Elsa's Own Blue Zone: America's Centenarian Sweetheart's Insights for Positive Aging and Living

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Morgan James Publishing, Apr 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 180 pages
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Elsa's Own Blue Zone is about a beautiful, strong and active centenarian who defies the stereotypes of age as an astounding example of positive aging and positive living. Her inspiring insights include and go further than the basics of healthful habits. Elsa's Own Blue Zone provides answers to the constant questioning as to what her secrets are. In addition, the author is a Baby Boomer who expounds upon these valuable insights in an entertaining way to appeal to Boomers and Seniors alike for more fulfilling living.
 

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100 Years of Inspiration!

User Review  - Chris1967 - Borders

That's right, Elsa is 100 years old on that book cover! Barbara Walters got it right when she interviewed Elsa Brehm Hoffmann on her longevity show “How to Live to 150 – Can You Do It?” Rutgers grad ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris1960 - LibraryThing

We need inspiration in many ways and from many sources. This book gives it with a true role model for our modern times. She is 101, active, beautiful, healthy, happy ... The advice within is priceless ... Read full review

Contents

Love and Affection
112
Cleanse Yourself
114
Overcoming Hardships
116
First with the Oxygen Mask
119
Mental Exercise
120
Get a Hat
121
Pollyanna and Pixie Dust
122
Money
123

Know When to Say No To the Jelly
22
Calendar of Events
24
Root Canal Relaxation
25
Do Not Be Intimidated
27
Only in America
29
Drink in the Beauty with Your Eyes and Ears
38
Keep the Dining Room
40
Go with the Light
43
Try New Things We Have the Technology
45
No Fear
46
Life Interrupted The Big Vacation
50
No Green Monster Or Untimely Criticism
97
Appreciate Food with out Overindulging
98
Listen to Your Elders ?
103
Let it Be
105
Dont Rub It In Rub It Out
107
Houston We Have a Problem
109
Humor for Healing and Making Your Point
111
The Three Estimates
125
Kleine Kinder
127
Like a Ball of Twine And Be Unique
132
Banish the Old Visuals Make a Vision Decision
134
Choose Love Choose Forgiveness
138
Dont Skip the Dr
141
Attitude of Gratitude?
143
Beauty Inside and Out
144
Keepin the Faith
146
Family
148
PassionPeopleProfit
149
Being with Barbara WaltersElsa on ABC Aging Special
151
Hold on to the Fun of Your Youth for as Long as You Can
152
Go Your Own Way Just Do It
156
The Youve Got the Power Song Dance Your Own Zone
157
Author Information
161
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About the author (2009)

Sharon Textor-Black embodies a lifelong interest in writing and of seeking the best philosophies to live by. These two passions collided as her grandmother Elsa Brehm Hoffmann became a national centenarian celebrity via Barbara Walters' blockbuster special on longevity. Elsa is a model for living a vital lifestyle well into your hundreds. Sharon writes of her grandmother's secrets of success as only she can, aimed at living well in modern life. The author's prior years of documenting family stories, writing news articles related to positive aging, and even publishing poetry, were a mere warm-up for the whirlwind Elsa stirred up. With a B.A. in English from Rutgers College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Sharon was well-prepared to use the skills learned from there. Sharon is Elsa's press agent, an adoptive parent, a former corporate ladder climber and current business owner. Baby Boomer Sharon incorporates how Elsa's insights help Boomers and others find their joie de vivre.

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