Ikaria, American Style: Sex, Naps, and Wine

Posted on 10/30/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. Imagine living in a place that seems more like fantasy than reality… Imagine living in a place where no one wears watches. They’re not needed because no one is ever in a hurry.  You are invited for lunch and arrive whenever you feel like …

Relaxing Is Hard Work

Posted on 06/8/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeBreathe in. Breathe out. No, not like that, breathe, from your stomach. Now try a Downward Facing Dog. Sound simple? Simple doesn’t mean easy. As Segunda and I have discovered, relaxing is hard work. How do you quiet the world long enough to hear your own breath when your smartphone keeps vibrating? Lady Piola and her spiritually attuned friend, Yogi Bean, make it look simple, but what about those of us who aren’t yogis or dogs, those who seem to …

Relax! You’re on Vacation!

Posted on 06/17/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TravelSo you’ve planned your summer vacation to the beach, right? Maybe to a theme park with the family? Maybe hiking in the mountains? No matter what you’ve planned for the summertime, did you ever think that you might actually have to make yourself relax? Check out this very interesting article this week from the Wall Street Journal to see what I’m talking about. According to the article (which cites an survey), only 53% of working Americans say they come …