Attitudes toward Aging

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I’m Happy to Be Old

When the cashier at the food market asked if she was eligible for a senior discount, the woman ahead of me answered, “Unfortunately yes.” As I stepped up for my turn to pay, I said, “I’m happy to be old, and I’ll happily take your wisdom discount.” That’s what they call it, and that’s how I feel. This post isn’t […]

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Creating a Better Future

Creative problem-solving is the process of redefining problems and opportunities, coming up with new, innovative responses and solutions, and then taking action. Responses from the Adobe-commissioned global Creative Problem-Solving study highlight that creative problem-solving is “the one skill that’s critical to success, now and in the future.” For seniors as well as youth. For society as a whole as well as for […]

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Do SAD, OLD and WINTER Lead to Depression?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that causes people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year to suffer from depression at the same time each year, usually in winter. Here are the symptoms we’re all subject to: Having low energy (the “blahs”) Hypersomnia (wanting to sleep more than usual) Overeating (compensation, boredom) Weight gain (yep, the dreaded […]

Six Ways To Take Control of the Aging Process

We live in a world where everything is changing increasingly quickly. And on top of that we notice the accelerating appearance of personal change: grey hairs, wrinkles, age spots, and the disappearance of agility, flexibility, memory, and friends. We can easily feel that everything in life is beyond our control. It’s unfortunate that so many people seek ways to deny aging, […]