Aging Gracefully
February 14, 2018
Take a Moment
To be your best advocate...
Explore creative ways to live and age well.
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Your Personal Mission Statement: Stay focused on what really matters to you. To explore how to write your own personal mission statement, CLICK HERE.

Healthy Habits: Discover new possibilities for a healthier lifestyle, To get started, 

Wish Box : New opportunities in life begin with a wish: a desire or hope for something to happen. To create your own box of wishes, CLICK HERE.
Time to Reflect
You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.
- Diane Von Furstenberg

  1. How would you describe your best qualities or characteristics to others?
  2. What would you consider to be your five greatest flaws? Yes...flaws!
  3. What does "self-acceptance" mean to you and how would you cultivate it?

To learn how "self-acceptance" can benefit your life, CLICK HERE .
Feature Articles
Chocolate lovers rejoice. Good news! Don't worry about chocolate fitting into a healthy diet. Research proves it does. So, yes, if you are a "chocophile", you have reasons to feel happy about it. A little chocolate in moderation can be beneficial. Click onto the black button Read More to explore the best ways to enjoy Chocolate without feeling guilty.
How to Engage in
Successful Living
How many times have you been in a conversation with someone that simply wasn't listening to you. How did you feel? Frustration? Effective listening is one of the most important skills you or others can develop. Most of us aren't naturally good listeners, so what can we do to improve? Click onto the black button Read More for insights on how to become a better listener.

A Welcome to Marie MarleyA
Smart Strategies for Successful Living is pleased to welcome to
our team of writers a very talented and insightful author, Marie Marley.

Marie Marley, PhD, is a nationally-recognized author on issues related to Alzheimer’s caregiving. She has published more than 450 articles on the Huffington Post, the French Huffington Post, the Alzheimer’s Reading Room, and numerous other sites. She is the author of the uplifting book, " Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy" and co-author (with neurologist, Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN) of "Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s: New Hope for Caregivers."

The premises underlying Dr. Marley's work are that people with Alzheimer's may enjoy life, they can often remember love and experience love in the present, and even those in the latest stages can be reached if the right approaches are used.

Her website, Come Back Early Today, contains a wealth of helpful information for Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Contact Dr. Marley at:
"Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy" Alzheimer's caregivers say it helped them very much. Former caregivers say they wish they'd had it when they were caregivers.
"Finding Joy in Alzheimer's: New Hope for Caregivers." Will help you unlock the secret to finding joy as an Alzheimer's caregiver. By Marie Marley, PhD, and neurologist, Daniel C Potts, MD, FAAN.
Tech Help
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