Welcome to A Better Life After 50. We are glad you found us.
MY BACK STORY
I am a 50 “ish” empty nester that began a journey to discovering healthy living about 25 years ago. I never asked questions when doctors made recommendations, always took the medications prescribed and was the perfect patient. Then began the nightmare of health issues from the treatments, side effects, misdiagnoses, dangerous recommendations and the feeling of being helpless in the storm. I became very sick and developed obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep deprivation, and from all of this I was becoming depressed.
After 35 years in the administrative field, I wanted a career change (thinking that was the reason for depression). I studied Massage Therapy and a whole new world opened up to me. I was taught counseling techniques and learned more about myself than I ever even thought to ask. I finally learned to ask questions, form my own opinions and stop the over medication that was causing the worst of the problems. Don't get me wrong … I believe the doctors all had the best intentions and truly believed they were acting in my best interest. I just had to take charge and make some important decisions for ME.
I have learned many lessons along the way:
- There are sometimes better alternatives to modern medicine,
- Sometimes the holistic path is the more appropriate and powerful path,
- Time is precious, so find the path that gets you where you need to go and also allows you more time once you get there,
- Family is important, but they won't always understand the reasons for what you choose (that's okay),
- Sometimes it's okay to say no,
- Technology can be fun and add to our life (don't be afraid of it because you don't understand it),
- Good food doesn't have to taste bad,
- Love is healing if it's not conditional love.
I believe we all have times in our lives we would never want to relive. I have my fair share of those times when I look back, and possibly someone else's fair share too. I wouldn't change a thing in my past – all of those experiences led me on the journey to becoming who I am. I believe we experience the pain, joy, sadness, happiness, ups and downs to give us the experience to lead someone else that is following the same path through to the light. If I look back and see myself in someone, I can show them it's possible to break through and have a happy life. That's true of all aspects of life, love, health, career, etc. Even spiritually we should take what we've learned and help others with the truth of it. Not to give unsolicited advice, but to provide useful information. That's the purpose of this site.
I have studied, searched, dug through volumes of information and found my truth on life, health, love, kids, grand kids, gardening, cooking, traveling and last, but not least … spirituality. This pertains to everyone, but my focus these days is for adults 50 and over. We are at a special time in life where priorities change, moods shift, reality and our bodies are shifting and health matters more than ever.
Our lives matter … all of them. Let's treat them with respect, dignity and love.
We are focused on helping adults over 50 with information and products that aid in living an easier, happier, healthier, safer, and more financially secure life.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,