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Second Dawn

Second Dawn

This is a site about aging, but not about what to expect as the years pass. More specifically it is about how we age in accordance with our expectations about what aging is – ideas we have picked up from media images, science and friends and relatives. It discusses ways of how not to grow old, how not to give in to social cues, and how to avoid the slow decline towards mental and physical infirmity. The medical advice on healthy aging is clear: we can slow down the process by healthy living. But this is not just about healthy living; it is about consciousness itself, the way our thoughts and assumptions affect our cells and organs. There is increasing evidence from the new science of epigenetics that the body reads the mind, not the other way round. So this is about how to stay young, not just at heart but in a way that will lead to you having to lie about your age to avoid the stunned silences. There is a way to defy not only received ideas but Nature herself. This is about changing reality.

Growing old is inevitable, they say. This is about why that assumption is wrong.