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Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins

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CHAPTER 2

Own Your Age

          I’ve enjoyed every age I’ve been, and each has had its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I’ve been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don’t want a “perfect” face and body; I want to wear the life I’ve lived.

PAT BENATAR

Did you ever stop to think how old you would be if you didn’t know how old you are? It’s an intriguing question. How does knowing your age affect the way you behave, what you do, and what you don’t do? How often do we give in to society’s—or the media’s—idea of what “old” is? What if ...

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