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Health & Longevity: Chalk Them Up to Mind

Russ Gerber

By Russ Gerber

The concept of mind we’re all familiar with is fast becoming the mind of the past. The decision-maker, the seat of knowledge, the repository of hunches, innovation, emotions, judgment, memory, opinions, stubborn will, and so on is actually a rather narrow concept we’re finding out. Human mind 1.0.

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This article was published on Psychology Today on October 28, 2014

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Finding Fun, Not Fear, In Our Senior Years

John Clague

By John Clague

George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Cultivating the right state of mind can help one stay active and vibrant.

A centenarian friend of mine seemed to understand this point. She lived alone in an upstairs apartment with no elevator. She did all her own cooking and cleaning, kept her house spotless, and managed her own investments. She often said, “I don’t believe God sees me as old.” This centenarian saw age as a reflection of a divine view, not as a number of years.

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This article was published on Medford Mail Tribune on Septmeber 25, 2014