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Gut Health for Healthy Aging

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Recent research has found that the body's fountain of youth begins in the gut.

For women over 60, having a healthy gut is paramount to healthy aging.

How is your gut health?

What is the gut?

Our gut comprises our whole digestive system from the mouth to the anus.

It is responsible for absorbing nutrients, housing billions of good and bad bacteria, and eliminating waste.

After a half-century of exposure to things like eating processed foods, stress, and environmental toxins, your microbiome…

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How I Stopped Peezing, and You Can Too!

How to Stop Peezing

I like many things about getting older, but wetting myself every time I sneeze, cough, pick up something heavy, run or jump isn't one of them. 

Peezing is very common for women over 60.

Because wetting yourself after your toddler years is somewhat embarrassing, we tend not to talk about it. Unfortunately, however, urinary incontinence is very common!

Especially as we age. 

In fact:

  • 15% of women between 40 and 49
  • 25% of women ages 60-69
  • 38% of women 70 and older suffer from urinary incon…

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Body Confidence After 60

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What is your first thought when you see a picture of yourself?

When you shop for clothes, do you look for clothing that fits your shape or flowy items to hide your body?

Are the majority of your feelings about your body positive or negative?

We often hear about teenage girls or young women's body image issues. Rarely do we read or hear about women over 60 and their struggles with body image.

Body dissatisfaction or disordered eating in midlife is often minimized, which is made clear by the l…

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6 No-Fail Tips to End Procrastination

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Procrastination! Just think what your life would look like if you didn't put off getting things done.

Just because you are a woman over 60 doesn't mean you have given up on long-term goals or things you want to do. 

As a wise crone, you know what you need to do, so why aren't you reaching your goals?

Does this sound familiar to you? 

Do you put off tasks and activities that you want or need to complete?

Do unfinished tasks stress your life and keep you from moving forward with fun projects …

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5 Tips for Traveling Abroad

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We are leaving soon for our first overseas trip in over four years. 

I am not the savviest world traveler, but this isn't my first trip abroad either.

However, since it has been a long time since we've traveled anywhere, I've been researching travel tips from the pros. 

I thought there might be others in the Crone Community planning trips abroad this year that might be interested in the tips I found.

So here we go:

Tip 1: Pack Light! 

Every article starts with this tip for a reason. Heed t…

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Self-Care Practices That Benefit Your Mind, Body & Soul

Self-Care Practices That Benefit Your Mind, Body & Soul

No one will ever take care of you as well as you can take care of yourself!

On our way to becoming wise crones, we spent most of our lives looking after families & friends and building careers. Now we need to learn to take care of ourselves and become more self-focused. 

That doesn't mean you stop doing all the things that are important to you or caring for others, it means that if you don't look after your own needs you won't have the strength and energy to live your best life!

Life has been…

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What You Need to Know about the Physical Effects of Anxiety

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I started suffering from anxiety in my early twenties. I married and moved away from home for the first time when I was 20 years old. After my husband finished college, we moved to the east coast, about 1200 miles from home.

The first couple of years it was exciting! We didn't have children, and we spent every weekend and vacation exploring up and down the coast.

But about 3 years into living there, I started to experience panic attacks whenever my husband was traveling and I was home alone. T…

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Ancient Techniques to Quiet Your Mind

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For millennia, people have sought methods to quiet their minds.

Long before modern technology introduced new distractions into our lives, humans have pursued inner peace. Life seems to be moving faster and crazier than ever before.

If you're seeking a method to quiet your mind and achieve inner peace, these four ancient techniques have proven effective even by today's standards.


Practice Meditation

 

  1. Practice breathing meditation. Breathing meditation is a simple and effective method fo…

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