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Denise McNulty, DNP, MSN, ARNP at Lee Health joined us last week to provide important words of wisdom. Inspiring and quotable, some of the advice she shared included:

“It’s all in your mind and how young you feel.”

“You need to love yourself first before you can love others.”

“You are deserving of happiness, love, peace, and joy!”

“Be silly once in a while – play, play, play!”

The common theme here is to nurture your sense of self in order to accept and embrace the fruits of aging. With so much pressure for men and women to look good, lose weight, look young, and appear sexy, it’s no wonder we sometimes suffer from lack of self-esteem. Ms. McNulty talked about ways to build confidence and to capitalize on our strengths.

From the practical standpoint, if we think you’re overweight, do something about it. If you don’t like gray hair, change it. If you feel your body is tired, take action within your capabilities.

Ms. McNulty even discussed the pros and cons of dating in Southwest Florida, and what it means to be content with yourself and with your life. She addressed the importance of being social and reconnecting with those who may have been important to you at one time in your life.

Closing word of inspiration: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” (Helen Keller)

Thanks to Ms. McNulty and to Lee Health for an informative and fun presentation!