Healthy Aging


Cynthia Bellini Olsen is an Award-Winning Author dedicated to Healthy Living


“CYNTHIA BELLINI OLSEN has a vibrant presence about her that is undeniably inspiring. She exudes a youthful presence and consciousness. She is the embodiment of healthy aging."– Carol Smith" 

CYNTHIA BELLINI OLSEN: I am now in my 70s.  I reside in a residence that allows me to be near my children and eight grandchildren. I stay active with yoga classes, biking, hiking, attending cultural events and being of service to others. I read, write and start each day as a new adventure. 

The women who live around me are in the 60s, 70s and 80s. They are widows or have been divorced for years. Some are still able to drive while others rely on public or county transportation.

I have noticed a pattern with some of these women. They have led full lives and are intelligent beings, however their mind set is negative. I continue to hear "they are old" and as a result, their health and spirits have been greatly affected. It’s as though they are sitting around waiting to die. Others (like myself) choose to stay active by gardening, sewing or participating in events.

In Bruce Lipton’s book “The Biology of Belief” scientific findings merge with a convergence of the body, mind and spirit trinity to empower our thoughts, beliefs and attitudes in our daily lives. We are living in a world filled with chaotic energy, which affects our path to peace-filled living. Bruce Lipton’s scientific studies have shown that our childhood beliefs and programmed perceptions can be radically shifted and help to rewrite our genetic coding. His research is in tune with 'The Power of Positive Thinking’ and ‘The Laws of Attraction'. His new science of cellular biology can inspire us personally and professionally.

Some suggestions as catalysts for your continuing quest for a vibrant and happy life include:

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

When there is something that may not be going well, rather than focus on what is wrong and how you can fix it, ask yourself "what do I have in my life right now to be grateful for?"

Be Selfish ~ Treat and Pamper Yourself

Being selfish is a difficult thing for many of us to aspire to. And yet it is important for us to learn how to be kinder to ourselves. I raised five children and had very little time to do things for myself that didn’t involve the family. I disciplined myself to make time for just me. Sometimes it was as simple as a walk or a lunch with a friend.

Be Healthy and Happy

I hope you inspire yourself to become healthier. Being healthy and happy encompasses the food we eat, our daily attitudes, and the environment where we live; which include our community of family and friends. We can choose to change our diet, exercise more or to be of service to another who may need help. Happiness doesn’t come from being rich and prosperous or owning ‘things’. By taking in life’s small pleasures, make an effort to stay healthy, and focus your energy inward instead of outward. Happiness may be as simple as eating a scrumptious apple just picked from the tree. It could be lying in a hammock or witnessing a splendid sunset after a misty rain.

Remember to Choose Happiness Each Day

“Each morning when I open my eyes, I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I am going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx