I'm not there yet, but plan to get there beautifully.
Welcome! I'm a 48 (and 1/2) year old, wife, mother (8 1/2 year old son), daughter, sister, friend and volunteer. So, 48.5 really means I'm into my 49th year on this amazing planet, and on July 19, 2010, I'll be in my 50th year. The mid-century mark. L. The big 5-0. However you want to say it, to most of the English speaking world, it means "old". I want to get there with grace, passion, beauty, love and laughter. I want to get there the old-fashioned way: by taking care of myself, eating right, creating a balanced life, laughing and living life to it's fullest. I'll be documenting my journey and hope you will watch and learn along the way. I'll also provide some of my tips for looking young and feeling your best as we head to and beyond our mid-century mark. Here's to being "Beautifully 50".
Friday, February 19, 2010
The Paradox of Our Age
by The Dalai Lama
We have bigger houses but smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgment;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicines, but less healthiness;
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.
We build more computers to hold more information to
produce more copies than ever but have less communication.
If 50 is the new 40, then 80 is the new 60~ Follow these tips by Dr. Maoshing Ni in "Secrets of Longevity", a book based on twenty years of research into the lives of the world's centenarians. I'm utilizing his book as a guide for healthy living. With an 8 year-old son at 48, I have incentive to celebrate 80 and beyond!
Quotes to Think About
Sometimes people are beautiful, Not in looks, Not in what they say, Just in what they are.
This blog is for personal use only. Any information from books, magazines, or internet sites are recommendations that I will be incorporating into my life. I am not responsible for any ill-effects that may occur to others while taking this advice. I urge a physician's approval on any health or nutrition changes you may make based on the writings in this blog. All personal tips and techniques blogged are based on my opinion only. I am not a professional anything (ok, I have an MBA, but I promise I won't be giving financial advice), simply a mid-lifer trying to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit.
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