Aging is universal. We are all on the same path together. We can give in or we can age gracefully with abundant health, physical vigor and a bright outlook for life. As we age we find new obstacles to overcome and new challenges to face. With this blog I peruse the internet for health, safety and beauty issues and information with regard to aging. While doing so I will try my best to filter out the questionable information by concentrating on reputable sites.
Aging happy is sometimes hard to accomplish but there are lots of things we can do to help keep our spirits high. Starting a home based business or a new hobby, taking a class or traveling are all fun and adventurous ways to stay interested and keep our mind and body busy. Along with happy aging tips I will add some beauty information as all of us face age related beauty challenges. I will seek out techniques, tips and products to see what information is most relevant to us “baby boomers”. My hope is that you find information and tips in my blog that are useful and interesting to you.
Join me on this wonderful journey.
Linda and Molly…(Molly is the fluffy one)
Arthritis isn’t just an “old person” condition.
How to live a more pain-free life!
It is a complex group of musculoskeletal disorders that consists of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages, races, and genders.
In fact, about two thirds of those with some form of arthritis are under 65 years old. This includes 300,000 children with a total of 50 million Americans suffering every day.
Most types of arthritis include one of the following three types: Continue reading
I’m a fan of natural or at least getting natural… I have replaced all commercial cleaning products in my home with natural products that I make in my tiny kitchen. So many of the products we use everyday to clean our homes and our bodies contain unrecognizable and unpronounceable chemicals.
Sometimes we feel purchased cleaning products work better but in reality a chemical free product can do the job as well and not fill our homes and bodies with chemicals and harmful vapors. When I started making my own cleaning products I was surprised at how well they work and I love the fresh natural scent they leave behind. No chemical scents or vapors in this house!
Every day we see articles on the internet about how our food industry crams chemicals, sugars of all sorts, artificial flavorings and colorings, unhealthy fillers and mega grams of sodium into their products yet are able to label them as “healthy”. It has only been in the last few generations that this has been the case.
Accidents at home rank among the leading cause of injury and death for seniors. Statistics show that those over the age of 75 are
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almost four times as likely to be injured or even die from an accident at home than those under age 75. The most prevalent of home accidents are falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Checking your home and the home of loved ones is important in helping to prevent falls as well as other accidents at home. Continue reading
As retirees we are finally free to travel a little more but if reported government “sequestration” (the action of taking legal possession of assets until a debt has been paid) should take effect, which may or may not happen, the traveling public will see the results of these across-the-board budget cuts in several ways and we will all find traveling a bit more difficult. Read on to get lots of great senior travel tips! Because of government “sequestration”, cuts in services such as airport security, airport traffic control, border crossings, National Park programs and Secret Service we will have to plan better and be more careful in our travel in the US as well as outside our borders. Continue reading
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That ever-elusive thing we call Happiness
We all strive to live happy. Happiness is a concept that we can and should cultivate in our every day lives. We sometimes think if we just had more money, a better car, that person we see once in awhile in the grocery store who is ever so handsome, or beautiful we would be happy. There are a million things we don’t have but we think if we did we would be happier. The thing is, another person, a thing or place can give us feelings of happiness for a while but the ultimate goal is to find happiness within our selves. Being happy within our selves’ is not a fleeting feeling. It lasts. When we find happiness in the person we are a miracle happens. It is no longer greener on the other side of the fence because we are ON the greener side of the fence!
In the 60’s John Lennon told us “all you need is love”. I think Mr. Lennon had in mind love in all its meanings not just romantic love but love of nature and home, of family and friends and self. Love is a many sided word with many meanings. Love of self may be the most difficult to acknowledge yet it is the most important love of all. Continue reading
Successfully Look Younger by Retaining the Beauty of Healthy Skin
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Beauty is skin deep as the saying goes so let’s keep our skin in the best possible condition.
In the Northern states the winter months are especially hard on our skin. When outdoors the dry winter air sucks the moisture out of our skin and the inside air is even worse as the furnace or fireplace heat keeps the house air very dry.
The Southern part of our country doesn’t have it much better. The sun, wind and heat do just about the same to our skin as the cold and wind.
Over the years I have tried just about every skin care cream I could afford (anything over a couple hundred is out of my range) but, nothing really does the job that they so proudly announce…until about a year and a half ago.
A friend who lives in Hawaii told me about a night cream that she had started using that she absolutely loves. Hawaii is hard on the skin year around as those who live there spend a good share of their lives outdoors. Hot sun and warm wind are the culprits (sounds wonderful, doesn’t it). Continue reading
Tips on Your Security
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Here are some tips from other informed seniors. I found these tips on a site called SeniorArk.com. There is a lot more information on this site than listed here. Take a look to find items of your interest. Here are some I found especially interesting (to me and hopefully to you).
Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel if you need to. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately if they are lost or stolen. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them. Continue reading
This is Linda!
Well, I said I would never do it but I went and did it. I got a puppy. She is really cute which was my downfall. You have seen them… the ones that are tiny with that sort of Ewok face, big eyes, little black nose, pink tongue and furry.
When I was young, say around 11 or 12, my family got a dog. He was cute too but he was a he and I guess in those days people didn’t neuter their pets like they do now. He was a pure bred Beagle so being a hound he was very active…in every way. If your leg happened to be in front of him he would think it was a female dog in heat so…well, you know. Being a young girl I was completely grossed out by that behavior so vowed to never ever have a dog!
Unfortunately his behavior jaded me towards all dogs throughout my entire life. I never understood how anyone would want a dog. I never wanted anything bad to happen to the creatures, as I never want anything bad to happen to any of God’s creatures but to own one… no. Continue reading