Joan Lunden, long time perky morning personality on "Good Morning America", is first on my list this morning of to-do's. Maybe she'll have a few minutes to talk with me afterward.
"Living Younger Longer" - who could deny this is an ambitious and lofty goal - is the presentation topic. In addition to her website, Joan has a blog, too: "Joan's Blog". (Joanie baby, we really got work on a better title for that blog!)
On our seat is a freebie! Swag = Good: Murad Hydrating Toner- so I can finish my day refined and refreshed and soothed.
My misgivings that this morning's first seminar was going to be about toned skin was way off base. Joan's advice and motivation was for me to take charge of my personal health and to NOT ignore those orange idiot lights on my life's highway. (She made a comparison of our cars' little orange "Warning Will Robinson!" flashing lights on the instrument panel to our human bodies' warning signals like shortness of breath, creaky knees, or the inability to climb a flight of stairs.)
I am in trouble, folks. Way past orange cones on the shoulder.
My body's idiot lights have progressed to the level of those public service announcements you hear blaring from the radio in three cringing blasts advising you that if this was a REAL emergency, you should proceed immediately to the closest public shelter. People think it's a cute ringer on my cellphone, only I never downloaded it.
And the final piece of worthy advice that Joan passed along was the need for each of us to be our own health records guru - creating and maintaining a PHR (Personal Health Record) either online or via a home computer. She stated a valid point...your health records should be as important as any other vital document you know to keep safe, like birth certificates, passports and tax returns.
BUT, however much Joan stressed that you are basically as young as you perceive yourself, and though I give her high marks for being a Lumpy Rutherford Overachiever in the procreation department, I give her low grades for common sense. Sorry, Joan, but I just can't conceive having two sets of twins after the age of 50 the most wise course for staving off old age.
Bad plan for most of us, chickie, even if the job came with multiple tiaras.