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How to Age Gracefully

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Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

A man advising his 85 year old self. He goes on to describe the best apple pie in the world, made by his late wife.

This is not so much about living with the wrinkles, the changing metabolism, and the creaky joints as it is about great advice that our older selves would have loved to give our younger selves. While it’s not farming or ranching specific, we think it’s got a lot of great advice for making life easier. And since that’s what we’re all about here at On Pasture – helping make life easier – we wanted to share this with all of you.

Then, if you’ve got some great advice that you wish you’d been able to give your younger self, how about passing it along in the comments below? Just think of something,

And to get you started, here’s some advice we would give our younger selves:

Dear 55 year old,
Keep on writing. It gets easier, and people really do appreciate it.
With encouragement,
A 56 year old


Dear 41 year old,
Don’t sweat the small stuff and your hair will grow back.
Lots of Love,
A 43 year old

And the link for our tablet readers, who also appreciate really good life advice. 

Always Tell the Truth

He adds, “Except when it comes to your online dating profile.”

This is a going away gift from CBC’s radio show “Wiretap.” For 11 years, Canadians, and some Americans, have enjoyed listening to a weekly half hour of conversation and stories from the point of view of Jonathan Goldstein. After 11 years, Jonathan is moving on, but he wanted to leave his listeners with something helpful. So here you go.  (If it makes you want to hear more, here’s a link to the show’s website.)

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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