Yikes! We’re getting older. Some people, however, are much younger than their chronological age. Why? The biggest reason is they think differently. Adopting their mindset helps you be younger too. 52 baby steps to Grow Young is an almost effortless way to develop a youthful mindset at every age. You only need to read two pages a week and take the small step the chapter advocates.
In his Oprah-featured book, Defy Aging, Dr. Brickey gave the research, theory, and how to for living well into your hundreds. 52 baby steps to Grow Young eliminates the don’t have the time excuse by making it incredibly easy to adopt Anti-Aging ABCs (Attitudes, Beliefs, and Coping Skills).
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Change can be easy, fast, fun, and painless when you engineer it well. Dr. Michael Brickey shows you how. He teaches and coaches you how to grow young by changing your mind-and keeping the change. When Oprah did a program on "Growing Old Gracefully" she quizzed her audience with Dr. Brickey’s Test Your Mental Longevity Test and put an abridged version of the test on her web site.
When Let’s Live magazine did life makeovers on three women, they selected Dr. Brickey to be the life coach for all three makeover teams. The women lowered their body fat percentage from an average of 32% to an average of 27%, improved their health, developed new career plans, and became more confident, can do people. Their stories were featured in six issues of Let’s Live.
When American Academy on Anti-Aging Medicine President Dr. Ronald Klatz and gerontologist and feminist Betty Friedan, read his book Defy Aging, they were among many who wrote glowing endorsements. Dr. Bernie Siegel wrote, "An excellent road map and tool kit to assist you in creating a longer, healthier, more joyful life. Read and learn how to be too busy to die and become ageless by losing track of time."
Dr. Brickey is a Board certified psychologist, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and is on the staff of several hospitals. He also is a skilled hypnotist. His hypnosis CDs, Hypnotic Journeys to Ageless Lifestyles help people effortlessly absorb ageless concepts.
He is passionate about what it takes mentally to live well into your hundreds and to have age be an advantage. Note how old you feel now, because you will feel considerably younger after you take your 52 baby steps.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
#1 How old are you? Week starting_________________________________
Adopt the belief that like a fine wine you get better with age. Look for information and role models to support this belief.
When someone asks you, "How old are you?" Tell them, "many ages." For the next week, whenever you look in a mirror, ask yourself how old you are and answer, "many ages."
How old are you? Careful, this is a trick question. If you give your chronological age, your mind associates all of the stereotypes you have for that age. Those stereotypes are based on the way people aged in the past–not the way your generation will age, much less the way a growing young person like yourself will age.
A librarian told me that she happened to mention to her twenty-something staff that she is over fifty. Suddenly they started treating her differently–apologizing for talking about Britney Spears (because "of course" she wouldn’t know who Britney is), leaving her off committees, etc. She was young at heart. They had arteriosclerosis of the attitudes. When you tell someone your chronological age, they pull out their stereotypes for that age and expect you to "act your age." However, if you tell them you are many ages, it prompts an interesting conversation.
Picking role models of vital, active people your age or older helps. One of my role models is Tina Turner who is in her sixties. She exudes vitality and moves better than most teenagers.
Bob Hope describes himself as "many ages." Always a teenager at heart, he lived to 100. What a wonderful concept! There are times when you want to be like a six-year-old and play with children. Other times you may want to play a sport like a twenty-year-old. And there are times for giving mature sagely advice. The trick is shifting gears to fit the occasion. Thinking of yourself as many ages avoids stereotypes and suggests that your repertoire of ages becomes richer the older you become chronologically.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was? ~Sachel Page
Injured in an auto accident, Lena was in a coma for days. The doctor told her husband the grim news that she would probably never come out of the coma. "But she is only 42," her husband lamented. A weak voice came from Lena, "30."
A centenarian goes to the doctor complaining of a pain in his knee. The doctor said, "At your age what can you expect?" The patient replied, "To fix my knee. My other knee is the same age and it works fine."
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Book Description New Resources Pr, 2005. Ring-bound. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11097015559X