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Being unpredictable adds excitement. I like to occasionally step out of my comfort zone – in what I say, what I do, and even what I wear – because it triggers different reactions from family, co-workers, and friends, and opens a world of new social interactions and opportunity.  As we know, our comfort zone is that familiar, comfortable place where we feel safe and secure, where others see us act and speak in a consistent and predictable way.  Stepping out of that comfort zone ...

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Aleksander Doba just completed his third solo voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, in a specially built kayak, just shy of his 71st birthday.  His third voyage, from New Jersey to a port on the coast of France, took 110 days. His first trip, in 2014, originated in Senegal on the west coast of Africa and ended in in a town on the coast of Brazil, and the second went from Lisbon, Portugal and ended on the beaches in Florida in 2014.  These trips leave him covered in salt-induced skin 

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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:

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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. 

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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.  

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