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10 life lessons from a 90-year-old woman (+15 bonus tips)

She’s been there and done that. Now, older and wiser, a 90-year-old tells us what she’s learned about life.

10 life lessons +15 bonus Tips from a 90-yo woman

By the time people reach their golden years, they are (usually!) older and wiser. They’ve seen it all. Been there, done that. They’ve made mistakes – and learned from them – and experienced the best, and worst, of what life has to throw at us.  Inspired by the golden-agers in our video, who remind us it’s never to late stop living life to the max, a 90-year-old woman tells us 10 things she’s learned about life (plus a further 16 tips once she got going). 

Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Source: Unsplash/RepentAnd SeekChristJesus

10 life lessons from a 90-yo woman

  1. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living,or get busy dying.
  2. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  3. No one is in charge of your happiness… except to you.
  4. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  5. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  6. Your children only get one childhood. Make it memorable.
  7. Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion, today is special.
  8. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  9. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood; but your second childhood is up to you and no one else.
  10. The best is yet to come.
15 Life Tips from a 90-yo Woman, below…

No one is in charge of your happiness… except to you. Source: Unsplash/Danie Franco

15 life tips from a 90-yo woman


1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. What other people think of you is none of your business.

3. Believe in miracles.

4. The best is yet to come.


5. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.


6. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

7. The most important sex organ is the brain.


8. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.  

9. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 

10. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.


14. Pay off your credit cards every month.

15. Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck.

The best is yet to come. Source: Unsplash/Vladimir Soares
Life-lessons from a 90 year old lady We give you 10 awesome life lessons from someone who has seen it all… Source: Facebook/BrightVibes


Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive 34-year-long study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, and identified 5 areas that could substantially reduce premature mortality and prolong life expectancy in US adults.

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