When it comes to attitudes about aging, most of what we read, see and hear is rooted in myths fueled by fear. In our action-packed, productivity-driven society, we view the losses and diminishments accompanying aging as something to be avoided at all costs, losing sight of the fact that there are riches and gains, as well.
Sometimes the fear is readily visible. Other times, the fear goes deeply underground, manifesting in prettier but equally damaging myths about growing older. Happily, there are a growing number of men and women who are busting through fear-based myths on all sides of the equation to discover the truth about aging. Following are “The Top 5 Myths about Aging”, helping you to exchange them for a healthier, more balanced view of what growing older can mean for you.
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. is Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. Dr. Orsborn, who earned her doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University, is the best-selling author of 21 books including her newest book: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn. (Spring 2013) Dr. Orsborn is a sought after speaker/retreat leader and spiritual director.