Recommendation #6: For a healthier, happier life is to hug or hold hands

“We use touch instinctively when children need to be soothed. I think that, especially when we get older, touch is an even more important sense.”

We’d love to know your thoughts on this and your own experiences with touch as you age.

https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/recommendation

Want Better Cognition Later in Life?

It’s all in the practice, right? Read this short but informative article about how lifetyle affects how well your brain works later in life:
https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/want-better-cognition-later-in-life

THE FIVE WISHES – How to Live Your Best Dying

Have you ever given any thought to how you would like to die? Far from being a morbid question it is one that Carole Silvoy, a Death Doula, helps her clients explore so they can be sure that when it’s time for them to pass their wishes are known and will be honored. Don’t miss this fascinating discussion with Carole on the “Voices From the Field” Podcast.

Voices From the Field – Bone Health

We have just posted a new podcast (and its transcript) for AMP members on a burning topic for so many of us: Bone Health. If you have any problems accessing the podcast, let us know.

Recommendation #5 – Reducing Chronic Inflammation

What Role Does Chronic Inflammation Play in Your Health and How Can It Be Reduced? Check out our latest post about inflammation here: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/recommendation-5

Recommendation #4: Breathwork

Did you know there is something called, “Cyclic Sighing” that can help relieve stress? Check it out in our 4th recommendation entitled, “Breathwork” here: https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/recommendation-4-breathwork

Recommendation #3: Channel your inner Betty White

In this piece Lynne explores what it means to be a “Superager,” using the fabulous Betty White as an example. See the full piece here: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/recommendation-3-superager

Recommendation #2

Read Lynne Berrett’s second recommendation for living a healthier, happier life: https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/recommendation-2?r=128wl&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

7 Brain Tips

Want Some Tips on How to How to Keep Your Brain Healthy in 2024? Follow us as we explore seven tips based on the neuroscientist Richard Sima’s article in the “Washington Post.”

https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/7-brain-tips?r=128wl&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcome=true

OOPS! Navigating Life’s Ups and Downs

Read about my major “OOPS!” on a recent trip to Washington DC that made Richard Sima’s article, “Seven of Our Bet Brain Tips for a Healthier Life in 2024,” even more relevant. I’ll be covering all seven tips in greater detail over the next seven days, so be sure subscribe to our Substack: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/oops

 

    On the Eve of Something Special

    Happy New Year’s Eve Fabulous Folks!Do you have any traditions, foods, or memories to share as we head into the new year?

    Everyone at AMP is wishing you all a new year full of new love, laughter, and new discoveries. Stay tuned for more wonderful stories and don’t forget to suscribe to our Substack so you don’t miss a thing: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com

    Happy Holidays – An Ode to Joy

    Everyone on the Ageless Mind Project team is wishing you happy holidays. We’re so glad you are part of our community and hope you will continue to share your thoughts and journeys with us in 2024.

    Please click HERE to listen to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy a time-tested tribute to the love that unites and sustains us all. We’ll see you in the new year!

    Recommendation: 11/30/23

    As we end November, I’d like to remind you about the podcast we posted this month introducing Dr. Stephen Gasior and his focus on “The Science of Aging.”

    Stephen will continue to bring us more information about current research into healthy longevity — our “healthspan.” What do you want to know more about? Sleep? Diet? Exercise? Bone health? Supplements?

    Drop us a line with your suggestions to AgelessMindProject@gmail.com or simply reply to the conversation in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807402954397807

    How Can You Contribute to the Ageless Mind Project?

    Learn  about how you can help AMP continue to help our members design and maintain ageless minds by making a financial contribution.Go directly to our website:  https://www.agelessmindproject.org/donate/

    You can also become a paid subscribe to our Substack for $8.00 a month or $80.00 a year. Larger donations are also gratefully accepted. Here’s the link: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com

     

    Giving Thanks for You and Yours

    Everyone on the AMP team would like to wish you a holiday full of family, friends, and of course good food. We are very grateful to have you as a subscriber and look forward to sharing more insights into healthful aging throughout the holiday season.

    To read more from the Ageless Mind Project archive of articles, please visit our Substack homepage and consider becoming a subscriber: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/

     

    Let’s Talk Mushrooms!

    Stop by the AMP Substack to learn about the health benefits of mushrooms and get some surprising mushroom-centric recipes that that are not only tasty but good for your health as well. Visit: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/lets-talk-mushrooms

     

    AMP Recommendation 11/09/23: Healthy Brain Aging

    Up to a third of dementia cases are attributable to modifiable risk factors.” – Kaitlin Casaletto, Ph.D.

    Stephen Gasior has recommended a short video (about 15 minutes) that is a lively presentation of some of the research being done at a major US center for “healthful” aging. (We use the term “healthful” to emphasize our commitment to proactive thinking and behavior.)

    Today we welcome Stephen Gasior to the Ageless Mind Podcast, “Voices From the Field.” In this first of a series Stephen will be talking about “The Science of Aging,” and be taking questions from the AMP community. Listen and join the conversation here: https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/voices-from-the-field?r=128wl&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

    Recommendation for 11/02/2023″The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health”

    Based on her research, Psychologist Ellen Langer Ph.D. works from the premise that our minds and bodies mutually affect each other in more ways than we believe. In this recent podcast she is interviewed about her book by AMP Collaborator, Dorian Mintzer: https://revolutionizeyourretirementradio.buzzsprout.com/1881506/13515019-the-mindful-body-thinking-our-way-to-chronic-health-with-dorian-mintzer-and-ellen-langer 

    Read along and comment here: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/recommendation-for-11022023

    How AMP Came To Be
    The story of how one family’s experience with dementia launched a journey of discovery and led to the creation of The Ageless Mind Project.
    Read Part I here:

    Adventures in Mindful Listening: Bernstein and Candide

    Join Josh Berrett, co-founder of the Ageless Mind Project, for a look at how Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” explores timeless themes through compelling characters and music. Be part of the conversation here:

    Introducing Jan Hively and the 6 Dimensions of Wellbeing

    Jan Hively is someone who gives new meaning to the expression, age is a state of mind. Jan has never let her chronological age stop her from pursuing her dreams.

    Read the story of how she has designed and kept her mind ageless here: https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/jan-hively

    The AMP Story Continues

    Part II of the Ageless Mind Project saga continues as co-founder, Lynne Berrett explains the history behind the project, why its mission matters so much, and what AMP hopes to accomplish.

    https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/the-amp-story-continues

    Welcome to Our World

    Part one of the Ageless Mind Project story as chornicled by our co-founder, Lynne Berreett.
    https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/welcome-to-our-world

    Meet Veteran Trailblazer, Stacy Lee

     

    Stacy was one of our featured presenters at the Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning  Conference and is receiving TWO awards this month – one from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and one from Nation’s First. Read all about the awards and watch an archive of her HAC presentation here: https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/women-trailblazers-stacy-lee

    Nothing Lasts Forever

    The first annual Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning Conference has come to an end. The diversity of presenters, the range of topics covered, and the insights offered were both engaing and informative. Read on to learn how you can experience more of the conference and keep up-to-date on all the AMP news going forward: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/nothing-lasts-forever

    Meet Dr. Valerie Hill (Valibrarian)

    Learn about Dr. Valerie Hill’s 15-year adventures in the Metaverse and her mission to help people make sense of and find balance in both their physical and digital (virtual) lives.
    https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/valerie-hill-a-librarian-for-a-new

    Meet Lady Kirsten
    Lady Kirsten is our 10th. HAC presenter. She is a relatively new member of the Second Life community but already has lots to say about how being and avatar has enhanced and improved her life. Read about her adventures in aging here: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/lady-kirsten-what-good-did-i-do-today

    HAC Presenters Series 9 – Maria Brown (Pet Karu): Aging and Romance

    Join Maria Brown (Pet Karu) as she explores the world of romantic relationships in Second Life where she works as a counselor and runs a relationship support group. “My goals,” she says, “is to restore the castaway, repair the broken, and give someone a soft place to land.” 

    HAC Presenters Series 8 – Dr. Dorian Mintzer: Embracing Your Bonus Years

    Dr. Dorian Mintzer, also known as Sage in Second Life, is an avid student of aging. At the conference she will be talking about how the concept of aging as has been changing over time and what you can do to help ensure that your “second adulthood” is both the most exciting and fulfilling time of your life. For more information see https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/dorian-mintzer-exploring-middlescence

    HAC Presenters Series 7 – Angela Allen: Stay Curious!

    Meet Angela Allen, the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State San Bernardino, California. She will be talking about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Model and the effect COVID had on the senior communities OLLI serves.  Learn more and plan to attend: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/angela-allen-stay-curious

    HAC Presenters Series 6 – The Long Now: A Guest Blog

    The Ageless Mind Project and Whole Brain Health – co-sponsors of the Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning Conference – are pleased to share a guest blog by DeepThinker Oh about taking a long (really long) view of humanity’s future. Learn about a mechanical clock designed to run for 10,000 years, what Sherlock Holmes had to say about aging, and the results of a study on aging by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/aging-the-long-now

    P.S. Be sure to check out the calendar of events for the conference and make plans to attend your favorites: https://www.agelessmindproject.org/events/

    HAC Presenters Series 5 – Stacy Lee: EchoVets

    Stacy Lee is a Veteran in her first life (US Army) and a Veteran of Second Life (SL). With more than 18 1/2 years of experience living and working in SL, she has a lot to say about how virtual spaces can enhance and expand life for military Veterans. Read her HAC profile and learn how you can join her live presentation on May 20th at 8:00 am (PST): https://open.substack.com/pub/agelessmindproject/p/stacy-lee-echovets

    HAC Presenters Series 4 – Stephen Xootfly
     

    Meet Dr. Stephen Gasior (aka Stephen Xootfly in SL). He will be one of our featured presenters at the Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning Conference. Learn more here: https://open.substack.com/…/agelessmi…/p/stephen-xootfly

    The HAC Presenters Series 3 – Cattie Rosca

     

    Cattie has a very special gift – the ability to be present and “hold space” for others who are grappling with death. She is a trained “Death Doula,” also known as a “Death Companion.” Learn more at her HAC presentation: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/carole-silvoy-cattie-rosca-death

    HAC Presenter Series 2 – Shyla the Super Gecko

     Shyla is one of our featured presenters at the Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning Conference being held from May 15 – May 21 in both the virtual world of Second Life (SL) and via live streams to the world at large.

    The inspiring story of what brought Shyla to and how she became a beloved member of SL is chronicled in this piece. Don’t miss it: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/p/shyla-the-super-geckohttps://agelessmindproject.substack.com/…/shyla-the…

     

     

    The HAC Calendars are Up!

    The daily calendars for the Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning are now live! Check out the exciting events and speakers we have planned here:
    https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/

     

    HAC Presenter Series 1 – Phil Youngblood

    Meet Phil Youngblood – a retired scientist, educator, and nature enthusiast who will be one of the featured speakers at the upcoming “Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning Conference” starting May 15th. and continuing through May 21st.

    Be sure to grab a FREE subscription to keep up-to-date on all the conference events and activities: https://open.substack.com/…/phil-youngblood-a-texas…

    We’re excited to announce the first annual Healthful Aging Through Lifelong Learning Conference. The conference will be held from may 15 through May 21 in both virtual and real world spaces.

    To learn more, and keep abreast of all the news, visit and subscribe to our Substack blog. There, we will be sharing the conference schedule, interviews with our presenters, and photos from the virtual spaces where the events will be held: https://agelessmindproject.substack.com/

    Questions? Email us at AgelessMindProject@gmail.com

     

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