Category Archive: Gracefully observing

Apr 25

Ritu Pandya- Yoga for Shoulder and Back Release

Well Over Forty is so happy to be able to bring another Yoga session with Ritu Pandya! This session stretches and releases the neck, shoulders and back. After a long day at the computer, a difficult drive home or any other stressful encounter, these stretches with open you up, ease your pain and get you …

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Dec 01

Enzymes, not scapel

A number of years ago I was diagnosed with Dupuytren’s Contractures. For me it looked like a cord had formed or hardened in my left hand running from my ring finger to the lower part of my palm. The doctor explained that it most likely would get worse and deform my hand. At that time …

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Aug 20

The Tale of Two Boomers

This post was originally published on Sometimes I think there are actually two generations of Boomers. The 40’s Boomers and the 50’s-60’s Boomers. What makes me say this? Well, I just read a story on BoomerCafé called, “Baby Boomers Stake Out Claim In Digital World”, where it talked about how boomers are finally getting …

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Jul 10

3 Reasons You Should Be Watching “Grace and Frankie”

  Reason # 1: The Premise. What do you do when your husband falls in love with his law partner, decides to come out of the closet and divorce you after forty years?  This is the intriguing synopsis of “Grace and Frankie”. It’s fun and probably not a scenario unfamiliar to many of us. Most …

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May 05

Is this “Aging with Grace” or looking like a fool?

My normal response to any Facebook posting that reads “you have to see this” is to delete it without looking at it.  I do the same when I get an envelope marked “open, urgent.” It goes in the trash instantly! But something told me to open this email. It came from someone I trusted, so …

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Apr 24

The Joy of Making Coffee

Recently, my husband and I decided to go back to making our morning coffee in a French Press. The thrill was gone from using our K-Cup coffee maker. It’s fast and easy but something seemed to be missing. Making the morning coffee has always been my job. Bill does all the cooking, lucky me 🙂 …

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Apr 23

Would you if you could?

Soylent Green is a 1973 film set in the year 2022. The earth’s face has completely changed. New York’s population, for example, has grown to 40 million mouths to feed. The greenhouse effect has risen the temperature into nearly unbearable regions, and the people are kept in the cities by law. The government has made …

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Apr 20

Grammy in the Hood

I think “playing” may become one of my “spiritual practices”. It fits my current definition – activities that nourish your soul, energize you, and make you feel good. Last week, I played Xbox Kinect “River Rush” with my grandsons, Ben (15) and Tim (10). It was such fun! and great exercise! Of course, they creamed …

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Apr 14

What does aging with grace look like?

This week the facilitator of my Aging with Grace discussion group said “You are aging gracefully as long as you are asking questions.” At first I was not sure if I could buy into that definition. When I am faced with this type definition, I automatically hear Dr. Dan Gottlieb saying “What would it look like if …

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Apr 14

“Goddesses Never Age”

I’ve read lots of articles about aging over the years, trying to find things that would help my husband and me stay healthy as we get older. The advice always seems the same – exercise, eat better, stay optimistic, socialize, etc. All good things. But… I’ve actually been doing these things for years (stretching, walking, eating reasonably …

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