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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...
    A bit of stress is a good thing. I’m talking about a challenge outside one's comfort zone. So often the velocity of time pushes us towards torpor and its detrimental effects on our health, social lives and cultural awareness. Fight the power, so they say. To be bored is...
      View this post on Instagram  Sandra Cattaneo Adorno, 65. Age is not a barrier to creativity. With no prior experience, she is given a camera at 60, and by 64 she is an award winning internationally recognized photographer. Read the entire story at AGEIST of how a business woman pivots...
    Everyone should do a TED-type talk. It focuses the mind in a way not dissimilar to mountain climbing or big-wave surfing: high risk, high reward, and thank God we are still alive at the end of it.  I prepared for these talks for 3 months, with the last month...
    We, who sometimes feel invisible, have the power to make an impact on loneliness. According to our friend Dr. Charlotte Yeh, the morbidity (death factor) associated with loneliness is greater than that of cigarette smoking.Loneliness is not to be confused with being alone. One can be surrounded by people and...
    Angélique du Toit, who is working on a new book exploring the facets of getting older, debunking some of the myths aimed at women in particular. She sent in this post:Attitude is one of the most significant factors that determine the quality of life. I am disheartened to observe...
    I’ve been out speaking at events quite a bit recently, and people always ask me what is the defining feature of the people we feature in AGEIST. My response is that it is not age, nor income, nor geography (although we could improve dramatically in this area), nor career....

    Swiss Radio

    Swiss Radio interview I was recently interviewed on Swiss radio about my thoughts on Swiss life."If you remove all difficulty and challenge from your life, if you go into a world of total comfort and total luxury, you've also entered the realm of total decay. One of the things I...
    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...
    Get Uncomfortable I have been writing about pushing ourselves to do things that may seem impossible but that are actually just difficult or unpleasant. There is another side to this. What happens if we consistently allow ourselves only to do what is most comfortable? My friend Jonathan tells me he...
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