The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.
INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017
A couple of days ago, I had my picture taken and realized that I’m getting old.
When people talk about getting older, it's not uncommon for them to use the term "aging gracefully."
Often, some older celebrities are described this way, because they are beautiful older women who don't seem to be going out of their way to hold on to their youth. Celebrities aside, how do the common woman grapple with the concept of aging gracefully when we get so many mixed messages about what it means to grow older?
To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. -Henri Frederic Amie
I know that I decided two years ago, when I found out that I was a grandmother that this would be a perfect time to go gray. It’s okay to grow old gracefully for its part of life. It’s the attitude that makes the difference.
"Aging gracefully" is often used as a euphemism. People may use the phrase to mean, "Looking old, but embracing it" or "Showing signs of aging, but still powering forward with life." In this way, the term feels almost negative or backhanded - it's the phrase we use to describe someone who isn't looking as good as they once did.
Face it, as we get older our appearance does change. Some may have experiences with gray hair, wrinkles, stretch marks, other surgical marks and age spots. But is that the only interpretation we can affix to this term? Perhaps aging gracefully doesn't necessarily have to refer to age or appearance, but rather the attitude people have as they go through the various stages of life.
Aging gracefully doesn't mean you have to wear your wrinkles with pride - instead, you need to do whatever is necessary to stride into your older years with confidence.
Growing older isn’t always easy. Luckily though, everyone has to do it.
For myself and Dan, it’s great that both of us are growing old together gracefully and enjoying with out plastic surgery. It is how you wear your looks for who you are.
Inside, we are ageless… and when we talk to ourselves, it’s the same age of the person we were talking to when we were little. It’s the body that is changing around that ageless center. -David Lynch
Continuing blogging on INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017. Today what I’m blogging on is the question, are supplements better than prescription drugs?
Yes, vitamins and minerals are what we get from food. We need them to survive, if we have something wrong with our bodies it is in many cases from a deficiency or from consuming too much of one thing and not another.
All of these man-made things, such as drugs keep failing. Yet we don't hear about vitamin B being pulled off of the market for causing nerve damage, mental retardation or depression.
Splenda, people used to think was so much better for you than regular sugar (again another man-made product) is now a major cause in brain tumors and is worse for us than regular sugar.
Mother Nature has all of the nutrients we need. Our bodies were made to heal themselves with proper nutrition. If you watch a commercial about a prescription, they say all of the side effects really fast and often quietly. Why are we so ashamed of this "amazing drug"?
The best rules to follow when putting things in your body are "If it doesn't have a mother, or come from the ground or cannot even say it, don't touch it".
Vitamins and minerals are used to help make up what you are missing from your diet, they are not to depend on and drugs should not be used to depend on either.
We don't sprinkle drugs in our salads for a reason... Drugs don't hang from trees or swim in the ocean - for a reason.
Use your food to heal you, God or whomever you believe in made this earth just the way it should be, to nourish us.
ONCE YOU START BELIEVING
Happy Friday, Once you start believing in your self, anything is possible. Once you start believing in yourself, your dreams take shape. The more you believe the more you achieve 🐦 have a good day.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. -Mark Twain
Friday | 1 Mile Classic Walk with Rocky | Walk at Home
Are you ready for a 1-mile WALK? Challenge yourself to keep the pace! Rocky and her amazing team of Walkers will be with you every step of the way! Let's get those feet moving and WALK everyone!
Until tomorrow, grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.
Sometimes my mind plays
Tricks on my feelings.
I think with my heart
That surrounds the beauty of the land.
The peace of the birds
Gliding through the breeze.
The strength of the trees
That do not bend.
The ground that allows me to
Walk along the surface of the planet.
Oh, how my mind plays
Games with nature.
That’s my mind growing old gracefully.
Written by Sheryl Malin