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Myth: Anti-Aging Is Possible

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Let me lay my cards right on the table, I hate the term “anti-aging.” Why? First because there is no such thing, just like there is no such thing as partial forgiveness or being a little pregnant.  Secondly, this term goes to the heart of our cultural problem of ageism—that stereotype of negative attitudes toward […]

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Myth: There Are No Myths Regarding Aging

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I somehow think I should have started these posts with this myth, but sometimes I am a little late to the party—that way you don’t have to stay there as long!  😉 Dr. James Thornton, now professor emeritus at the University of British Colombia, researched the universal practice of creating stories, which over time become […]

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Myth: Seniors Have No Style

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Seriously? Yes, Virginia, many younger people believe they invented “cool”and “hip,” just like they think they invented sex. (No kidding.) Actually, thanks to the jazz world, these terms became part of our conversations over seventy years ago. They were not invented in the 1990’s as many young people think, nor were the attributes that made […]