The Secret to Living Well and Longer:
Eat Half, Walk Double, Laugh Triple, Love Without Measure
On our “About Us” page, we describe PRiME Women as a lifestyle guide for living well, not just living longer. We thought it would be interesting to survey our authors to find out what living well meant to them. Below are some of our contributing writers’ definitions of living well.
“To live well is to be surrounded by those you love, who love you in return, and to never lose your curiosity. Those are the essentials. Then, I’d add being near the ocean. There’s nothing more soothing. And reading! I’d die without books (or my Kindle – better for arthritic fingers). And great food. And traveling. And working at something I love that engages and stretches my brain. That requires constant learning. Oops, and I’m back to curiosity.” – Stephanie Cavanaugh
“Eat healthy, exercise, spend time with family and friends, have your own interests, and spend time between your own two ears.” – Linda Fanaras
“Living well to me means pursuing one’s purpose and passion in life whilst still being able to enjoy precious time with family and dear friends.” – Jan Fletcher
“I know I am living well when I am physically and emotionally able to enjoy the things that mean the most to me.” – Karyl Innis
“This may seem counterintuitive, but I sometimes like to think in terms of money. Would an extra $10,000 change my life? Hardly. An extra $100,000? Nah. What about an extra $1 million or even $10 million? With an extra $10 million, I might not feel I have to worry about taking too many taxis, but other than that, I’m not sure I’d change much. When I measure my life that way, it suggests that I’m living pretty well, thanks to family and friends (and my dog!) and a healthy amount of financial security.” – Nancy McKeon
“Living well means having the luxury and support of my family to follow new ideas without worrying they might not like them; having the support of a brilliant team at work to keep trying new things; fantastic doctors that support and keep me going despite not great health problems.” – Victoria Tomlinson
“Having the health and vitality to do what I love to do, with those I want to do it and make a lasting difference in the lives of others.” – Debra Atkinson
“Happiness. Life is short, and I want to do the things I love to do with people who love and enjoy the same things.” – Paula Lambert
“Living well means being in good health, happy, joyous, free, and physically fit.” – Valerie Freeman
“Living well means…
Having loved ones around you.
Having the means to go where you’ve always wanted to go.
Being fulfilled spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.
Knowing that you have friends who have your best interests at heart.” – Tricia Conover
“Living well means living a life I can be proud of, lifting those around me, and trying to make the world a better place. Each day, I strive to do better than the day before and to appreciate the blessings I have in my life.” – Sarah Blades
“Living well means starting each day trying to be the best version of me. Balancing my work, my family, and my personal health and not comparing my journey to anyone else’s.” – Stacy Rudd
“Living well for me means focusing on the eternal rather than the temporal. If I’m ever in doubt about my priorities, I need only ask myself if what I’m fussing over will really matter once I leave this earth; if it doesn’t, I can put it at the bottom of my list so I don’t miss what is of true and lasting value.” – Dorthy Shore
How do you determine a life well lived? Do you feel like you’re attaining that goal? If not, choose today to be the day that you take the next step toward better living.