In the mid 2000s, Irene Sinclair's face adorned advertisements and billboards throughout the UK. As part of the Campaign for Real Beauty developed by Dove, the 96-year-old great grandmother was chosen to help challenge conventional thinking about beauty.
Especially as we hit those 50-60-70 age markers in life's road, too often we tend to think, 'Oh, it's not worth trying, I'm too old,' or 'The older I get, the longer it takes to heal,' or 'Who'd want me, I'm too old.'
What does it mean to be "psychologically young"? It's not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It's about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.
Most people assume that positive thinking is just something that we do to help achieve our goals, or even to get through difficult times. But a host of exciting research has shown that attitude affects our health.