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Memories: Do You Remember When…?

woman contemplatingYou’ve lived long enough to experience many changes, both good and bad.  You have seen the world through the eyes of a child and now as a mature adult.  Things are undoubtedly very different from when you were young.  But thankfully, you have the memories. Your memories are closely enmeshed with emotions of love, grief or joy.  Memories affect your reasoning and decision-making, and because of your past, your present actions and experiences are affected.  Your concept of yourself, your choices, attitudes and behaviors are driven in part by what you remember and how you interpret those memories.

So when I remember the metal skates that fit over my sneakers and the skate key used to tighten them, I am conjuring up a positive, pleasant memory that brings a smile to my face.… CONTINUE READING

How Baby Boomers Deal with Disillusionment

Baby Boomers and Aging

Boomers who are young at heart

Active boomers

As today’s baby boomers grow older, the concept of aging has changed.  No longer do retirement, seniors, frail and elderly, apply. Now the negative image of the inactive, dependent elder is making way to the active, involved, healthy, wealthy and eternally young individual who has meaning and purpose in their latter years.

The role and value of boomers is being portrayed in the media as sexually active, community-minded, self-starters.  They are seen as young-at-heart, vital, ambitious, go-getters who are not willing to sit idly, watching the world go by.

Look at these facts:

Each year, 500,000 people over 60 are studying on college campuses.… CONTINUE READING

Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety can be very debilitating for the person experiencing it.  It can wake you up from a sound sleep and creep up on you during any daily activity.  Many times people with anxiety feel they have lost control when their body starts feeling its symptoms, like your heart beats faster, your hyperventilating, feeling nauseous or have the shakes.  When you learn to stop those symptoms before they get out of hand, you are taking back the one control you really never lost and that is control over how you feel. It is important to learn how to control those feelings to regain your peace of mind and overall contentment, which are so important for health, well-being and normal functioning.… CONTINUE READING

Chronic Liars: Who are You Deceiving?

Who hasn’t told a little white lie so you didn’t have to meet someone for lunch or go to a party?  Actually, occasionally telling a white lie may be helpful when you are managing your interpersonal relationships.  However, one of the fundamental aspects of healthy relationships is being able to trust and depend on the other person, so chronic lying can get you in trouble.  In fact, excessive lying can be considered a character flaw.Sad Women

When would it be OK to lie to someone?  Here are a few instances when you can be perhaps justified to lie:

  1. If what you say would be downright hurtful, you may want to fudge the truth.
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