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Be Loveable

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Be lovable. I’ve lived a long life because there are so many people who love me. ” — Justina Sotomayor  Born May 1913

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Don’t Just Sit There… Do Something

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

I believe one of the biggest misconceptions about retirement is that it is a time to sit back and do nothing.  This is a very dangerous idea.  Let me tell you why.

One of the most important things we can do throughout our lives is move.  I’m not talking about extreme workouts at the gym — just doing something to get our bodies moving.  Get up out of the chair at least once an hour and just stretch or walk around a little.  Instead of spending break time glued the phone, go outside and get some fresh air.

The more we sit the more difficult and painful moving can become.  But then when we decide we are going to move, we tend to overdo so it becomes more difficult and painful to move making it less likely we will do it again.  Thus the cycle begins.

I am always shocked when I hear someone say “I walked enough when I was younger.  I don’t want to now.  I’m retired.”  Of course that is their choice, but it is a choice they will pay for with decreased mobility, increased pain and of course medical bills.

In addition to moving our bodies it is important to keep our minds active.  Talk to interesting people,  learn something new,  start a new career or a hobby, play games, volunteer in your community.

Begin building healthy habits early in life then don’t stop when you retire.  Don’t just sit there, do something!  It’s never too early and it’s never to late.

 

Rose Strassburger’s Best Live Long Advice

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Keep kosher.” — Rose Strassburger Born June 1912

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All Aging is Successful

“All aging is successful because otherwise you are dead. Living needs aging. There is no best or right way to age. Each of us will make different accommodations and find different meanings.”

– Ashton Applewhite –

Now, please  watch this 10 minute TED Talk on ageism given by Ashton Applewhite.  An excellent example how we create our own reality.

 

 

A Friend who Cares

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri J.M. NouwenOut of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life