The TAO in Everyday Life
STEPHEN LAU
The TAO is in every aspect of life: growing up; receiving education; seeking careers; getting married; raising children; connecting with others; staying healthy; growing old; and facing life challenges.
                                                             GOLDEN YEARS

All About . . . .


Growing older sucks. The alternative is to die younger.

So, make the best and the most of your remaining years; turn them into the golden years of your life in spite of any frailty and adversity you may be facing. Remember, life is a task-master: it teaches you not only how to survive in any challenging circumstance but also how to live well, especially in your golden years.

So, come to grips with the reality of death, which is a leveler-of-man. It makes you only more appreciative of life, as well as more proactive to live a meaningful and purposeful life in your golden years.

Use Santa Claus as your role model to start believing in yourself, developing the right mindset of happy and successful aging, and then acting appropriately and positively. Santa Claus may not be a magic-bullet solution to all your life problems and challenges, but he certainly may open unexpected doors for you in your golden years. Naturally, you cannot do everything, but you can do something. So, do well the something that you can still do. The wisdom is to do a great deal more with a great deal less that you now have.

The wisdom of this book may help you renew and enhance yourself with hope and optimism, showing you a possible and realistic path to a better outcome despite all the challenges, obstacles, and problems you may encounter in your golden years.

Your future is always unknown and unknowable, but it is your readiness to get new information and to use your new experiences to reassess your current situation that provides a light at the end of the tunnel.

Wake up from your nightmare and live a life that your deserve in your golden years. Embark on a journey of self-discovery of the direction, meaning, and purpose of your life. Re-discover your connection to others and, more importantly, to the Creator.

With wisdom in aging and living, there is nothing to fear about tomorrow. Look forward to tomorrow and all the golden days yet to come. Be like Santa Claus!

This 252-page book has everything you need to know about physical frailty, vision impairment, breathing problems, memory loss, as well as health, money, death, and bereavement issues. This is a comprehensive book on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the wisdom in successful aging in the golden years. It provides you with a wealth of information on the art of living well, instead of stereotyping yourself as old and decrepit. Look at your golden years as your rewards, and perceive yourself as desirable and deserving.

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The  Outline of the Book . . . .

ONE
The Shady Side of the Golden Years
Subjective Perception
Negative Stereotypes
Myths and Truths about Aging
The Sunny Side of the Golden Years
Positive Facts about Aging
A Life of Leisure
Successful Aging
Conscious of Time
Conscious of Self
Conscious of Innovation
TWO
Why Believing in Santa Claus?
Believing in Yourself
The Importance of Believing in Yourself
Obstacles to Believing in Yourself
Believing You Can Do
Knowing Who and Where You Are
Believing You Can Still Make Waves
Believing in Senior Spirituality
THREE

Act with Persistence and Precision
Change Perception of Time
Avoid Time-Related Problems
Be Persistent and Precise
Act with Positive Mentality
Evaluate Emotions
Rethink Depression
Act with Generosity
Act with Compassion and Loving-Kindness
Develop the Right Mindset
Overcome the Challenge
Act with Simplicity
Live a Simple Life
Act in the Present
FOUR
The Mind of Santa Claus
The Role of the Human Mind

Forming Attitudes
Developing a Reverse Mindset
Developing Right Attitudes
Empowering Mental Tools
Mental Awareness
Meditation
Subliminal Messages and Visualization
FIVE
Body Shape
Body Weight
Body Mass Index
Waist Size
Weight Loss Fundamentals
Calories
Muscle Mass
Basal Metabolic Rate
The Liver
The Digestive System
Overcoming Overweight
The Battle Fronts
The Challenge Ahead
Donít Look Like Santa Claus
The Dangers of Overcoming Overweight
The Reverse of Santa Claus
Final Words of Wisdom
SIX

Knowing the Basics of Eating
Knowing When to Eat and Drink
Avoiding Processed Food
Eat to Detox
Top Detox Foods
Holistic Detox
Avoiding Incomplete Digestion
Best Anti-Aging Foods and Drinks

The Best Foods
The Best Drinks
Importance of Balance and Harmony
The Yin and Yang Concept
Optimum Acid and Alkaline Levels
The pH Level
Over-Acidification
Alkalizing Your Body
SEVEN
Confusion
Hallucination
Alzheimerís Disease and Dementia
What is and what is not Alzheimerís disease
Different Stages of Alzheimerís Disease
Prevention of Alzheimerís disease
EIGHT
The Four Impediments to Cope with
Vision Loss Impediment
Breathing Problems Impediment
Memory Loss Impediment
Physical Frailty Impediment
The Four Issues to Deal with
The Health Issues
The Money Issues
The Loss and Bereavement Issues
The Death and Dying Issues
NINE
Understanding Adversity
Understanding Pain and Suffering
A Dosage of Humor and Laughter
Beginning of Smiling
Developing a Sense of Humor
The Golden Days of Simplicity



YOUR GOLDEN YEARS AND SANTA CLAUS

GOLDEN YEARS
An Excerpt from the Book . . . .

The Sunny Side of the Golden Years

Santa Claus is a testimony of what the sunny side of golden years would be like-full of fun and adventures never experienced before. If having your birthdays is no longer appealing to you, maybe you should start looking at the sunny side of your golden years.


In your golden years, you have become older but wiser-wiser being a process of becoming more of what you have been.

In your golden year, you have become more confident due to the benefits of accumulated life experiences. You should not be experiencing any identify crisis because by now you know who you are and what you want out of your life. In addition, life has taught you not to take any rejection by anyone as personal; you have come to believe that the way people treat you is no more than a reflection of their own inadequacy and insecurity.

In your golden years, you may have by now become more proactive, instead of procrastinating, because you are fully aware that your clock is ticking. An increasing awareness of how precious time is and a desire to utilize it more effectively is self-motivation not to procrastinate any more.

In your golden years, you have become more patient and less impulsive; maybe by now you have more time to yourself. With more tolerance and less impulse, you have become more rational in your thinking as well as in your behavior.

In your golden years, after decades of pushing, striving, and struggling, you have finally cooled down and attained inner tranquility without the need to excel or to shine any more.

In your golden years, you have grown mellow. Instead of looking only at the bigger picture, you have begun to shift your focus on the little fine things in life that now afford you pleasure and satisfaction of a different kind, rather than on your quest or pursuit for success in your younger years. You have learned that it is better to take things in stride, especially the bigger ones, such as life challenges. Most importantly, you have acquired the wisdom of having no need for you to be right all the time, let alone championing your beliefs and standpoints.

In your golden years, you have more free time to develop a network of both old and new friends.  Getting involved not on a career level often broadens your horizon and extends your perceptions of life.

In your golden years, you may have become more spiritual, not necessarily being connected to a specific belief system or religion; your inner spirit is simply awakened to the people and the world around you.

In your golden years, you have learned to accept the unalterable; this acceptance teaches you to live in the now, as well as to appreciate what you still have, not what you are going to lose.

To sum up, look at your golden years as your rewards and blessings, and perceive yourself as desirable and deserving. Disregard all the myths of aging, and focus on all the truths instead.

Myths and Truths about Aging

You inevitably feel much older as you advance in years. Quite the contrary, according to a 2009 Pew Research survey, many seniors feel they are as many as 10 to19 years younger, not older, than their chronological age.

Dementia is inevitable in life. But dementia is only one of the many symptoms of Alzheimerís disease. If you donít have the disease, you may only have senior moments, which are just momentary memory lapses. Use it or lose it. If you regularly use and exercise your brain, you will have fewer senior moments. Of course, if you do have the Alzheimerís disease, then it is something else.

You can no longer exercise your body and mind in your 50s, 60s, and beyond.  Nothing is further from the truth than this. It is never too late to exercise, despite your aches and pains. As a matter of fact, immobility only aggravates muscle weakness and inflexibility, and thus creating a vicious circle of inactivity and pain.

If you think you are too old to give up your nicotine, think again! Research studies have indicated that most seniors are able to give up their lifelong habit of smoking in their golden years.

You can never teach an old dog new tricks. Scientists have found that the cognitive reserve in the human brain enables learning new things in the latter half of life. Whether you wish to continue to empower yourself with new knowledge in your golden years is your personal choice, and it has little to do with your mind power or your age.

Women in senior years are more likely to develop depression than men. According to National Womenís Health Resources, women in their golden years become more adventurous and more ready to look for new opportunities in life than men do. It is also a myth that depression will impair an aging body and mind. The truth of the matter is that depression is a treatable medical condition. Donít stigmatize yourself!

Western cultures perpetuate the perceptions and the negative stereotypes of the elderly. Do not buy into all the negative and erroneous beliefs about growing old. If you can only remove all your negative stereotypes and myths of aging, you are well on the way to the sunny side of your golden years.


YOUR GOLDEN YEARS AND SANTA CLAUS