As spring is springing all around us, as life is, I’m interested in engaging us all in a conversation: one that is about regeneration, about new ways to talk to each other and ourselves about the ever growing, changing, and aging state of being a human.
The Longevity Book is a continuation of my desire to share information. This time I want to talk about one of the biggest taboos in our society. AGING… I feel like aging has gotten a bad rap…I guess that’s what happens when you don’t understand something! That’s why I wanted to write this book so that we could understand what aging really is. And what I found was aging isn’t about getting old it’s about LIVING… and I want you to live the happiest longest and healthiest life possible. To do that you need to be informed. You need to have information that helps you to not just live a lifespan but more importantly a HEALTHSPAN. So I’d like to pass along this information; data gathered from the most cutting edge research institutions, information about the history of women’s health, history that we can look to in order to inform the path of our future.
So that we can all empower ourselves in our own quests to live well, and for a long time.
As anyone who has read The Body Book knows, I don’t want any of this feel like an impossible task. I want to let you all off the hook of thinking you need to fit in to one picture of health in order to achieve wellness. From thinking that you have to go out in search of things externally, into a world of confusing messages that tell you how you should LOOK, and what you have to buy and buy into to do so. I say let’s take this conversation beyond what’s superficial… it’s more than wrinkles, grey hairs and sagging—it’s about your cells and what happens deep within them, because there’s nothing superficial about senescence, phenotypes and telomeres. But more on THAT later.
Of course we all live with different circumstances that can make it difficult to make our well being a priority. There are always challenges that make pretty good excuses as to why you can’t exercise, eat well, get the proper rest and not able to connect with the ones we love. Those excuses usually have one thing in common and that is TIME, specifically the lack of it. But to add time to your lifetime you have to make time for the things that impact your health and wellness the most. That’s just what needs to be done. That being said I have some good news for you. You see the five pillars of wellbeing and living a long happy healthy life happen to be activities that for the most part we all do already; eating, moving your body, getting a good nights sleep, relief of stress, and connecting with the ones we love. That doesn’t seem too hard right? If all we have to do to live a healthy life is to eat well, move our bodies, sleep well, release stress and love the people around us, that sounds a lot like living doesn’t it?
So no matter if you live in Seattle where the rain never seems to stop falling or in Southern California where the sun never seems to stop shining, there is an equation that you could put together that equals more time for those things that add that all too precious time to your life
Learning that you can age well, will actually help you to age better. If you understand how your body works then you can take action to help keep it in the best possible condition so it can carry you through a long and beautiful life.
So let’s start celebrating and living an engaged life, and stop punishing ourselves for not looking a certain way, and instead holding ourselves accountable for actually taking care of ourselves inside first, knowing the results on the exterior will be a shining side effect. Choose to be informed, choose to be healthy and happy.
My biggest hope for you is that you get to grow old
See ya there!!!!
The Longevity Book will be in stores on April 5. Preorder your copy here.
Attend a book signing or in-person Q&A. Dates here.
See all of the incredible women who appear on the cover of The Longevity Book.