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are you talking yourself into an early grave?

Today, I'm touting Katy Bowman's latest book, "Dynamic Aging", because you know... Katy.

But also, because before even reading it, I had been wondering about the effect our stories about aging (told to ourselves, to each other, by the media, and even by science) has on our perceptions.

It's hard to escape the endless stream of messages - in the form of products, services, medications - that if you (or someone you love) is of a certain age, you better prepare for a life of decreased mobility, increased dependence, and a steady downward slope into, well, you know.

We might do well to question this.


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