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I’m a content creator, an entrepreneur, RV camper enthusiast, and I wr ite about productivity and mental health. I love connecting with like-minded people.

I’ve been trying to find my way to write consistently on Medium for over a year.

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Why do I want to write in the first place?

I want to write to connect with like-minded people. It’s exciting for me if I read someone’s article and that writer seems to point thoughts directly to me. It makes me want to respond either by commenting or writing another whole new article along the same ideas.

Since I’ve retired from my daily job, I often ask myself; “What do I want to do with my time?” I’m not in favor of eating out in restaurants very often, and I choose not to spend my time drinking or gambling. Since most people are in such a hurry all the time…

But how can I learn how to focus, when I have too much to do?

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Are you someone like me, who wants to avoid “overwhelm” as much as possible, but still get everything done on your to-do list? Well, I think I can help you out. We need to learn how to focus better, by zooming to only one thing at a time. Popular multi-tasking mindsets are harmful to our brains. Let me explain.

Neuroplasticity is an unfamiliar word for me to explore and learn more about. Lately, I’ve been reading so many articles here on medium about procrastination and I know I’ve had that problem most of my life.

So, I figured out how you and I can focus on ideas which will help us accomplish our goals , feel happier, and more full-filled at…

“How old are you?” asked a little five-year-old blonde-haired girl.

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“I turned 71 years old last May 26, 2021.” I replied.

“You’re old.” said the little girl.

“I don’t feel old. I can do anything that you can do. Would you like to play with me? What would you like to do first, play house, jump rope or make mud pies?” I asked.

“ I want to do everything that you do.” said the little girl. I just smiled to myself.

You can be as young as you wanna be

Society has labeled us as senior citizens once we pass a certain age. We’re lured with senior discounts to…

I want more out of life than what I’m getting, so I’ve invented a new out door lifestyle.

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I love the country life for numerous reasons. Having serenity and fresh air to breathe is just awesome, while thinking of writing your next article on Medium. There’s something special about burning fires to create energy for keeping warm, cooking your food or just relaxing.

Who needs a big house to live in?

Big houses can be lonely if you don’t have people to fill them. And worse, if there is a big mortgage connected to that huge house — then what’s the sense of it all? I can’t see…

I have short-term memory loss and it gets in my way sometimes.

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Last May I turned 71 years old and noticed my short-term memory loss was getting worse. Memory loss is stressful and can slow you down, especially when you’re always forgetting your username and password on social media.

If you are skeptical about your having memory loss and don’t know what to do about it — follow some simple life adjustments and you will be fine. We may get embarrassed, but there are ways to brush it off and move on. But paying attention to your diet, exercise and…

Covid doesn’t make me lose sleep at night.

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I’m 71 years old now and more concerned than ever about my health and being able to live the “good” life. I look to my immune system for the answer.

What is immunosenescence?

It is a term used by doctors to describe our immune system, which slowly declines as we age. Think of a picture taken of yourself ten years ago and compare it with a selfie taken today. If you look closely, you will see changes in your face, skin, and hair color. It takes time for the changes. …

I drink diet cola, because I want to lose weight and it tastes good.

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I’ve been drinking diet cola for over 20 years. I love the flavor and more than that; I don’t worry about adding additional calories to my daily diet.

But now that I’m in my 70s, I’m concerned about any detrimental affects the diet soda may have on my health. So, I did a little research, and this is what I came up with.

Evidence suggests that diet soda consumption correlates with an increased risk of a wide range of medical conditions, notably:

  • heart condition — such…

My hearing is great, but maybe you talk too fast.

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After turning 70 years old with white hair, I’m noticing people talking loud to me. They assume I can’t hear well. It’s annoying to me.

Rather than get upset, I use a soft sweet voice saying words like — “Baby, why are you talking so loud? Are you hard of hearing?”

This gets em every time. Afterwards, we carry a normal conversation.

What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as being out of touch? Although people may hope for good health and happiness, they believe that…

If I grow my own food, I know what I’m putting in my body.

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I was fortunate growing up in the country back in the 1950’s era — where most everyone had vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. There were no McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut or Taco Bell. The most fortunate could share a fried chicken on Sunday — and occasionally fried catfish or canned salmon.

Most farm people, factory workers or shop keepers were early risers and ate breakfast before heading off to work. There was no drive thru to pick up a biscuit or hot cup of coffee…

Does life often make you anxious?

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About six months ago, I noticed I was having anxiety attacks almost every other day. There wasn’t too much stress in my life, rather I didn’t think so. While I have hypothyroidism and realizing anxiety is a side affect of the disease I sought an understanding of the triggers that may cause overwhelm.

Not knowing where to begin, I started to look at my diet. Immediately, I considered caffeine and sugar may be contributing to the problem. …

Carol Seymour

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