Everything comes down to perception. Once you can appreciate all the mileage that's been accumulated on this amazing machine called your body and then truly acknowledge the blessing of each additional year, every extra minute is perceived as a blessing.
It was a late night at Foxwoods when my guy announced he wanted to stay up and gamble. Because I have as much chance of understanding craps as I do learning to speak fluent Mandarin, I headed up to our room for bed.
Do you have the sense that life is speeding up the older you get? If so, you're not alone.
Can there be a reason for this perception? I've discovered three scientific theories that shine a little light on this mysterious experience.
In How to Live Forever, Mark Wexler's surprisingly existential documentary on the breadth and depth of life, the oddball and the philosopher merge. Is it self-serving to want to live longer, or does it stem from an altruistic motivation to serve others?
Don't kid yourself: Aging is a bitch who, in the end, wins -- no matter how hard you fight back. Think about it: Have you ever seen a 75-year-old woman with a facelift who didn't look like a 75-year-old woman with a facelift?
Marie de Hennezel is best known as the therapist who guided the late French President Jacques Mitterand through the final stages of his cancer. She's been leading the crusade to help people grow old gracefully, with dignity, and with joy.
I spend much of my life filled with regret that I don't see the people I love as much as I'd like, and that when I'm with them I don't pay as close attention as I should. A visit with a dear friend last weekend broke that pattern.