What helps best to slow aging – lotions, potions and notions?

Everyone is looking for some sort of miracle when it comes to slowing the aging process


lotions for staying young

So what’s your choice?  The old adage is – pick your poison, they all have their downsides.

Which to some degree is true.  If you are relying on lotions you will be disappointed in the long run.  No matter how expensive the effects are short lived.

If your choice is potions, which is a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties, once again you would find the results lacking or even downright dangerous.

Who knows what’s in this bottle?

Notions are another thing, they don’t have to put them on or into the body.  They do however have to be held in your mind as a concept or belief about something.

Notions only last as long as you hold on to them, which may be longer than the lotion is held on the skin or the potions are in the body.


think about what’s really important

When it comes to any of them being poison the facts are the same.  Some lotions are toxic and can do more damage to the body than good.  Some potions can, in fact,  be poisonous and possibly kill you as they work their way through your body.

So it would appear then that notions are the best remedy for slowing the aging process.  That, of course, assumes that your notions towards the process are good ones.  If they are not and you spend more time worrying about it than living it, notions too could be hazardous to your life as a whole.

So I ask aging which is your choice or poison?

Myself I choose notions.  Why?  Because they are the only thing I can actually control.  I have no idea what some else may have put in that jar of lotion and know even less about what is in that potion bottle. And when it comes to having a less that healthy notion I can feel the result immediately and change it.  That, of course, requires you to be in touch with your own emotions.

You are the master of your life, let’s hope your rule it well.

How you master your life may be seen differently by others.

As we get older what we show to others is often not what we feel.  Aging has a language all it own, don’t fall into the trap of living in a story someone else is telling.

Conversation keeps our minds engaged

How often have you had someone say, oh you wouldn’t understand.

Hold on!  That’s what we used to say to children and we are no longer children.


Your response should be “Try Me, I may surprise you.”

When you get on in age what people perceive as a lack of understanding to us is something not worthy of a response. So when we choose not to take part in their conversation, they think we don’t know what is going on.

Being the master of your life may require you to get a little louder, to speak a little stronger, and to make your voice heard even when the conversation is a little boring.  Staying engaged in conversation demonstrates that what you think and have to say is still relevant.  The last thing you should be doing as you get older is confirming your redundancy with silence.

talking with young people opens your mind

Living longer has taught us that the only universe we are masters of is our own.  The issue is that as we get older if we aren’t mastering it others will try to take over. How we act allows them to think they have the right to do so.  Don’t hand over your rule without a fight. And that fight will require you to be strong of mind, able in body and fierce in spirit.

A strong mind isn’t all that difficult to achieve.  It does, however, mean that you need to keep up with what is going on around you and in the world.

Being able in the body may be a little more difficult as some parts are reluctant to move as nimble as before.  One of the first orders of business can be some as simple as improving flexibility.  Nothing says old as struggling to move or bend. You don’t have to run a marathon or even to the end of the street.  You do have to stretch your body a little every day and attempt to stretch different parts a little farther each day.




Fierce in spirit means expressing yourself. The important part of expressing yourself is doing so graciously, not in ways that have you appearing cranky or outright nasty.  If you think that acting miserable will give people the feeling you are the master of your world, you’d be wrong.  They will just see you as unhappy with your world.

So when mastering your world do so thoughtfully and in ways the show you are in control not in need of being controlled.  Being happy helps to demonstrate it.  And we have a FREE book to help you with that.- How to be Happy –

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Stress is inevitable being stressed doesn’t have to be

Each of us faces different types of stress every day.

How we cope with that stress is what makes it manageable or dangerous to our well being. Our ability to manage it is what really matters.

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Day to day stress that doesn’t have any immediate impact on our health include; something new you have not encountered before. You might travel to a different city and not be sure where or how to get on their transit system. To be sure it will put you in a stressed state, but that stress is only temporary until you get it figured out. Once you do the stress is gone.

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stress is reduced with knowledge

Another type stress is something happening that you did not expect. You have an appointment to be somewhere at a certain time. As you are driving to get there the traffic suddenly slows to a crawl and you are now stressed that you will be late. Once you arrive at the appointment, late or not, the stress will be gone. It may be gone only to replaced with another such as they can no longer take you and you have to reschedule. Nonetheless, the original stress is gone.

In some situations, this type of stress can be being good for us in the sense that it heighten our response system. It gets our brain into gear to deal with this unusual situation. Once we have done so our body goes back to its normal rhythm. Think of it as an exercise you suddenly got roped into taking. At the beginning you might have been reluctant to do it but when you finished your body was better from the workout. Your brain can benefit from the exercise the sudden, short and benign occurrence of stress.

The concept of being continually stressed is when stress becomes hazardous to our health.

This type of stress is often described as chronic stress. This type of stress can cause wear and tear on our mind and body. It can be the result of a demanding and unfulfilling job, an unhealthy relationship, any type of stress that is repetitive with, it appears, no end in sight. The fact is even this stress can be managed, but only when you decide to make the changes that may be required to remove, modify it.

The trick is to recognized and assess the stress and if you determine to be of an acute nature take the necessary steps to reduce, alleviate or remove it from your life.

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