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The Back Nine

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) I love it when readers send me emails that pertain to issues on aging.  There is so much written, and occasionally, there is a gem. Someone sent along an article that …

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The Aging Placebo

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) Placebo comes from the Latin word meaning ‘I shall please.’  It is a substance with no active therapeutic effect.  A placebo is given to a person in order to deceive them …

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Searching for Happiness

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) A young friend of mine was given an opportunity to travel around the world on a Happiness Project. She and her colleges researched what makes people of all nationalities and cultures …

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Love Conquers All

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) The head of the Harvard Study on Aging, George Valliant, although trained as a psychoanalyst, bluntly declares that, “Freud vastly overestimated the importance of childhood.” After reading many articles on the …

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New Year, New You!

    by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) Time does seem to fly.  We’re already through January and on our way to Spring.  In February, we will gain one hour and eight minutes of daylight.  What will …

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Who Packs Your Parachute

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) A friend recently sent me a link to an inspirational website that asked the question, “Who packs your parachute?” It is based on a true story about Captain Charles Plumb, US …

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Age Appropriate

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.)   What does it mean to be age appropriate? Remember the phrase “Act your age, not your shoe size?” Your mom said it to shame you into acting more grown-up! I …

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Fun Is Anti-Aging

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) I’ve got a product for you. It’s guaranteed to reduce signs of aging such as grumpiness, boredom, irritability, loneliness, poor appetite, insomnia, dementia, weakness, stiffness, pain, arthritis, ad nauseam. The magic …

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Still More Lessons From the Fall

Connie Mason Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support The lessons from my fall and the resulting handicap continue to teach me lessons. Probably the most profound realization is the way strangers look or don’t look at you when riding in a wheelchair. You get a navel-level view of the world, …

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More Lessons From the Fall

Connie Mason Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support The fall created a deep sense of vulnerability.  Most of us are not fond of feeling helpless. Laying head down on concrete with my legs still on the stairs, I was temporarily frozen. Everyone raced over to help and all I could …

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