crack the “Aging Code,” we’re all in the shark tank.

Why Learn to Ski at 50 and Beyond

Like childhood play, your whole being checks in for skiing.

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