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Put Old on Hold Newsletter
March, 2008

in this issue
  • About Your Editor
  • From the Anti-aging Passion Pit
  • Joyce Shafer Wisdom: Every Fear Hides a Wish
  • Coming Soon: Mary Lloyd
  • Links for March 2008
  • Exceptional Anti-aging Website
  • PBS and Brain Fitness
  • Your Chronological Age Doesn't Matter
  • May I Have Your Opinion on This?
  • Help for Back Pain

  • 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 vicissitudes of

    Joyce Shafer Wisdom: Every Fear Hides a Wish
    Joyce Shafer

    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, so I 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 website.

    Links for March 2008

    Here are links I've found during February that I think 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 seeing.

    PBS and Brain Fitness

    We spend a lot of time and effort exercising the body and taking adequate supplements, but few of us, even those most involved in the anti-aging movement, give adequate attention to maintaining cognitive function.

    I fall into that category, even though I am an avid crossword puzzle fan. But I am discovering puzzles alone are not enough to maintain brain power.

    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 independence.

    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 by Helen Harkness, Ph.D. I was so impressed by what I read that I immediately purchased the book.

    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 another. My book is different (of course!) because it's based on my experiences while going through the aging process.

    I know my proposed title is a bit much but it reflects what's in the book. I've had some feedback from friends and opinions about the title are mixed. If you would, please, click on this link and give me your opinion.

    It's 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 me


    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

    Hi, I'm Barbara Morris. My subscribers know who I am but if you just stumbled across the newsletter, I'm the resident pharmacist, opinionated ageless diva and knower of all things dealing with aging. I'm Putting Old 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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    Helpful Links

    The Miracle of Bioidentical Hormones

    Wrinkle Creams on Ebay

    Don't Stop the Career Clock: Rejecting the Myths of Aging for a New Way to Work in the 21st Century

    Bold Retirement: Mining Your Own Silver for a Rich Life

    I Don't Want to be Your Guru, but I Have Something to Say (New Edition)

    Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses

    Harvest Eating: Great Video Recipes

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