Monthly Archives: March 2024

(6) Plastic Brains or Dementia Fears for Seniors?

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Are we cultivating plastic or petrified senior brains? Our brains respond to fear by shutting down and so if we hope to sustain growth we may wish to address fears by increasing plasticity (our brain’s ability to change itself at all ages). Certainly fear of dementia is one barrier to… Read more »

(5) Ageism or Amygdala Agility?

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Healthy choices are to the amygdala, what healthy food is to the stomach! We ignore our amygdala to our mental and emotional peril. As our brain’s vital processing center for emotions, the amygdala connects our emotions to other key brain abilities, that regulate memories, learning and our senses. An untamed… Read more »

(4) Where’d all Our Friendships Go? Long Time Passing…

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Apparently most emotional health issues and shortcomings root back into childhood. About 70% favorable childhood impact sent us into senior years with emotional health and feelings of security to build healthy human connections. Or not! Good news is that every one of us seniors can sing with Lee Ann Womack,… Read more »

(3) Depressed, Anxious or Stress-Free ?

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Depression is bigger than occasional sad, empty, or hopeless feelings, and smaller than any incurable fate for its victims. A serious mood disorder, depression is sometimes inherited and sometimes caused by biological, environmental, or psychological issues. Its symptoms include: anxiety that leaves us cranky, hopelessness that leaves us with overwhelming… Read more »

(2) Expect Kinder Retirement Possibilities

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Inner kindness is a majestic force that lifts us beyond barriers into happiness and helps us see life as it might appear with wonderful opportunities at any moment. When kind to ourselves  we set a magnificent mental and emotional stage to laugh more and celebrate life fully in every current… Read more »

(1) Retire Lonely or Lively?

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Ever wonder why some seniors retire lonely while others run in retirement with liveliness? We may think that loneliness is a non-fixable fate for seniors who face stepping down from work or careers alone. Actually we can choose between happy or hopeless however, because our brains come equipped to repair… Read more »

Retire Graciously or Voraciously?

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Do we lie about our age, or do others find inspiration from our maturity and mindfulness that come with a few wrinkles? Perhaps more importantly – can we laugh and glance lightheartedly at age and reality because it rocks for us? If so we’re likely the voracious seniors that Plato… Read more »

Crazy Busy or Creatively Brilliant?

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Fixed ideas of HOW SMART WE ARE keep us busy on gerbil wheels anxiously chasing perfection. Flexible growth mindset ideas of HOW WE ARE SMART keep us risking creativity to grow brilliance. How we think about intelligence has a lot to do with how we take advantage of our abilities… Read more »