Oprah turned 69 in January and once again she takes the lead on embracing age at every step.
“For me, it is such a reward to be turning 69 and to be strong and healthy,” she wrote on Oprah Daily. “This time last year, I was getting over a double knee operation, and now I have never felt better. As I turn 69, I choose not to focus on the number. For me, the number has always just been a marker. Instead, I choose to celebrate the time I’ve spent living, taking note of all the shifts, the wins, the accomplishments, how much I’ve grown over the past year and I look forward to all that is to come.”
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We may not have what Oprah has had in her life – including her birthday party guests, such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, but we can have her frame of mind.
I really hope that someone played back this interview that Oprah had with Deepak Chopra at her birthday to remind her why turning 70 is when middle age starts. BA50s you are going to love this interview, it is incredibly empowering.
Deepak says, “No one dies of old age – everyone dies of diseases. You can reverse the biological effects of aging — you can improve hearing and eyesight and blood pressure.
Is aging normal? No it’s not. People who are 40 act like 70 or and reverse is true.
You can do things with your food, stress level and your quality of life that will override your genes. In nature there are mechanisms that can respond so we can change our aging trajectory.
Deepak says 70 is the best time of your youth and it begins our middle age — listen up below.