Make September is Healthy Aging® Month the time when you will really, really, do something to change your life. Use the celebration to be inspired, try something new, meet new people, get started again.
Remember how you felt when you started a new school year in September? Recapture that feeling of excitement and wonder.
Every day, we will be adding new tips from health and aging professionals, authors and from our readers who want to share their tips.

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When Scott Gatz and his husband decided to become fathers several years ago, pursuing parenthood meant finding both an egg donor and a surrogate to help them conceive a baby. Their first round of in vitro fertilization produced seven healthy embryos. One of those embryos was successfully transferred to their surrogate’s womb, resulting in their son Matthew, who is now 6-years-old.

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A typical day for many families in the United States looks like the following: make breakfast for the kids, pack lunches, take the fastest route to drop off kids at school, rush over to work, spend 8-10 hours in business meetings, writing emails, making phone calls, etc. By the end of the day you pick the kids up, drive them to their extra-curricular activities, and get back home to make dinner (while the kids are talking over you and at you).

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The season is changing and the weather has noticeably become cooler and breezier, indicating fall is here. Many equate the seasonal shift to that of a transition in life and in mood. Some are ecstatic to say good-bye to the LA summer heat wave, while others may already be feeling nostalgic. With less than three months left in the calendar year, you may be finding yourself buckling down and taking inventory of how “successful” this 2012 has been.

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