Healthy Living

“Why I Retired in Mexico and Why It Was a Good Decision for Me” by Patricia Scott

“Why I Retired in Mexico and Why It Was a Good Decision for Me” by Patricia Scott

  I often say to my Mexican friends that in my other life I was a Mexicana. Everything here for me feels familiar-like I’ve had lifetimes here. I wanted a slow-paced life with creative people around me in a place where there are blue skies almost every day… Where I could feel the sun on my […]

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“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream. Aye, There’s the Rub!” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream. Aye, There’s the Rub!” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I was up most of the night again last night.  Sleeping has been a real challenge for me over the last year or so, and I find as I ask for help and ideas from doctors, friends and vitamin counter experts that many other woman have sleeping issues, too. Recently I listened to a sleep […]

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“6 Survival Strategies for a Great Holiday Season” by Dr. Carol Shwery, DC, CCN

“6 Survival Strategies for a Great Holiday Season” by Dr. Carol Shwery, DC, CCN

Hello Everyone, I know this is an extra email during the busy holidays but we thought you might enjoy this little gift to help you through.  These strategies where originally part of  Dr Carol Shwery’s Midlife Body Makeover E zine. 6 Survival Strategies for a Great Holiday Season! Is it possible to really keep focused […]

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“Denial and the Big ‘D'” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Denial and the Big ‘D'” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Lately I have been just living my life moment to moment…not in the Zen sense or the “Be Here Now” kind of way that Ram Dass wrote about many years ago.  For me, at this time of life, it seems a bit more like floating down my own river in an inner tube.  I know […]

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“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“How old are you? The Impact of Ageism” by Bev Scott

“I don’t tell anyone my age,” my new retired, vibrant and active friend responded.  We were sharing the details of our lives.  After I had revealed my age along with other personal details, I asked her how old she was.  I flashed on the memory of one of my aunts who didn’t tell anyone, even […]

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“Grandmothering Here and Now” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Grandmothering Here and Now” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have a new grandson who will be a year old in a few weeks.   During the last year I have happily been to visit him almost monthly.  I also have granddaughters, who because they live in France, I sadly I see them less frequently. Since the birth of my first grandchild over 10 years […]

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“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

“A New Year’s Resolution: Celebrating Esalen’s 50th Year” by Ruth Cox

 We welcome guest blogger, Ruth Cox:  In 2012 as Esalen celebrates its 50th year, I’ve been reflecting on how this extraordinary home of the human potential movement has paralleled our own lives in direct and indirect ways.  What a lovely synchronicity that The 3rd Act is also entering the new year with a two-day inner exploration and […]

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“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“A Women’s Best Friend” by Patricia Cavanaugh

My dog, Wyatt, just had his birthday.  Since he has been my main companion for the last 8 years, I was thinking this morning how this little creature has given me such daily joy. Wyatt is a small white fluffy dog, my first lap dog.  I don’t think I will ever be able to return […]

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“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“6 + 1 Indicators for Healthy Aging” by Patricia Cavanaugh

In “Aging Well” George Vaillant reviewed the Harvard Longevity study, the longest study done to date on adult human development which has given us very clear age 50 predictors that lead to a joy- filled 3rd act.  If you are not yet 50, you still have time to work on these values.  If you are older than […]

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“Aging Well” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Aging Well” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have been curled up reading a review of classic Harvard longevity study called “Aging Well” by George E. Vaillant.  You may remember in an earlier blog I briefly discussed Erik Erikson’s developmental stages for adults.  I coined the term “Generatarian” based on Erikson’s later life task and tension between generate and stagnate. (Link to […]

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