We all want the best of growing older. There’s just one problem: the older we get, the harder it gets to stay well and active. Sound familiar? In this book author Margie Hackbarth reveals the ways affirmations help us set and achieve meaningful goals during this phase of life’s journey. This includes how to recognize and tackle unconscious and deep-rooted age bias. She teaches how to pause to reflect. Then guides readers to shift from reluctantly aging to intentionally aging.
Margie Hackbarth, a Christian author, writes from a heart that believes in people, blending enthusiasm for older adults, lifelong learning, and nearly 30-years of healthcare communications and administration. A wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend, Margie hopes this work encourages and benefits you as much as these techniques have helped her.
Some readers have told me they smile a little when they see a pan of cookie bars after reading my book. I agree it is sort of funny how devoted my extended family was (and somewhat still is) to this dessert-in-a-pan. I came across this recipe from AmbitiousKitchen.com for a no-bake, low-sugar and high-protein version of a family favorite, and I thought I would share it:
¾ cup peanut butter or almond butter (look for a brand with no added sugar);
¼ cup honey or maple syrup;
1 tablespoon melted butter – or -- coconut oil;
1 teaspoon vanilla;
1/3 cup ground flaxseed meal;
½ cup protein powder.
Mix the above crust ingredients and pat into an 8”x 4” loaf pan, lined with parchment paper. Then, melt a 2.5 ounce dark chocolate bar (85% cocoa) on very low heat until melted. Spread the melted chocolate over the crust. Chill approx. one hour before cutting into small squares. #Amaging #HealthyAging #AgingWell #AmbitiousKitchen.com
Amaging(TM) Growing Old On Purpose
According to the American Diabetes Association, sugar, especially in the form of sugar-sweetened drinks, has been associated with several serious health problems (Bray, 2014). The article describes a meta-analysis and randomized clinical trials used to evaluate outcomes of beverage and fructose intake. According to the article, 75 percent of all foods and beverages contain added sugars. This bears repeating—75 percent of all foods and beverages contain added sugars! Most of what we put in our mouths has had sugar added to it!