So many people ask me for advice on how to stay active and healthy as we age. It's not rocket science. My background is elementary education and most of what I have learned about life and living is a combination of education and experience. And what I learn more from my mistakes than I have ever learned from my successes. When I was young, I remember my mother saying,"Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you." So untrue. Bones mend, words stick forever, especially those mean ugly things that are said.