|From the Anti-aging Passion Pit
Be in Charge of Your Ageless Old Age
Because it doesn't appear we are supposed to
live forever, it's reasonable to expect that
sooner or later all of us will need some kind
of help with mental or physical problems.
But this is what really bothers me. There is
no question in my mind that if the population
lived a healthier lifestyle we could avoid a
lot of the expensive health care needed by
older folks. Now, I understand that
the definition of "healthier lifestyle" is
not clearly defined, but I think we all have
a pretty good idea of what we should and
should not be doing to our bodies.
However, because we are all subject to the
|Joyce Shafer Wisdom: Every Fear Hides a Wish
This title is a line of dialogue from a movie
I recently watched. I shared it with a friend
who emailed back, "What does THAT mean?"
I suppose it could mean we wish the opposite
of what we're afraid of were true instead. If
we fear instability in some area of our
lives, perhaps we wish security in this
matter was etched in stone so we never had to
think about it again.
|Coming Soon: Mary Lloyd
Woo Hoo! I am so excited I can hardly contain
myself. I am a huge fan of author Mary Lloyd,
was honored to meet her recently. She is
author of one of my favorite books, "Bold
Retirement: Mining Your Own Silver for a Rich
Life." We are on
the same page about many issues relating to
aging and retirement, so I asked if she would
write articles and share her wisdom and
brilliance with my
subscribers. She agreed, and hopefully, she
will be on
board by next month. In the
mean time, you can take a look at her
|Links for March 2008
Here are links I've found during February that I
you will find helpful.
|Exceptional Anti-aging Website
I've been looking for the "perfect"
anti-aging website and I think I've come
close to finding it. It is Dr. Michael
Lam's site and it is a self-supported,
advertising-free public educational effort
dedicated to the advancement of natural
medicine. This is an incredibly informative
site, and you won't have to wade through tons
of advertisements to find the help you want.
Dr. Lam offers his opinion on just about
everything from soup to nuts, and if you
can't find an answer on his website, he
invites you to email him. I particularly
like his anti-aging protocol. It's a bit
different than what you are probably used to
|PBS and Brain Fitness
We spend a lot of time and effort exercising
the body and taking adequate supplements,
few of us, even those most involved in the
anti-aging movement, give adequate attention
to maintaining cognitive function.
into that category, even though I am an avid
crossword puzzle fan. But I am discovering
puzzles alone are not enough to maintain
During March, public television stations
across the country will air a special program
that explores the brain's amazing ability to
change throughout a person's life. This
phenomenon-called neuroplasticty-is the
science behind brain fitness, and it has been
called one of the most extraordinary
scientific discoveries of the 20th century.
The PBS special, The Brain Fitness Program,
explains the brain's complexities in a way
that both scientists and people with no
scientific background can appreciate. The
two-hour show is a great opportunity to
learn more about how the mind works and to
find out more about the latest in
cutting-edge brain research.
In exchange for a tax deductible donation I
received the Brain Fitness program, and it's
fantastic. If the program airs on your PBS
station, please do yourself a favor and
consider donating enough to get the entire
program. You may think you are sharp as a
tack, but after you get into the program you
will undoubtedly see there is room for
improvement. Your cognitive function is vital
to your future happiness.
If you miss the PBS program, check out
this link. It's expensive but think of it
as an investment in your long term
|Your Chronological Age Doesn't Matter
Several years ago, while surfing the
Internet, I discovered a site where for $2.00
you could purchase excerpts from books on
their list. Because of my interest in aging
and retirement issues, I purchased three
excerpts from a book titled Don't Stop the
Career Clock: Rejecting the Myths of Aging
for a New Way to Work in the 21st Century
Helen Harkness, Ph.D. I was so impressed by
what I read that I immediately purchased the
|May I Have Your Opinion on This?
I am trying to come up with an appropriate title
for a new book. I plan on calling it "Why
Women Become Little Old Ladies Before They
Are Old" with a subtitle of "15 Essential and
Specific Proven Anti-Aging Strategies for
Gutsy, Fearless, Ageless Women
in Their 40s and 50s (And for very, very gutsy
women in their 60s and beyond)" I've gone so
far as to copyright it.
It's becoming more and more challenging to
think of good titles because the market is
saturated with "How to Stay Young"
books, and they are pretty much clones of each
My book is different (of course!) because it's based on
my experiences while going through the aging
I know my proposed title is a bit
it reflects what's
in the book. I've had some feedback from
friends and opinions about the title are mixed. If you
please, click on
this link and give me your opinion.
easy -- there are four choices -- just click on
one and you are done!
If for some reason the link to the survey
doesn't work, please email
|Help for Back Pain
If, like me, you are often plagued with back pain, you
are always on the alert for something that will help you
get through a painful episode. There is a new
book, "The Truth About Back Pain" By Todd and
Sheldon Sinett that offers different approaches to
treating and preventing back issues. You may be
surprised that poor nutrition is often a back
pain culprit. Take a look here at the
video and if you
think it will be helpful to you, sign up to buy the book
and receive a raft of free bonuses.
About Your Editor
I'm Barbara Morris. My subscribers know who I
if you just stumbled across the newsletter, I'm
resident pharmacist, opinionated ageless diva
all things dealing with aging. I'm
on Hold and if you stick with me, I'll help you
do it too!
Why This Newsletter?
The purpose of this newsletter is to help
mid-life and younger women understand
that they have the power to manage their
aging process. Even with unforeseen life
events, women can determine 70 percent of the
state of their mental and physical condition
25 or more years into the future. It's all
about developing a vision, and having the
will to plan and prepare.
This newsletter is also intended to
inspire women of every age, to motivate and
provide tools to aid
the worthy quest of healthy agelessness.
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