07/14/2022 AGEIST Newsletter 296

Every action we take, every interaction with another, has an effect. We matter. We all do. Whatever age, shape, color we are, we have agency in the world. We are not powerless. The simple act of smiling has an effect on another. Who knows what is happening with the person you just smiled at, and you don’t know how your smile will be interpreted but it has a power to influence. How we are perceived is somewhat within our control, as we are 50% of it; the other half is out of our control, and is actually not really our business. Our part is us, doing our best every day to be the best version we can of who we are. Sure, we will feel better for making an effort; just as important, and some would say more so, is that others will notice. The effect we have is like a pebble in a pond. The waves go out, the effect radiates from us. 

This is a responsibility, too. For us of a certain age carry with us leadership, as we are where the younger people will be at some point. They may behave dismissively, but they see us and they are learning. Fun fact: 42% of AGEISTreaders are under 50 and a quarter of them are under 30. Influence is not always about speaking to who you think you are, as others are listening. 

Onward and upward,

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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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