As we know, (and all pretty much agree) that knowing a thing is critical and we all know that one day we will grow old. It is not a secret, but we are so disconnected or in denial about this inescapable thing that we mostly not ready for this inevitable event. And I'm not talking about money. When we are young, our strength is mostly fueled by hormones, so naturally, when our hormones seem to diminish, and with them our strength. So if we do not have strength from hormones, we do need to have strength from the strength, but what if it is not enough strength in our body to carry on living? Whatever shall we do? Use your knowledge: since you know you will be old one day, prepare yourself for it! And if you are not physically active by forty, you really have to get serious by fifty. When hormones "dried out" from the body, a lot of unpleasant symptoms appear instead. We know that for any age being physically, mentally, and socially active and eating healthy is the most important things you can do to keep yourself in good shape. We are living in interesting times, and it can be both a blessing and a curse. Things are changing every day, and what was true yesterday is a lie today. Bombarded by studies and discoveries, we are getting confused about life choices, and the western culture based on mercantile concepts doesn't make it easier. We are told that to be healthy, we need medication and to look young need plastic surgery. We are, in our culture, certainly more focused on solving problems than on preventing them. On the other hand, alternative movements completely deny medical science and are focused on natural methods and products. We are stuck in between, and we have to give up everything that makes us happy to live long, but when we give them up, we do not want to live any longer. But maybe you do not have to be radical. I think it is ok to take antibiotics and garlic and pray when you get pneumonia. You do not have to choose between them. Things do not have to be contradictory, but complementary, and we can find balance in between. And a less healthy lunch with a friend might be better for you than eating the most organically correct food alone! Getting to the point, I'm not a doctor, but I know what works for me. I do my yoga practice every day in the park. Because of that, I get to know a lot of people. We talk, we have morning coffee together, and sometimes I have company for my yoga practice. I believe in medicine, but I always give the first try to natural methods. In traditional societies, women of menopausal age eat foods that replace estrogen that no longer has been produced by the body in satisfying amounts. And it works! Wrapping up: I'm active, I'm social, I eat healthily, and there is only a little teeny-tiny thing, this little wrinkle between my eyebrows. I cannot stop it from growing I cannot solve it in a natural way. I tried. So, I'm going to get Botox next week:) "Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." Coco Chanel To be continued.