Who Was Boudica

May 22nd, 2019 by Joan Maiden

Boudica is the central character in “F*ck Old Age”. Who was she and what do we know about her?  Boudica was queen of the Icini tribe in eastern Britain around 62 a.d..  There is not much known about her other then what Roman historians have to say. The Romans were invading Britain and taxing people […]

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January 29th, 2019 by Joan Maiden

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! Start a Revolution! Baby Boomer women accepted the challenges of their generation and started a movement—the sexual revolution and women’s liberation. We demanded control of our reproduction. We were on the frontlines of social and environmental change. We now face our greatest challenge—aging. It’s time to start a new revolution to dispel […]

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Bundle of Rags

March 7th, 2018 by Joan Maiden

Last night I decided to stop in at my favorite Taqueria for a bite to eat.   Sitting by the window, I observed an older, dirty, African-American homeless man in tattered clothes park his shopping cart and come into the restaurant.  He had one of those box meals that you just add hot water to and […]

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The Miracle Drink

May 13th, 2016 by Joan Maiden

Looking at my garden the other evening, I noticed a little green shoot sprouting.  The next day I couldn’t believe the difference.  Green shoots were everywhere.  What happened?  It had rained in the night and the plants got a good drink of water. Can the same thing happen with people?  My client, Grace, at eighty-three […]

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Rock On

April 6th, 2016 by Joan Maiden

My Grandma did it.  My Grandpa did it.  I did it with my daughter.  As a mother, I learned rocking soothes a baby.  Is rocking beneficial as we get older? Contemplating this question, I was surprised to find that there has been research done on the benefits of rocking.  Just as rocking soothes babies, it […]

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Tyranny of the Birth Certificate

February 4th, 2016 by Joan Maiden

February 1, 1953—the date on my birth certificate.  It says I am 63 years old.  I’m not sure what 63 is supposed to look or feel like.  I wonder, “how old would I be if I didn’t know how old I was?” A study at Harvard put two groups of senior men in the environment […]

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Your Body–Asset or Liability?

September 15th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

  Sitting in a coffee shop in San Francisco, I’m reflecting on why I work out.  Yes, reducing belly fat is nice.  Looking great in your clothes feels good and being healthy is important.  But being strong is my motivation. As a personal trainer, I feel that it is my job to set an example […]

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Poop on the Path

August 12th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

“I’m going to start exercising.  I will walk every day.  I will eat healthier.”  Your intentions may be good, but often there are barriers that get in the way. There is a beautiful bike path at the river near where I live that I love to walk and run along.  It is also popular with […]

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Be Wonder-FULL

July 17th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

“I’m set in my ways.”   “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  I’m sure you’ve made these statements or heard them.  Is it true that after a certain age you can’t become fit physically and mentally?  Absolutely not!  Research is showing how being physically active also increases our mental ability.  You can not only […]

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Die Young–At a Very Old Age

June 8th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

My intention is to die young—at around 102.  “How can you do that?” you may ask.  I plan to stay active and engaged in life as long as possible.  There have been numerous studies done on people who live active lives well past 100 from all over the world.  What is their secret and what […]

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