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Emotional Health for AgeEsteem

April 4th, 2020 Comments off

Emotional health is how we feel about ourselves. It’s our self-esteem and our age-esteem. It includes being able to understand our own emotions, as well as our compassion for others.

We cannot talk about health without talking about our emotional health. In fact, an important ingredient of our emotional health is our age esteem. It is how we feel about ourselves at the age we are today every day. It is how we feel about ourselves when all is going well and in times like the present when much is uncertain. It is no longer life as usual.

Winnie the Pooh is a star at emotional health. Every word seems to come out positively. – Even when he says, “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” He also keeps good company with friends like Piglet who says, “I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today”? Generations of readers can be grateful to A.A Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh brings all aspects of emotional health into his adventures which are filled with positive thoughts, humor, multiple friendships, rest, honey, curiosity, learning new things, etc. – And he makes it both entertaining and seemingly simple.

Maybe among the adult books that we read during this COVID-19 epidemic, we should also add a few children’s classics. And while we are doing so, why not read them out loud and record them for children we know?

My favorite AgeEsteem message from Winnie the Pooh during this time of isolation is, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

Bonnie Fatio

Age In Other Words

April 23rd, 2016 Comments off

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Age In Other Words

Remember that age is an integral part of many words to describe who we are and what we do in life.

Without age there would be no sage, linkage, or language. We would not be able to engage or envisage. We could not describe ourselves as having courage or a message. Nor could we enjoy either a massage or a vernissage or earn a wage.

Add your own, the list is long, beginning with Advantage, Corsage, Entourage, Gauge, Heritage, Homepage, Lineage, Luggage, Linkage, Mage, Marriage, Mileage, Mintage, Page, Passage, Personage, Percentage, Pilgrimage, Stage, Verbiage, Village …

Bonnie Fatio

The Best Anti-Aging Cream

April 12th, 2016 Comments off

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The Best Anti-Aging Cream

The best anti-aging cream is ice cream. What other food makes you feel like you’re 8 years old again?” – Anon

Ice cream is also a wonderful way to bond among the generations. Everyone seems to enjoy sharing an ice cream cone or a sundae. We still enjoy churning our own ice cream.

Bonnie Fatio

A Melody Of Life

April 5th, 2016 Comments off

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A Melody Of Life

Someone wrote “The Silent Spring,”

But I think it bursts with song!

Birds sing out when on the wing. –

The wind whistles all day long.

Crickets chirp and pond frogs burp

And dogs howl at the moon.

Insects have with time, usurped

Their own inherent tune.

 Each one of us has notes to bring

A melody to our lives,

And silently we all can sing

When verbally we strive!

 Written by Alexandra Taylor † for AgeEsteem®

Age With High Esteem

March 29th, 2016 Comments off

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Age With High Esteem

Spring just rang our bell!

“Hello” we said: “Well, well,

We’re ready to grow flowers

And bloom, like them, in bowers.

We hope you’ve brought the sun

To start our sap to run,

And learn to shake our feet

And spread our wings and Tweet!

You’ve come to help us dream

And age with High Esteem!”

 Written by Alexandra Taylor for AgeEsteem®

Your Beauty Will Unfold

March 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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Your Beauty Will Unfold

Buds and Blooms and Birds and Bees –

Spring brings every one of these…

Besides the Brightest Skies of Blue

(Best when Broiling Bar-B-Ques!)

By Becoming Brave and Bold

Your Beauty will Spring up = unfold

And Be the Better, in Between

Its Benefactor: Age Esteem!

Written by Alexandra Taylor for AgeEsteem®

Never Too Late

February 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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Never Too Late

What then? Shall we sit idly down and say

The night has come; it is no longer day?

Something remains for us to do, or dare;

Even the oldest tree some fruit may bear;

For age is opportunity no less

Than youth itself, though in another dress,

And as the evening twilight fades away

The sky is filled with stars invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

As you can see by the dates that the author lived, the idea is not new. It has been proved again and again by people like Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and you and me. It is never too late to act on your dreams and to make a difference that is meaningful to you. Go for it! Begin today!

Bonnie Fatio

A Year Of Love

February 15th, 2016 Comments off

IMG_0044Happy Valentines Day!

May each day of your year overflow with love and age-esteem,

Bonnie Fatio

Vieillir En Beauté

January 16th, 2016 Comments off

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Vieillir En Beauté

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec son coeur;

Sans remord, sans regret, sans regarder l’heure;

Aller de l’avant, arrêter d’avoir peur;

Car, à chaque âge, se rattache un bonheur.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec son corps;

Le garder sain en dedans, beau en dehors.

Ne jamais abdiquer devant un effort.

L’âge n’a rien à voir avec la mort.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est donner un coup de pouce

À ceux qui se sentent perdus dans la brousse,

Qui ne croient plus que la vie peut être douce

Et qu’il y a toujours quelqu’un à la rescousse.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir positivement.

Ne pas pleurer sur ses souvenirs d’antan.

Être fier d’avoir les cheveux blancs,

Car, pour être heureux, on a encore le temps.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec amour,

Savoir donner sans rien attendre en retour;

Car, où que l’on soit, à l’aube du jour,

Il y a quelqu’un à qui dire bonjour.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec espoir;

Être content de soi en se couchant le soir.

Et lorsque viendra le point de non-recevoir,

Se dire qu’au fond, ce n’est qu’un au revoir.

Ce poème a été transmise à Age Esteem par un ami qui l’a trouvé sur l’internet. L’auteur est inconnu.

Bonnie Fatio

Welcome To 2016 – A New Beginning

January 1st, 2016 Comments off

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Welcome to 2016 – A new beginning

May your new year overflow with blessings of love, joyous moments shared, meaningful successes, exciting opportunities, purposeful accomplishments, happy relationships, and bountiful age-esteem.

With love and anticipation for what we will create together in this new year,

Bonnie