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August 9, 2013

Boomer Talk: A fascination with the famous

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Martha shows us her brilliance in this golden rule: “Stop complaining. Change what you can and accept what you cannot.” You may have noticed that the older some people get, the more they find fault with most things (and listening to the complaining does become boring). It definitely takes great vigilance and self-control to watch our complaining, whiney words. A huge part of the positive aging process is learning to accept what “is.”

A golden rule for longevity, she tells us, is to “stay curious,” to have an inquiring mind and keep learning. She sums it all up for me when she says, “When you’re through changing, you’re through.”

What thoroughly won me over in my admiration of Martha Stewart is how open and vulnerable she is in publicly admitting that she is not through finding love and is actively looking for a man, while announcing on “Today” that she recently joined the online dating service Match.com. Her profile states that she is looking for a man who “relishes adventure and new experiences and can teach me new things.” She told us, “I’d like to have breakfast with somebody. I’d like to go to bed with somebody, sleep with somebody.”

It takes confidence and courage to say this out loud. I say, “Good for you, Martha Stewart, and I hope you meet your match.”

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Angelena Craig of Newburyport teaches Wellness Workshops, Kripalu Slow Flow Yoga, and “Sit Down and Move” classes to boomers and beyond. Visit her website at www.thenewagingmovement.com or email angelenayoga@verizon.net.

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