As children, we might have thought that someone who was 40, 50 or 60 was old, especially if they modeled certain behaviors. Watching our elders complain about getting older, limiting themselves, and acting as if it's "normal" to not just age, but to also become decrepit sends a strong message. Many of their assumptions about aging probably came from what they heard and saw when they were younger and got passed along to us. I was very fortunate. My grammy looked like a grandmo
When I was a little girl, I remember hearing the adults say to never discuss religion or politics at a dinner party. I would love to bring back the custom of having dinner parties on a regular basis. I'm not sure I'd like to talk about politics these days and I doubt I would chat about organized religion, however I would relish hearing about peoples' spiritual practices. I was raised in a family that belonged to and attended a protestant church. While my parents were quite li
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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support.