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Mind/Body/Spirit Stretching for Healthy Aging…like talking to a Baby Sea Lion

Doing something new, something different, something that s t r e t c h e s me always brings a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. It opens my mind as I discover a new experience and adventure into the unknown. It takes me out of ruts, demolishes the ‘same ole same ole’ sensation that can [...]

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Awesome Aging Adventures in Europe: Discovering What I am Capable of

It was a 2 week adventure to Paris, London and Croatia that my son gifted me. He was an amazing tour guide, having been to Europe many times for speaking engagements as well as pleasure seeking visits. Darion Lowenstein, my son, is 6’4″ and has long legs. I am 5’2″ and have short legs. His [...]

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Foster Grandparents Aging with Purpose Helping Children/ACES Training

Yesterday I had the honor of facilitating Foster Grandparent Training with retired grandparents living below the poverty level who volunteer to work with ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) young children and make $2.65 an hour. Bless them! The ACES training was sponsored by Community Volunteer Network in Medford. My work accents traditional ACES Awareness training that [...]

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Powerful Lesson Helping Children to Know How to Connect with Others

As I continue in my Awesome Aging process, I dearly value good connections with others. It is enlivening at the very least. Unfortunately, research shows that many children entering the educational system today do not feel like they are connected to anyone. Of course, this impacts mental health and behavior. In order to help this [...]

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Putting LOVE into Classrooms for Children to EMPOWER SUPERKIDS

In my Awesome Aging journey, I want to be more of who I am and have found that expressing what is in my thoughts more spontaneously is very satisfying. I see a boy opening a door for an older woman and call out how kind that is for him to do. A little girl bops [...]

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More Support for Children Learning to Self-Regulate: THANK YOU, THANK YOU…to Ashland Food Coop and First Interstate Bank Foundation

Forty two years and counting I have taught children as young as three in an irresistible, fun 3D approach to self-regulate managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. With the crisis in mental health, children and youth, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) is at epidemic level. My work is helping to strengthen children and prevent unnecessary stress. [...]

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I Wrote This Poem for YOU if you Love Others Unconditionally….Happy Mother’s Day.

To all who nurture, Happy Mother’s Day…..in all species, in all countries. I wrote this poem honoring all who care so much that the heart expands, knowing no limits in loving unconditionally.   MOMHOOD Chambers of the heart Designed for caring Light up and shine In the longest of nights When wind howls and Babies [...]

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Accepting Change: An Importnat Attitude Key in Awesome Aging

Toe spacers are now an accompaniment for my exercise walks to keep crowded toes from squishing each other. They may look funny in my sandals but they sure help how my feet feel! Memories of my folks sayings are coming frequently to my mind that make more sense now than ever before. Body talk is [...]

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I FEEL HAPPY with Amy Schumer a MUST SEE: Combining Painful Priorities with Hysterical Laughter

Seven of us gathered together in Ashland Street Cinema to watch I FEEL PRETTY for a dose of laughter. We laughed until we had tears…..many times throughout the movie. In between the incredible humor there were poignant points made about today’s obsession with thin and gorgeous, leaving out the inner worth and respect for the [...]

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Wedding Fairy Comes Alive at 69

Determined to set another stage of Awesome Aging into motion as I turned 69 April 5, I knew I must do some new things I’ve never done before in my life. It makes for an exciting new life stage. Hence, an opportunity arose for me to participate in a wedding of dear friends. Conversations evolved [...]

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