Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reflecting on a Sensational Year for a Seasoned Senior Savoring in the Spices of Life!

Contemplation...As I sit here on the eve of Thanksgiving Day, I am reflecting on this Sensational Year!  I have truly enjoyed this year more than any other that I can recall.  And, as a Seasoned Senior (citizen), I am Savoring in the Spices of Life!

All I can say is WOW!  What a remarkable year!  I was reminded by one of my Master Mind friends that I made the declaration at the beginning of the year that I would change my routine in 2013.  She further expressed her awe in how in doing so, I  have become the epitome of my motto… Living Life to the Fullest!!!

In one of our meetings at the beginning of the year, I announced that 2013 was also the year that I was going to give, unselfishly.  I declared, 2013 was my year to give!  After making that commitment, and sharing it with a friend, she said to  me, “When you give others what they want, you get what you want.”  Well, I didn’t fully understand that statement right away.  But, as I gave, primarily of myself, to others, I did get what I wanted…Unconditional Love, Peace of Mind, A Joyful Spirit, A Harmonious Home, and, as bonuses, I was able to travel and experience new adventures I had never dreamed of, while bonding with new and old friends!  I say all of this to say GOD IS GOOD!  I am so full of happiness, it brings tears to my eyes…tears of joy.  I have finally discovered what it feel like to have freedom!  Freedom to be who I really am!  Freedom to fully embrace and accept myself.  Freedom to accept the positive lessons learned in all situations.  Freedom to move forward blissfully, without guilt.  Freedom to pursue my life purpose without the need of approval from anyone.  Real Freedom to be FREE!!!

I also reflected back when I was in corporate America, the term KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid, and I determined  how accurate that statement really is…the true pleasures of life really are simple.  And, I will close now and reflect some more on this Sensational, yet Simple life of mine, and all for which I give thanks, friends, family, plus!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Categories: Lifestyle Management, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Life Truly Gets Better with Age!

Carolyn in Tree at Grand CanyonIt is absolutely unbelievable how much I am enjoying this new status of mine…Senior Citizen!  In my last blog, I mentioned the great doctor’s visit I had, my first as a senior citizen, and using my new Medicare card.  Well, it is even better than what I stated.

I just received in the mail the results of the lab tests that were run…a total of 36.  I have to admit, I have no idea what some of this stuff is, but I am in the process of looking them up.  The great news is, 35 out of 36 were well within the Normal Range.  The only one that differed was my total cholesterol, which was ‘slightly elevated’ as stated in the remarks from the doctor.

Of the 36 lab results, I had some familiarity with only 13.  The ones I recognize are: Sodium Level; Potassium Level; Chloride Level; Carbon Dioxide Level; Glucose; Protein Total; Calcium Level; Cholesterol Level Total; HDL Cholesterol; LDL Cholesterol; White Blood Count; Red Blood Cell Count; and Hemoglobin.  Nonetheless, I am elated that all are within normal range, without any medications or drugs, prescribed or over-the-counter.

So, in my effort to have 36 out of 36 Normal Range Lab Results, this morning, I added Chia Seeds to my bowl of oatmeal, after my workout.  By the time I go back to the doctor, I expect it to be within the normal range.  I must admit, knowingly I have been eating things I know I should have avoided, but the human craving, and just plan greediness got the best of me.  But, I am now back on track.  This is just another confirmation for me, the importance of a good diet and physical activity.  This life is truly stupendous!  Much better that I ever dreamed…WOW!

It is now confirmed, not just through my word, but from the testing from a medical doctor:  Yes! I am well seasoned, and savoring in the spices of life!!! Life really does get better with age.  I am a living testimony to that fact.

I continue to get positive feedback from my friends and supporters.  While they say I inspire them, they truly inspire me!  I guess that is what is referred to as our ‘Mutual Admiration Society’. So be it, life is great!  This is the month we start the  season with the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is so very appropriate, as I, we give thanks for our truly amazing lives and all the wonderful people with whom we share our experiences.  Thank you to each and every one of you!

Photo: Celebrating my 65th birthday at the Grand Canyon.  Photo credit to Ian Welch.

Categories: Fitness, Lifestyle Management, Nutrition and Wellness | 2 Comments

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