9 + 3 Ways to Happily Live to a Hundred

September is Healthy Aging Month. Learn the 9 steps to healthy aging as originally written in 1954 by John A. Schindler, M.D., mind-body medicine pioneer. He wisely said “Emotional stress produces physical illness.” I added the last 3 steps, which also contribute to health of body, mind, and spirit.


  1. Do not be on the lookout for ill health.

  2. Keep useful at work.

  3. Have a hobby.

  4. Learn to be satisfied.

  5. Keep on liking people.

  6. Meet adversity valiantly.

  7. Meet the little problems of life with decision.

  8. Above all, maintain a good sense of humor, best done by   saying something pleasant every time you get a chance.

  9. Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful. Keep  your mind out of the past, and keep it out of the future.*


10.  Pray.

11.  Eat at least 6 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

12.  Exercise daily or at least 3 times a week.


Short and simple today…just read the list again and honestly evaluate how you are doing. I am convinced all of us can take steps that will improve our serenity and health. Try something new and different.

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Have a great day and God bless.


*How to Live 365 Days a Year, John A. Schindler, M.D., 1954, revised edition 2002.