The New Year got off to a rocky start in my household when Covid reared its contagious head. Being an optimist, rather than let the virus get me down, I declared that the year can only get better from here. I hope that the Crow’s Feet community can join me with hopes for wellness and, dare I say, harmony in 2022.
The holiday period inspired many
writers to share their thoughts on aging, on family, on what we’ve learned from living all these years. Crow’s Feet
Other writers are feeling refreshed after the holidays, and offer their tips on how to exercise better, eat better and maybe be a better person too. Read on!
-Nancy Peckenham, Editor
What Is Your Age? The Age You Stop Being Young . And the day you are officially old . By Malky McEwan How to Feel Younger . Some tips to fool your inner self . By David Martin . Staying Alive at 95 Some tools for living a robust life . By Mary McGrath Death is Just Around the Corner . Although I hope not, really . By Catherine Dunn Cheap Ways to Look Younger . Forget all those anti-aging remedies, try these! By Mary McGrath Growing Old Scares Me . I can’t be the only one. By Anton Lex Have You Heard of a ‘Late-in-Life’ Crisis? Some empathy for grumpy old people .By Greta Dias Integrity versus Despair . Erik Erikson’s eighth stage of human development . By Patricia Ross Are We Better Off Today Than We Were Five Decades Ago? ’69. Things Weren’t Fine in Why can’t we all just get along? By Mary McGrath The Long and Short of It . Escape from the follies of youth . By BOFace My Midlife Crisis One Day in 1992 . No time for hormonal drama. By Mary Lou Heater New Year’s Reflections The Future Used to Be So Bright . Finding hope in the midst of despair . By Laura Culberg- Welcoming Opposites Looking Ahead with Dread? Three Ways to Have a Happier New Year . Your guide to getting happy in a hurry . By Judy Millar 11 Things That Make Me Happy . My New Year’s happy listicle. The indulgences of an almost 70 year old. By Carol Price . Regrets Are Teachers Me and the Great Wall of China. By Marlane Ainsworth What the Heck is There Worth Saying About January Anyway? This seventyish woman tried to think of ten things but only came up with eight . By Jean Anne Feldeisen Ditch the Resolutions . Simply plan to get things done. By Julie Ranson . New Year’s Resolutions for the Gently Ripened . By Ways to fool yourself into progress Dorothyanne Brown New Year, New Me, Maybe… I haven’t been a good girl and maintained a challenging exercise program recently. It is time to begin again. By Meryl Baer By September, I had spoken to only three of them My 2019 New Year’s Resolution Was Not To Speak to Any of My Six Co-workers Unless They Spoke to Me. . By Ruby Lee Family Remembrances Two Thoughts to Comfort My Grieving Heart, My Sister Died Last Night By . Richard Armstrong . The Pleasure of an Afternoon Cup of Tea As my mother aged, her world became smaller. By Cora Nelson A Mother’s Love . Remembering my mother. By Catherine Dunn Tuesdays at the Dermatologist with My Mom . Move over, Morrie. By Bev Potter One Good Thing I Remembered About My Dad Last Night . That helped me to see something about myself. By Scot Butwell Health & Wellness The Radical Resolution That Ended My 40 Years of Eating Disorders . I didn’t know it at the time in January 2011, but this is what I did. By Julia E Hubbel Yes! Healthy Eating Can Be Easy . Green means go. Yellow means caution. Red means stop. By Cindy Heath The Exercise Sweet Spot . The achievable, optimal approach to sustainable fitness as we age. By Joel Ombry I Never Realized There Was Such Hostility Towards 80-Year-Old Marathoners . Until I read a recent David Martin article. By Anne Emerick By Then don’t. Here’s what uncontrollable itching feels like. Have You Ever Told Someone with Eczema to Stop Scratching? Janice Macdonald Humor An Old Married Couple Goes on a Road Trip . Aging in a Time of Technology. By Orrin Onken Retirement and Thankless Public Service . The cop said, “Mr Barrabee, I have your kids down here at the station, you’ll have to come get them.” By Brian Dickens Barrabee Music Memories In Our 60s & 70s, We Rock Out to the Music of the 60s & 70s . We got the beat. And the Beatles. By Loren Lieberthal Music . Do man’s gifts top nature in any of the five basic senses? By Brian Dickens Barrabee Another January Birthday Remembered: the Legacy of Elvis . Music icon’s life cut short by a preventable death . By Brenda Henning The Best of the Rest Don’t Call Me A Grandma! Unless I am your grandma! By Deborah Barchi Widow’s Row with Too Much Cologne . In my childhood church, there was a pew known as Widow’s Row. By Sharon Johnson Blocking a Facebook “Friend.” A recent widow, I wasn’t ready . By Margie Hord de Mendez The Joy of Moving Things Around (and Out) . Or the surprising benefits of minimizing . By Julie Ranson Snow Days . As wonderful as I imagined. By Deborah Barchi The Hazards of Being “Kinda” Retired . Tripping over the language of your next chapter. By Joel Ombry We Put a Bid on a House Today. Hopefully, we will get it and live the rest of our lives in it. By Carole Olsen Who You Calling Creative? (And must creatives have messy desks?) By Susan Barrett Price What Happens When You Can’t Take It Anymore? On being owned by stuff . By Julie Ranson . By Two Amazing Facts Come to Light When We Admit Our Mistakes Richard Armstrong