Welcome to my website dedicated to helping those in midlife and early retirement years to stay inspired, motivated, healthy, youthfully vital, growth oriented and independent.
I believe there is a better way to go through the aging process than the conventional model that results in premature decline. To help achieve that better way to age I provide helpful resources such as books, articles and a monthly newsletter, The Put Old on Hold Journal.
>>>> Barbara Morris
You can stay youthful longer and live the life you really want -- even when tradition says you can't (or shouldn't). Below are examples of articles in the Journal to help you Put Old on Hold:
What’s Going On In Your Head?
Passage of the Social Security Act in the 1930s did more than institutionalize retirement. It also set into motion the gradual development of a leisure oriented retirement mindset and lifestyle that has become the norm and model for the retirement years. In my opinion, that model is the worst thing that has happened to healthy older people because a leisure oriented lifestyle for older individuals is deadly. The mind and body, regardless of age, are not designed to luxuriate in leisure as a lifestyle. The old cliche, “use it or lose it” is much more than a cliche — it’s reality. Read article here
A Lesson From “The “Intern”
During a TV show featuring people who became millionaires as a result of pursuing their dreams, a woman in the audience said she wanted to start a business but felt it was too late. “After all,” she said, “I’m forty.”
Alas, the downside of knowing the number of years you have lived.
How would your life be different if you didn’t know your chronological age? What if you had nothing to go on except awareness of your mental and physical abilities, your dreams and aspirations? How would you live if you had enough money to live the way you would really like to live and not have to think about how long you have to live? Read article here
Boomer Bane: When “Hot” Becomes “Retirement Cute”
Are you the epitome of the sizzling ageless boomer babe that women envy or try to emulate? Do you work hard to stay in shape, look hot in your skinny jeans and project an “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” image in your leather biker jacket? When you walk into a room of your peers, do they glare at your hotness with obvious resentment that clearly says “Who do YOU think YOU are?” Yeah, it’s tough being a gorgeous older woman, isn’t it? Because you work so hard to keep the heat turned up, you think the sizzle is going to last forever, don’t you?
I have a few hot flashes for you. Read article here