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Carolyn Anderson
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Dr. Carolyn Anderson is an Ophthalmic Surgeon, Wellness and Productivity expert and author. She has co-written a best selling book, Pushing to the Front, with Brian Tracy.

Carolyn empowers women, doctors and older adults to increase their energy levels through Energy Management, a self-developed system to boost one's energy, vitality and happiness.

Carolyn founded Impowerage, a dynamic online magazine for 50 + health and wellness. Impowerage was set up to raise money for eye diseases like macular degeneration.

Dr. Anderson graduated from medical school at the University of British Columbia in 1994 and completed her residency in 1999 with training at The University of British Columbia, Stanford University and The University of Western Australia. In addition to being a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons with a specialist designation in Ophthalmology, Dr. Anderson completed a Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics, is an expert in aging and psychoneuroimmunology, and has worked extensively in the area of Cancer research.

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A Bittersweet Mother's Day

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Mother's Day can be such a bittersweet time. It is a special day to celebrate our mothers, but for those of us who have lost our mothers, did not have a caring mother or have not been able to experience the joys of motherhood despite trying, it can be a...

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Goals Are Like Jazz Music

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 4:28 AM

He who fails to plan is planning to fail. Winston Churchill

Jazz music was the backdrop of my upbringing. The central meeting place of my childhood home was our family room. The family room would be more appropriately described as the music room and I can still feel the red...

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The Top 7 Time Management Secrets of Billionaires

(4) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 4:49 PM

Over the last number of years the pinnacle of financial success has shifted from the millionaires to the billionaires. People like Oprah, Richard Branson and JK Rowling have raised the bar. Although financial success is only one aspect of what makes an individual successful it is often used as the measuring...

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How to Change Your Mindset to Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 4:10 PM

Why Most People Have Stopped Making New Year's Resolutions

When you talk about New Year's resolutions, most people chuckle and say they don't bother with them anymore. Probably because they know in their heart of hearts that there have just been too many years where the best-laid plans have completely...

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50+ Olympic Medalists Infographic -- Updated

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 5:57 PM

I recently shared an infographic that detailed all 121 Olympic athletes over the age of 50 who have won medals.

Seeing athletes being able to pursue their dreams and be at the top of their sport in their 50's and beyond is so inspiring.

The Impowerage Magazine...

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50+ Olympic Medalists Infographic

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 6:17 PM

I love watching the Olympics. There are so many inspiring stories. Just qualifying for the Olympics is a huge accomplishment in and of itself.

The Olympics may be a youth-dominated event, but there are some exceptional older athletes (those 50 and older) who have defied all odds and have...

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Marissa Mayer Starts Maternity Leave Debate

(13) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 6:21 PM

The appointment of Marissa Mayer as Yahoo's new CEO was an interesting news story tweeted about by those interested in technology and hailed as a breakthrough for women everywhere. Then the news broke that Mayer is pregnant and suddenly, everyone had an opinion.

Some praised Yahoo's willingness to...

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Stop Living in the Past and the Future

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 11:46 AM

Stop worrying quote The other day I was treating myself by getting a long-overdue massage. I don't know about you but I always feel like massages are never long enough. Halfway through the treatment I started to...

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Why Women Still Can't Have It All (at the Same Time)

(6) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 7:53 PM

I recently came across Anne-Marie Slaughter's article, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" in The Atlantic. As a high-profile role model who once worked for Hilary Clinton as the director of policy planning, she was warned that she shouldn't break ranks and admit that being a top professional...

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Woman's Unexpected Million-Dollar Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 1:32 PM

Recently there was a tragic story of a fit 30-year-old woman who collapsed and died after running 25 miles in the London Marathon. Claire Squires was raising money for the Samaritans during this particular race and participated in other charity events including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. She had raised...

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Never Spend Money on Things That Don't Add Value to Your Life

(9) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Lately, I have had the unfortunate and difficult task of going through my mom's condo. She passed away a few months ago, and initially it was just too difficult to deal with. Now that more time has passed, I am slowly working my way through all of the items she...

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Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last

(11) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 5:37 AM

"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely" -- Buddha

I recently read the book Enjoy Every Sandwich and had to share how the book impacted me. The author, Dr. Lee Lipsenthal was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2009. As the medical...

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Starting Your Day the Right Way

(8) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 8:03 AM

"By starting the day with love, I fill my day with calm and feel peace permeate my life."

How does your typical day start? How many times do you hit the snooze button before you drag yourself from bed? Most people then throw on some clothes, grab something to eat...

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Love Yourself First

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 12:25 PM

On Valentine's Day, people tend to show their love for their partners with overpriced flowers, expensive jewelery and fancy dinners. Single people might spend the day frustrated with the concept of a holiday that excludes them.

Whether you find yourself single, infatuated or in a committed relationship this Valentine's Day,...

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Steer Clear of Refined Sugar and White Flour

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 11:26 AM

One More Reason to Avoid Sugar and White Flour

I absolutely love sugar cookies and shortbread at Christmas. In fact, I love the cookies and I love the uncooked cookie dough. I think you could even call me a cookie monster.

That is until I started researching dietary influences on...

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The Real Reason Your New Year's Resolutions Fail

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 12:40 PM

New Year's resolutions are a popular annual tradition that often include the same resolutions over and over. Even though we swear that this is the year that we will eat better, exercise regularly and follow our big dreams it never seems to materialize. It's easy to blame it on the...

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East Indian Cuisine Could Save Your Life

(10) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 1:28 PM

East Indians Have Significantly Lower Rates of Cancer

As I was researching the literature on cancer prevention and treatment, there was one statistic that struck me as really interesting. East Indians are much less likely to develop cancer. In fact, the numbers are staggering. Indians have one-fifth as many breast...

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A Preventative Lifestyle: Keeping Your Body Healthy (and Cancer-Free)

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 6:19 PM

Sometimes events in life force us to stop and take notice of what is truly important. Over the last few months spending time with my mom was that thing. My mom was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in June 2011 and passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2011. My sadness...

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Are You Halfway to Your New Year's Resolutions?

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2011 | 9:00 AM

It's hard to believe 2011 is already half over. Back in January, many people made New Year's resolutions to finally get in shape, eat better, make more money and be a better spouse, employee and parent. Now that the year is already half over, it's time to see how far...

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Why Doctors Should Be Allowed To Work Part-Time

(13) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 1:26 PM

I recently read Karen S. Sibert's op-ed in the New York Times called, "Don't Quit This Day Job." In it, Sibert, an anesthesiologist, argues that doctors, in particular female doctors, should stop working part-time as there is a shortage of doctors and our education is subsidized.

As an...

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