We should consider it a blessing if we are able to grow old before we die. There is no shame in being old and continuing to live on this earth and to share the resources, richness, and rights of a living being in our communities. Neglecting our elder population and putting them away out of sight will not stop us from getting old or dying any more than talking about aging and death will cause them. If we can begin to address our fear of death, the terror of or mortality, we can come to love our lives, ourselves, our bodies and everyone else’s, too.
I’m back again today to talk about getting older and aging for my birthday month series. Today’s topic is ageism. Combatting ageism is such an important priority in society that it is one of the main pillars of the World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Ageing. Despite the diversity that people add to our societyContinue reading “Ageism. The last acceptable bias?”
Yesterday, I talked about all the reasons we need to be concerned about our rapidly aging population. Today, I’ll explain how the United Nations is asking all of us in the public and private sectors to come together to create better living conditions for our aging society this decade. The hard truth is that unlessContinue reading “Decade of Healthy Aging”
Laughter heals. Act like a kid today and laugh at yourself. When was the last time you got in touch with your inner child and let them out to play? Your body can’t produce stress hormones if you’re laughing.
Today in Media Monday: Advance Directives are not a panacea for a perfect end of life experience, but without them, you might cause your loved ones years of pain and grief. Make your plans today and ask me how to help.
Today I’m expressing some of my end of life wishes using Five Wishes on Five for Friday
Way back in September, I wrote a post about vanitas art. At the end, I promised a post on one particular theme in vanitas art, which is a favorite: bubbles. I mean, who doesn’t love bubbles. But, what do these soapy, opalescent orbs have to do with death? Quite simply, there is probably no objectContinue reading “Thanatology Thursday: BUBBLES!!”