Aging Well News - What’s It All About?
I am so happy you are interested in learning more about the newsletter and aging well - no matter the circumstances. Welcome!
Articles typically focus on exercise, managing illnesses, and good nutrition as ways to age well. Another popular approach suggests following the six dimensions of wellness. Both offer excellent advice.
This newsletter proposes that additional factors and circumstances are relevant. Factors such as underlying beliefs and perceptions impact choices and decisions, or situations such as care for a loved one or experiencing chronic disease can be a more significant challenge.
In Aging Well News, I ask you to look into your willingness to release unhelpful habits, accept what is now normal, and manage the various practical issues that arise.
These actions take “emotional labor”- honestly, looking at the less identified underlying demands. Whether you want to take that journey or not is your choice. But you will have the tools to do so if or when you wish.
Are you up for the challenge? Then I offer you this free subscription filled with helpful ideas and tips. I email you the latest article every Friday.
I now write a second article each week, focusing on surviving caregiving. I email that article every Wednesday. You may not be in that position right now, but it may be in your future, or you may know someone who would benefit from what I’ve learned.
More About Me
I am an 84-year-old woman living in a cozy apartment in Northern California with rescue cats Bailey and Bella. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and am a licensed mental health professional with years of experience. When my husband of 60 years was diagnosed with dementia, I began researching how older people could deal with challenging circumstances and still age well.
We raised two children and two grandsons, moved across the country, and made a good life for ourselves – we were a team during our marriage. Then I was his primary care provider until he moved into a memory care facility. While there, he contracted COVID-19 and died.
I continue to dig deep within myself and make changes to survive this time in my life.
I decided to share my journey and help others age well – no matter what in my book Aging Well - 30 Lessons for Making the Most of Your Later Years. This newsletter supplements the book - and we now have over 600 subscribers.
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