7 Keys to Longevity

Dana Smith, in an article in the New York Times, listed seven keys to longevity. They are not a big susprise, but are worth thinking about and, more importantly, making a priroity in our lives. Move More Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Get Enough Sleep Don’t Smoke, and Don’t Drink…

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Involve Me and I Learn

I recently heard a simple but powerful quote attributed to Ben Franklin. I wanted to share it here considering “Be a Lifelong Learner” is one of my Six Simple Rules for a Better Life. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” I…

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Learning from Pickleball

You have to have been living under a rock to not have heard about the pickleball craze. I only played a few times before this year. Then, in February, while visiting my sister-in-law and brother-in-law in Florida, I played a few times, and fell in love with the game. I’ve…

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Learning from My Mom

My mom passed away last year after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s. While the first six years were extremely challenging, my mom was in great spirits the final two years – and when the end came, she passed painlessly and peacefully, with my dad (her devoted husband of 64 years)…

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Optimism Can Extend Your Life

I loved reading this brief article last year, which told about research showing staying optimistic and maintaining a positive outlook can directly extend the length of your life. The 30-year study followed 1,200 elderly people who were born in 1920 or 1921. The researchers analyzed their health, ability to function,…

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The Importance of Hobbies

A Wall Street Journal article last year talked about why hobbies are so important in retirement. I have many interests and believe I will not have a problem staying busy when I retire one day, but I was interested in seeing what they had to say, because hobbies are important…

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