About Us

Helping you discover the gift of optimal living

Barbara welcomes you...

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iving Longer & Living Better™ is dedicated to the premise that how we live our lives is not so much about what happens to us, but how we respond to the challenges and changes that occur in our lives as we age. The practical application of the success principles to your daily life will increase your ability to experience optimal living and to truly understand that:

My Privilege

Life is a gift,
to live is an opportunity,
to give is an obligation,
and to age is a privilege

What to Expect

The site is built around the principles contained in the book The Psychology of Living Longer & Living Better™. Right now, the site is very basic, but we look forward to interacting with you to develop it into a rich resource for making the most of the second half of life. Therefore, we plan not only to provide helpful and interesting material, but also a place for you and others to share your own experiences and insights.

Barbara Miklos is a Human Behavior Specialist with extensive experience counseling and training in the area of optimal aging. Stu Johnson is a communications consultant who has worked with Barbara on various training projects. Now, they have come together to create Living Longer & Living Better™ as a premiere resource for thriving in the second half of life.