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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April 9th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

Spring if finally here.  I’m excited to be able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air after a long winter. It’s a great time to start running! Ok, I know what you’re thinking “I can’t run.  I’m too old, I have joint problem.”  I used these same excuses for over 25 years. […]

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Don’t Exercise for Your Health

March 4th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

“(Do) not fall into the rut of “exercising for your health”.  Wallace Wattles wrote these words over 100 years ago.  In many ways he was way ahead of his time.  (His writings were the basis for “The Secret”.)  He goes on to say, “Everyone is the better for a little all round use of the […]

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Birthday Reflections

February 3rd, 2015 by Joan Maiden

  My birthday is always a time of reflection. Once again we had my annual birthday blizzard–February 1. This year I officially became a senior citizen, 62. Do I mind that milestone? Not really. I agree with Betty Friedan “Aging is not lost youth but a new state of opportunity and strength.” Looking back over […]

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I Resolve to Stop “Shoulding” all Over Myself

January 7th, 2015 by Joan Maiden

My New Year’s Resolution is to stop “shoulding” all over myself. This time of year we are inundated with a long list of shoulds.       I should lose weight I should exercise more I should eat healthier I should get out of debt I should be more organized I should meditate I should, […]

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December 1st, 2014 by Joan Maiden

I am offering the ebook version of “Overcoming Mediocrity” free this month. Read the inspiring stories of strong women.  Enjoy your free copy!          

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Gratitude or Guilt

November 26th, 2014 by Joan Maiden

This time of year we have a tendency to overindulge. You will read lots of hints of how to stay on your diet–eat only turkey and vegetables, etc, etc. How boring! I love stuffing and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving without those treats would be depressing. You CAN enjoy the foods you love at Thanksgiving without blowing […]

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What’s Your Five Year Plan?

November 2nd, 2014 by Joan Maiden

“What’s your five year plan,” the doctor asked Helen. “What do you mean, my five year plan, I’m 80.” “Everyone needs a five year plan.  I think you need to start strength training.” “WHAT!  I’m 80!” “No excuses–let’s find you a trainer.” That’s how I came to do strength training with 80-year-old Helen.  Helen had […]

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