The Living to 100 Club is the creation of Dr. Joe Casciani, a psychologist, who has specialized in older adult care for over 30 years, and trained and supported many mental health professionals during this time. His experience in geropsychology has taught him many things:
Living longer can be about attitude and outlook, about staying positive even in the face of challenge. Keep pushing ahead. If other people get in the way, thank them for their opinion, and get on with living your life to its fullest.
Affirmations are statements repeated and believed that can ultimately shape our thoughts and feelings. Repeating an affirming, positive statement can help us to create a new reality, with a force and power that takes over and extinguishes our usual mental chatter.
Epictetus, born a slave in ancient Rome, founded a school of philosophy that became known as Stoicism. To help him overcome the bondage of slavery, and an insight that actually helped him gain his freedom, was his belief that he could only control two things: his thoughts and his feelings; other things were out of his control.