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What You Eat

you are what you eat We have been talking a lot about personal responsibility recently- this includes what you put in body. Getting your food right requires attention, effort and perseverance. You must acquire this knowledge, and then you must diligently apply it. What may dubiously have worked for us 40 years...
Anyone can learn most anything in two years. In 4,000 hours of dedicated study you can speak a new language, learn to code, master social media, learn pretty much any new field this side of rocket science and brain surgery. It’s true, you will most likely not be translating Mandarin...
be your own health champion You are the only person who really understands you. This also means that you and only you have full responsibility for your own health. Within some common sensibilities- don’t smoke, stay strong, avoid trans fats- there is no one size fits all prescription. It is...

Positive Action

There are 3 factors that influence our lives. There are the resources we have been dealt: smarts, money, family, etc. There is what is happening around us: war, boom times, famine, disco, whatever. None of these are within our control, they are just givens. The third variable is what we...

Meditation

One of the most fascinating and surprising discoveries of AGEIST has been that most of our people have some sort of meditation practice. I have been meditating daily for about 5 years, and had previously half-heartedly been attempting to for about 15 years. In my exploration, I became familiar with...

Adaptation

hard is not impossible We have been writing for the last month about this simple idea: hard is not impossible. We walked, we made friends in elevators, we meditated, we endured cold showers. So what is the point of all this? Self-flagellation?The most powerful thing to do to change your...
This fascinating article in the NYTimes recently caught my eye. “The better we get at something, the likelier we are to see how much more we can improve, which can sometimes lead us to underestimate ourselves” and conversely, “the less skilled you are at something, the less likely you are...

Passion

passion is contagious Passion leads to a sense of purpose. Without a sense of purpose, we humans become untethered rather quickly. It’s why undirected retirement doesn’t work out so well for many people. What does one do if one feels lacking in passion?Passion is contagious. It is the antidote for...
why is the wave of change happening now? The last couple of weeks, I have been out speaking and have been regularly asked the same question of “Why now? Why is this new way of living midlife emerging now?” There are many reasons, but here at AGEIST we have identified...

Aging Well

aging well is hard work This week I learned one of my high school classmates, who has also been overweight/obese for decades, has Type 2 diabetes, organ complications and a grim future. I have no knowledge of what has been said between him and his doctors these past decades, but...