106 pp. $12.95
Extension A to Z
by Dr. Beverly Potter
Being youthful goes deeper than
just appearing younger than your years.
Growing old is inevitable; living old, however,
is a choice. While we cannot stop time from passing,
we can slow aging by our lifestyle and actions. We
want to look good, with beautiful, glowing, youthful
skin, the vitality we had in our twenties and
thirties, and the capability to enjoy life to its
fullest. Youth Extension A to Z is about living
young, regardless of the number of years you have
under your belt.
than fixed. It is the absence of fixed decisions. It
is changeable, impetuous, spontaneous, uninhibited,
and risk-taking. Youth is playful, silly, and bouncy.
It is a time filled with possibilities and dreams.
Youth has a spirit of adventure, of joy, by a kind of
impetuosity, often by easily aroused enthusiasm, a
carefree confidence, an exuberance that seems to
indicate inexhaustible strength.
by contrast, saps strength and ability to enjoy life.
It cripples and eventually kills. To be “old” is
someone who has succumbed to the problems related to
age. Staying young while
growing old begins with the mind. The old adage,
“You’re as young as you think” is surprisingly true, a
kind of self-fulfilling prophecy because much of the
way that we live comes from our mental attitude. Think young to live
younger longer. Get in touch with your inner
teenager. Greet each day, regardless of the weather,
with wonder. Use your mind for constructive things,
such as mentoring someone, doing volunteer work. Set a
goal for each day. Clean the garbage out of your mind.
Youth Extension A to Z explores the multitude of ways that you can extend youthfulness—a smorgasbord of possibilities to sample. Some you will already be doing, others will be new to you. You will resonate with some; others you’ll pass by. This is a beginning, a launching of new possibilities, new horizons, a renewal of abundance and exuberance for living.