Active Aging

  • February 5, 2018

    The Power of Our Subconscious Mind

    By Richard K. Harder, MS The first thing to remember is the dual nature of our mind. The subconscious mind is constantly amenable to the power of suggestion; furthermore, the subconscious mind has complete control of the functions, conditions and sensations of your body. Trust the subconscious mind to heal...

  • January 21, 2018

    Dorothy Kennedy’s Lifelong Love of Learning

    Dorothy Kennedy’s Lifelong Love of Learning By Marianne Hamilton   In Dorothy Kennedy’s St. George home, wall-space is at a premium. Most surfaces are crowded with the landscapes and portraits Kennedy has been painting since 1980, many of which feature such ancestors as paternal great-great-grandfather William Madison Wall, the founder...

  • December 10, 2017

    The Bright Side of Adversity

    The late Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel said, “You will never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” Adversity is and always has been a part of life and living.

  • March 11, 2017

    I’m Looking for Seniors Like Me

    I don’t know about you, but I refuse to become irrelevant, or an after-thought in today’s world. My choice is to stay active, to stay engaged, and to continue contributing to this world I’ve influenced for 66 years. My goal at this stage is to avoid the fate of so...

  • March 11, 2017

    Building your Mental Muscle with Resistance Training

    Could regular visits to the weight room help older adults who have mild cognitive impairments? For years we have been told all the benefits of regular resistance training. These benefits include: increased metabolism, building lean tissue, improve self-efficacy, improved balance and posture, decrease risk of injury, increase body density, strength...

  • January 1, 2017

    The Able Artist

    By Marianne Hamilton Each night before he slips off to sleep, Johannes Michalski performs one final ritual. Calling to Sushi Yamaguchi, his beloved Shih Tzu, Michalski invites the canine to settle in at the foot of his bed. “Good night, Sushi; see you tomorrow,” Michalski pledges. Then a second, cheerful...

  • December 31, 2016

    Loving Angel Service Dogs: Happy Dogs, Happy Life

    By Rosario E. Flores In our lifetimes we meet thousands of people who impact us in one way or another. Within those years, some of us come across not only people, but fury little things that make our days better. Dogs. They are our confident and loyal partners whenever we...

  • October 31, 2016

    Active Aging: In need of holiday cheer? Volunteer!

    By Marianne Hamilton News flash: The holidays can make you crazy! OK, maybe not a huge revelation. As the media begins its annual, non-stop assault, insisting that we must all have family over, have eight-course gourmet meals prepared, have our houses perfectly decorated, have parties, have fun, and, most importantly,...

  • October 31, 2016

    Mona Lisa Touch: Restoring Vaginal Health

    By Robert M. Cope, MD Recently, a lively and pleasant woman came into my office for a medical consultation. She was 61 years old, had been healthy all her life, had given birth to four children, and was happily married. Her concern was about her urinary health. She had started...

  • August 21, 2016

    DART Masters Swimming: Different Strokes for Different Folks

    By DART Masters Staff “I wish they didn’t call it ‘Masters’ Swimming,” says Cindy Gilmore, referring to United States Masters Swimming (USMS), “We definitely aren’t anywhere close to becoming masters at swimming,” she jokes, as she pulls her purple silicone swim cap down over her pony tail. Watching Cindy’s smooth...

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