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.
Whether you spend time virtually or in-person with loved ones this holiday season, cherish the moments. Be present to others, stay curious about their lives and create some memories. Enjoy!
Amaging(TM) Growing Old On Purpose
Friends can help you enjoy life more and obtain a sense of well-being. Intuitively, it makes sense that participating in an uplifting conversation with someone that influences feelings of hope and joy early in a day may lead to more physical activity or healthy food choices later that same day. Through research, healthy relationships have been linked to better blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol levels, better compliance with health and medication regimens, a greater sense of meaning in life, a stronger sense of purpose, and other positive factors (Qualls, 2014).