three bullet thursdays

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Get the 3 Things I've Been Loving, Trying, Eating and Reading: Books, Gadgets, Hacks & More

 Here's What You Will Get: 


Every Thursday, I send out an exclusive email with the three coolest things I’ve found (or explored) that week.  It could include exclusive giveaways or chances to interact with me, books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff I dig up through exploring my new universe here in Montana.  All designed to help you feel happier and healthier over 50!


It might include tips on books, TedX talks, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — my personal interest in health & wellness to keep you looking and feeling your best into our sixties and beyond.  I only recommend scientifically-proven interventions, such as a Whole-Food, Plant Based (WFPB) Diet and cosmetic procedures that I have checked out for myself first.


I’m a tad bit crazy, so expect some laughter mixed in with all that other cool stuff.


These “3-Bullet Thursday” emails are only available if you subscribe to my e-mail newsletter. 


About

Healthy Diet

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At birth, I weighed a whopping 10 lbs., 3 oz. (Sorry, mom. Poor thing was only 5'3") and my brother and I both topped ten pounds.  



Anyway, I've been weight-obsessed ever since.  Until now.  No points, scales 

or pre-packaged foods.  



My journey likely includes every diet 

that has ever been.  In a need to simplify, 

I stopped focusing on weight and 

started to focus on my health.  


I committed to a Whole-Food, 

Plant Based Diet (WFPB) over 

ten years ago. It takes effort to be committed to healthy eating, but it's well worth it.

Keep Moving

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Find some way to keep moving -- 

NO MATTER WHAT.  

No excuses -- move past that now to accountability.  Once you stop moving you die, so find some way to embrace movement and run with it.   For your health. 



Find something, anything that works 

with your body and your schedule.



Make a commitment to self-care 

for both body and mind.




Get out there and do it!!  

Every single day.  No matter what. 

If All Else Fails....

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After selling professional skincare to dermatologists and plastic surgeons, 

my ex-husband and I opened a medi-spa offering laser hair removal, Botox, permanent makeup and other minimally-invasive procedures.  



This experience enables me to offer insight into the many cosmetic options available today.  




So, yea.  I get discounts on treatments but I promise to share the inside scoop!  In fact, I show before and after photos, tell you whether it hurts and how much I (hopefully!) love the results.

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feel happier and healthier through your fifties and sixties

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About the Blog

  After a long and successful career in healthcare sales and marketing, I made the decision to jump off the corporate gerbil wheel and try my hand at several entrepreneurial ventures. 


Dave's career has flourished and I was tired of conflicting priorities.  He's a retired Air Force Officer and most recently was Chief Information Officer for a large group of clinics in the southeast US.


We left Evergreen,Colorado to go to Sarasota, Florida from 2017-2019. 

As of September 2019, we just recently landed in Livingston, Montana where we hope to stay forever.  Dave is now head of Information Technology for an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), one of the many successful innovations drafted as a part of ObamaCare.
 

I didn't mind putting my career on the back-burner; in fact, I relished it. After a series 

of soul-sucking jobs, I was desperate to get off the career track, and to find ways to stop trading my all my time for money. 

 

 My healthcare career spanned from selling prescription nasal sprays to marketing physician specialty practices including Plastic Surgery and Infertility.  After completing the requirements for my master’s in Healthcare Leadership, I soon realized my passion for writing.  I started the blog while recovering from a traumatic injury in 2016. and it has morphed and grown into HappyHealthyOver50.com !!


Since jumping off the corporate career track, I have guided tours at Colorado's 

historic Argo Mill & Tunnel in Idaho Springs, Colorado, became an Airbnb Superhost for the Colorado property and a lifestyle blogger offering tips on aging gracefully, all with a lot of help from teaching tutorials on YouTube and my husband Dave and our two fur babies, Winnie and Wilbur.


This time of many moves served as an opportunity for me to pursue my entrepreneurial instincts.  Between moves, I started a successful Airbnb and I blog here about looking and feeling great as you age, through maximizing your health and wellness.  My career in healthcare sales and marketing spanned 35 years -- I started as a drug rep, selling nasal sprays

to physicians in Colorado and Wyoming. 


I learned a lot about healthy skin when I worked for a division of Johnson & Johnson, 

selling professional concentration skincare products to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons. 

After J&J sold the division, I opened Evergreen, Colorado's first laser skin spa with my now ex-husband, a primary care physician. He was excellent with procedures and at one time we were the largest user of Botox in the state of Colorado.  
 

Over the years, I have had a lot of fun, challenging and interesting jobs,including marketing 

two world-renowned infertility practices and my experience in aesthetics and cosmetic medicine, 


I developed a new life plan while recovering  from a pelvic fracture with three months' bed rest.  

All three fractures were in alignment, so I was grateful that the injury didn't require surgery.  In ways, I think the Universe provided the time I needed to assess my life and make all the changes to align my life more with my values, needs and wants.


What I needed was a reboot, to start over and focus on my health and wellness while supporting Dave's career opportunities in corporate America. I set out to build a sustainable business online, so I could work from anywhere. Since leaving corporate America, I have started two online businesses, including a vacation rental business for our Colorado home and this blog. 

All while moving and moving, and moving again.
 

I'm happily remarried to Dave, my husband and best friend for over 15 years now. 

We've been to hell and back together! We're so happily married it amazes me sometimes! 

And in past five years we've lived in 8 places from Evergreen, Colorado to Sarasota, Florida

 and now happily settled in Livingston, Montana. It's 30 minutes outside of Bozeman 

and only 30 minutes to the opening gate at Yellowstone Park.
 

Happy~Healthy Over 50 is about my favorite things – health & wellness, travel and adventure, vacation rentals, beach living, nature and photography.  Self-care has become my mantra after an extended period of loss leading to a diagnosis of PTSD in 2016. A devotee of yoga and other wellness principles, I enjoy writing about my healing while in Sarasota, a known center of emotional and physical healing.


I am committed to fighting the aging process as much as I can for as long as I can.  

If that means a nip or a tuck, I’ll share the inside tips on medical aesthetic procedures 

and how well they did or didn't work. 

About Me

I’m originally from Connecticut but I moved to Boulder, Colorado when I was 18. 


Dave and I have been married for 15 years, and we’re the proud grandparents of Kailani, 

who is the daughter of Dave's son, Chris from a previous marriage. 

Our fur babies are Wilbur, a 13 year old black pug, and 

Winnie, a shepherd mix rescue who is an anxious mess.  

I believe the Universe sent Winnie to me so I could learn what it was like to live with an anxious being.


At 56, I find myself in Livingston, Montana after a short stint in Sarasota, Florida.  

I operate a vacation rental property and the blog, happily, yet completely unexpectedly.   

I often write about starting over, getting off the corporate gerbil wheel, 

alternative health and wellness options and building a solid marriage.   

 

My healthcare background is evident throughout my blog posts, I refer to peer-reviewed journals 

as references.  My background in Derm and Plastics comes in handy as I try my hand at aesthetic procedures and healing techniques in and around Sarasota and now in Livingston, Montana. 


A devout Pescatarian (vegetarian + fish), I also advocate a Whole Foods, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet 

as a way to maximize your wellness and maintain a healthy weight.


I don't claim to have all the answers and I still have a lot to learn, but I'm happy to share 

what I've learned in the hopes it might help someone else.  





 Disclaimer: The content and material on this website should not be considered medical advice nor medical treatment for any specific health condition. Margie Abernethy is not a health care provider or clinical nutritionist. Consult your doctor before changing your diet and discuss any and all medications you are on including monitoring your health for positive changes that may affect the amount of medication you are taking.  

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