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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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ME–RUN?

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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MY FREE GIFT TO YOU

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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