Tag Archives: aging

Listen to Your Body

At yoga class today, I heard my teacher say her oft-repeated mantra: Listen to your body. She cautions us to not push ourselves in ways that make our bodies hurt. Should we feel any strain or discomfort, we need to … Continue reading

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Older Isn’t Always Better

I went to the dentist yesterday to have my teeth cleaned, and a few weeks ago I went to my doctor for a routine check-up to get my prescriptions renewed. In both cases, I couldn’t help but notice how young … Continue reading

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The Black Hole

When we were on our trip to Connecticut and Boston a couple of weeks ago, our expensive Nikon camera went missing. We had just arrived in Stratford and taken my mother-in-law to dinner at a little restaurant on Long Island … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Waiting Breathlessly by My Mailbox

I just completed my online application for Medicare. I used to think you had to be pretty old for that, but apparently, even young people like me are required to sign up. I’m wondering how this will change my life. … Continue reading

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All the King’s Horses, All the King’s Men

Sometimes I feel like Humpty Dumpty, fragmented into a thousand pieces, and I don’t know how to put myself back together again. As of today, I have been retired for five years, and I still cannot grasp what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Chess Keeps Your Mind Sharp

My father taught me how to play chess when I was about seven. I never was good at it and didn’t particularly enjoy it, but I played because it gave me an opportunity to be with my father and do … Continue reading

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Vintage Wine

Autumn officially arrives this weekend, and at this time of year I always think of my father. ¬†One of his favorite songs was Frank Sinatra’s rendition of It Was a Very Good Year. When I was a young woman, Dad … Continue reading

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