Welcome to Simple Living Over 50. According to Wiki Answers there are over 40 million American’s over the age of 50 and growing each year. How many like myself are realizing that less is better, getting out of debt is freedom, and getting healthy is the key to a happy life as we get older.

My definition of Simple Living is a life with reduced stress, a life where family and friends are more important than a consumer driven lifestyle. Simple Living is living a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthy foods, exercising each day, spending time close to nature and finding peace within yourself.

In this same sense I believe that doing things that prepare us for dealing with situations before they occur greatly increases our ability to answer that age old question, “What If?”

Many of my blogs are centered around my struggles with Type II Diabetes and finding the answers to cure myself. Many are about my struggles with smoking and the solutions I have found to quit the dirty little habit. I welcome all to comment and share idea’s and struggles of their own and encourage all who read my posts to share any information which may help them during their own personal journeys in a life over the age of 50.

393 Responses to About

  1. Hi, thanks so much for liking my post “On Prepping: Get It Girl“ and for stopping by my blog at: http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com. Please feel free to stop in again. Have a great day. Betty

  2. Steph McCoy says:

    “Less is better.” I love this. We’re so used to hearing the less is more philosophy but I like your version better because the focus isn’t so much on the material versus what’s most important which is our health and relationships with others. I don’t think I really recognized how true the “wisdom comes with age” statement was until after I was into my 50s. I look forward to exploring your posts and learning more about type 2 diabetes as I have several friends with this disease.

  3. gohealthy says:

    Hi, thanks for liking my post on “No-mess spicy roasted vegetable soup”. Please feel free to comment on my other posts.

  4. sciguy7 says:

    Thanks for liking my post on “Did Jesus Have A Lot Of Money”. I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

  5. teresam61 says:

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my post, “Confessions of A Slug”. I hope it gave you a chuckle or two! 😀

    Have a great day!


  6. Dropping in ,having a read, love your work.

  7. Thank you for this. I needed to find this today.

  8. Sharon says:

    I’m was diagnosed with Type 2 about three years ago. Having quit smoking about 25 years ago I was all about I can beat this! I walked the mile to work each day then walked my dog at night,too. I was averaging at least three miles a day walking. I was maintaining my diabetes, not beating it, just maintaining. Then in January I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumaticus. Suddenly, I was on insulin,not able to walk any distance, and weaker than I’d ever been. No fun!

  9. Hi! I encountered your blog while researching my question of “what causes the pancreas to reduce insulin production” I quit smoking in 1995 but continued to eat like a large horse. I retired from my “career” job in 2010 at 330 lbs. Today (12/12) in 2018 I weigh 233 lbs. It takes effort but I am making progress. I have learned what many people don’t know, uncontrolled and unchecked blood sugar eventually thickens your blood similar to dirty oil in a car engine. Left alone, I believe one’s blood clogs and causes plaque in arteries and veins, high blood pressure, higher risk of stroke and heart attacks. I am converting my diet and learning to live with less for health. I am primary caregiver for my disabled daughter and am understanding she needs me to be around for her. It is hard to wrap my head around sometimes, but I am enjoying the time we spend together and the adventures we are allowed to experience…..sure is a great way to live!

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