Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Years Is Coming – Are You Ready?

How many times have you made New Years resolutions only to break them in a few days? What was wrong with the old you? Aren’t you happy with what you are doing in life?

Many people spend a lot of their time planning how they are going to change their lives when they might be better off just living life to its fullest.

Instead of making a list of all the things you want to change, how about making a list of all the things you do that make you happy.

Have you:

1. Been in a loving and caring relationship
2. Made a real effort to help others
3. Grown your spiritual soul
4. Found more faith in God
5. Aided someone less fortunate than yourself
6. Tried to make a difference
7. Been loyal to your Country
8. Worked hard
9. Enjoyed successes
10. Been all that you can be

If you can answer yes to most of these things on this list than you can be happy with yourself just as you are.

Let’s resolve to do more good works in the coming year. Let’s resolve to be all that we can be. Let’s resolve to continue the game of life with vigor and passion. Let’s resolve to have faith in our future, our Country, our God, and ourselves.

Let’s resolve to make next year as good as last year, and even better. Let’s make sure we all have a healthy and a happy New Year.

Hi, it’s Arthur Levine wishing you and yours a Happy New Year. To read more about my novel Johnny Oops, please access http://johnnyoops.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The New Middle Age – Who They Are, What Do They Want?

How people consider what part of the age spectrum they are in is changing rapidly as Baby Boomers start turning sixty. With the advent of new health initiatives and drugs, many people in their fifties, sixties, and even seventies faced with the prospect of living longer healthier lives no longer think of themselves as seniors. They consider themselves part of the new middle age – a group that in their minds spans from fifty to seventy-five plus.

Post Baby Boomers have little interest in full retirement. They want to continue to work, prosper and enjoy themselves. Many of them want a change in career. Their desires vary from wanting to be consultants to owning their own businesses. Some want to work less and have more leisure time. Others are more interested in doing something that they really want to do than how much of their time the new project occupies.

One reason they commonly give for wanting to continue to work is because they have faith that they can be effective. They feel good, have plenty of energy, and believe they have a valid, experience based, reason to be a productive part of our society.

Employers are not fully prepared for this new middle class, but those that are attempting to make the adjustment in corporate thinking are learning how valuable these new middle age employees can be. Many companies now prefer to hire older people on an outsourced, part time, consulting basis, finding their experience and level headed thinking makes them valuable additions to their workforce.

The new middle class is surprising corporate executives with their inquisitiveness and desire to learn new things. They are terrific consumers who know what they want and appreciate a good value. Contrary to current opinion they are likely to switch brands if they perceive a better value. They have a keen interest in health related issues.

This new middle age grouping has substantial funds to invest and to spend. Those interested in marketing to them should be aware that they tend to be interested in holistic, financial, and leisure products and have a short attention span.

They are more responsive to emotional rather than reasoned pitches, and are more prone to make their buying decisions based on instinct. It pays to get right to the point with them, as their attention span is limited, while at the same time employing a soft sell.

This group doesn’t want to be pushed or feel like they are being hustled. Having a sense of humor doesn’t hurt either, that’s how they got to be part of the new middle aged.

Monday, December 17, 2007

GRANDMA’S SECRET POTION OF FAITH

Grandma Jenny slipped shoveling snow off the front steps of our home in the midst of a fearsome snow storm at the age of ninety-six and broke her hip. She was a feisty little woman who weighed only ninety-five pounds and stood four feet-nine inches tall. The shovel was bigger than Grandma. You might wonder why she was out shoveling snow early in the morning at her advanced age, but it was part of her stubborn and cantankerous nature. And it was a part of her tradition. She didn’t want my father going to work and getting his feet wet in the snow. It was a matter of respect for the man of the house. It was a matter of faith in her traditions. It was her way.

Grandma was from the old country – Russia to be specific. She came to the United States as a girl of fourteen traveling for fifteen days on a tramp steamer, and surviving on bread and water. She lost her provisions, her money, and her clothes on the trip over to thieves that hounded na├»ve, unsuspecting young girls such as her as a normal part of refugee voyages in those days. Most people though it was the work of greedy members of the crew. She arrived in this country penniless and literally with only the clothes on her back. But nothing could stop Grandma from making a new life in the land of her dreams, or bringing with her the rituals and traditions that were an innate part of her heritage, her faith, and of her very being.

Until she slipped and broke her hip, Grandma Jenny had always been healthy. None of us in the family could remember her having a cold. She attributed her good health to a secret potion of Elderberry Brandy that she distilled in the attic of our Georgian Colonial House. I have no idea where she got the Elderberries from or how she prepared the brew. We were never allowed up to her special place in the attic to see what she was doing. Everything that Grandma did was a secret.

Grandma had a shot of the special potion when she woke up in the morning and when she went to bed at night, that much she told us. To the best of my knowledge it was the only medicine she ever took. On rare occasions such as holidays and birthdays, we were all invited to join her for a sip of her Elderberry Brandy. I was allowed to participate from the time I was a teenager. Boy did that stuff pack a wallop. It is no wonder that Grandma was never sick. The brandy must have killed the germs. My dad didn’t really like it. He was a scotch man. My mother struggled to swallow it. She didn’t drink. We all participated in the ritual. No one in the family was about to insult Grandma Jenny. She was too tough a cookie to be trifled with.

On one of the rare occasions when Grandma Jenny bothered to talk to me, communication was a problem since she spoke only Russian; I asked her what was so special about the secret potion? She sort of half smiled at me indicating that when I was more mature I would understand, pointing at my head. Grandma was great at the universal language of hand signals. I do understand a little Russian, but I don’t speak the language. Fortunately for me Grandma did understand English except when she chose to pretend that she didn’t. Even the dog understood Russian because Grandma fed him and he didn’t speak at all. When she called him to come and get it in Russian, he came running. No one disobeyed Grandma. The dog was a huge Boxer named Slugger. It was amazing to see him cower in front of my Grandmother, and wait for her command allowing him to eat. He sure didn’t act like that with my father or me. He once jumped up on my Dad and pushed him so hard that he fell down and dislocated his shoulder. Slugger wouldn’t dare jump up on my Grandma. The dog knew better.

After Grandma passed away, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was so special about her secret potion and how to make it. Grandma wasn’t big on measurements or recipes. She insisted that you just add a little bit of this and a little bit of that. This was the way she talked when someone wanted to know how to make her yeast coffee cake or her saffron laced ginger-carrot candy. Unfortunately the secrets died with her.

I think I finally have the answer when it comes to her secret potion. It wasn’t the herbs that she added. It wasn’t how high the alcohol content was. It was the love with which she made it and dispensed it to the whole family. It represented to her a melding of old traditions and new rituals. It symbolized her faith in God, and the respect she had for our family and our Country. It was a way for her to celebrate her freedom. It was her way of communicating to us in a language of kindness and caring that we could all understand.

Sometimes when I sip a little brandy late at night to help calm me from the stress of the day and the threat of terrorism or natural disasters, I wonder, couldn’t we all use a little of Grandma’s secret potion to help us through these troubled times? The commercial stuff doesn’t seem to be doing the trick anymore. It lacks the tradition of caring, kindness, and love necessary to make it a special brew. It lacks that personal faith-filled touch of Grandma Jenny. It doesn’t have her tenacious character or her will to survive. It lacks respect.

There are some things that you can’t put in a bottle, smack a label on, and expect to work miracles. Sometimes you have to find the right ingredients in your own heart. Sometimes you have to distill them yourself. Sometimes the secret potion of faith is within you.
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HIGH STRESS – What To Do?

Members of the New Middle Aged Group are just as prone to suffer excess stress as any other age group. Stress can reduce longevity and looking, acting, and feeling younger.



1. ANALYZE YOUR STRESS – What puts you in a stressful state? Is it the
constant need to make decisions you will be held accountable for? Is it the fast pace of your job or business? Is it the lack of a friendly social environment? Do you feel alone and without real friends you can trust. Do you question if you are up to achieving your goals? If so, take comfort, you are not alone.

2. THINK POSITIVELY – You would not have accomplished all that you have if
weren’t excellent at what you do. If your superiors are letting you make the decisions,
they must be confident you know what you are doing. Maybe your peers are just as
lonely as you are, and worried that they can’t really trust you. All the long hours you
you are putting in will probably result in a promotion.

3. WHEN IT DOESNT WORK OUT – Remind yourself that you have dealt with
Setbacks before and overcame them. Remember that you always have options. You
Don’t have to stick to the same course. You can go to where your more appreciated.
You have the ability to do whatever you set your mind to and you have proved it.
Most important, try and remember that this is not the end of the world, its just a
Temporary setback.

4. REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVEL – Make a conscious effort, now that you
know what conditions create a stressful environment for you, to learn to adapt to
these special situations. Where possible, decrease the incidence of situations and conflicts that create high stress for you. Learn to stop taking everything so seriously. Remember, you always have time to change what you are doing and the decisions that you are making. Learn to slow down a little bit. All the problems you face can await a solution for a little more time. Ask yourself, is this really worth getting stressed out over. Approach situations with humor, it helps to defuse stressful situations. Avoid unnecessary business interactions when you know they will create conflicts. You don’t have to do it all right now; the business and the world will wait. Most importantly learn to pace yourself and to recognize when you are reaching a high level of stress so that you can slow down and avoid burnout.


The following is a list of ten easy steps to follow to reduce your stress level:

1. Reward yourself, if you don’t have a positive concept of your own worth how
can you expect other people to recognize how accomplished you are.
2. Exercise – It is natures best tranquilizer, even stretching will help.
3. Nutrition – Select the best foods, vitamins and minerals. A good diet helps combat the effects of stress.
4. Control Conflict, by taking a relaxed approach to disagreements with your peers.
5. Get Enough Sleep - It’s the best way to let your body recover and regenerate itself from the negative effects of stress
6. Humor – Having a sense of humor helps relax you. It is hard to stay tense and stressed when you are laughing or joking around with your peers.
7. A Good Cry - Its okay to vent your emotions once in a while, don’t be embarrassed it is not a sign of weakness. Definitely worth it if it helps reduce stress levels.
8. Mini Vacations – Are a great way to avoid burn out and reduce stress. Try and get away on the weekends with non-business friends.
9. Ready To Burst – Try taking a minute to practice deep breathing, close your eyes and try and think of your favorite vacation like a sunny beach with cool waters lapping at your feet.
10. Stop Worrying – It won’t help. It just increases your stress level. Try and take
your mind off what is bothering you. Remember its not just power you crave but
acceptance and peace of mind.
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Work In Progress

Now is the time for members of the New Middle Aged Group – those in their fifties and sixties first to start taking advantage of a New Era In Living.

New Era Living is the practice of Disease Prevention, Personal Longevity Training, and Health Care Management. These three things together can help you feel, look, and act younger.


DISEASE PREVENTION

Includes guidance on recommended lifestyle changes, behavior modification, risk identification, fitness evaluations, and genetic predispositions.


PERSONAL LONGEVITY TRAINING

Consists of a Seven Step program of nutritional balancing, stress reduction, proper hygiene, social relationships, and planning to control your cravings and addictions.

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Provides treatment options, best care practices, home health care, rehabilitation, after care, and daily monitoring for those that are recovering from an illness.


It is the intention of the New Middle Aged Group to develop and provide such a program for all our members and we would appreciate your feedback as we propose various subjects for inclusion in the overall program. Please feel free to suggest anything you would like to see included in the program.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Baby Boomers - Turn To Work At Home Opportunities

Nobody wants to feel like a bum or a slacker. Even though people in their fifties and sixties have worked and prospered all of their adult lives, when it comes time to retire many people get feelings of misgivings.

They have earned their retirement and leisure years, but the thought of doing nothing constructive leaves them disoriented and unsure about how they should proceed with their lives. For some the void can be filled with charitable or volunteer work. For others a monetary incentive is necessary to make them feel complete.

That’s when the specter of starting a new career, building their own business, or doing something on the Internet begins to look like a viable substitute for spending their later years in retirement.

That’s where bona fide work at home opportunities can provide a viable alternative to doing nothing and feeling like a bum.

Work at home opportunities on the Internet provide members of the new middle aged group with the change to combine income-generating endeavors with a fair amount of leisure time.

People can pick and choose how many hours a week they care to work. They can decide how much of an effort they really want to make. Most work at home opportunities provide the advantage of being able to travel and still maintain your business through the use of a laptop computer. Your business can travel with you.

The most important thing is not how much money the new venture makes or how much time you devote to it, but the feeling of accomplishment you get from creating a new business and being a productive force for good.

To do this one has to have faith in themselves. Don’t let separation from the routine you have been used to let you question your own self worth.

Don’t allow yourself to fall into a rut of thinking you don’t still have ability and valuable experience and knowledge.

Remember who you are and what you have accomplished.

Use the same type of “I Can Do It Attitude” that got you to this point in your life to help you accomplish anything you set your mind to.

You can do it. All you need is faith in yourself and the Almighty.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Work At Home And Find A New Future

You have probably wondered whether people like yourself in their fifties or sixties who are part of the new middle aged group can find profitable work from home opportunities on the Internet that they can turn into businesses of their own.

The answer is yes, but you have to be careful. There are a lot of scams out there and it is sometimes difficult to tell the hype from the real opportunities.

Be wary of extravagant claims that you can become an instant millionaire.

Be concerned about testimonials that look too good to be true, they probably are.

Be careful if you are told the offer is absolutely free. Somewhere along the line the promoter of the package has to make a profit by selling you something.

Watch out for unscrupulous operators that say you need only work a few minutes or hours a day to make a fortune.

Setting up a new work at home business on line is like any other business development start-up. It will take work, time, effort, and due diligence on your part, just as it would with any new business.

The place to begin I think is to determine what your special interests are and what you are good at.

Then look for a niche area on the Internet where you and your new Company can take advantage of your talents, and you can become a star and get noticed by google so lots of people or traffic will visit your site to see what you have to offer.

You don’t have to worry about not being a computer expert. There are plenty of programs out there that will show you what to do and even set up a Web site for you. The trick is to determine which opportunities are real, and what offers make the most sense to you.

Specifically, try and determine which package is going to get you the results you want without compromising your principals, or costing you a small fortune in what are called up sells or add on features that you weren’t told about initially. Eventually you may have to compromise between your desire for perfection, and the need to get things done in an efficient, timely and economical manner.

Try and pin down what is included in the offer you are looking at, and what the extras if any are going to be before you make a final decision. Do some research. Check what others are saying on google about the package or program you are interested in. Be careful that you aren’t just reading glorified advertisements. And remember that most programs come with a money guarantee in case you don’t think the product is worth what you paid for it.

If you don’t end up owning your own domain name than don’t do it. You will only be building a Web site for someone else. You might want to check out starting with a blog. They are easier to do then Web sites, you don’t need to know any html and you can monetize them. .

You can start your own Web site by yourself if you are really computer savvy, but the costs of needed programs such as auto responders, SEO optimization, tracking software, PPC advertising, and shopping carts can often be prohibitive when you are first starting out. The time it takes to operate and install these programs and develop sales literature can divert your attention from offering your audience valuable information and information products, which they may want to buy, and which will establish your relationship as an expert.

Sometimes it is better to take an established product and free Web site that programs in all the tools you need to make affiliate sales of other peoples products for a hefty commission, and concentrate your energies on delivering valuable free content to your visitors by writing articles and distributing them through the top article submission services so that people are attracted to your Web site by the information you have to offer. Then you have to get them to buy something or get them on an email list by offering them something of value.

Sometimes it pays to start out by using an established program. You can always add your own bells and whistles and personal flourishes once you have learned the basics.

Start out with the assumption that you are embarking on a new learning experience, and you and your new friends and customers will not be disappointed. Try and make it a shared learning experience – a cooperative effort.

Starting over with a new work from home business can be fun and profitable if you rely on the knowledge and experience that got you to this point in your life. Don’t question your own sound judgment or instincts. You can start a new career from home in your fifties and sixties. You can enjoy a new success as part of the new middle-aged group. You can start over and make a new beginning if you just have faith in yourself and the Almighty.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The New Middle Aged – Their Faith, Politics, And Instincts

Surprise, a very unofficial, unscientific poll I just took among a group of my poker playing buddies indicates that the New Middle Aged Group (Those in their fifties and sixties) are split in their political leanings pretty much along the same lines as the national electorate of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans.

As far as having faith in God and a high degree of Spiritualism is concerned, there is no divide. People of all political persuasions appear to have faith except of course for the Atheists.

This statistically corrupt information only begs the fact that there are a lot of politics going on in the name of faith. And this applies especially to people in their fifties and sixties who in their own minds no longer have any margin for error left even if it is plus or minus three percent as the polling pundits will tell you.

Make no mistake about it, there is a tug of war going on for the political allegiance of people of all faiths, but the New Middle Aged Group are standing their ground. They are refusing to be swayed by the puffed up pitches and rhetoric of all the major political parties. They have seen and heard this all before.

The New Middle Aged Group prefers to rely on their instincts and their faith to guide them in making political decisions. That’s how they managed to get to this stage in their life to begin with without falling prey to disaster.

As far as the faith part goes, they all started with some faith in God and this has only grown over the years as the specter of their own mortality becomes increasingly present in their minds.

You might wonder why this is the topic for conversation when so much of what we know is a given. The truth is that every one wants their vote. That’s right, the older and supposedly wiser heads, those baby boomers and their ilk, are respected, adored, and courted for their vote

It’s enough to make one wonder what all the fuss about getting older is if every one wants what this hardy group of people in their fifties and sixties have: the wisdom to make sound decisions, the stamina to live longer healthier lives, the desire and ability to make the right choices and of course their precious votes.

I say let’s spend our time trying to figure out how to join this august group instead of fighting getting older. That’s what I vote for. How about you?
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Friday, December 7, 2007

We Want What We Are Entitled To

We have worked hard all our lives and now we want what we are entitled to. We want to be recognized as the group of new middle aged people – those in their fifties and sixties plus – who hold a substantial portion of the wealth of the nation.

As a group, people over fifty account for over $2.4 trillion in annual income, which translates into more than 42% of all after tax income in the US.

We want what we are entitled to.

We want recognition as the wealthiest group in the nation. We are more than 78 million strong, and control more than 67% of the Country’s wealth.

We want to be catered to. We want respect.

The average net worth of head of households in the 55-64 year old group has a medium income of more than $112,000, which is more than 15 times the figure reported for the under 35 age crowd.

When are we going to start getting the recognition, as a group, that we are entitled to as the people with the greatest purchasing power?

A Partial List of What We Want:

1. We want to be catered to.
2. We want cosmetic products designed to help us look longer.
3. We want drugs and herbal products designed specifically to help us live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
4. We want exercise programs developed by our peers.
5. We want fitness trainers in our own age group.
6. We want financial programs adapted specifically to our goals.
7. We want insurance products geared to our age and longevity prospects.
8. We want travel programs designed specifically with us in mind
9. We want commercials and Ads, which use our peers as models.
10. We want products developed that will make our lives easier.
11. We want second career work opportunities developed with us in mind.
12. We want affordable second home opportunities.
13. We want a tax break geared specifically to the New Middle Aged.

I am sure the list could go on and on. Please e-mail us using the comment form with your suggestions of what we are entitled to as part of the New Middle Aged, and your recommendations as to how we should go about making our wishes know to the political and business community.

Please remember, there is strength in numbers and you are entitled to have your needs addressed. You have worked hard to get where you are. Now it is your turn.
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Charge Into The Future – Work At Home

What are you waiting for? You can do it. You can start a new career working from home even if you are in your fifties or sixties.

Isn’t it time you left the rat race you have spent the better part of your life working in and started your own business from home?

Aren’t you entitled to?

1. Have more leisure time?

2. Work at your own pace?

3. Decide what you want to do?

4. Be your own boss?

5. Earn a substantial income?

6. Use your knowledge and experience?

7. Have some fun?

8. Finally get the recognition you deserve?

9. Show your family and friends that you can do it?

10. Be successful again?

If you answered yes to most of these questions you are ready to begin a new future for yourself and your family.

You don’t have to be a slave to a nine to five job. As a member of the new middle aged group (People in their fifties and sixties) you are entitled to exercise your option to start a new online work at home career right now.

Even if you are not great on the computer there are ready-made programs out there that will give you a free Website and a wide choice of affiliate products to sell.

Maybe as you learn how to traverse the Internet you will develop your own information product to sell to others based on your knowledge and experience? The market for information products is huge and you can be part of it.

Maybe you will take advantage of a special interest or hobby to sell something like fishing lures or baseball memorabilia? There are a lot of baseball fans out there that would like to be collectors.

Whatever your special niche is, there is room on the Internet to find a market for your information and products, so start a new future today with a work at home opportunity. Don’t waste time. Your future is waiting.
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New Middle Aged People Come Together

In response to another article I had written about working at home for people in their fifties and sixties, I got a number of comments that others felt the same way about starting new careers and were using the Internet to do so. They seemed to be very happy to see that someone else held opinions similar to theirs and was attempting to do the same thing.

Then it struck me that there must be a lot of people out their who are struggling with retirement and the wish to stay active, continue earning a living, and do something worthwhile and creative with their lives.

It can seem pretty lonely when suddenly the job you have been doing for many years is no longer there, when you no longer have an office to go to, and when your normal daily work routine suddenly stops.

It would be nice to know that many other people are going through the same type of lifestyle altering events. It would be nice to know what other people are doing to deal with this major change in their lives, how they are creating new careers, and what they are doing to stay active and do something constructive.

To today’s active new middle-aged group retirement no longer means no longer working. It means changing the nature of the work that you do. It means finding a new direction. It means taking charge of your life.

Sometimes starting a new career can be the opportunity to follow your own special interests that you may not have had the ability to concentrate on before. Sometimes it means being able to work at your own pace from your own home. Sometimes it gives you the luxury to be free to do whatever you feel called upon to do.

No one can force you into retirement. No one make you do or not do something. You have reached a stage in your life where you can live life on your own terms.

Maybe what we need to do is to start a community of like-minded people who consider themselves part of the new middle-aged group and are ready to start a new career. Maybe we can help each other find the answers we are searching for together as we make a fresh start.

If you would like to help build a community for the new middle-aged group, and
or To learn how to make a new beginning, work at home, and start over, and to look, feel, and act younger please access http://newmiddleagedgroup.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Work At Home - Live Longer

The Longevity Express is here. People are starting to live longer faster than ever before. Isn’t it wonderful? The average age is now around eighty and climbing quicker than the actuarial tables have estimated. People in their fifties and sixties now consider themselves part of the new middle aged. More and more of them are starting to work from home. They feel young enough to start new careers from home.

Where will it all end? No one knows, but certain scientists are estimating average life spans of well over one hundred in the not to distant future. At this rate people in their seventies may soon consider themselves middle aged.

What are we doing to prepare for this Longevity Express? We better do some planning before we end up with a train wreck.

Planning For The future:

1. What will the health and life insurance people do when faced with masses of people in their nineties plus looking for coverage?
2. What will happen to Social Security and Medicare?
3. Will the demand for new life prolonging drugs continue unabated?
4. Will people have to modify their wills and trusts to account for grandchildren and great grandchildren?
5. Will body part cloning become a reality?
6. How will corporations deal with an aging work force?
7. What are the social ramifications of Longevity re marriage, sex, and divorce?
8. Will children have to provide more care to parents?
9. Will there be enough assisted living facilities?
10. Will people living to one hundred plus have the mental and physical capacity to lead worthwhile, primarily pain free, productive lives?

Enough attention is not being paid to the side effects of the Longevity Express. It will have major effects on our economy and in fact on our philosophy of life.

Perhaps the most important effect of people living longer is a need to provide them with ways to continue to be productive members of our economy. This opens the door to more and more people seeking their own work at home business opportunities that are compatible will their well-earned desire for more leisure time.

Our aging population will need to rely on their experience, life knowledge, and an appreciation of the technological opportunities available to them to create an online business on the Internet.

They needn’t fear not being computer savvy because there are programs out there that will get them started with their own free Web site, which they can individualize the content of to create their own brand.

These work at home online opportunities will enable older people to once more become productive elements in our society and give them a sense of independence. It will give them a forum to express their views and share their knowledge with others. It will help shape the new social order that is speeding to us on the Longevity Express.
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Spiritualism And The New Middle Aged Group

The vast majority of people in their fifties and sixties who consider themselves part of the new middle aged group are highly spiritual.

They have different religious beliefs, but almost all of them believe in a higher power.

A belief in a Supreme Being or God apparently is core to their success in staying young and feeling healthy.

One notable difference in this age group as compared to people who are biologically much younger is that a strong belief in the Almighty is a core value that has sustained them over the years.

The New Middle Aged Group have learned to use their spiritualism as a source of strength and moral guidance. It has provided them with a compass that help-s them find their way through the various trials in life that people normally encounter.

Without faith in God people in their fifties and sixties would be hard pressed to cope with the troubles of our times such as acts of terrorism or natural disasters.

This coping mechanism is more of an instinctive trait than a learned one. People in the New Middle Aged Group tend to rely more on instinct then their younger counterparts who rely more on what is logical.

It is good instincts and a reliance on faith in one Supreme Human Being that has gotten this age group to the position they are in now.

The New Middle Aged Group is inquisitive and constantly looking for the inspiration to increase their spiritual knowledge.

Contrary to public opinion this age group is very open to learning new things, changing their views, and taking quick action that enables them to stay ahead of the longevity curve.

This is how they stay young, by trying new things, and challenging themselves to do ever more with their lives.

The New Middle Aged Group are the wealthiest in our nation with tremendous purchasing power and the ability to be a dynamic force for good.

Their spiritual leanings tend to make them amongst the most charitable and caring of age groups nationwide. It is a philosophy of ‘giving back’ that promotes their feelings of kindness and caring.

Those of us who are approaching our fifties might do well to take inspiration from this age group, and learn to rely more on our faith in God to help us live long and happy.
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My Goals – New Middle Aged Group

You have achieved a lot in your life and now is the time to change direction and get some of the things you are entitled to as part of the New Middle Aged Group



A. Live to 120

B. Feel Good

C. Do Something Meaningful

D. Look Better

E. Travel The World

F. Get A Second home

G. Start A New Career

H. Have Good Health


Comments:

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My Attitude – New Middle Aged Group

Your attitude will help you determine how young you feel and how easily you can make the transition to becoming part of the New Middle Aged group.



A. Have A Positive Self Image

B. Be Realistic

C. Think Young

D. Be Happy

E. You Can Do It

F. Remember What Got You Here

Comments:

Please add your comments on what attitude adjustments would be beneficial for us all
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

New Middle Aged Group Staying Young Ideas

How can you beat aging? Jack Lalanne, the exercise guru, at 90 had more stamina than the typical 20-year old. So while there is no fountain of youth, you certainly don’t have to grow old as fast as most people do. Let’s take a look at some staying young ideas.



1. Stay Active – Mental, social, spiritual, and physical activity are all ways to “use it or lose it.” Just don’t sit around. Do something.

2. Develop the proper attitude – Hatred and anger induce illness and aging. Rather than dwell on past hurts, rather than blame other people, rather than whine and complain, look for what you can do that is positive. It will make you feel so much better.

3. Try and exercise – Weight-bearing exercise signals the bones to store calcium and helps prevent osteoporosis. Exercise pumps blood through your system, giving youth making oxygen to all your cells. The right exercise can strengthen your back so you can have youthful posture and the strength that goes with it.

4. Proper nutrition will – help you look and feel better. Eat six small meals a day to level out your blood sugar. Lay off sugar and hydrogenated oil. Eat carbohydrates at breakfast and after physical exertion. When you eat out, eat only half the meal portion. When you have a steak share it with a friend.

5. Rest can make you stay young – did you know that a person who is 20% sleep deprived has the mental acuity of a person who is legally intoxicated? Try and get the proper amount of sleep. Eight hours is a good goal to shoot for.


These are just some of the basics, but if you will follow them you can be younger. You can fight aging. All you need is the discipline to follow the plan.

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New Middle Aged Group – Brain Games

I find it hard to believe that some of us as we approach our fifties and sixties are having difficulty engaging our brains. I always thought it was a matter of use it or lose it. Is it possible that some of us have been spending too much time with our brains in a state of disengagement?

Perhaps the problem is that some of us have nothing worthwhile to think about any more. Maybe the difficulty is that we can find almost all the answers to our questions on Google, and there is no longer any need to think independently. Maybe it is because we think that herbal supplements will exercise our brains for us without any effort on our part.

I’ve got a great idea, why don’t we invent a game that requires us to think independently again. Let’s start by agreeing to calculate our restaurant tips in our heads without benefit of pocket calculators by doubling the bill and placing a decimal point after the first digit as the tip. An example would be a $40 dining bill doubled would equal $80 or an $8.00 tip. Come on let’s be generous for a change. You can round off if you want.

Now that you have gotten the idea, how about you thinking up all the little daily actions you now do by computer or calculator that you could do in your head. That’s it; you are starting to think again. Isn’t it amazing, you are using your brain? Before you know it you will be remembering your home telephone number without benefit of speed dial. Be sure you have properly trained your brain before you try this last brain game. I wouldn’t want you calling you girlfriend or boyfriend by mistake when you meant to call your wife or your husband. If you are single it really doesn’t matter what you remember. The telephone number of the person you met in the bar last night is probably the hot line number for the IRS. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to play brain games.

I think that some of us in our fifties or sixties have a real advantage when trying to exercise our brains because this is the type of thing we had to do on a regular basis when we were younger, before speed dialing or speed dating, Google, and other mind numbing supports were available.

You remember the days when pulling out a pocket calculator to figure the tip on a dinner bill was considered a no, no, don’t you? We have real life experience training in handling situations like this with nothing but our own brains to rely on.

Maybe that’s why we are staying younger longer. Maybe that’s why we are part of the new middle-aged group. Maybe having a little more faith in our own abilities and in God, will provide us with the ultimate brain game.


Arthur Levine is a freelance writer who concentrates on helping people in their fifties and sixties (Members of the New Middle Aged Group. To find out more about the New Middle Aged Group please access http://newmiddleagedgroup.blogspot.com

New Middle Age Group And Their New Careers

Hi, this is Arthur Levine and I am sixty plus. I am starting this blog in the hope that there are many other people out there who feel middle aged and want to do something constructive with the rest of their lives. In my case I love to write articles. Please send in your comments and suggestions as to how to make this blog an exciting experience for all of us. Below you will find a bunch of my articles; enjoy.


There are over 78 million Baby Boomers, and a lot of them are getting ready to start new careers as they enter a new stage in their lives and prepare to reenter the work force.

Many people in their forties, fifties and sixties who consider themselves part of the new middle aged group are searching for new careers where they can take advantage of their vast experience and prior successes.

Some have decided to start a second career because they need more money to fund the type of lifestyle they want to continue to enjoy.

Some have decided to start a new career because they feel good and just don’t want to retire.

Some like the sense of accomplishment that comes from working and being creative.

Whatever the reason, there is a large group of people who want to find something to do that can bring them income and or personal satisfaction, and the ability to work at home for as many hours as they wish.

One has to be careful because there are many scam artists out there looking to take advantage of this situation and hawking a variety of get rich quick schemes.

One rule of thumb to follow is if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If it promises instant riches with little or no work it is probably a phony.

There are, however, legitimate opportunities out there in the market place, that depending on your talents, interests, and background, might be worth pursing if you are interested in starting over.

The question is what can you expect when starting a new venture – probably the same type of thing you have been used to in the past in a new Internet based format.

You still have to answer the questions who wants to buy what I will be offering, and are there enough of them to make my venture profitable?

You will have to decide for yourself if the project you are considering offers you a really substantial money making opportunity, or if you are just going to be wasting your time and spinning your wheels.

Whatever you decide to do, please remember the words that God in His infinite wisdom may be whispering in your ear.

“Yes you can. You can do anything you set your mind to. All you need is faith in yourself and in God.”
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Arthur Levine is the author of numerous articles showing people how they can become constructive members of the new middle-aged group (people in their forties, fifties and sixties plus) and learn how to start over. To access his blog go to http://newmiddleagedgroup.blogspot.com