News and Tips from Third Age Health
January 2013
Happy New Year!
Welcome to this first issue of my Healthy Aging Newsletter for 2013, where I share with you common sense, non-medicinal, and free or low-cost solutions to aging well. I am thrilled to continue to provide these resources.
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The Top Health Trends for 2013
Check out this interesting list of trends in health consciousness for 2013. I recommend when looking at suggestions like these that you decide what makes sense for you and your situation, whether it incorporates some of these or not. Life is not black and white, nor should the way we approach our health.  Read more... 
Dr. Joan on Relaxation: How Simply Letting Go Feels Great and Will Improve Your Health  
Smiling Face for meditation "In the last few months we have been talking about quality sleep - the health benefits as well as how to get it. The day-time companion to sleep is relaxation. When we learn to better recognize our getting uptight, and then can use relaxation techniques to reverse it, our worlds improve."  Read more...
Did you miss Joan's article on sleep habits? You can read it here. 
10 Things For a More Mindful Home
mindful home
While life happens everywhere you go, your home remains where you are best able to establish patterns and habits. If you want to work on becoming more mindful, with all the benefits it can bring, here is a helpful list of things to start with.     Read more...  

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"As a former member of the National Sleep Foundation Board of Directors I applaud your Sleep Tips, especially "amore!" ~ Curt Graeber PhD, Former Chief Scientist, Boeing Corp.

Dr. Joan's Life Tip of The Month  

Be aware, practice gratitude, let go of fear.


For inspiration, I will leave you with this short story.

"A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: 'I am blind, please help.' There were only a few coins in the hat. A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see it.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were now giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were going. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, 'Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?' The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way. I wrote: Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

What is Dr Joan up to? 

- Of course, I've been busy with the holiday season, doing my best to balance "responsibilities" with perhaps the greater responsibility to take care of myself and loved ones!

-With Adventures in Chocolate published recently, the elves in our kitchen have been busy making truffles and other delectables from the book, even coming up with new recipes for folks with special needs.

-We celebrated Winter Solstice with a bonfire enjoyed with friends and a few snow flakes, reminding us that days will in time be longer and that Spring is not far away.

-Spent a delicious English Christmas dinner with a small group of friends. My contribution - mince pies; no chocolate this time. Our daughter Eftihia brought sunshine from LA to see the New Year in.

-Thank you to those who got your copy of
Adventures in Chocolate
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Upcoming Events:

-Look for the e-version of Adventures in Chocolate in the coming weeks! 

Words of Wisdom 
"Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity." ~George Carlin on How to Stay Young 
Thanks for reading. It is my intention to provide something of value to each of you. Contact me here with any comments or suggestions.


Joan Vernikos

Third Age Health 

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