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Staying Grounded in a Big City or Busy World

 
 

For a more grounded life, choose not to get caught up in the fast-paced world around you.

1. Live simply and live deliberately. By choosing not to get caught up in the details of this fast-paced world, you are doing your part to slow down the rat race and quell consumerism. You will also discover that you have more time to enjoy being alive.

2. Stay in touch with yourself. Soul searching, meditation, and journaling are just a few of the many activities you can take part in to stay aware and learn as much as you can about your emotions, reactions, likes, dislikes, dreams, and fears. Having a solid sense of self gives you a firm foundation for living in this world.

3. Support or teach others as often as you can. This can help you form connections with people while also giving you an opportunity to make the world a better place. 

4. Consciously choose what you will allow into your being. The media bombards us with visions of hate, war, and pain. Be judicious about what you read, watch, and listen to. 

5. Acknowledge the beauty that resides around you. Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a stereotypical suburb, there are natural and man-made wonders just waiting to be discovered by you. 

6. Nurture your ties to your tribe. If you don't have one, create a community that you can belong to. Modern life can be isolating. When you have a tribe, you have a circle that you are a part of. Its members -- loved ones, friends, or neighbors -- can be a source of support, caring, guidance, and companionship.

7. See the larger picture. Remember that the way that you choose to live is not the only way to live. Widen your perspective by exploring other modes of being through research, travel, and discussion. 

8. Embrace the challenges that life presents to you, and challenge yourself often. After a time, even the most exciting jobs or lifestyles can seem routine. Never stop assimilating new knowledge about whatever you are doing, and your life will never seem dull. 

9. Move your body. In this busy world, it can be easy to live a sedentary life. Movement reacquaints us with our bodies and connects us to the earth in a visceral way. It also restores our vitality. 

10. Make time for stillness, silence, and solitude. The world can be noisy, and we are subject to all kinds of noises nearly every waking hour. We are also often "on the go" and unable to relax. Being alone in a peaceful place and making time for quiet can help you stay in touch with yourself. 
 
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is Jesus? 


Written by Tripp Prince
 
 

So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
John 8:28, ESV

 

Questions of Jesus’ identity surrounded his earthly ministry. “Who is this man?” was the common refrain, both from his most loyal followers and his hardened critics. In some ways, these questions are not isolated to those who knew and encountered him in the flesh but are the universal questions that perplex humanity in all times and all places. Who is Jesus?

With over 2,000 years under our belts, there are countless versions of Jesus to be discovered. Jesus the guru. Jesus the sage. Jesus the philosopher. Jesus the revolutionary. Jesus the motivational speaker. The list could go on and on. Likely, you have encountered all of these versions of Jesus, and more, yet still find yourself wondering if you’ve got it right.

Our temptation is to conform Jesus to our own dreams and desires for life. We invite him into our stories, in a sense asking him to enter into our world and fill it with the meaning and purpose it seems to be lacking. When this happens, we turn discipleship upside down, for the call upon every follower of Jesus is simply that: to follow as he leads. 

Any understanding of Jesus that does not have sacrificial, self-giving love at its heart is a distortion and misunderstanding of his true identity. 

Is Jesus motivational and inspirational? Of course. Does he have wise sayings that apply to people in every generation? Without a doubt. Yet these are unintelligible apart from his example of humility and self-sacrifice. As he said in Matthew 20:28, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Every act of love, mercy, kindness, and justice finds its true meaning in the cross of Jesus Christ. The life of Jesus is a mystery to even his closest followers until the Son of Man is lifted up (John 8:28). Yet when he is, everything that came before is interpreted through his passion, and all that follows flows from the wound in his side. 

The cross of Jesus is not an abstract theological doctrine, nor is it irrelevant to your day-to-day life. Instead, it is the key, revealing to us the love of God in his Son, and inviting us to reframe our own understanding of Jesus, and our understanding of discipleship, in the process. If Jesus is only understood through his identity as a servant who gives his life for the life of the world, then as his followers, we too must embrace sacrificial love as core to our own identities and a foundation upon which our lives must be built. 

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Father, as Jesus came to serve and give his life away, may we as his followers do the same, loving others as we have been loved, we pray through Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 9, 2021


Dads Who Finish Well


Written by Boyd Bailey
 
 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 
2 Timothy 4:7

 

Some dads do not start out well. Feelings of inadequacy can cause them to ignore their responsibility to father well. At work they are more confident because of the time they have invested to hone their craft, develop their skills and master their giftedness. Colleagues tell them how well their work is carried out. Ah, but at home. Not so much. Loss of patience and frustration need to be replaced with patient love and forgiveness. A dad stuck in a downward spiral of shame can pull out. Stop blaming and start claiming Christ’s calling to love your child. If you feel like a failure, humble yourself and seek help. Like with work—invest in being a dad!

The apostle Paul understood the sacrifice it takes to finish well—like fighting a fight or running a race—discipline, focus and perseverance are required. Through the ups and downs of following his Lord Jesus Christ, Paul did not lose hope, but stayed focused on his calling to take the gospel of Jesus to those who did not know Jesus. His focus on his faithful heavenly Father gave Paul the vision of remaining faithful as the Spirit faithfully guided him in God’s will. Instead of giving up in the face of obstacles, this apostle of hope kept moving forward to finish well. 

“One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” (Philippians 3:13).

Are you focused on being a father who finishes well? Who, what and where you focus is who you become. When you focus on your heavenly Father you are reminded to be a patient dad who seeks to be understanding and loving. You finish well when love is your motivation. Because you love your child you want to know her—at her core being—she may be an introvert or extrovert, lacking confidence or over confident. But when she feels known, she feels understood and when she feels understood, you can be an empathetic father who your daughter trusts. Dads who finish well have children who know they are loved, even when they are hard to love. 

Also, dads who finish well surround themselves with other dads with a heart to finish well. They are able to draft behind one another when one is having a bad day or stuck in a hard season with a prodigal child. Dads who pray together finish well together! The fathers who don’t finish well give up when they experience failure, instead of getting up, confessing up and waking up to the reality of what needs to be done. Humility goes a long way in learning how to be a dad. I often confessed to our oldest, “We are practicing on you, ha!” Fortunately, she forgave me a lot. So dads, seek to love like Jesus and be loved by Jesus and other dads. You are loved and not alone. 

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV).

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Heavenly Father, give me the faith and perseverance to finish well as a dad for the sake of my child, through Christ’s love and in Jesus’ name, amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*When God Sends You Help, Don't Ask Questions***

                   She hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got
                   back to her car
                   and found that she had locked her keys inside.
                   She found an old rusty coat hanger left on the
                   ground, looked at it
                   and said, "I don't know how to use this."
                   She bowed her head and asked God to send her some help.
                   Within 5 minutes a beat-up old motorcycle pulled up,
                   driven
                   by a bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag.
                   He got off of his bike and asked if he could help.
                   She said: "Yes, my daughter is sick. I've locked my
                   keys in my car.
                   I must get home. Please, can you use this hanger to
                   unlock my car?"
                   He said, "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in
                   less than a minute,
                   the car door was open.
                   She hugged the man and through tears said softly,
                   "Thank you, God,
                   for sending me such a very nice man."
                   He heard her little prayer and replied, "Lady, I am
                   not a nice man.
                   I just got out of prison yesterday; I was in prison
                   for car theft."
                   She hugged the man again, sobbing, "Oh, thank you, God!
                   You even sent me a professional."
                   Is God great or what!?!
 

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Blonde Ambition: AAA Chats With Dolly Parton


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Dolly Parton is the timeless sunshine, inspiration and common sense we all need right now. 

 By Kristy Tolley 

Born and raised in the small Tennessee mountain town of Locust Ridge, Dolly Parton was the fourth of 12 children. Her family endured financial hardships throughout her life. However, Dolly’s determination to pursue a successful career in music never wavered. She packed her bags the night of her high school graduation and headed to Nashville the next morning. 

You’d be hard pressed to find a pop icon more universally adored than Dolly Parton, and it’s no wonder. Her ability to engage with and relate to people of all ages and walks of life is inspiring. She’s sold over 100 million albums worldwide, earned 50 Grammy Award nominations, three Emmy Award nominations and one Tony Award nomination. In addition to her musical success, Dolly’s big heart and strong faith have guided her to pursue other endeavors throughout her six-decade career, including helping fund the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This iconic actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and megastar shares a bit of her life and work with AAA. 

Dolly Parton and Alyvia Alyn Lind at Dollywood

This issue of Go Magazine celebrates what makemountain towns so special. What are some of your favorite aspects of mountain life? 

I love being from the Smoky Mountains. They are just so beautiful no matter the time of the year and that’s why we have so many people who want to come visit the area to see the beauty God has put right outside our back door. But, for me, growing up in the Smokies was all about family and friends who feel like family. It seems like, even now, everyone is so close in those small mountain towns, and I think it’s because — especially when I was growing up—you really had to depend on each other to make it through. But that is what is so special and what I remember so much; the relationships we all had. Even my little coat of many colors—which I wrote the song about; the song that really means the most to me — it all came about because one of our neighbors knew my mama could put those scraps of fabric to good use with all us kids around. Right now, I wish the world could realize how good it would be if we could all depend on each other to lift one another up when we need it most.   

Dollywood has been thriving for 35 years. What was it like to see it come to life? 

The best thing to do is to follow your dreams no matter what anyone says because you’re only stopping yourself if you listen to any of that. I was very blessed in finding the right partners to really make Dollywood what it is today. But you know, I was nervous on that very first day in 1986. I remember waking up and looking out the windows of my tour bus just hoping someone was going to want to come. Remember when you were a kid and you had a little party and you were afraid that no one was going to show up? It was a lot like that. But then when the cars started coming in, it gave me a lot of relief and great joy that people wanted to visit. I’m very thankful and grateful that the cars are still coming in. I try to make sure I keep everyone busy by giving them ideas whenever I have them! They do a great job adding things and keeping it all new. We’ve really turned Dollywood into a destination for families and people are coming from all around the world to see what we’ve got going on! 

Your Imagination Library children’s literacy program celebrates 26 years this year. What compelled you to create the program? 

The Imagination Library came from a serious place in my heart. My dad — and a lot of my relatives — couldn’t go to school when they were young because they had to work. My daddy couldn’t read or write, and it always bothered me because I knew it bothered him. He was the smartest man I’ve ever known, and I can’t imagine what he could have done had he known how to read or write. When I decided I wanted to start a charity, I knew I wanted to help kids develop a love for learning and literacy so that is what we did. I made sure my daddy was there to help me get the program started. So, the Imagination Library really is in honor of him. I’m so proud of how many kids we’ve been able to help through the years, and I know it would put a smile on his face to know kids around the world are learning how to read because of him. We’re always looking to expand the program because my number one goal is to get as many books in the hands of kids as we possibly can. The folks at the Foundation are always working hard to find more ways to expand us into new communities where we aren’t currently located.   

Dolly Parton at the Library of Congress

The pandemic created challenges I don’t think any of us ever could have predicted. When you face challenges or difficult situations, what are ways you turn them around?  

The first thing I do when I face a difficult situation is pray and ask God to help me see the light in whatever is going on. I have to say that He has always been faithful to help me find the blessings in those moments. He has also given me a great gift in being able to take those moments and express them through my songwriting so that I can share those feelings with people. I hope that through what I’ve been able to write about over the years, I’m using that gift the way He wanted me to. And that is what I’ve been trying to do during this past year. It certainly has been a challenge, but I think God is wanting us to slow down and rely on Him to help us through what is going on. I’ve tried to do as much as I can during this time to help folks realize we’re all in this together, and to make it out the other side, we’re all still going to have to be in it together! I know I’m just little ol’ me, but I’m trying to do my part, and I hope everyone else will as well so we can experience the brighter days that are coming.  

Dolly with the cast of Heart Strings

Of all the places you’ve traveled to, what was your favorite trip?  

One of my favorite things has always been to do get in our little RV and just travel the country. I have my big tour bus, but my husband, Carl, and I have always had RVs because we love to get out and see the world when I have some down time. We love traveling the backroads and seeing all the things you miss on the interstate.  

AAA Members receive discounts on tickets to Dollywood. Visit AAA.com/GoDiscounts or visit your local branch for details!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Generous Grandparents


Written by Boyd Bailey
 
 

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. 
Proverbs 13:22

 

Grandparents have an opportunity to invest financial, emotional and spiritual capital into their children’s children. This return on investment may prove to be the most significant, if done prayerfully and proactively. Thus we pray, “How can I give to our grandchildren in a manner that blesses them the best, while honoring their parents and the Lord in the process?” Ultimately we trust God to take our generous gifts and use them to grow faithfulness for future generations.

A grandparent’s generosity is not a subtle scheme to control desired outcome (no matter how noble it might be), rather the goal of generosity is to be a catalyst for God’s will. Our role as grandparents is not to tell our adult children and grandchildren what to do, but to support them in what they do. They are their own persons, hopefully under the authority of the Spirit’s leading, so we bring the most lasting value when we value them over their chosen path to follow in life.

“Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it” (Ezra 10:4).

Grandparents show respect when they confer with their adult children before they give to their grandchildren. It could be as small as a cream filled donut for breakfast, or as big an issue as opening a college fund. We ask permission before our big-hearted acts so we have the full support of mom and dad. Well-meaning help will hurt if done outside the intentions of the parents. Next generation generosity is most effectively done in collaboration with our children.

Most of all, invest spiritual capital into your grandchildren. Make sure your influence for the Lord is allocated heavily on the asset side of their spiritual balance sheet. Pray with them. Go to church with them. Read Bible stories to them. Share God examples of life change and answered prayer. Teach them old hymns while you feed the ducks. Having fun without instilling a faith influence is like taking a fevered child to the amusement park without offering any comfort or medication. Yes, your intimacy with Jesus is the most precious gift you can give your grandchild.

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children” (Psalm 103:17).

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Heavenly Father, grant me wisdom to know how to be the most generous with my grandchild.

 
Application

Consider rewarding your children and grandchildren when they quote Scripture. 

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes

 
"I put my heart and my soul into my work and
have lost my mind in the process.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh
 
 
 

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

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"Being authentic is one of the hardest things for us to do as humans."

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"Change will only happen if whatever ignites you is followed by sequenced, ongoing training and behavior modification."

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In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

 

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The important thing is to NOT stop questioning."

- Einstein

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In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

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When Boris Yeltsin met President Clinton in 1995, his first question was "Do you think O.J. did it?"

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"If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all."

- Michelangelo

 

 
 

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7 Superfoods to Eat After 50

These standouts — plus a few “boosters” — can keep you healthy as nutritional needs change with age

by Alison Gwinn, AARP, June 3, 2021 | Comments:&nbs

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En español | Whether you've been a healthy eater your whole life — or lately fallen off the nutritional wagon — it's important to take a hard look at your diet after age 50. Around that point, experts say, it pays to be choosier about your foods, and make sure you're getting enough nutritional bang for your buck. “Our need for energy declines starting in middle age,” says Christine Rosenbloom, registered dietitian and nutritionist, professor emerita at Georgia State University and coauthor of Food & Fitness Over 50. “There's less room for drinking a pitcher of margaritas and having a basket of chips — unless we want to start seeing that weight creep. And nobody wants that.”

Beyond adapting to a potentially slower metabolism, you also want to compensate for things like a tendency for bones to weaken, bowel function to slow and muscle mass to decline (around 1 percent a year until age 65, after which the loss can double.) In general, older adults “need to make sure they're getting lots of fruits and vegetables, eating lean meats if they are eating meat, chicken or fish, and avoiding saturated fats and sugars,” says Marie Bernard, M.D., deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NIA's senior geriatrician. “A good diet can help get blood pressure under better control, decrease the risk of heart problems and contribute to the prevention of things like diabetes and cancer."

To build your own healthy diet, remember that “foods work together in concert,” says Joseph Gonzales, a registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic. “You need a whole symphony for a spectacular musical piece.” But if you add these seven foods to your own orchestra, you're well on your way to a healthier tune.

1. Berries

Berries provide “one-stop nutrition” for the over-50 crowd because they're high in fiber, vitamin C and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant flavonoids. “Fiber helps keep us regular, manage our weight and protect against diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Nancy Farrell Allen, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Men 51 or older should eat 30 grams a day, and women 50 years or older should eat 21 grams a day.

Berries also appear to be good for our aging brains. “Berries contain potent antioxidants that may improve motor skills and short-term memory,” Allen says. That's why they are a key part of the MIND diet, which focuses on foods that fight neurodegenerative delay. (Other “brain-healthy foods from this brain-healthy diet include vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts, seafood and poultry.) A Tufts University study from last year looked at 20 years of eating by 2,800 people age 50 or older and found that those who had a low intake of flavonoid-rich foods like berries, apples and tea were two to four times more likely to develop dementia.


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Alicia Arbaje, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, singles out the wild blueberry (usually sold in the frozen food section). “They have three or four times the antioxidants of conventional blueberries. Add them to your oatmeal or smoothies."

2. Dark-green leafy vegetables

"As we get older, our bones become softer and need calcium,” says Bernard of the NIA. “That's something you can get from low-fat dairy and dark-green leafy vegetables.” We're talking kale, arugula, broccoli and spinach, which are also high in fiber, appear to boost muscle function and are heart-healthy. An Australian study published in March in the Journal of Nutrition found that people who ate just one cup of nitrate-rich leafy green vegetables every day had 11 percent stronger lower limbs. Another recent study from Denmark looked at 50,000 people over a 23-year period and found that those who ate these veggies had a 12 to 26 percent lower risk of heart disease.

3. Seafood

Fish such as salmon, cod, tuna and trout are a lean source of protein, which older people need to maintain or regain muscle. Bernard recommends shooting for five to six ounces of protein each day, whether it's seafood, poultry, nuts, seeds, soy products or lean meat. “We have studies to suggest that older adults need to be more sensitive to protein intake because their bodies are not as efficient at using protein as middle-aged folks."

Fish is also a good source of vitamin B12, a nutrient found only in animal foods that we have a harder time absorbing as we age. “Seafood also has omega-3 fatty acids,” Rosenbloom says. “Two to three servings a week reduce the risk of death for bulk chronic diseases by about 17 percent.”

4. Nuts and seeds

All nuts are not created equal, but all are good for you, Rosenbloom says. “They have protein and fiber, and they can make you feel full.” Just don't be greedy: “Eat just a handful as an afternoon snack,” she says, “and you won't be starving at dinnertime.” The daily recommendation of one ounce equals 24 almonds, 18 cashews, 35 peanuts and 15 pecan halves.

Nuts and seeds are also important sources of healthy fats. “Walnuts, flax meal and chia seeds all contain ALA omega-3 fats, which are converted to EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids,” says Allen, who notes that regular intake of omega-3 fats will help protect your brain, in particular.

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5. Cottage cheese

It could be time to give these little high-calcium curds a permanent place on the weekly menu. “Cottage cheese is a great source of whey protein, which helps stimulate muscle protein synthesis,” says Rosenbloom. “Athletes know this — after a workout, they often have a shake based on whey protein. But instead of doing that, eat cottage cheese."

It is also high in calcium and vitamin D. “Our bones are like a bank, and after age 35, we start to lose bone density,” Allen says, “so adding calcium and vitamin D to our diet is essential for maintenance.” (What else helps bone health? Phosphorous, found in nuts, legumes, cereals and grains, and magnesium, in nuts, seeds, legumes and dark green vegetables.)

6. Beans and legumes

Why super? “Beans help reduce cholesterol,” says Gonzales. “They're loaded with fiber and protein and they're low-calorie.” They're also rich in iron, potassium and magnesium. Look for dry beans or low-sodium canned versions. If you can't find either, says Rosenbloom, “drain and rinse a can of regular beans, and you can reduce the sodium by 41 percent.” (And don't forget garbanzos: Gonzales recommends hummus as a healthy snack.)

7. Water

Water — that's not even a food! True, but you need to pay more attention to hydration as you age. “'As we get older, we don't have as good a thirst mechanism,” says Rosenbloom, who recommends keeping an eye on your water intake especially when it's hot and humid and you're sweating — say, while outside gardening. Bernard points out that taking in extra water can help counteract the effects of bowel function declining with age. And remember that often we think we're hungry when we're actually thirsty.

Diet Boosters

Add a dash of one of these for a little more nutritional kick

Herbs and spices
As we age, changes in our taste buds can have us reaching more for the salt shaker. Resist! Instead, turn to herbs and spices for flavor. “Ounce per ounce, the largest amount of antioxidants are contained in herbs and spices,” says Gonzales, who notes that things like turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, oregano and parsley really do have nutritional value.
 

Seaweed
"Seaweeds detoxify some of the pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals and pathogens we've been exposed to during our lives,” says Arbaje. One seaweed she recommends, called dulse, is sold on Amazon and in the Asian section of many grocery stores. Sprinkle the flakes on your food, or add the powder form to smoothies.

Add a dash of one of these for a little more nutritional kick »

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Lemon or lime
"One easy way to get calcium in your diet is to squeeze half a lemon, lime or orange into your water,” says Arbaje. “You'll also get electrolytes, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, all minerals that your body needs."
 

B12, calcium and vitamin D
Experts agree on a “food-first approach,” so you generally want to try to get your nutrients from whole foods before you turn to supplements. “I always say nature knows best,” says Gonzales. But because many of those over 50 fall short on B12 in particular, the National Institutes of Health recommends that anyone over that age take a B12 supplement.

The Tufts Food Pyramid for Older Adults also suggests asking your doctor about adding calcium and vitamin D. Rosenbloom advises taking a daily multivitamin that is formulated for someone over 50 and is “USP-verified,” tested by the nonprofit United States Pharmacopeia.

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Amelia Earhart's Last Words to Her Husband

Amelia Mary Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and is remembered for her courage, vision and groundbreaking achievements. Setting numerous records and writing best-selling books, Earhart is most remembered for her final flight—an attempt to make the 29,000-mile journey around the world. Although she only had 7,000 miles left, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island on July 2, 1937. Her final radio transmission revealed she was low on fuel.

Artifact discoveries last year on a remote South Pacific island suggest Earhart tried to survive as a castaway after her twin-engine plane "The Electra" crashed. In a letter to her husband—written in case a dangerous flight proved to be her last—the aviatrix wrote: "Please know I am quite aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."

Inspiration from Amelia Earhart

  • “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.”
  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
  • “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

     


 





 

 

 

 

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