Sunday, September 29, 2013


The Older You Get, The Older You Feel

Research studies show that there can be a difference between actual age and how old a person feels.  The Silver Generation often feels up to 19 years younger.  Find out your actual age:

Friday, September 27, 2013


Aging Defiantly: Nelson Mandela 
Photo credit: Wikipedia

Aging Gracefully: John Glenn 
Photo credit:  Wikipedia

Aging With Spunk Intact: Grace Lee Boggs 

Photo credit:  book cover

Wednesday, September 25, 2013



And let me tell you, the “end” ‘ain’t-what-it-used-to-be!’  Life expectancy just 50 years ago was around 67 to 74.  Some statistics claim that thousands of days of life can be gained just by living above poverty, keeping fit and healthy, being socially active and having, (at the very least), a high school education.  These areas are exactly where Boomers have a head start and can reap the benefits of living well beyond 100 years.

Born between 1946 and 1964, the “Baby Boomer” generation is associated with rebellion and trail blazing; forging the way in areas such as education, health and fitness, recreation and travel.  These mischief makers who transformed youth culture are changing the aging paradigm and the way Western culture views people 50+, which is just wonderful!

New discoveries are being made every day in science, medicine and technology.  Boomers can look forward to continuing education for those who seek it because advances in science are providing assurance that the brain will continue to function throughout their lifetime.  Additionally, they’ll have access to a lifetime of knowledge, accessible through their “Personal Retrieval System.”*

Here’s my advice to Boomers and Beyond:  there’s no point in beating around the bush – acknowledge your fears about aging and go out there and research what you’re afraid of.  There’s no excuse today to say, “Oh, I didn’t know about this or that.”  Go to your local library or jump on the Internet and start researching.  Talk to people.  Go to a “Meet Up” group or start one of your own.  Ask questions.  Look at both sides of each issue that concerns you.  Then do something about it.  If you have to change a habit that doesn’t work for you anymore – change it!

There’s a wonderful commercial where two friends are discussing smart phones.  One of the women needs to purchase a new phone but doesn’t want to have to learn how to operate it.  Her friend confronts her reluctance, pointing out that, ‘You learned how to operate your old phone.  Don’t you think you can learn how to operate the new one?’ 

I say:  YES, YOU CAN! 

To those who fear learning a new operating system – face your software fear and tell it:  HOGWASH! 

Learn something new.  Who knows – maybe you’ll even like what you learn!

Get the facts, read my book, Aging Gracefully with Dignity, Integrity and Spunk Intact: Aging Defiantly, and start thinking more positively.  Pair my book with Jennifer Hoffman’s 30 Days to Everyday Miracles.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Brain-Fit Is A Recent Phenomenon.

American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist, Mark Twain, was a pioneer in brain-fit exercises.  Twain was aware of memory loss associated with old age and "kept up his powers of recollection against the dimming effects of time." Twain was so determined to keep his brain fit that in 1885, he designed a board game called "Memory Builder."

Friday, September 13, 2013

Starting Sunday, September 22nd!

Sundays on Blogger and Twitter:  Just Hogwash! - Myth Breakers to start your week off strong (a slow cup of Joe might be included)

Mondays on Twitter:  Mindful Monday - Memory tips to get people off your back

Tuesdays on Twitter:  Tipster Tuesday - Tips for aging defiantly (or gracefully - you choose)

Wednesdays on Blogger, Facebook and Twitter:  Wake Up Wednesday - Zombies make great game avatars... or, how to quit sleep walking after 50...

Thursdays on Twitter:  Power Thursday - EmPowerment tips for Boomers and Beyond

Fridays on Blogger, Facebook and Twitter: Dynamic Friday - A little something to fuel your weekend

Saturdays on Twitter:  Weekend Hogwash - Somethings should be put in their place

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Available Now through Harvard Book Store

The latest book of poems by Norma Roth
 complemented with Evelyn Bernstein's photographs.

Review by Lo Galluccio - 4th Poet Populist of Cambridge; 3 time Pushcart Prizes nominee in Poetry; Author of Sarasoto VII; Hot Rain, and Terrible Baubles; Read at The Somerville Arts Festival and at St. Mark's Marathon Day Reading in NYC.  

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