Thursday, May 12, 2016

Changing the Conversation: Get Out of the Cage of Age

So many of us dread growing older—but what if you could grow olderwithout aging? Learn
how it’s possible from Christiane Northrup, M.D., the New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s WisdomThe Wisdom of Menopause; and Goddesses Never Age. Dr. Northrup explains that most of what happens to us as we move through time stems not from our biology, but from our beliefs. Nothing about turning 50 means the end of our sex life and the onset of osteoporosis; the idea of 65 as retirement age is an artifact of the 19th century. But these “cultural portals”—and the emotions associated with them—do age us as they send stress hormones soaring and contribute to the process of cellular decay. The way out is to change the conversation we have with ourselves about what growing older means. Dr. Northrup explains how to find better role models; ways your community can support you in living, not in aging; why you should never take the senior discount; and how to get better acquainted with “the ageless you.”