Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen healthy living ’

SENIORS: KEEPING LIFE TRANQUIL

Aug 28th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Choosing to keep tranquility in your life is one of the surest ways for senior citizens to enable better health. What that also means is to excuse those influences that stir up one’s emotional and spiritual state. Finding ways to keep yourself calm is a discipline that produces rewards and enables a calmer state of mind for senior citizens. Let’s try some ideas that help make that happen:

First thing in the morning: Dismiss any thoughts that may contribute to anxiety. Give yourself a chance to breathe deeply, to think only serene thoughts.



PREFERRED SENIOR BEHAVIOR: FINDING RELATIONSHIPS THAT ENRICH

Jul 30th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Continuing our Preferred Behaviors theme, today we address the matter of choosing relationships that enrich. Falling into the trap of assuming that things are just the way they are and there is nothing to be done about them, is a rather futile and defeatist attitude.

If plagued with situations that you feel you have no power to control or change, then you are condemning yourself to a pathetic and predictable pattern of relationships, circumstances and involvements that will give ruin to your days.

So the rule is if you are plagued with situations that



SENIOR SUMMER SOLSTICE

Jun 21st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The year’s longest day tempts us with the offer to spend it in pursuit of a dream. What if all of life could be like the 21st of June every year? What if every day could be longer, fuller, more? What if all the wonders of living could be wrapped up in an extra long day when we are given the opportunity to explore and discover more? What if our own stretching of a 24 hour day, like the 20th or 21st of June, could become a daily undertaking, almost a habit, a discipline at least, that allows for new wonders and marvels and exciting possibilities?

While for some, limitations impose restrictions, for others a longer day can open doors, swing wide windows for discovering things never before known. Deciding to live life as if everyday were the 21st of June means that you



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 4/22/12

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It may seem presumptuous to expect that seniors will seek us out every week, sometimes several times a week, and particularly on Sunday. Yet, we keep writing and you keep reading. What a wonderful combination. You do your part and we try doing ours.

Obviously we don’t command huge audiences, mostly modest and slightly curious about what we have to say. If we hit the big time, with hordes of visitors every day, we would likely be taken aback. It might be nice to see what that would be like.

We have, however, grown quite happy with our devoted readers who, day in and out, keep coming back. You come from everywhere across the planet. Your interests are as varied as your geography. You make what we do fun.



AS WE AGE: A BRIEF FOR COMPOSURE AND KINDNESS

Feb 13th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The tops of the trees catch the early morning sun as it makes its way from east to west. The grounds below are covered with leaves, allowing a comfortable bed for squirrels and other critters as they search out their morning meal. The air is bitter, the first signs of winter this late in the year. Prospects of snow or sleet are suggested before day’s end. It is a reminder that seasons come and seasons go, no matter the changes in climate we experience now.

There are no disruptions to disturb or dissuade the day from moving on at its deliberate pace. It is quiet here. It is alone, but not lonely. It is pristine, free from the interruptions of hassle. It is the sort of place most long for, even for brief respites. Calm is a balm and a salve and a cure. It lets us realize that there doesn’t have to be heartache and hurt. Days don’t have to be stressful. Inviting the serenity of another day gives us opportunity to recognize that we are the ones who create the landscape of our mornings. We are