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Okinawan Retirement Wisdom

By Mike Drak The title is a little misleading because in the Okinawan language there isn’t even a word for retirement. In it’s place is the term ikigai, which roughly translated means, “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.” Older Okinawans are not hampered like we...

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It’s Never Too Late To Get Healthy

By Susan Williams Would you like to be healthier but think it’s too late? Here’s an inspirational story that shows this is not at all the case. At age 73, Joan MacDonald has lost 65 lbs and also gained muscle mass over a three year period and is now...

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What Will You Do With Your Dash Years?

By Mike Drak “I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on the tombstone From the beginning…to the end He noted that first came the date of birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he...

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The Difference Between Aging In Place and Getting Stuck In Place

By Susan Williams Most of us want to age in place. Just in case you don’t happen to be familiar with what this term means, here is how the US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention defines it; “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely,...

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The Power Of Nostalgia

By Susan Williams What is it about thinking about things from our past that makes us feel good? Why do we like to be nostalgic and reminisce about the “good ol’ days”? In the following TED-Ed video, they shared that nostalgia’s origins began from something totally different then as...

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When Changing Your Habits Remember Your Why

By Mike Drak When embracing new habits, instead of relying on willpower to force ourselves to do something we need to use our “why” as the driving force. This is the reason behind why we do something so we can then reap the benefits.

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