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Aging Well

Sex, Naps and Wine -- The Key to Longevity?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Imagine living in a place that seems more like fantasy than reality....

Why I Wish Someone Would Ask About My Boob Job

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Ethlie Ann Vare

Time has inexorably pushed me down, out... and across that amorphous line where a woman goes from being prey to being invisible. Never again will a construction worker yell at me to show him my tits, no matter how drunk he is. You wouldn't think I would miss that.

Air(Brush) Apparent

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.

FACE IT: The Best Part of Aging Might Be...

Michele Willens | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

The goal is to look around and see not a large canvas to race through, but a smaller series of snapshots, each worthy of stopping long enough to appreciate.

A 'New' Way of Looking at Aging

Dorothy Sander | Posted 06.11.2012 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

Ten years ago, I turned fifty and the earth began to shift and quake beneath me; my children left home in search of their own destinies, my parents were struggling and career ambitions waned.

Ageless Beauty

Karen Cummings-Palmer | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Karen Cummings-Palmer

Another year is another opportunity to step or dance toward a better version of yourself and those little marks of humanity -- that's humility. I call it Ageless Beauty and that's worth fighting for.

In Sickness and in Health: A Vow for a Lifetime

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

We all long for a love that will last -- one that will withstand the times when we are sick or weak, when we hope that the memory of all that we were can trump the reality of who become.

The View From 70: Reflections On Aging

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Getting older also means learning to appreciate this stage of life as a new adventure. There is still much to be discovered! This time of life offers up a whole new possibility for learning and engaging in creative expression.

Five Spiritual Practices For Aging Well

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

When I ask audiences what they like about being older, people often answer "Gratitude," and then say what they are grateful for: grandchildren, good health, free time, wearing what they want, the chance to travel, giving back to the community.

The Rise of Fall

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 12.31.2011 | Fifty
Lori Bryant Woolridge

My fellow fall femmes, you know that saying "Can't see the forest for the trees?" Well, that's us. We're those trees, busy living our vibrant autumns out loud while the rest of the forest stands back, green with envy!

Her Writing Career Began at 59: Celebrating a Mentor I Never Met

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Belva Plain was a guiding light. As I counted down the years, in a world where youth is treated as an achievement -- the passing of youth as a tragedy -- the presence of Belva Plain calmed me.

Age Blurring

Louis Licari | Posted 11.27.2011 | Style
Louis Licari

Blurring age lines requires a combination of living a healthy lifestyle and having a positive attitude. Taking advantage of a few beauty tips doesn't hurt either.

Aging Well: A Challenge That Can Be Met

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

It is a mistake to believe that it is normal for old people to be incapable of leading active, involved, satisfying, and personally meaningful lives.

Life After 50: Are You Ready To Write Your Future?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

This is not another one of those articles listing all the ways we can make ourselves look younger. Nor is it one that will help us confront and psychologically "deal with" the natural process of aging.

Jack LaLanne Showed Us How To Live Long And Die Fast

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Simply stated, compressed morbidity is "live long and die fast." It should be a major life goal for everyone. So how does one get it? The only thing that nearly all researchers agree upon is that vigorous exercise is the key.

Are You Aging in Your 30s?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

In my teens and twenties, health was a given. Now I'm 32. So is my husband. We're feeling it. Suddenly, I'm interested in health. I've turned my attention to wellness.

Pushed Out of the Age Closet

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Susan Meyers

Life is good. I am happy. If you want to know my age, that's fine. The age closet was getting pretty uncomfortable.

A Recipe For Longevity: 33 Of The Healthiest Foods On Earth

David H. Murdock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David H. Murdock

Is it possible to live to 125 or maybe 150? It's certainly a possibility! My secret: large quantities of fruit and vegetables, plus an hour of daily exercise.