I’ve just returned from two marvelous weeks with my family in South America. We went to Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Santiago. After lots of family vacations with our kids as they were growing up, we knew the five of us could travel together. But now they’re all married. So it was a new experience to travel in a group of eight. While the trip is still fresh in my mind, I’ll share my reflections on our vacation with adult kids.[Read more…] about Reflections on my vacation with adult kids
Welcome back to the day-to-day routine. After over-indulging during the holidays, I relish a return to simple routines in January. I don’t really make resolutions, but I usually set goals – even if I don’t write them down. Like most everyone else, I want to lose a little weight, get a better handle on my finances, and improve my physical and mental health. In other words, to get it together.[Read more…] about Get it together in 2019
As 2018 draws to a close, join me in celebrating the first full year of Jubilant Age. The purpose of this blog is to share my research on how to live your best midlife. This post will highlight some of the most popular articles from the past year. All of them deal with midlife transition: physical, emotional, spiritual, family, career.[Read more…] about 4 ways to take charge of your midlife transition
[Read more…] about Do you know what vitamins to take after age 50?
Vitamin and mineral supplements are a huge business. The global market for dietary supplements is worth over $130 billion. But with all the vitamins out there, how do you choose? In particular, how do you know what vitamins to take after age 50?
Successful aging and dementia. Topics that don’t typically go together, but topics that lots of us are talking about. While the term “anti-aging” may be out of favor these days, the concept of “successful aging” connotes health and youthful vitality. Dementia, on the other hand, connotes loss: short-term memory loss, diminished autonomy, and eventually the loss of what makes you you.
I’ve been wondering lately about what successful aging really means. Does having dementia disqualify you from successful aging? Or can you still age successfully, even if a disease like Alzheimer’s erodes your brain cells? This post summarizes my research and offers a personal reflection on successful aging and dementia. [Read more…] about Successful aging and dementia: can you have both?
“A ticking time bomb.” “The silver tsunami.” People know by now that the world’s population is aging. And most media convey this information as a warning of impending doom. While marketers and economists talk about the “longevity economy” and its potential profits, most companies have been slow to catch on. The Longevity Economy* explains trends driving this market and helps readers shift their thinking.