Authors Corner - Joan Lubar - Rock & Roll at Any Age
When we are young we learn so many things that effect our belief systems - how we think about ourselves, what we believe about different groups, our religious beliefs, our views on life and how we feel about ourselves .
As we age, we realize that many of those beliefs may no longer serve us or be what we currently believe. So now it is time to "unlearn" and find new beliefs to "re-learn".
At 40 I was tired falling asleep at work and had an untreated thyroid condition. The doctor told me I was over 40, had had a hysterectomy several months earlier, and should therefore expect to feel tired and gain weight.To say the least I was furious when I left and felt determined to take responsibility for my own recovery of my health, my weight and my future.
Now, at 74 years, I am fit, the right weight, and have more energy than those ½ my age. I feel fit and fabulous!! Why is this just my story? Why can't everyone feel this way?
Whatever your state of health today, for most, for most, improvement can be yours. It does take a commitment to accept responsibility for your own health, not as difficult as it seems at first.
I am no different than you. I only made a decision to begin a change to my life, then committed to a plan and the action to achieve it. That was 34 years ago. You too can do this!
Are you ready to see what I have done? I will share my own stories plus tips and strategies, so you can see how I got where I am today.
Why Rock & Roll at Any Age? I was born the same year as Paul McCartney. I was at the beginning of my teen years when rock and roll became popular and, as someone who loves to dance, that was me!! Rock and Roll is so freeing, so rebellious, so energizing.
As we age, so many think we have to be a certain way, dress a certain way and behave "appropriately", whatever that means. Why not be rebellious? Why not age in a way no one expects? But, we have to feel great to be able to accomplish this. Right? Rock & Roll at Any Age looks at the whole picture of ourselves and offers ideas, techniques and products that I have used over 30 years to keep me youthful, excited about life, productive and healthy. I go through what I consider all of the main categories in building an optimal life in 4 areas - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. When we get these in balance, we can change our lives!
Are you ready to become a part of the change? Let's do it!! Join me and let's Rock n Roll at Every Age!!
Author Bio: Joan, a “recovered” CPA, has been in the wellness business for over 30 years, helping others take responsibility for their lives and their health. She started her own health and wellness business after using alternative methods to regain her own health and has done presentations and health counseling since then. She has also worked with well-known nutritionists and physicians to expand her nutrition and health knowledge and has earned certifications in nutrition and wellness education.
Joan’s journey in the world of complementary wellness care and taking responsibility for her own health took her from being 40 and tired, falling asleep at work and gaining weight to being a vibrant, energetic and fun-filled senior, feeling fit and fabulous!
Life always takes its twists and turns. For Joan, there have been many twists that brought her to the balanced, forward looking woman she is today. Helping her former husband, who has Parkinson’s, has also led her to learning about care giving plus enhanced her knowledge of improving the health and slowing the progression of these types of diseases through natural means.
One of Joan’s loves is dancing, which she has done since she was 5! Just put some good, rhythmic music on and you will see her begin to move!! Over the years she has taught, competed and judged in the Country Western world and now enjoys ballroom dancing for fun. Her theme is “Rock around the Clock!”
Joan has a passion for helping others recognize their value, especially seniors who are often treated like they are “over the hill”, and in her workshops she emphasizes individual responsibility for one’s health plus gives solutions to make each day a vibrant, joyful one. Her mission is help older adults stay vital and engaged as they age, feeling and looking as youthful as possible, as long as possible. They then can participate and be reconnected with their communities as viable contributors with their experience and wisdom. Her book, called “Rock and Roll at Any Age”, published in January 2017 is filled with strategies to be youthful, fun-loving and healthy throughout one’s life.