WHAT HOLLYWOOD AND THE OSCARS MADE ME WONDER

WHAT HOLLYWOOD AND THE OSCARS MADE ME WONDER
Aging gracefully is a mumbo jumbo myth. The politically correct, media-friendly phrase that is meant to inspire Baby Boomers to dance fluidly into their twilight years is a detrimental message to send those over the half-century mark and all those who will follow. I was reminded of how angry the phrase made me over half a decade ago when it first became popular. My anger was reactivated as I watched cosmetically perfect specimens follow one another down the red carpet and across the stage. A couple ... Read More

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF A BUMMER ECONOMY: LONGEVITY

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF A BUMMER ECONOMY: LONGEVITY
THE BRIGHT SIDE OF A BUMMER ECONOMY: LONGEVITY “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Said Theodore Roosevelt . It seems Teddy was on to something. Study after study show that for those used to being active, suddenly stopping work and living out the fantasy of those Golden Years, may well leave you living with merely a bronze, or silver prize or even no medal nor life at all. In a 2003 study of thousands of employees who worked ... Read More

LOVE TESTED BY POTENTIAL ILLNESS SCARE

LOVE TESTED BY POTENTIAL ILLNESS SCARE
My husband and I returned from a bountiful loving Thanksgiving week with family and friends in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a most magical small city that well deserves it’s international reputation as a place of culture, art, intellectual interest beauty and home to among the most welcoming people I've ever encountered. We went with the secondary agenda of getting to know this walking city well enough to return, stay awhile and possibly down the road have a home there. Sunday we returned home ... Read More

THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING

THE WISDOM OF NOT KNOWING
Most of us like to think we know what we are doing. We gravitate to often simplistic answers to give us the illusion that we are in control. Truth is, often we are not. We make daily decisions “as if” we know what the outcome will be. But do we? When my children were small I recall saying over and over again; “The first time is a learning experience, the second practice, the third, a mistake.” Actually, life is far more complex than that simple aphorism. We usually don’t know if an act, ... Read More

AN AGED–SAGED VIEW ON LOVE AND LIFE

AN AGED–SAGED VIEW ON LOVE AND LIFE
With added years I’m coming to learn that love and forgiveness may be what keeps us alive. I’m aware I've less time and patience for petty issues. When I researched my last book (Sex for Grown-Ups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies and Must –Tries for Great Sex After 50), I read that wise elders were in fact happier and less depressed than youth as they had perspective. Of course, if they had health, community and humor, those were an added plus. If one has lived life learning along the way, ... Read More

LIFE’S JOURNEY

LIFE’S JOURNEY
I am delighted to have been included as one of the first leaders of this prestigious cutting edge magazine APP. As part of Life's Journey, we have many other exciting possible ventures planned, especially for you. Every leader is unique and has something special to offer. Check out the App. I suspect after one issue, you will want to subscribe to them all. This article first appeared in the February 2012 issue of Life's Journey by Dr. Dorree Lynn. To read the full article please follow the link ... Read More