|How Fierce Is Your Pit Bull? Meet Mine -- His Name is Rocky
I get a lot of "Barbara, how do you stay young"
questions from younger people, and the interesting
thing is that those asking don't usually want to know
what it really takes. They ask out of mindless curiosity.
I know they don't really want to know because during
the relatively few years you have your youth it cons you
into thinking you will have your current state of
youthfulness forever. Old age is so far away you don't
need to think about it. Wrong!
Youth is the ultimate con artist. It hangs around for
about 30 years, leaving so slowly that you don't realize
it's slipping away. It takes a lot of awareness to realize
that fact. Very few people "get it." They don't
understand what they need to do to prepare for the
years after youth leaves. And because they don't get it,
they age traditionally.
|Joyce Shafer Wisdom: What's Your Opinion About Opinions?
Bill Bullard said, "Opinion is really the lowest form of
human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no
understanding. The highest form of knowledge is
empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and
live in another's world."
Our society seems to admire highly opinionated
people. People with strong opinions, stated with
energy, come across as dynamic and knowledgeable.
In a world where people spend a great deal of money
on books and seminars about self-esteem, it makes
sense that many would think this way. Additionally, the
media encourages us to live on a diet of
sensationalism; and this seems to lead us to the
computer term: Garbage in, garbage out.
|Mary Lloyd: "No" Is Not A Four Letter Word
As two-year olds, "no" was our favorite word and we
pronounced it with great confidence. What happened?
As adults we take a two-week guilt trip every time we
say it in any meaningful conversation. It's an important
word to use, yet we avoid it like lima beans.
A big piece of the problem lies in the idea that
saying "no" is not nice. When you get to be a big kid,
you learn it's important to be nice. Nice trumps honest,
fair, and reasonable once we move into adulthood.
Nice can be deadly if you're doing too much.
|Links for May 2008
Here are links I've found during April that
you will find
helpful. There's lots of interesting stuff --
take a look --
you never know what you will find that is
useful. There is quite a bit of anti-aging news. What
may be weeds to some, may be roses to
others. . .
|Has Barbara Walters Become A Little Old Lady?
Somebody, please help me understand why Barbara
Walters blabbed about having an affair with a married
U.S. Senator 30 years ago.
What is wrong with that woman? Is this what fame
does to you -- makes you think that others really care
about the sordid details of how you live? What is
particularly disturbing is that the cad in question,
Senator Edward Brooke, is still alive. And worse, he
has remarried and presumably his new wife had been
unaware of the affair and has become a victim of
Barbara's need for public catharsis.
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I've been so frustrated trying to find some way to beat
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|Bless Your Stress
Everyone must deal with stress and how you
it determines how deadly it gets. I have
always felt that
stress that accompanies something you enjoy
is good -- but it's stress none the less.
My friend C. Leslie Charles, a terrific,
thinker, writer, author, speaker and all
Woman has written in collaboration with Mimi
Donaldson, a book you must read, especially
interfering with your ability to enjoy life.
called "Bless Your Stress." Take a look at
Your Stress website. You will indeed be
you read the book.
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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