Research shows that self-image about aging can be shaped by positive messages that drown out the negative stereotypes we're surrounded by.
In test after test, researchers are finding that if we think about getting older in terms of decline or disability, our health likely will suffer. If, on the other hand, we see aging in terms of opportunity and growth, our bodies respond in kind. (Wall Street Journal)
What does it mean to age happily in a culture that doesn't always acknowledge that your experience is important?
Mary Lee Hummert, Senior Scientist at the Gerontology Center and Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas and Ashton Applewhite, writer and creator of the This Chair Rocks blog joined Miller on Tuesday.