Tag Archives: capable

When Is “Too Late”?

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  How many times have you heard THAT statement?  Better yet, how many times have you heard that statement used by someone who you believed simply didn’t want to try to teach someone something new? Or learn something new themselves?  From past experience I know for a fact that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.  In fact, you can teach an old dog new tricks right up until you have to say goodbye to them and wonder if you’ll go get a puppy replacement. Continue reading

Will vs. Won’t; Can vs. Can’t

One of the things I’ve come to realize is that, “Use it or lose it” is a true statement.  As I’ve studied aging (because we all do it, like it or not) I’ve learned that what we do (or don’t do) in our twenties and thirties can contribute to our physical strengths or frailties when we reach our later years… our seventies and eighties.  Strength, flexibility, bone density… it all gets affected by how we treat our bodies when we’re young.  Heart health is also greatly impacted by maintenance: how well you take care of and exercise your heart and cardiovascular system ALL YOUR LIFE.  When you realize that, then the saying, “I will do today what others won’t so that I can do tomorrow what others can’t,” is a literal truth. Continue reading